Babst Calland: EPA Proposes Amendments to Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule for Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems

Babst Calland: EPA Proposes Amendments to Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule for Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems

By Meredith Odato Graham

This week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a proposal to amend Subpart W of the greenhouse gas reporting program rules, which affects the Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems source category.  According to EPA’s fact sheet, “[t]he proposal includes revisions to certain calculation methods, monitoring and data reporting requirements, terms and definitions, and technical and editorial errors that were identified during the course of implementation.”  The fact sheet also indicates that EPA is proposing confidentiality determinations for “new or substantially revised data elements” and proposing a revised confidentiality determination for one existing data element.  EPA expects that the amendments would not “significantly” change the amount of entities or greenhouse gas emissions covered by the reporting program.

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