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EPA Finalizes New Greenhouse Gases Reporting Rule; Monitoring to Begin in 2010

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

(American Meat Institute)

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized a new greenhouse gases reporting rule that, beginning in January 2010, will require emitters of greater than 25,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalents to begin collecting greenhouse gas (GHG) data.  This new program will apply to roughly 10,000 facilities.  Food production facilities, however, were granted an exemption from reporting.  

The first annual reports for the largest emitting facilities, for calendar year 2010, will be submitted to EPA in 2011.  Vehicle and engine manufacturers outside of the light-duty sector will begin phasing in GHG reporting with model year 2011.  Some source categories included in the proposed rule are still under review.

More information on the new reporting program and reporting requirements: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/ghgrulemaking.html

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