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Update for Greenhouse Gas, GHG, Reporters

March 25, 2020

The coronavirus, COVID-19 outbreak has caused widespread disruptions as communities implement protective public health measures. Due to this situation, facilities may encounter difficulties that prevent them from submitting their Annual GHG reports for reporting year 2019 by the March 31, 2020 deadline.

EPA’s electronic Greenhouse Gas Reporting Tool supports facility and supplier reporting for the EPA Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program. The e-GGRT system will remain open past this deadline for all first-time submissions and resubmissions. Log-in here. The same URL has new user registration and help with retrieving lost passwords.

New to e-GGRT? Get help here.

The GHGRP requires reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) data and other relevant information from large GHG emission sources, fuel and industrial gas suppliers, and CO2 injection sites in the United States. Approximately 8,000 facilities are required to report their emissions annually, and the reported data are available to the public in October of each year.

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Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:05 am
Tag Archives: GHGRP

Keeping the Lines of Communication Open Between Industry and the Federal EPA

December 20, 2017

By keeping open lines of communication between industry stakeholders and the U.S. EPA at a federal level, both parties have been able to improve the quality of GHG emissions data reported under the GHGRP while reducing the monitoring burden.

Read this SCS Engineer’s abstract that discusses the cooperation between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and solid waste industry stakeholders in developing, revising, and implementing the landfill reporting requirements as part of the federal GHG Reporting Program (GHGRP) (40 CFR Part 98). The paper covers:

  • Outreach in early stages of the GHGRP development through recent decisions to utilize GHG emissions data from the GHGRP in the EPA’s current draft Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2015 (GHG Inventory).
  • The initial implicit assumptions made by both the EPA and Stakeholders, using the reporting of “back-up devices” and the calculation of the fraction of time a destruction device was operating as an example of the assumptions made and an illustration of how those assumptions were implemented implicitly in the GHGRP.
  • How stakeholders have reached out to the EPA to address incorrect or misleading assumptions.
  • A summary of how stakeholders work to provide the EPA with additional data necessary to justify changes to the regulation, including revisiting oxidation factors that were rejected in the initial GHGRP and reducing methane measurement frequency at landfills.
  • How changes have improved landfill reporting under the GHGRP to make it more representative of actual emissions and more reflective of the sites that are reporting.
  • The unintended consequences of stakeholder outreach and revisions to the GHGRP for landfills.

 

Click here to read the paper.

 

Posted by Diane Samuels at 6:03 am
Tag Archives: GHGRP

2016 Updates to EPA Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program Impact Reports Due March 2017

December 15, 2016

Our latest SCS Technical Bulletin summarizes the EPA federal mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting program (GHGRP) into two pages of the most vital information. The new reporting requirements for Subparts HH and A discussed in our bulletin are effective January 1, 2017.

2016 GHG emissions reports due on March 31, 2017, must be completed in accordance with the updated Rule.

 

Remaining updates will be phased in from 2017 to 2019. These updates include, but are not limited to, revisions to the reporting regulation for all reporters including Subpart A Administrative Requirements, Subpart C Stationary Combustion Sources, and Subpart HH Municipal Solid Waste Landfills the three most common reporting sectors for MSW landfills. SCS Engineers will continue to post timely information, resources, and presentations to keep you well informed.

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Posted by Diane Samuels at 4:56 pm