EPA Expands GHG Reporting Requirements; Industrial Landfills, Wastewater Treatment, Other Sectors to be Covered

Last Fall, EPA finalized its GHG reporting rule, requiring certain industrial sectors to monitor their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and report them to EPA, beginning January 2010.

On April 30, EPA sent a final rule to the Office of Management and Budget for approval, expanding the reporting requirements to four new sectors: industrial landfills, wastewater treatment, underground coal mines, and magnesium production. Those additional sectors are added to reporting requirements for some sources of fluorinated GHG emissions, onshore oil and gas operations, and underground carbon dioxide injection operations, which are covered under separate rules EPA previously sent to OMB for approval.

Although there is no public comment period, industries who wish to be heard by OMB should consider seeking input at that agency.

For more information about the proposed rules or the OMB process, contact Steve O’Day or Lisa Branch.

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