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EPA Extends Deadline for Greenhouse Gas Reporting to September 30, 2011

Holleb_Hotaling_Keri_COLORBy Keri L. Holleb Hotaling

 

On March 17, 2011, the EPA issued a final rule that extends the deadline for reporting 2010 data under the Greenhouse Gas (“GHG”) Reporting Program to September 30, 2011. The original deadline was March 31, 2011. See EPA Postpones Deadline For Reporting 2010 Greenhouse Gas Emissions. In a news release, EPA stated, “[t]his extension will allow EPA to further test the system that facilities will use to submit data and give industry the opportunity to test the tool, provide feedback, and have sufficient time to become familiar with the tool prior to reporting.” EPA 3/17/2011 News Release.

Entities that must submit data under the GHG Reporting Program are required to register with the electronic GHG reporting tool (e-GGRT) no later than 60 days before the new reporting deadline or by August 1, 2011. EPA plans to continue to conduct outreach and training webinars on the reporting requirements and use of the electronic reporting tool, e-GGRT. Information will be posted on the GHG Reporting Program website and RSS feed.