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EPA Releases Proposed GHG Reporting Rule for Public Comment

Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 10, 2009

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published in the Federal Register today its proposal to establish the first mandatory national system for reporting emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases (“GHGs”) produced by major emission sources in the United States.  If adopted as proposed, the rule would require annual GHG emission reports from an EPA-estimated 13,000 facilities that cut across a wide variety of industry sectors, including electricity generation, petroleum refining, food processing, landfills, and wastewater treatment.  The Agency made available a pre-publication version of the proposed rule on March 10, 2009.   Today’s publication in the Federal Register opens the proposed rule for public comment.  Comments are due June 9, 2009. 

A complete copy of the proposed rule is available here.  For more information on the proposal, click here or contact David Friedland at (202) 789-6047 or dfriedland@bdlaw.com or Amy Lincoln at (202) 789-6016 or alincoln@bdlaw.com.