A bulletin produced by Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality's
Air Quality Division
Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
April 2009
Mandatory GHG Reporting Rule Proposed

On March 10, 2009, EPA proposed mandatory reporting requirements for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In general, EPA proposes that suppliers of fossil fuels or industrial GHGs, manufacturers of vehicles and engines, and facilities that emit 25,000 metric tons or more per year of GHG emissions submit annual reports to EPA. The proposal is very detailed and we encourage you to read it thoroughly.

According to EPA, approximately 13,000 facilities, accounting for about 85 to 90 percent of GHGs emitted in the U.S., would be covered under the proposal. Sources would be required to submit their first annual report to EPA in 2011 for calendar year 2010, except for vehicle and engine manufacturers, which would begin reporting for model year 2011. EPA proposes not to require third party verification of reports but rather rely on self-certification with EPA verification. Comments on the proposal will be due 60 days after publication in the Federal Register.

EPA was directed by Congress to issue a mandatory GHG emissions reporting rule under the FY 2008 Consolidated Appropriations Act. For more information, view EPA’s website at www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/ghgrulemaking.html.

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For more information, contact

Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
1200 "N" Street, Suite 400
P.O. Box 98922
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509
(402) 471-2186 FAX (402) 471-2909