40 CFR Parts 86, 87, 89 et al. Mandatory Reporting of GHG emissions, 2009

United States of America Current 2009

In response to the FY2008 Consolidated Appropriations Act (H.R. 2764; Public Law 110-161), EPA issued the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule (74 FR 56260) which requires reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) data and other relevant information from large sources and suppliers in the United States. The purpose of the rule is to collect accurate and timely GHG data to inform future policy decisions. In general, the Rule is referred to as 40 CFR Part 98. Implementation of Part 98 is referred to as the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP). The rule does not require control of greenhouse gases, rather it requires only that sources above certain threshold levels monitor and report emissions. Updates have been made to the rule through the current year.

Scope

Environmental

Industry sectors covered by the instrument

Specific sector/s

Organizations covered by the instrument

Large companies (listed & unlisted)

Issuer type

Environment

Type of instrument

EPA regulation

Mandatory or voluntary

Mandatory

The geographical scope

National/federal

Project Partners