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Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule

United States of America Current 2014

In response to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, the EPA issued the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule (74 FR 56260) which requires reporting of greenhouse gas data and other relevant information from large sources and suppliers in the United States.

Issuer name

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

More information

The purpose of the rule is to collect accurate and timely GHG data to inform future policy decisions, it was first passed in 2009, small revisions have followed since then. 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).

Organizations covered by the instrument

Large private and listed companies

Target organization notes

Sources that in general emit 25,000 metric tons or more of carbon dioxide equivalent per year in the United States.

Industry scope

All/none specified

Industry scope notes

The reporting covers about 85 percent of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions and 10,000 facilities. 

ESG coverage - E (Environment)

Climate & GHG emissions




United States of America


North America

Date of publication


Issuer type

Governments (governmental department, agency)

Reporting requirements

Other e.g. action plan, strategy, programme, voluntary initiative

Mandatory or voluntary


The geographical scope


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