And so it begins…
The Environmental Protection Agency on September 22 issued its Final Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule. Beginning with reporting year 2010, the rule will phase in requirements for annual reporting of greenhouse gas emissions from suppliers of fossil fuels or industrial greenhouse gases, manufacturers of vehicles and engines, and other facilities that may emit greenhouse gases in annual quantities of 25,000 metric tons or more. Covered greenhouse gases include carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons and other fluorinated gases.
For more on the rule, including the published text, visit http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/ghgrulemaking.html.
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