EPA plans a greenhouse-gas reporting rule
March 10, 2009

The EPA has published notice of a plan for a greenhouse-gas reporting rule that could take effect soon (if approved). The plan summary says, "The rule would apply to fossil fuel suppliers and industrial gas suppliers, as well as to direct greenhouse gas emitters. The proposed rule does not require control of greenhouse gases, rather it requires only that sources above certain threshold levels monitor and report emissions."

While the notice includes the assurance that no controls will be required, it's quite likely that rules for control would follow rules for measurement. The proposed rule specifically notes that ethanol plants, electric-power plants, and wastewater treatment plants would be required to report on their production and release of methane, nitrous oxide, and carbon dioxide.

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