EPA Mulls GHG Reporting Changes To Protect Trade Secrets

Law360, New York (November 18, 2013, 6:47 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to amend certain provisions of the greenhouse gas reporting rule to alter the reporting requirements for industrial gas manufacturing facilities that produce fluorinated gas to reflect their desire to protect trade secrets.

The proposed rule would make reporting requirements less specific, after commenters the American Chemistry Council Inc. and 3M Co. raised concerns that the release of certain data elements that the EPA proposed to classify as emission data — and that therefore would not be eligible for treatment...
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