GHG Rule May Have More Companies Reporting To EPA

Law360, New York (February 26, 2014, 5:34 PM EST) -- On Nov. 29, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published a final rule in the Federal Register, 40 CFR Part 98, that included updates to its greenhouse gas reporting requirements. The EPA updated the global warming potential (“GWP”) of six classes of air pollutants, which will impact facilities and suppliers reporting emissions of methane, nitrous oxide, sulfur hexafluoride, some hydrofluorocarbons and perfluorocarbons and other fluorinated greenhouse gases. While the EPA reduced the GWPs for nitrous oxide, HFC-32, HFC-152a, and sulfur hexafluoride, the rest of the updates resulted...
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