The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced they are extending the deadline for reporting 2010 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions data to September 30, 2011.
EPA is working on finalizing a user-friendly online reporting platform – an XML reporting schema provided through the e-GGRT (Electronic Greenhouse Has Reporting Tool). This tool will allow facilities to directly upload their data in lieu of using web forms.
The extension will allow EPA to further test the system and give industries the opportunity to test the tool, provide feedback, and have sufficient time to become familiar with the tool before the reporting deadline.
This action also extends the online registration deadline to August 1, 2011, 60 days before the reporting deadline. If your company has already registered with e-GGRT there is no need to register again.
HOW WILL MY COMPANY BE AFFECTED?
Companies that must report GHG data for facilities and suppliers covered by 40 CFR 98 will now directly upload their data into the e-GGRT system rather than submitting through web forms.
WHAT CAN I DO TO PREPARE?
- Familiarize yourself with the e-GGRT system prior to September 30, 2011 deadline. https://ghgreporting.epa.gov/ghg/login.do
- Review the EPA provided overview on the new XML Reporting Schema. http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/downloads11/e-GGRT/e-GGRT_XML_Reporting_Schema_v1-1_Overview.pdf
- Download the e-GGRT XML Reporting Schema v1.1 from the EPA website and become familiar with the software. http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/e-ggrt_xml.html
- Watch for future updates from EHS Support, Inc. regarding the release of reporting instructions.
For more information on the EPA’s mandatory GHG reporting program, or for assistance with your reporting, please contact Amy Bauer at 251-533-6949 and firstname.lastname@example.org or Jessica Tierney at 412-779-1094 and email@example.com.
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