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EPA to Hold Public Hearings on Additions to Greenhouse Gas Reporting Requirements

Release Date: 04/16/2010
Contact Information: Cathy Milbourn (News Media Only) milbourn.cathy@epa.gov 202-564-7849 202-564-4355

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold two public hearings on proposals to add reporting requirements for certain emissions source categories under the national mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting system.

The hearing on April 19 will cover GHGs from fugitive and vented emissions from the petroleum and natural gas industry. The hearing will also cover reporting from facilities that inject carbon dioxide underground for the purposes of geologic sequestration or enhanced oil and gas recovery. The April 20 hearing will focus on the part of the proposal requiring emissions reporting from industries that emit fluorinated gases.

The hearing for the oil and gas sector and facilities that inject and store carbon dioxide underground for the purposes of geologic sequestration or enhanced oil and gas recovery will begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue until 5:00 p.m. local time, at the following location:

April 19: Arlington, Va.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
One Potomac Yard (south building)
Conference Center - Lobby Level
2777 S. Crystal Drive
Arlington, Va. 22202

The hearing for industries that emit fluorinated gases will begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue until 12:00 p.m. local time, at the following location:

April 20: Washington, D.C.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1310 L. St. N.W.
Room #152
Washington, D.C. 20005

Speaker registration:

April 19 hearing:
http://www2.ergweb.com/projects/conferences/ghg/register-ghg-hearing1.html

April 20 hearing:
http://www2.ergweb.com/projects/conferences/ghg/register-ghg-hearing2.html

The public may also register on the day of the hearing but may not be given a specific time to speak. EPA also will accept written comments on the proposed standards until June 10, 2010.

More information:
http://epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/proposedrule.html