AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Proposed rule.
SUMMARY: The EPA is proposing to amend the Greenhouse Gas Reporting
Rule and to clarify or change specific provisions. Particularly, the
EPA is proposing to amend a table in the General Provisions, to reflect
revised global warming potentials of some greenhouse gases that have
been published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and to
add global warming potentials for certain fluorinated greenhouse gases
not currently listed in the table. This action also proposes
confidentiality determinations for the reporting of new or
substantially revised (i.e., requiring additional or different data to
be reported) data elements contained in these proposed amendments to
the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule.
DATES: Comments. Comments must be received on or before May 17, 2013.
Public Hearing. The EPA does not plan to conduct a public hearing
unless requested. To request a hearing, please contact the person
listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this preamble
by April 9, 2013. If requested, the hearing will be conducted on April
17, 2013, in the Washington, DC area. The EPA will provide further
information about the hearing on its Web page if a hearing is
ADDRESSES: You may submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No.
EPA-HQ-OAR-2012-0934 by any of the following methods:
Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
Email: MRR_Corrections@epa.gov. Include Docket ID No.
EPA-HQ-OAR-2012-0934 or RIN No. 2060-AR52 in the subject line of the
Fax: (202) 566-1741.
Mail: Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Docket Center
(EPA/DC), Mailcode 6102T, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2012-0934,
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20004.
Hand/Courier Delivery: EPA Docket Center, Public Reading
Room, EPA West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20004. Such deliveries are accepted only during the
normal hours of operation of the Docket Center, and special
arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information.
Additional Information on Submitting Comments: To expedite review
of your comments by agency staff, you are encouraged to send a separate
copy of your comments, in addition to the copy you submit to the
official docket, to Carole Cook, U.S. EPA, Office of Atmospheric
Programs, Climate Change Division, Mail Code 6207-J, Washington, DC,
20460, telephone (202) 343-9263, email address: GHGReporting@epa.gov.
Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-
2012-0934, 2013 Revisions to the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule and
Proposed Confidentiality Determinations for New or Substantially
Revised Data Elements. The EPA's policy is that all comments received
will be included in the public docket without change and may be made
available online at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal
information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed
to be confidential business information (CBI) or other information
whose disclosure is restricted by statute.
Should you choose to submit information that you claim to be CBI,
clearly mark the part or all of the information that you claim to be
CBI. For information that you claim to be CBI in a disk or CD ROM that
you mail to the EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD ROM as CBI and
then identify electronically within the disk or CD ROM the specific
information that is claimed as CBI. In addition to one complete version
of the comment that includes information claimed as CBI, a copy of the
comment that does not contain the information claimed as CBI must be
submitted for inclusion in the public docket. Information marked as CBI
will not be disclosed except in accordance with procedures set forth in
40 CFR part 2. Send or deliver information identified as CBI to only
the mail or hand/courier delivery address listed above, attention:
Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2012-0934. If you have any questions about CBI
or the procedures for claiming CBI, please consult the person
identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.
Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise
protected through http://www.regulations.gov or email. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site is an "anonymous access'' system, which
means the EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless
you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email
comment directly to the EPA without going through http://www.regulations.gov your email address will be automatically captured
and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket
and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic
comment, the EPA recommends that you include your name and other
contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or
CD-ROM you submit. If the EPA cannot read your comment due to technical
difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, the EPA may not
be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use
of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any
defects or viruses.
Docket: All documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index. Although listed in the index, some
information is not publicly available, e.g., CBI or other information
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such
as copyrighted material, will be publicly available only in hard copy.
Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically
in http://www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Air Docket, EPA/
DC, EPA West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW.,
Washington, DC. This Docket Facility is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30
p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone
number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone
number for the Air Docket is (202) 566-1742.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carole Cook, Climate Change Division,
Office of Atmospheric Programs (MC-6207J), Environmental Protection
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone
number: (202) 343-9263; fax number: (202) 343-2342; email address:
GHGReportingRule@epa.gov. For technical information, please go to the
Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule Program Web site http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/ghgrulemaking.html. To submit a question,
select Rule Help Center, followed by "Contact Us.''
Worldwide Web (WWW). In addition to being available in the docket,
an electronic copy of today's proposal will also be available through
Following the Administrator's signature, a copy of this action will be
posted on EPA's greenhouse gas reporting rule Web site at http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/ghgrulemaking.html.