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FAQ No.

Topic Area

Question

1

Q1

Subpart A

What is the action being taken?

2

Q2

Subpart A

What is the purpose of the rule?

3

Q3

Subpart A

What is the effective date of the rule?

5

Q5

Subpart A

Who will have to report under the final rule?

7

Q7

Subpart A

Which greenhouse gases (GHGs) are covered under the rule?

9

Q9

Subpart A

Are mobile sources included in this rule?

10

Q10

Subpart A

What is the definition of a “facility”?

11

Q11

Subpart A

Will EPA collect data at the unit-, facility-, or corporate-wide level?

12

Q12

Subpart A

Will EPA accept emissions information from facilities that do not have to report under the greenhouse gas reporting rule? Basically can reporters provide voluntary information to EPA following Part 98 protocols? In turn would EPA keep this info and share it with the states?

13

Q13

Subpart A

Can you please describe what constitutes a facility? For example, if a hospital has four buildings, does the rulemaking pertain to the four buildings as a composite, or to each individually? What if the four separate buildings are connected by above-ground or below-ground walkways/tunnels? What if an industrial campus has several different businesses on its property? Each business calculates their own? And if one of the businesses has several buildings, are they treated as a composite or individually? Additionally, the same would apply for a University that has buildings on one campus, or as in many urban settings, the buildings are located in various addresses in a city.

14

Q14

Subpart A

What is the estimated cost to implement this rule?

15

Q15

Subpart A

What impact does this rule have on small businesses?

16

Q16

Subpart A

Did EPA engage stakeholders in the development of the rule?

18

Q18

Subpart A

Is this rule a cap and trade regulation?

19

Q19

Subpart JJ

How does the restriction attached to EPA's Appropriation Bill for 2010 impact Subpart JJ (Manure Management Systems) in the final greenhouse gas reporting rule that was published in the Federal Register on October 30, 2009?

20

Q20

Subpart A

Does the rule apply to U.S. Territories?

21

Q21

Subpart A

How did EPA develop the general threshold of 25,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (mtCO2e) per year?

22

Q22

Subpart A

How much is 25,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalent (mtCO2e)?

23

Q23

Subpart A

Are there some sectors where all facilities have to report regardless of whether they meet the 25,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (mtCO2e) annual threshold?

26

Q26

Subpart A

Is there a simple way for facilities with stationary fuel combustion units to determine if they will be required to report?

27

Q27

Subpart A

Will individual home owners be required to report under this rule?

28

Q28

Subpart A

Will individual car or truck owners be required to report?

29

Q29

Subpart A

Will owners of commercial buildings be required to report?

30

Q30

Subpart A

Will federal, state, or local facilities have to report emissions?

31

Q31

Subpart A

Are terrestrial carbon sequestration (“sinks”) and offsets projects included in this rule?

32

Q32

Subpart A

Why are both downstream and upstream reporting required?

33

Q33

Subpart A

Will there be double-reporting of emissions under this rule?

36

Q36

Subpart A

The applicability tool says I need to report, but I don’t think the tool is right.

37

Q37

Subpart A

Is applicability based on actual emissions or potential emissions?

42

Q42

Subpart A

How will emissions data be verified?

43

Q43

Subpart A

Will EPA provide training and guidance for reporters?

44

Q44

Subpart C

There are currently no CEMS available at my facility. Is there a provision to allow calculations of Tier 1, 2 or 3 if the cost of purchasing and installing CEMS will be seriously detrimental to the company?

45

Q45

Subpart A

If facility intends to obtain fuel usage data from utility bills, but its utility bills reflect fuel usage through middle of the month, how does EPA recommend a facility estimate fuel use for the calendar year? Is it acceptable to pro-rate fuel use?

50

Q50

Subpart A

When are reporters required to complete their GHG Monitoring Plan?

51

Q51

Subpart A

What representative of a reporting facility is in charge of reporting? Is it the operator or facility owner? Can a third party be hired to report on behalf of the reporting facility?

53

Q53

Subpart A

Does this final rule preempt states from regulating or requiring reporting of greenhouse gases (GHGs)?

54

Q54

Subpart A

Will data collection be delegated to state agencies?

56

Q56

Subpart A

How is this reporting rule different from the Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks report (Inventory)?

57

Q57

Subpart A

Will this rule negate the need for the Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks in the future?

58

Q58

Subpart A

Would this rule need to be addressed in Title V operating permits?

60

Q60

Subpart A

How will the greenhouse gas reporting rule fit in or be harmonized with state and local reporting obligations for criteria pollutants, toxics, and state-specific GHG reporting requirements?

61

Q61

Subpart A

How will data be efficiently shared among existing state greenhouse gas (GHG) programs and this new federal reporting program?

62

Q62

Subpart A

Where can I find more detailed information on the rule?

64

Q64

Subpart C

Should pilot light emissions be included in greenhouse gas emissions reported in subpart C of Part 98?

66

Q66

Subpart C

Where does no. 2 diesel fuel fit into Table C-1 and C-2?

67

Q67

Subpart C

Where the heat input capacity of a combustion unit is less than 250 mmBtu per hour input capacity and the unit is not subject to Tier 3 or 4 per Subpart Y of Part 98, and where there might be more than one fuel type fed to...?

68

Q68

Subpart C

40 CFR §98.33(a)(3)(iii) indicates that “For units that combust municipal solid waste (MSW) and that produce steam, use Equation C-2c of this section”. However, Table C-1...

69

Q69

Subpart C

Does fuel use for comfort heating and hot water heaters need to be reported?

70

Q70

Subpart C

Would fuels combusted in a test stand be considered as stationary fuel combustion when the articles being tested are mobile sources (aircraft, rocket, missile, spacecraft)?

73

Q73

Subpart C

If a non-Acid Rain unit combusts coal or other solid fossil fuel and has gas monitors installed but does not have a stack flow monitor, is installation and certification of a stack flow monitor required?

74

Q74

Subpart C

If a unit that combusts only fossil fuels has a CEMS for CO2 and uses Tier 4, must CO2 be reported by fuel type?

75

Q75

Subpart C

For a unit that combusts fossil and biomass fuels that has a CEMS for CO2 and uses Tier 4, must CO2 be reported by fuel type?

76

Q76

Subpart C

For a group of units that combusts only pipeline quality natural gas, may a shared fuel flow meter on a common pipe or gas supplier billing meter data be used to determine the CO2 mass emissions for the group of units?

77

Q77

Subpart C

For a unit that has an O2 monitor and doesn’t meet the conditions required to use Tier 4, but elects to use Tier 4, what are the monitoring requirements?

80

Q80

Subpart C

If the HHV is known as part of a general energy management system, but not sampled on a routine basis, may Tier 1 be used?

81

Q81

Subpart C

If a combustion unit is greater than 250 mmBtu per hour, combusts a biomass fuel listed in Table C-1, and receives HHV data at the required frequency in §98.34(a), may Tier 1 be used per 40 CFR 98.33(b)(1)(iii)?

82

Q82

Subpart C

For a non-Acid Rain combustion turbine rated over 250 mmBtu per hour that only burns diesel oil and pipeline natural gas, is it acceptable to use Tier 2…

84

Q84

Subpart C

For a unit that is not required to use Tier 4 (CEMS monitoring), which tier is required if you receive HHV with some coal shipments, but not every coal shipment?

85

Q85

Subpart C

Is the use of Subpart C tiers required after 2010 and is it acceptable to use the best available monitoring provisions under Subpart A beyond 2010?

86

Q86

Subpart C

Does Tier 3 have to be used if a unit is less than or equal to 250 mmBtu per hour, but has a continuous gas chromatograph to determine carbon content?

87

Q87

Subpart C

What Tier, if any, must be used for a fuel not listed in Table C-1 that is less than 10% of the heat input of a combustion unit?

88

Q88

Subpart C

If a combustion unit with a heat input capacity less than 250 mmBtu per hour burns both natural gas and a liquid fuel, and the quantities are known…

90

Q90

Subpart C

Does EPA accept thermal flow meters for measuring volumetric flow rate under 98.34?

91

Q91

Subpart C

Are orifice, venturi, and nozzle flow meters required to have temperature, and total pressure transmitters located on the flowmeters?

93

Q93

Subpart C

What should facilities do if the calibration error for fuel flow meters that exceeds the 5.0% performance specification?

95

Q95

Subpart C

If a facility has a billing meter for natural gas distributed to the combustion units throughout the facility, and if these combustion units also have their own meters, is there an obligation...

96

Q96

Subpart C

Is there a recurring fuel flow meter calibration requirement for Tier 1 and Tier 2 units?

97

Q97

Subpart C

Does the calibration exemption for fuel billing meters still apply for common pipe reporting option?

98

Q98

Subpart HH

The landfill industry uses a portable meter that uses an IR method to determine methane and carbon dioxide concentrations. Has the EPA determined if these units are acceptable and comply with the accuracy required by the rule?The landfill industry uses a portable meter that uses an IR method to determine methane and carbon dioxide concentrations. Has the EPA determined if these units are acceptable and comply with the accuracy required by the rule?

100

Q100

Subpart HH

When does moisture content need to be corrected for in Equation HH-4?

102

Q102

Subpart HH

What models are acceptable for performing the calculations in subpart HH?

103

Q103

Subpart HH

How should inert wastes be accounted for in Equation HH-1?

104

Q104

Subpart HH

The methods listed in section 98.344 are not applicable to my monitor, how should I calibrate?

105

Q105

Subpart HH

What is the definition of a facility as it relates to landfills and landfill gas to energy (LFGTE) plants?

106

Q106

Subpart HH

We do not have any records or receipts for the waste quantities that were placed in our landfill before 2000, how do we estimate historic waste quantities before that year?

107

Q107

Subpart HH

If an MSW landfill has a dedicated area which receives waste other than MSW, may this area be excluded from the rule requirements?

108

Q108

Subpart HH

If an MSW landfill is later remediated as a hazardous waste landfill, does it need to comply with the rule?

109

Q109

Subpart HH

If I use a flame ionization detector (FID) or an infrared (IR) monitor, am I required to determine an annual non-methane organic correction factor?

110

Q110

Subpart A

If two entities share a Title V permit would that preclude them from reporting separately even if there is no common ownership or control?

111

Q111

Subpart HH

Do landfills have to report the biogenic CO2 that is included in LFG emissions and the CO2 that is emitted from flares?

113

Q113

Subpart HH

If all of our landfill gas gets piped offsite to another facility, what do we need to report?

114

Q114

Subpart HH

Can an alternate oxidation factor, other than 10% be used in the calculations?

116

Q116

Subpart HH

Do passive flares count as gas collection systems? Do the landfills with flares have to monitor for landfill gas and methane concentration?

117

Q117

Subpart HH

Does EPA's definition of treatment equipment include moisture knockout and blower systems? Is it acceptable to EPA for the flow meter to be placed after the moisture knockout and blower or is it required to be placed before these items?

119

Q119

Subpart HH

Are annubars or v-cone flowmeters acceptable for compliance with the rule requirements?

120

Q120

Subpart HH

Is weekly monitoring of both gas flow and methane concentration allowed?

121

Q121

Subpart HH

The applicability tool refers to a 350,000 waste-in-place threshold. Is reporting required if the total waste-in-place is less than 350,000 tons?

122

Q122

Subpart HH

Can a landfill ever stop reporting under the rule?

123

Q123

Subpart Y

For petroleum refineries, which subpart should be followed for flare calculations? Section 98.252(a) says to use Subpart C. However, section 98.253(b) specifies a method for flares.

125

Q125

Subpart AA

The definition of the source category for Pulp and Paper is relatively broad to include a range of pulp and paper manufacturing activities. If a facility falls under the definition of 98.270 (a) but does not contain emission units specified in 98.270(b) for which greenhouse gas emissions must be reported, is such a facility subject Subpart AA?

126

Q126

Subpart A

If a campus is divided by several blocks of property not owned by the entity – can that area be defined as a facility by itself?

127

Q127

Subpart A

If a campus is divided by a non-owned body of water (e.g., a river), does that create two distinct facilities?

129

Q129

Subpart A

I leased space within my definition of "facility", if I do not track fuel use for that space, do I have to include it in my report?

130

Q130

Subpart A

I have space which I own, but lease to a third party within my "facility" and the tenant pays the utilities, do I have to include that building space?

131

Q131

Subpart A

Some entities may choose to report all greenhouse emissions for ease of data management. If cap and trade rules on greenhouse gas emissions are promulgated, could you speculate whether entities would be able to restate their emissions?

132

Q132

Subpart A

Provide one or two specific examples of what would be acceptable to EPA under §98.3(g)(5)(i)(B), "Explanation of processes and methods used to collect the necessary data for the GHG calculations".

133

Q133

Subpart C

Can I use more than 1 Tier Method for my facility?

134

Q134

Subpart C

I have a natural gas emergency generator and a boiler in a building within the facility but no means to separate the usage out – how do I account for that, since the e-gen is not included?

135

Q135

Subpart C

I have natural gas meter records for a building that uses natural gas for heating and cooking – but no separate meters – how do we account for that?

137

Q137

Subpart C

I do not have a fuel meters at a building on the source, but know how much fuel is delivered. This is not the actual amount used, since my inventory at the beginning of the year may be different than the end – should I use the delivered amount?

138

Q138

Subpart C

Please explain what High Heat Value (HHV) testing is and how a school's EH&S personnel would know if this is occurring?

139

Q139

Subpart C

Would a boiler (or other combustion unit) that is mounted on a trailer or movable platform, that is used to provide temporary services while facility equipment is serviced, upgraded, or replaced, and where such equipment remains at the facility...

140

Q140

Subpart C

Would the following be considered stationary or portable sources, assuming their location falls within the definition of facility?

141

Q141

Subpart HH

My site has a gas collection system. Which equations do I need to use to determine my methane generation and methane emissions for subpart HH?

142

Q142

Subpart A

In the event fuel volume is based on third-party fuel billing meters that meet the exemption in 98.3(i)4, what are the record keeping requirements?

146

Q146

Subpart C

Many facilities use mass or volumetric flow meters to measure gaseous streams. Please confirm whether it is acceptable to use a mass flow meter to determine the volumetric flow rate of gaseous streams under Subpart C or the GHG Reporting Rule.

149

Q149

Subpart C

If coal comes from the same source, how many deliveries must be analyzed to have a representative sample?

150

Q150

Subpart HH

Are scales required for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills?

151

Q151

Subpart HH

Must every container or vehicle be weighed coming in and going out of the landfill?

153

Q153

Subpart HH

Does EPA accept thermal flow meters for measuring volumetric flow rate of LFGs?

154

Q154

Subpart HH

What additional considerations are necessary when using a mass flow meter for landfill gas?

164

Q164

Subpart MM

A third party measures the quantity of a petroleum product I receive with equipment that is not located on my site. Am I allowed to use that data to report quantity in my annual GHG report? Who is responsible for retaining the associated records? Who is responsible for the accuracy of that measurement?

165

Q165

Subpart MM

What is an industry standard practice, and when can one be used? How should I report an industry standard practice? Is "third party verification" or "delivery record" an industry standard practice?

166

Q166

Subpart MM

The quantity of petroleum product that I import is determined by a third party gauger who is approved by Customs & Border Protection (CBP). How should I comply with the quantity determination requirements in §98.393(a)?

167

Q167

Subpart MM

If my refinery sells a fuel product to a pipeline company that is measured by a custody transfer meter that is owned and operated solely by the customer, can I define this meter as a "fuel gas billing meter" as in subpart A §98.3(i)(4), which says: "Fuel billing meters are exempted from the calibration requirements of this section, provided that the fuel supplier and any unit combusting the fuel do not have any common owners and are not owned by subsidiaries or affiliates of the same company."

168

Q168

Subpart MM

Am I required to report under subpart MM even though my refinery does not input any crude oil?

169

Q169

Subpart MM

Does the rule cover imports into and exports from all U.S. possessions, including Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, and other U.S. territories?

170

Q170

Subpart MM

Does the rule require reporting for import shipments into a specified U.S. territory from another U.S. location, and export shipments from a specified U.S. territory to another U.S. location?

171

Q171

Subpart MM

If my refinery produces a product, feedstock or blendstock stream that is not listed in Table MM-1, how should I comply with the subpart MM reporting requirements? Am I required to use Calculation Method 2 to develop my own emission factor?

172

Q172

Subpart MM

Can a product-specific factor developed at one facility be used at another facility for the same type of product?

173

Q173

Subpart MM

What is meant by "otherwise used on site" for the subpart MM equations using feedstock quantities?

174

Q174

Subpart MM

How do I account for intermediate stocks that are traded between different refineries. For example, if I send gasoil to another location, do I account for it or do I only report finished products?

175

Q175

Subpart MM

What biomass activities are included in Equation MM-3, and in what cases should I subtract biomass out of equation MM-8?

176

Q176

Subpart MM

If a refinery imports and exports petroleum products, should these products be reported both at the facility level under §98.396(a) as well as at the corporate level under §98.396(b) and (c)?

178

Q178

Subpart OO

Are importers of HFCs required to obtain EPA approval before importing the HFCs into the U.S.?

179

Q179

Subpart A

Section 98.4(b) states the designated representative shall be an individual selected by an agreement binding on the owner or operator of the facility. What constitutes the "agreement"?

183

Q183

Subpart LL

Under subpart LL, are coal-to-liquids facilities required to report on coal-based products that are solid products (such as coke), or is reporting limited to liquid products?

184

Q184

Subpart JJ

Can facilities with manure management systems report under the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program?

185

Q185

Facility Registration

Can additional Agents be added to e-GGRT after Jan 30, 2011?

186

Q186

Facility Registration

Some of us are consultants who will be populating e-GGRT on behalf of our clients. Can you explain which role we should be assigned in e-GGRT?

187

Q187

Facility Registration

Is the technical person who prepares the information for signature the "Agent" in your terminology?

188

Q188

Facility Registration

Some reporters may have the Designated Representative (DR) and (ADR) at the plant, but a corporate employee will coordinate all the reporting. Can one employee be set up as an Agent for all plants?

189

Q189

Facility Registration

Can Agents be removed at any time?

190

Q190

Facility Registration

Does an e-GGRT user have access to multiple facilities from one login if he or she is helping multiple clients?

191

Q191

Facility Registration

Can an Agent appoint another Agent?

192

Q192

Facility Registration

Can a contractor register for e-GGRT on behalf of a client? Or should it only be an employee?

193

Q193

Facility Registration

Is there a limit to the number of Agents or Alternate Designated Representatives (ADR) for any one company?

194

Q194

Facility Registration

I am a technical professional who will be preparing the report for my plant manager to certify. Should we both go through the process for setting up a user profile? Can I be set up as a user even though I will not certify the submission?

195

Q195

Facility Registration

Must the Designated Representative (DR) and Alternate Designated Representative (ADR) appoint the same Agents?

196

Q196

Facility Registration

Is it possible for an Agent to prepare annual greenhouse gas (GHG) reports as well as submit reports?

197

Q197

Facility Registration

Do Agents need to be set up by the Designated Representative (DR) and Alternate Designated Representative (ADR)?

198

Q198

Facility Registration

Does the person setting up have access to our facility data in e-GGRT?

199

Q199

Facility Registration

What address information should be entered for suppliers reporting at the company level?

200

Q200

e-GGRT (General)

What are e-GGRT system requirements?

201

Q201

e-GGRT (General)

How do I turn on Javascript in my browser?

202

Q202

e-GGRT (General)

Will my browser back button work when using e-GGRT?

203

Q203

e-GGRT (General)

Will e-GGRT timeout due to inactivity? When does e-GGRT save?

204

Q204

User Registration

I am a CAMD Business System (CBS) user. What information will be imported to e-GGRT during user registration?

205

Q205

User Registration

Are the Certificates of Representation still required to be submitted if EPA has the current Designated Representative (DR) registered in CAMD Business System (Part 75 CAIR)?

206

Q206

User Registration

If someone has both a CAMD Business System user account and a CDX account which one do they use to log in to e-GGRT?

207

Q207

e-GGRT (General)

I use both CAMD Business System (CBS) and e-GGRT. Which system should I use to update my user or facility profile?

209

Q209

User Registration

Is it mandatory to link the CAMD Business System Designated Representative (DR) user account with the e-GGRT DR user account?

211

Q211

e-GGRT (General)

I report emissions using ECMPS and CAMD Business System (CBS). Do I also have to submit reports using e-GGRT?

212

Q212

e-GGRT (General)

Do you expect that most current CDX users will become e-GGRT users?

213

Q213

e-GGRT (General)

If I complete user registration in e-GGRT, can I use my e-GGRT user ID and password to log in to CDX?

214

Q214

Facility Registration

Does the Designated Representative (DR) have to be a vice president? Can an environmental manager prepare reports?

215

Q215

Facility Registration

Can the Alternate Designated Representative (ADR) create a user profile before a Designated Representative (DR)?

216

Q216

Facility Registration

How does a consultant enter data for a client who is the Designated Representative (DR)? What does a consultant do on the DR and Alternate Designated Representative (ADR) screen, since the consultant is neither the DR nor authorized to appoint the DR.

217

Q217

Facility Registration

Can a company designate more than one Alternate Designated Representative (ADR)?

218

Q218

e-GGRT (General)

Does facility data have to be entered manually or can you upload the data using files?

219

Q219

Facility Registration

So, if I understand correctly, I can register and appoint myself as the Alternate Designated Representative (ADR) and my boss as the Designated Representative (DR), but I will not get an invitation to accept the appointment until he registers and accepts?

220

Q220

Facility Registration

What is the process for changing a Designated Representative (DR) or Alternate Designated Representative (ADR)?

221

Q221

Facility Registration

Like the Electronic Signature Agreement, does the Certificate of Representation need to be printed out, signed and mailed to EPA?

222

Q222

Facility Registration

Does a Designated Representative (DR) need to grant or appoint a consultant access to their facility?

223

Q223

Facility Registration

Can an ADR be appointed after the registration deadline?

224

Q224

Facility Registration

For the Environmental Mgr to become the Designated Representative (DR) does he or she need a formal letter from the facility owners? Does that letter need be submitted with the signature page?

225

Q225

Facility Registration

Can an e-GRRT user enter in (but not sign, submit) all facility greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions without being a Designated Representative (DR), Alternate Designated Representative (ADR) or Agent?

226

Q226

Facility Registration

The Designated Representative (DR) may appoint one Alternate Designated Representative (ADR) at each facility or supplier. If my operation is both a facility and a supplier can the DR be two different people, one for the facility and one for the supplier?

227

Q227

Facility Registration

What is the difference between a Designated Representative (DR) and Alternate Designated Representative (ADR), and an Agent?

228

Q228

Facility Registration

What events require the Designated Representative (DR) or Alternate Designated Representative (ADR) to resubmit a Certificate of Representation for the facilities they represent?

229

Q229

e-GGRT (General)

What is e-GGRT?

231

Q231

e-GGRT (General)

When will EPA offer training on e-GGRT?

234

Q234

e-GGRT (General)

Will e-GGRT and its XML Reporting Schema account for reporting requirements promulgated for future reporting years?

236

Q236

e-GGRT (General)

During what hours will Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP) Help Desk support available?

237

Q237

e-GGRT (General)

Do Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP) reporters have to submit Monitoring Plans?

238

Q238

e-GGRT (General)

Where should I submit rule related questions on Part 98?

239

Q239

e-GGRT (General)

How do I contact the e-GGRT Help Desk?

240

Q240

User Registration

The address shown for the Electronic Signature Agreement submission looks like a street address. Can we send the Electronic Signature Agreement via regular mail, certified mail or other express mail?

241

Q241

User Registration

Similar to Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), does only the certifier need to complete the Electronic Signature Agreement or do all users and Agents?

242

Q242

User Registration

Will it be possible to get a copy of the e-GGRT Terms and Conditions so I can review them in advance?

243

Q243

User Registration

If a single individual will be entering information for multiple facilities, can a single Electronic Signature Agreement be submitted to cover all facilities or will multiple Electronic Signature Agreements need to be submitted?

245

Q245

User Registration

If I've already submitted an Electronic Signature Agreement for my CDX account, do I have to submit another one for e-GGRT?

246

Q246

User Registration

If I've submitted an Electronic Signature Agreement for my CAMD Business System account, will that work for e-GGRT?

247

Q247

User Registration

To what address do I send the Electronic Signature Agreement?

249

Q249

User Registration

Why would EPA reject an Electronic Signature Agreement?

251

Q251

Facility Registration

What if I can't find my facility or supplier on the e-GGRT facility search page? Will e-GRRT provide the ability to add a new facility?

252

Q252

Facility Registration

Does the facility registration process need to be completed in one session like the user registration process?

253

Q253

Facility Registration

Will suppliers of fossil fuels (such as natural gas local distribution companies) follow the same procedure to set up a companywide Certificate of Registration?

254

Q254

Facility Registration

Our operation includes a supplier under one subpart and a facility under another. Do they have to have the same Designated Representative (DR)?

255

Q255

XML Reporting

What is XML?

256

Q256

User Registration

Do Agents have a different login and password from the Designated Representative (DR)?

257

Q257

User Registration

What happens if you do not complete user registration in one session? Can you start again later?

258

Q258

User Registration

Does e-GGRT allow an international address in the user profile?

259

Q259

User Registration

Is there a mechanism to support multiple companies from a single email address?

260

Q260

User Registration

How often do I need to change my e-GGRT password?

261

Q261

User Registration

I forgot my e-GGRT user name. How do I retrieve it?

262

Q262

User Registration

I lost my password. How can I get it reset?

263

Q263

User Registration

How do I reset my expired password?

264

Q264

User Registration

How do I unlock my e-GGRT account?

265

Q265

User Registration

During user registration, I already provided a secret question and answer. Why do I also need challenge questions and answers?

267

Q267

Facility Registration

If there is a change in owner or operator, does e-GGRT need to be updated within 90 days?

268

Q268

e-GGRT (General)

The fifteen minute inactivity timeout in e-GGRT makes me nervous. Can I save as I go?

269

Q269

User Registration

If I submit data only once a year, why does the password expire every 90 days?

270

Q270

Facility Registration

Where can I find the Certificate of Representation to file?

271

Q271

Facility Registration

If a Designated Representative's (DR) or Alternate Designated Representative's (ADR) password expires, will their Agents still be able to access and work in e-GGRT?

272

Q272

Facility Registration

Must a large company with multiple facilities in different states have one Designated Representative (DR) for all facilities, or can each facility have its own DR?

273

Q273

Facility Registration

Is there any way to be the Agent for all facilities at a company and fill out only one Notice of Delegation?

274

Q274

Facility Registration

If you want someone to be able to prepare an electronic report but not submit, what role should they have?

275

Q275

Facility Registration

If the Designated Representative (DR) or Alternate Designated Representative (ADR) changes at a facility but no Agents change, must the DR or ADR submit new a Notice of Delegation for each Agent?

277

Q277

User Registration

Can you log in to e-GGRT with your ECMPS user name and password?

278

Q278

Subpart A

My facility has completed its use of best available monitoring methods (BAMM) and is now fully following the methods in the final rule. Do and I need to notify EPA of this change?

279

Q279

Subpart PP

To measure the composition of the CO2 stream, am I limited to the two methods listed in 40 CFR part 98.424(b)(2)?

280

Q280

Subpart HH

I have a landfill gas powered engine located at a landfill that must report under subpart HH. Under which subpart am I required to report combustion emissions for the engine? What about for a flare located at the landfill?

281

Q281

Subpart HH

I don't see landfill gas listed in Table C-1, is a there a default high heating value or emission factor I am required to use for landfill gas when calculating emissions for subpart C?

282

Q282

Subpart JJ

Can someone tell me if livestock operations need to report this year or not? I have heard from EPA personnel, Cattlemen industry people and state officials, but continue to get conflicting information.

283

Q283

Facility Registration

How should the “physical street address” be reported for facilities located offshore?

284

Q284

Subpart A

The definition of "owner" and "operator" under 98.6 refers to a "person." Is a person only a single individual?

285

Q285

Facility Registration

I am required to report as both a facility and a supplier under Part 98? How will e-GGRT handle registration and reporting for my facility?

286

Q286

Subpart NN

If a natural gas supplier has companies it owns in different states, can the supplier report all of the companies together or should they be separated by state or company name?

287

Q287

Subpart OO

How does one handle the calculation of blends such as R-410A? Do we calculate on the basis of the components, e.g., HFC-125 and HFC-32?

289

Q289

Subpart NN

How should an LDC determine if it "delivers" more than 460,000 Mscf per year? Does this include quantities delivered to other LDCs and or large end-users? What about natural gas placed into or removed from storage?

299

Q299

Subpart A

What does EPA mean by the term "sequential or simultaneous" in the definition of co-generation?

303

Q303

e-GGRT (General)

Have any of the equations under the GHG reporting rule been revised, or have any new equations been added since the rule was finalized in 2009?

304

Q304

e-GGRT (General)

When asked in e-GGRT if a unit has a CEMS, is it specifically referring to a CO2 CEMS?

305

Q305

e-GGRT (General)

Does the information from the Reporting Forms populate e-GRRT fields or are they just uploaded files? If automatically populated, are these values available for review before submitting the report?

307

Q307

Subpart C

How do you report a unit in e-GGRT that uses Tier 2 or 3 for part of the year and CEMS for the remainder of the year?

308

Q308

Subpart C

How do you report in e-GGRT a fuel that changed calculation methodology from Tier 1 to Tier 2 for a given configuration during the middle of the year?

309

Q309

Subpart D

Will e-GGRT import any data from Electronic Data Reports (EDRs) or CAMD?

310

Q310

Subpart AA

For subpart AA in e-GGRT, on the screen to enter CO2 emissions from makeup chemicals, why are there two boxes to check?

311

Q311

Subpart AA

For subpart AA in e-GGRT, can a reporter add multiple instances of makeup chemical use?

312

Q312

Confidential Business Information (CBI)

Will the data I submit in e-GGRT be treated as CBI?

313

Q313

Confidential Business Information (CBI)

Can I mark my data as CBI in e-GGRT?

314

Q314

Confidential Business Information (CBI)

Can I designate data as CBI in my XML file?

315

Q315

Confidential Business Information (CBI)

EPA has said that data submitted during the testing period will not be treated as confidential. Is there a risk that data submitted during testing will be made publicly available?

317

Q317

Confidential Business Information (CBI)

Are inputs to emission equations whose reporting deadline was deferred until 2013 being collected in e-GGRT?

318

Q318

XML Reporting

Should reporters include calculation inputs when they upload XML files?

319

Q319

Confidential Business Information (CBI)

Are reporters required to use the calculation spreadsheets provided by EPA or may they use their own spreadsheets?

320

Q320

Confidential Business Information (CBI)

Should reporters using the calculation spreadsheets submit them to EPA?

321

Q321

Subpart A

Does the roll-up calculator distinguish between direct emitters and suppliers?

322

Q322

Subpart C

To what precision should emission values for CO2, N2O, and CH4 be reported in e-GGRT?

325

Q325

Subpart C

What are biogenic emissions?

326

Q326

Subpart C

What are non-biogenic CO2 emissions?

327

Q327

Subpart C

If multiple subparts apply to our sources such as subparts A, C, and D, are we reporting data under all three subparts?

328

Q328

Subpart C

For Tier 4 configurations, if there is no missing data, do you still have to report total operating hours in the reporting year and zeros for hours in which substitute data was use?

329

Q329

Subpart C

Is a blend of natural gas and biogas a unique fuel type that must be added?

330

Q330

Subpart C

If a natural gas common pipe is connected to a series of small combustion units and a subpart D unit, how should emissions be reported?

331

Q331

Subpart C

Am I required to report emissions for emergency generators?

332

Q332

Subpart C

Is there a limit on the number of units or fuel types listed for an aggregation of units configuration?

333

Q333

Subpart C

Can you change configuration types from year to year?

334

Q334

Subpart C

Is there any flexibility in deciding what configuration type I can use for a unit or group of units?

335

Q335

Subpart C

Am I required to enter emissions for each fuel type?

337

Q337

Subpart C

If a facility is permitted to burn fuel of a certain type, is it required to identify that fuel type in e-GGRT?

338

Q338

Subpart C

For Tier 3, if I have multiple combustion sources using a single fuel type, should I enter this as an aggregation of units?

339

Q339

Subpart D

Will a subpart D unit that co-fires biogas have to set up both Subpart D and C modules to calculate the biogenic CO2 per 98.33?

341

Q341

Subpart P

Does subpart P require me to account for ammonia emitted as an air emission?

342

Q342

Subpart Y

Are you required to submit information for all of the "facility-level emissions" categories within Subpart Y, even if no emissions exist for some categories?

345

Q345

Subpart Y

For storage tank emissions reported in Subpart Y, do you enter aggregate emissions or emissions on a tank-by-tank basis?

346

Q346

Subpart AA

Is a paper making company required to report GHG emissions under Subpart AA if the only source of emissions is on -site combustion?

347

Q347

Subpart HH

What is meant by manufacturer of gas collection system?

348

Q348

Subpart HH

What if two methods are used to estimate waste disposal quantities in a single year? How does a reporter indicate that in e-GGRT?

349

Q349

Subpart HH

My facility has a gas collection system and some gas is sent off-site while the rest is consumed on-site. How should I report this in e-GGRT?

350

Q350

Subpart HH

What if I have more than one landfill or more than one cell at my facility, one is closed, one is open, and each has a different waste content?

351

Q351

Subpart HH

Have any of the equations been revised, or have any new equations been added since Subpart HH was finalized in 2009?

352

Q352

Subpart HH

What are definitions of wet and dry gas in subpart HH?

353

Q353

Subpart HH

If a LFG flow meter malfunctions and is out for service for a week or two, are we required to have a backup meter or can we use the estimating missing data provisions of 98.345 to estimate the gas volumes during the period that the meter was not in place?

354

Q354

Subpart HH

Do the emission formulas differ from those used in LandGEM?

355

Q355

Subpart HH

Do we have to use the quantity of waste disposed of for every year since 1960 to calculate the modeled CH4 generation rate?

356

Q356

Subpart HH

How far back in the past do we answer questions about the facility? How do we handle unknown information when the site was owned by someone prior?

357

Q357

Subpart HH

A site has 3 cells. Cells 1 and 2 have active LFG collection systems and cell 3 does not, how do we proceed?

358

Q358

Subpart HH

If we have an MSW landfill with other types of landfills (e.g., a C&D portion) at our facility, do we have to count those other non-MSW landfill portions towards our methane generation?

359

Q359

Subpart HH

If the landfill accepts only incinerator ash (inert) and does not generate gas, should we consider reporting the quantities of ash?

360

Q360

Subpart HH

How do you address a landfill which may have portions of lined and unlined areas at the same landfill?

361

Q361

Subpart HH

I am required to provide the values of Equations HH-5 to HH-8. How are the waste depth data and surface area data used?

362

Q362

Subpart HH

How do we account for highly variable landfill designs with variable depths and different cover cross-sections under Subpart HH?

363

Q363

Subpart OO

Does the information from the Reporting Forms populate e-GRRT fields or are they just uploaded files? If automatically populated, are these values available for review before submitting the report?

364

Q364

Subpart OO

How do I calculate addition to the "net supply"?

365

Q365

Subpart OO

Why do net additions of GHGs have to be added manually when they already exist in the uploaded

366

Q366

Subpart OO

Can we upload multiple copies of the same file if we have more than 10 processes? How will eGGRT know that the second copy is a report for processes 11-20 and not just an overwrite of the report filed for processes 1-10? For more than 10 production processes and multiple forms, can we just fill out Part 2 of the additional forms (process information, not facility information)?

387

Q387

Subpart L

Are processes with scrubbers that decompose F-GHGs required to submit the one-time report required by §98.126i, even though they have no combustion control device and do not technically emit "PICs" from the scrubber vent ?

388

Q388

Subpart A

Who must submit requests and one-time reports to EPA under Part 98?

389

Q389

Subpart HH

Within e-GGRT, how would a landfill handle multiple destruction devices including a portion of the gas sent off-site for destruction? Is there a way to add multiple on-site destruction devices for a gas system?

390

Q390

Subpart OO

How do I report imports and exports of refrigerant blends that contain both HCFCs and HFCs?

391

Q391

XML Reporting

Will XML reporting instructions cover the combination of multiple units at one facility?

392

Q392

XML Reporting

My XML editor is showing an error on the namespace declaration. How do I resolve it?

393

Q393

XML Reporting

Will the e-GGRT XML reporting schema be made available as a single XSD file instead of a number of small files?

394

Q394

XML Reporting

Are there tools available that will generate an e-GGRT XML file out of the values in our database?

395

Q395

XML Reporting

Can I enter test data using the web forms, generate a report as XML and use that as a guideline for creating XML files?

396

Q396

XML Reporting

What happens if I upload multiple XML files for a facility during the reporting period? Which one counts as the "official" submission?

397

Q397

XML Reporting

Will e-GGRT provide an error message that points to the specific tag or data element if an upload fails the schema validation check?

398

Q398

XML Reporting

I understand that an XML file must cover one and only one facility. Will e-GGRT support uploading XML files for multiple facilities at one time?

399

Q399

XML Reporting

What file extensions does e-GGRT support for XML upload?

400

Q400

XML Reporting

After I use the "Bulk upload of XML" option for a facility can I switch to the "Data entry via e-GGRT web-forms" option?

401

Q401

XML Reporting

If I report via web forms this year can I change to XML next year?

402

Q402

XML Reporting

Is there a required version attribute on the XML schema?

403

Q403

XML Reporting

Is an XML file submission subject to all the same validation checks as when using the web forms?

404

Q404

XML Reporting

Will reporters be able to upload an XML file and then edit the data via web forms?

405

Q405

GHG Data & Publication

What are the benefits of this data?

406

Q406

GHG Data & Publication

What is the scope of this data?

407

Q407

GHG Data & Publication

How does EPA review the data for accuracy?

408

Q408

GHG Data & Publication

Should I be worried about a local facility's GHG emissions?

409

Q409

GHG Data & Publication

In what year was each source category required to begin reporting?

410

Q410

GHG Data & Publication

What can a facility do to reduce its GHG emissions?

411

Q411

GHG Data & Publication

How is the GHG Reporting Program data different from the U.S. GHG Inventory?

412

Q412

GHG Data & Publication

What do the quantities of GHG emissions mean in everyday terms?

413

Q413

GHG Data & Publication

What percentage of total U.S. GHG emissions is covered in the GHG Reporting Program?

414

Q414

GHG Data & Publication

How can I determine what percentage of total GHGs come from a particular sector since the GHG Reporting Program (GHGRP) does not cover 100% of U.S. emissions?

415

Q415

GHG Data & Publication

EPA's Data Publication Tool shows a reporting facility nearby, but I don't see a factory or other facility that would emit large amounts of GHGs. Is that a mistake?

417

Q417

XML Reporting

Is there documentation on how e-GGRT performs rounding in calculations?

422

Q422

GHG Data & Publication

Why does the reporting tool show dashes for some of the data?

423

Q423

GHG Data & Publication

What is the difference between direct emitters and suppliers?

424

Q424

GHG Data & Publication

Why can’t I view data from direct emitters and suppliers together?

425

Q425

GHG Data & Publication

Can I obtain the raw GHG data?

426

Q426

GHG Data & Publication

Will the GHG Reporting Program negate the need for the U.S GHG Inventory in the future?

430

Q430

GHG Data & Publication

The factory nearby isn’t listed. Why not?

431

Q431

GHG Data & Publication

Where can I get information on other emissions from these facilities (i.e., toxics, SO2, PM)?

433

Q433

GHG Data & Publication

What is EPA’s plan for incorporating the GHG Reporting Program data into the U.S. GHG Inventory?

435

Q435

Subpart W

Who is required to report under subpart W?

436

Q436

Subpart W

What GHG emissions at oil and natural gas system facilities are covered under the rule?

438

Q438

Subpart W

Do the facility definitions in this rule affect other EPA reporting requirements?

439

Q439

Subpart W

How does this final rule relate to EPA’s Natural Gas STAR program?

441

Q441

Subpart W

When registering my subpart W facility in e-GGRT, how should I enter the facility address?

447

Q447

Subpart W

What information must be reported by subpart W (oil and natural gas systems) facilities?

448

Q448

Subpart A

When must I submit my annual GHG report?

451

Q451

Subpart A

What are the flow meter calibration requirements?

454

Q454

Subpart A

If I use BAMM, do I still need to have a completed monitoring plan?

455

Q455

Subpart A

Will EPA provide a template for the monitoring plans and review plans?

460

Q460

Subpart W

Will EPA provide a tool to assist oil and natural gas system facilities in assessing their applicability under this rule?

461

Q461

Subpart W

When does reporting for subpart W begin?

462

Q462

Subpart W

Does the final rule amending 40 CFR Part 98 apply to both onshore and offshore petroleum and natural gas production?

463

Q463

Subpart W

Are sites in south Louisiana located within the State boundaries in lakes, bays, and bayous (not in Federal waters but subject to the ebb and flow of the tide) considered to be seaward of the terrestrial border and thus offshore?

464

Q464

Subpart W

Are emissions from stationary sources of fuel combustion to be quantified and reported in accordance with the methodologies specified in 40 CFR Part 98 Subpart C and not as described in BOEMRE's GOADS instructions?

465

Q465

Subpart W

Does an offshore facility reported in the GOADS 2008 that did not exceed the combined emissions threshold for subparts C and W sources of more than 25,000 metric tons CO2e have to report GHG emissions for RY2011 if emissions exceed this threshold?

466

Q466

Subpart W

Would an offshore facility that emits 20,000 metric tons CO2e from from subpart W sources based on GOADS calculation methodology and 10,000 metric tons CO2e from stationary combustion sources be required to report GHG emissions during 2011?

467

Q467

Subpart W

Can we use 2011 BOEMRE data, rather than the previously available data from 2008, for reporting RY2011 emissions from an offshore petroleum and natural gas production facility?

468

Q468

Subpart W

If an offshore oil and gas production platform or facility is farther out in the ocean than the limit of state waters, as defined by the Submerged Lands Act, does that facility have to report emissions data to EPA for Subpart C?

470

Q470

Subpart W

Is it necessary to monitor of "hours operated" for "natural gas, diesel, and dual-fired turbines" as required in Subpart W via GOADS.

471

Q471

Subpart W

How are new offshore facilities that are subject to GOADS supposed to report in 2012? Since published GOADS data are not available, should they be using the GOADS methodologies to calculate the emissions?

479

Q479

Subpart W

In 98.233(j)(1) is the average thoroughput of oil an annual or daily average?

480

Q480

Subpart W

How should the daily oil throughput for onshore production storage tanks be determined to compare with the threshold of 10 barrels a day in 98.233.j(1)?

487

Q487

Subpart W

Under onshore natural gas processing where are vent emissions reported?

502

Q502

Subpart W

For transmission tank venting sent to the flare, the reporter is referred to the emissions source for flare stack emissions, but guidance is only provided for upstream production and gas processing in this section.

503

Q503

Subpart W

In the natural gas transmission segment, do only condensate tanks at the facilities require leak checks (not other tanks at the facility or not at the facility)?

517

Q517

Subpart W

Do I have to calculate emissions from operational LNG storage tank venting at LNG storage facilities or LNG import or export terminals?

524

Q524

Subpart W

For a liquefied natural gas import facility, do boil-off venting emissions from an LNG storage tank need to be reported?

542

Q542

Subpart W

In 98.236(c)(3)(i) is the "total throughput off the acid gas removal unit" to be reported is the volume of gas exiting the AGR unit (outlet gas), not the volume of gas vented to atmosphere?

543

Q543

Subpart W

In 98.233.d.8 are we allowed to assume that volume fraction of CO2 content in natural gas out of the AGR unit is zero?

544

Q544

Subpart W

Do acid gas removal units which are used only to sweeten a liquid stream meet the definition of acid gas removal units?

545

Q545

Subpart W

If all of the emissions from an AGR unit are recovered and transferred outside of the facility, does the facility still need to calculate emissions pursuant to Section 98.233(d)(11) and then "reduce" the emission to zero?

546

Q546

Subpart W

Can facilities performing on-site acid gas injection estimate their emissions downward according to the provisions in 98.233(d)(11) for AGR unit emissions recovered and transferred outside the facility?

548

Q548

Subpart W

For AGR vents is the use of a meter to measure flow rates required?

553

Q553

Subpart W

For which units of measure are we required to calculate and report emissions using Equation W-3? May we use a flow meter to calculate annual emission CO2?

557

Q557

Subpart W

For blowdown vent stacks does the 98.233.i reference to containers less than 50 cubic feet total physical volume refer to a gas volume or a physical container volume?

558

Q558

Subpart W

ay average blowdown volumes be used for industry segments (processing, transmission, and LNG imports-exports) where reporting of this emission source is required?

576

Q576

Subpart W

In 98.233(e), is the daily thoroughput for glycol dehydrators based on annual average daily thoroughput?

578

Q578

Subpart W

Do dehydrators which are used to dry a liquid stream meet the definition of dehydrator?

579

Q579

Subpart W

The emission methods for dehydrator vents with daily throughputs less than 0.4 MMscfd in the preamble (use flow rate of wet NG and EF) contradict the requirements in the rule (use dehydrator count and EF).

580

Q580

Subpart W

For onshore petroleum and natural gas facility dehydrator vents at glycol dehydrators with throughputs less than 0.4 million standard cubic feet per day, can GRI-GLYCalc be used instead of Method 2 in §98.233(e)(2)?

581

Q581

Subpart W

Under §98.233(e)(1), emissions must be calculated from dehydrator vents with throughput greater than or equal to 0.4 million standard cubic feet per day. Is this throughput specific to vent throughput or dehydrator throughput?

586

Q586

Subpart W

For Equation W-21, Flare Emissions, Do you use "5" for Rj (number of carbon atoms) for hydrocarbons with more than 5 carbons?

588

Q588

Subpart W

Are flare emissions included in the 98.2(a)(3)(iii) combined emissions from all stationary fuel combustion sources when determining applicability for Subpart W per §98.231(a)?

593

Q593

Subpart W

Emissions from flares are specifically excluded under 98.232(e) but methods for these emissions are provided in 98.233. Can you clarify which section of the rule is the correct guiding action?

595

Q595

Subpart W

Does a simple open pipe with no flare tip count as a flare under 98.233 (n ) in Subpart W?

597

Q597

Subpart W

Under Subpart W, under both the onshore production and gas processing source categories, are we required to report emissions from all flares at the gas processing facility or on or associated with a well pad, including emergency flares?

613

Q613

Subpart W

Is there any way we can get unlocked subpart W screening spreadsheets from the applicability tool?

614

Q614

Subpart W

The applicability tool for Onshore Petroleum and Natural Gas has an operating factor for associated gas venting from produced hydrocarbons. How does this operating factor correlate with the barrels of crude oil produced?

615

Q615

Subpart W

For a 2011 report with the "Liquefied Natural Gas Storage" option selected, how does the "calculation utility" excel spreadsheet account for "Population Count and Emission Factors" when providing the user with a final CO2e number?

616

Q616

Subpart W

Where can I find the screening tool for onshore petroleum and natural gas production?

617

Q617

Subpart W

Does EPA offer guidance on how to estimate a worst case scenario for GHG emissions from transmission storage tanks for purpose of determining applicability?

618

Q618

Subpart W

In the applicability tool calculation spreadsheets, why do transmission compression and underground storage differ in the units used for vented emission from reciprocating compressor rod-packing venting?

619

Q619

Subpart W

For a facility that operates stationary combustion equipment and only became subject to 40 CFR part 98 due to subpart W related emissions, should the monitoring plan have been put in place a by January 1 or April 1, 2011?

622

Q622

Subpart W

Do the emissions from external combustion sources with rated heat capacity equal to or less than 5 mmBtu per hour need to be included in the 25,000 metric ton threshold determination?

626

Q626

Subpart AA

In 40 CFR Part 98, Subpart AA (Pulp and Paper Manufacturing) EPA requires reporting of annual production of pulp or paper products produced under 98.276(k). Is EPA asking for the virgin pulp production or the quantity of pulp sold off-site?

629

Q629

Subpart DD

To what extent does a subpart DD facility include potential subpart C sources located in the same physical structure? Would it include sources using natural gas for comfort heating in warehouses and office complexes on the electric power system?

637

Q637

Subpart A

What should I do if my facility ceased operations?

638

Q638

Subpart W

For an onshore natural gas production facility for which I reported stationary combustion emissions under subpart C for RY2010 and for which I will be reporting under subpart W for RY2011, do I need to make any changes to my RY2010 report?

639

Q639

Subpart W

For an onshore natural gas production facility that was subject to subpart C for RY2010 and will be subject to subpart W for RY2011, do I report my basin emissions under the same facility registration I used for my RY2010 report?

641

Q641

Subpart DD

Our utility owns power plants that are subject to Part 98 subpart D and 100-150 substations. Do we report SF6 and PFC emissions under subpart DD as a separate facility or together?

642

Q642

Subpart DD

Our facility owns SF6- or PFC-containing equipment, but we are not an electric power transmission or distribution entity as defined in 98.308. Are we required to report emissions under subpart DD?

643

Q643

Subpart DD

Should we report the SF6 and PFC emissions from a substation located at a power plant subject to subpart D under subpart DD? If so, would the SF6 and PFC emissions be reported under the same report as the subpart D emissions or as a separate report?

644

Q644

Subpart DD

At what point during the year does the reporting threshold apply for subpart DD?

645

Q645

Subpart DD

Does equipment that has been sent out for reconditioning (not on-site) count toward the subpart DD threshold?

646

Q646

Subpart DD

Our facility has SF6 gas cylinders. Do we include those in reporting under subpart DD?

649

Q649

Subpart DD

Hermetic seals should not leak. Do we include the quantity of SF6 contained in hermetically sealed equipment when determining applicability under subpart DD?

651

Q651

Subpart W

Would a monitoring plan that results in 10% of stations being monitored in each of years 1 and 2, 40% in year 3, 20% in year 4 and 20% in year five, be consistent with the rule language of “approximately equal across all years in the cycle.”

652

Q652

Subpart W

Are the results of Equations W-11A and W-11B in standard conditions or actual conditions?

653

Q653

Subpart AA

In e-GGRT, the "Subpart AA Summary Information For This Facility" requires reporting of "Annual Production of Pulp Products (metric tons)." Should this value be in terms of air dried metric tons of bleached or unbleached pulp?

655

Q655

Subpart W

Are geologic provinces 160 and 160A one basin or separate basins for the purposes of defining a facility for onshore petroleum and natural gas production?

656

Q656

Subpart Y

My fluidized catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) is monitored by a CEMs. How should those emissions be reported?

665

Q665

Facility Registration

How does EPA define “identification of the facility or supplier” in 98.4(i )(1) with regard to a facility’s certificate of representation?

666

Q666

Subpart UU

How does EPA define “identification of the facility or supplier” in 98.4( i )(1) with regard to a facility’s certificate of representation?

667

Q667

Subpart W

How do I determine applicability for Subpart W facilities with stationary combustion sources?

669

Q669

Subpart UU

How should the “physical street address” be reported for Subpart UU facilities that don’t have a physical street address?

671

Q671

Subpart TT

If an industrial landfill did not receive waste in the reporting year but is expected to receive waste in future years, should the landfill be classified as "open" or "closed" for GHG reporting purposes?

672

Q672

Subpart TT

How many samples or test results are required if a facility is using a 60-day anaerobic biodegradation test to determine if their industrial waste landfill is exempt from reporting GHG emissions under §98.460(c)(2)(xiii)?

673

Q673

Subpart TT

Must I report waste streams that are defined as inert and, if I do, what DOC value must I use for this waste stream?

674

Q674

Subpart TT

My facility generates construction and demolition (C&D) waste, among other waste streams. Do I need to report my C&D waste?

675

Q675

Subpart TT

Can you report multiple industrial waste landfills at one facility in e-GGRT?

676

Q676

Subpart TT

For evaluating eligibility for the inert waste reporting exemption, can a 60-day anaerobic biodegradation test be used to determine the DOC of a waste stream similar to one managed historically but not received during the first reporting year?

677

Q677

Subpart TT

For a facility required to report, what test may be used to determine volatile solids concentration of a waste stream that is similar to an historically managed waste stream that was not received during the first reporting year?

683

Q683

GHG Data & Publication

What do I do if I see an error in the data shown for a facility?

686

Q686

Subpart FF

What is the definition of facility as it relates to mines and coal mine methane energy plants?

687

Q687

Subpart FF

If all of our coal mine methane gets piped offsite to another facility, what do we need to report?

688

Q688

Subpart FF

Does the 25,000 ton CO2e per year limit (threshold) apply to the compressors individually, or in aggregate (all such compressors or equipment at the mine)?

689

Q689

Subpart FF

Is a “methane buster", aka “methane exhauster", (compressor that runs on some of the methane from the borehole) without a flare required to be reported under Subpart FF?

690

Q690

Subpart FF

Where do I report CO2 emissions from compressors used at the mine that run on methane?

691

Q691

Subpart FF

What is the definition of portable equipment?

692

Q692

Subpart FF

What is the GWP for methane that is used for this rule?

693

Q693

Subpart FF

In equation FF-1, is the value supposed to be standard cubic feet per minute, or actual cubic feet per minute?

694

Q694

Subpart FF

Are there any provisions for extended inaccessibility of remote sites (e.g., degasification or gob vent boreholes) due to inclement weather (e.g., deep snow) that may restrict site access for weeks or even months?

695

Q695

Subpart P

What is a hydrogen production process unit?

696

Q696

Subpart P

Should combustion emissions from a steam methane reforming (SMR) furnace be reported under subpart C or subpart P? Is the answer different if refinery fuel gas is used to fire the SMR furnace?

697

Q697

Subpart P

How should fuels and feedstocks be reported for hydrogen production process units?

698

Q698

Subpart P

How do I determine the quantity of hydrogen produced?

699

Q699

Subpart P

How do I determine the quantity of CO2 emissions produced for hydrogen production process units that use multiple fuels and feedstocks?

700

Q700

Subpart Y

Should material vented to a flare on a daily or otherwise frequent basis due to the cyclic operation of certain units be considered a startup, shutdown, or malfunction (SSM) event in Equation Y-3?

701

Q701

Subpart Y

In Equation Y-3, startup, shutdown, or malfunction (SSM) events exceeding 500,000 standard cubic feet per day (scf per day) must be reported. What time period and flare gas volume should be used to assess if this threshold was exceeded?

702

Q702

Subpart Y

For a startup, shutdown, or malfunction (SSM) event lasting several days, should the flare flow term in Equation Y-3 include the cumulative flow for the entire event or only for the day(s) during which the 500,000 scf per day threshold was exceeded?

703

Q703

Subpart A

What must I do if EPA notifies me of a potential substantive error in an annual GHG report?

708

Q708

Subpart MM, Subpart LL

If I am a refinery or coal-to-liquid facility required to report under subpart MM or LL and also report direct emissions under another Part 98 subpart, do I need one e-GGRT registered entity or two? Which subparts do I include in each report?

709

Q709

Subpart MM, Subpart LL

If my corporation owns refineries or coal-to-liquids facilities subject to subpart MM or subpart LL and also imports and/or exports sufficient petroleum products or coal-based liquid products to be required to report imports and/or exports under subpart MM or subpart LL, can I submit one e-GGRT report or do I need to submit multiple reports?

718

Q718

Subpart W

Will EPA approve the use of BAMM relating to the measurement of isolation valves at compressors in the shut down depressurized mode that are to be measured at least once every three calendar years?

719

Q719

Subpart FF

How do we determine if our underground coal mine is required to report its emissions to EPA?

720

Q720

GHG Data and Publication

How does EPA group the source categories that report GHG data into sectors for purposes of publication?

721

Q721

GHG Data and Publication

For certain sectors, why is the GHG data not necessarily comparable between 2010 and subsequent reporting years?

724

Q724

GHG Data and Publication

Why are emissions from petroleum and natural gas systems – onshore production represented by geographic areas instead of individual point sources?

725

Q725

GHG Data and Publication

How is an R&D project defined for geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide (Subpart RR)?

726

Q726

GHG Data and Publication

What are the reporting requirements for geologic sequestration research and development (R&D) projects under the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program?

727

Q727

GHG Data and Publication

Where do I download GHGRP data?

728

Q728

GHG Data and Publication

Does EPA archive past versions of the GHGRP data set?

730

Q730

Subpart W

What emissions are reported for petroleum and natural gas systems facilities?

731

Q731

Subpart W

What segments of the petroleum and natural gas systems sector are covered by the GHGRP?

732

Q732

Subpart W

Does the GHGRP include all U.S. emissions from petroleum and natural gas systems?

733

Q733

Subpart W

What percentage of emissions from petroleum and natural gas systems are reported under the GHGRP?

734

Q734

Subpart W

How does EPA define a “facility” for petroleum and natural gas systems?

735

Q735

Subpart W

Why did EPA require that facilities conducting onshore petroleum and natural gas production report by basin?

736

Q736

Subpart W

Did all petroleum and natural gas system facilities subject to the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program report to EPA?

737

Q737

Subpart W

What is the quality of the petroleum and natural gas systems data?

738

Q738

Subpart W

How did the use of Best Available Monitoring Methods (BAMM) affect emissions?

739

Q739

Subpart W

How does the petroleum and natural gas systems data reported under the GHGRP compare to the data reported to the California Air Resources Board (CARB)?

741

Q741

GHG Data and Publication

Why did some facilities that have emissions below 25,000 metric tons CO2e submit a GHG report?

742

Q742

GHG Data and Publication

How can I generate a list of facilities affiliated with a given parent company? What should I know before I use the parent company data?

743

Q743

Subpart HH

My site has a gas collection system that did not operate at all during the reporting year, but did operate in prior reporting years. Which equations should I use to calculate my methane generation and GHG emissions for the current reporting year?

744

Q744

Subpart HH

Can a site receiving inert or construction and demolition (C&D) wastes in addition to bulk MSW use the “material specific modeling approach” for the inert or C&D wastes and then use the bulk waste DOC value of 0.20 for the MSW?

745

Q745

Subpart HH

A portion of my landfill is covered with a geomembrane, but e-GGRT does not include that as a choice when asking about the type of cover material used. What should I select? Are there definitions for the types of cover materials?

746

Q746

Subpart HH

What is the best way to determine the surface area of my landfill if there is significant surface topography?

747

Q747

Subpart TT

What is the best way to determine the surface area of my landfill if there is significant surface topography?

748

Q748

Subpart HH

What is meant by landfill capacity?

749

Q749

Subpart W

What are the notification requirements when an Onshore Petroleum and Natural Gas Production facility, reporting under Subpart W, sells wells and associated equipment in a basin?

750

Q750

Subpart W

Will EPA approve the use of Subpart W Best Available Monitoring Methods (BAMM) relating to the measurement of compressor vents routed to flare?

751

Q751

Subpart W

Will EPA approve the use of Subpart W Best Available Monitoring Methods (BAMM) relating to the measurement of individual compressor vents routed a common manifold?

752

Q752

GHG Data & Publication

I recently re-submitted a GHG report. When will EPA update the publication materials to show my revised data?

753

Q753

Subpart C

How do I use Equation C-2b to calculate the annual average high heating value (HHV) of my fuel if the rule requires sampling less frequently than monthly?

754

Q754

Subpart W

When are Best Available Monitoring Method (BAMM) requests due for Subpart W reporters?

755

Q755

Subpart HH

How are data reported in the previous reporting year carried over into the current year reports?

756

Q756

Subpart FF

Do I need to calculate the moisture content of the methane emitted from my coal mine?

757

Q757

General

I registered my facility in eGGRT, but my facility has never been subject to Part 98. What should I do? I’d like to stop getting email communications from EPA about the GHG Reporting Program.

758

Q758

Subpart A

My facility does not have a physical street address. How do I report my latitude and longitude to EPA?

759

Q759

Subpart A

My facility does not have a physical street address thus, a latitude and longitude is reported as the address on the COR. If the facility's operations have moved do I need to update the facility’s latitude and longitude on the COR?

760

Q760

Subpart D

Is an electric generating unit (EGU) that has a new unit exemption from the Acid Rain Program (40 CFR 72.7) subject to Subpart D? If not, is it subject to subpart C?

761

Q761

Subpart D

How do I report emissions from a new electric generating unit (EGU) that started operations during the reporting year, but did not have the CEMS certified by December 31?

762

Q762

Subpart N

Are subpart N reporters able to use a default assumption of 1.0 in Equation N-1 for determining calcination fraction of carbonate-based raw materials charged to glass melting furnaces? How does this impact monitoring?

763

Q763

Subpart DD

Should the beginning of year nameplate capacity in the current reporting year equal the prior year’s calculated end of year nameplate capacity?

764

Q764

GHG Data & Publication

Why is the GHG quantity reported by Suppliers of Petroleum Products (Subpart MM) not provided for 2010 or 2011?

765Q765Subpart WHow do I determine “actual” temperature and pressure in emission calculations?
766Q766Subpart WWhat are the requirements for determining the GHG mole fraction for emission calculations when a continuous gas composition analyzer is not available?
767Q767Subpart WWhat are the requirements for determining the volume of gas sent to a flare?
768Q768Subpart WWhat types of instruments are permissible for use in detecting equipment leaks and through valve leakage in Subpart W?
769Q769Subpart WIf a facility does not have a gas-to-oil ratio (GOR) value for a well, what options are available to facilities in order to determine the GOR for associated gas venting and flaring?
770Q770Subpart FF Do I have to keep reporting for an underground coal mine that liberates more than 36.5 million cubic feet of methane per year making it subject to subpart FF but whose total annual emissions from all sources are less than 25,000 metric tons CO2e?
771Q771

GHG Data & Publication

What is the difference between the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission data reported by electric generating units (EGUs) to EPA’s Clean Air Markets Division (CAMD) under Part 75 and to EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program under Subpart D of Part 98?
772Q772

GHG Data & Publication

What are the differences in the universe of electricity generating units (EGUs) that report Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions to EPA’s Clean Air Markets Division (CAMD) under Part 75 and to EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program under Part 98?
774Q774Subpart MMI'm trying to submit data for subpart MM for RY2013, where are tabs 1 (Measurement Method) and 6 (Crude Oil)?
775Q775Subpart MMThe Crude Oil tab is gone on the RY2013 reporting form, where do I report the quantity of Crude Oil entering my refinery?
776Q776Subpart MMThe Global Warming Potentials (GWPs) for greenhouse gases in the rule have changed. Does this impact my reporting for Subpart MM?
777Q777Subpart MM

I have a unit that operates continuously and am not able to complete a calibration of the flow meter without disrupting normal operations. Can I postpone the calibration until the next scheduled maintenance?

778Q778Subpart HHWhy did the global warming potential (GWP) for methane change this year? Will more MSW landfill facilities be required to report now?
779Q779Subpart HHHow do I calculate the collection efficiency for a site where extraction wells were installed in only one third of the landfill but had additional wells installed to cover the entire landfill during the second half of the year?
780Q780Subpart HHDifferent daily cover materials can be used throughout the year on the working face of a landfill.  The surface area can change as additional lifts of waste are added. At what point in the year should the surface area measurements be taken?
781Q781Subpart HHIs there an operational hour threshold when calculating fDest for startup operations of a destruction device?
782Q782Subpart HHWhat does the majority of the landfill refer to when determining which oxidation fraction to use in Table HH-4?
783Q783Subpart HHMy facility has more than one landfill gas collection system and the operating hours for the systems are not the same.  How should we report the annual operating hours for multiple landfill gas collection systems?
784Q784Subpart HHFor a facility with two landfills with separate gas collection systems and destruction devices, can I calculate a collection efficiency (CE) for each landfill gas collection and control system, or does the CE have to represent the entire facility?
785Q785Subpart HHWhen can I use a collection efficiency (CE) of 75% from Table HH-3?
786Q786Subpart HHHow should I report substitute data for the annual volume of landfill gas collected and/or the annual average methane concentration of the landfill gas collected?
787Q787Subpart IIWhat equations do I use to calculate emissions for processes without recovery?
788Q788Subpart IIWhat equations do I use to calculate emissions for processes with recovery?
789Q789Subpart IIHow do I get back to the “Add/Edit an Anaerobic Process” screen in the webform?
790Q790Subpart III can’t submit my report, how do I determine what errors are preventing my submission?
791Q791Subpart IIWhat is the difference between an Anaerobic Sludge Digester and an Anaerobic Reactor?
792Q792Subpart IIShould I submit my calculations and calculation spreadsheets to EPA?
793Q793Subpart IIWhat if my process only has recovery for part of the year?
794Q794Subpart IIIf I have multiple anaerobic lagoons, do I need to report for each one?
798Q798GHG Data & PublicationWhen is a facility eligible to stop reporting?
799Q799GHG Data & PublicationWhat are the global warming potentials (GWPs) used in publication of GHGRP data?
800Q800GHG Data & PublicationWhat factors could have influenced greenhouse gas trends?
801Q801GHG Data & PublicationWhich facilities are located on tribal land?
802Q802GHG Data & PublicationWhich facilities are given an orange facility symbol in FLIGHT?
804Q804GHG Data & PublicationWhat factors could have influenced greenhouse gas trends in the chemical pulp and paper production industry?
805Q805GHG Data & PublicationWhat factors could have influenced trends in GHGs associated with natural gas and natural gas liquids supply?
806Q806GHG Data & PublicationWhy do trend lines in FLIGHT not include data reported in 2010?
807Q807Subpart AMy facility is not required to report for RY 2014.  Am I still required to report inputs to emissions equations that were deferred from reporting until 2015 for previous reporting years?
808Q808Subpart AMy facility has had ownership changes occur in the past few years. Who is responsible for reporting inputs to emissions equations that were deferred from reporting until 2015 for previous years?
809Q809Subpart W What are the current BAMM provisions for reporting year 2015?
810 Q810 GHG Data & Publication How do I turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer version 9 or later? 
811 Q811 Subpart A A GHGRP facility is being sold by my company to another company. My company does not want to be responsible for monitoring GHG data or submitting annual reports after the sale. What should we do? 
812 Q812Subpart FF My facility is using MSHA data to report ventilation air methane emissions.  I am having difficulty interpreting the MSHA report.  Is any guidance available on how to correctly interpret MSHA data to report VAM to the GHGRP?
813Q813Subpart W

What are the optional delayed reporting requirements for wildcat wells and delineation wells?

814Q814GHG Data & Publication

How do I reference the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program in a manuscript?

815Q815Subpart W

Do I need to update my Subpart W deferred data submission(s) if I resubmit an annual report for RY2011, 2012 or 2013?

816Q816Subpart W

Per FAQ 815, I need to update my Subpart W deferred data submission(s) after I have resubmitted an annual report for RY2011, 2012 or 2013. How do I do it?

817Q817Subpart C

Do enclosed flare systems have to report emissions under 40 CFR part 98 subpart C?

818Q818GHG Data & Publication

How did reporting of emissions for Fluorinated Gas Producers change in 2015?

819Q819GHG Data & Publication

How are aggregate CO2 totals associated with supplied products determined for petroleum product producers and natural gas liquids fractionators?

820Q820Subpart W

What data were reported by petroleum and natural gas systems facilities for the first time as part of the Reporting Year 2014 submittal?

821Q821GHG Data & Publication

How did EPA determine a facility’s emissions by fuel type?

822Q822Subpart W

How should a gathering and boosting facility that previously reporting under Subpart C report in RY2016?

823Q823Subpart AWho is eligible to discontinue complying with the GHGRP using the “offramp”?
824Q824Subpart AWhat must I do if I discover a substantive error in an annual GHG report?
825Q825Subpart W How do I determine the gas to oil ratio (GOR) for my gathering pipelines?
826Q826Subpart W

 My gathering pipeline has a GOR less than 300 scf/STB, so it is not part of the Onshore Petroleum and Natural Gas Gathering and Boosting segment. Does the exemption only apply to the pipeline itself, or is all equipment along the pipeline excluded as well?

827Q827Subpart W

How do I determine the gas to oil ratio (GOR) for my oil well operations to decide whether I need to report emissions from completions and workovers of oil wells with hydraulic fracturing?

828Q828Subpart W

Can facilities covered by the Subpart W Onshore Petroleum and Natural Gas Gathering and Boosting industry segment use Subpart C emission factors for calculating combustion emissions?

829Q829Subpart W

What are the Subpart W BAMM provisions for reporting year 2016?

830Q830Subpart AWill the change to the missing data provisions in Subpart A of the December 9, 2016 rule greatly increase reporting burden?

 

 

 

 

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