EPA Offers Testing of its Electronic Greenhouse Gas Reporting Tool
Posted: 05/02/2011

EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP) has announced that registration is now open to stakeholders interested in an early look at the data reporting features of e-GGRT, EPA’s electronic Greenhouse Gas Reporting Tool.

Overview of the “sandbox” testing period
In June stakeholders will have the opportunity to test e-GGRT in a “sandbox” test environment. In this environment, testers will be able to enter test data in the reporting screens for the various subparts covered by the rule. Those who wish to test e-GGRT’s XML bulk upload capability may also test this feature in the sandbox.

To register for sandbox testing, please visit http://sandbox.ccdsupport.com. Please note that registered e-GGRT users must also register for the sandbox in order to participate in this testing period.

Sandbox testing terms and conditions
E-GGRT sandbox stakeholder testing is for authorized use only. Data in the sandbox system is NOT confidential and will not be protected as confidential. EPA recommends that you enter test data only. Data entered into the sandbox system will not be maintained by EPA and will not be accessible to the user once the testing period closes. All submitted information may be monitored, recorded, read, copied and disclosed by and to authorized personnel.

Webinar training
In advance of the sandbox testing period, EPA will hold a series of webinars to familiarize e-GGRT users with GHG reporting. The webinar schedule is below. You may register for these webinars at http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/training.html. EPA recommends that you register as soon as possible as space is limited.

May 5   2:00 PM EDT   subparts C and D
May 9   12:00 PM EDT   subparts C and D
May 9   2:00 PM EDT   subpart S
May 10   12:00 PM EDT   subparts X, Y, P
May 10   2:00 PM EDT   subpart AA
May 11   12:00 PM EDT   subpart NN
May 11   2:00 PM EDT   subpart HH
May 11   4:00 PM EDT   subpart Q
May 12   1:00 PM EDT   subpart H
May 12   3:00 PM EDT   subpart N
May 16   11:00 PM EDT   subpart OO
May 26   2:00 PM EDT   subparts C and D
May 31   11:00 PM EDT   subparts C and D

Under the federal Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program, suppliers of fossil fuels or industrial greenhouse gases, manufacturers of vehicles and engines, and facilities that emit 25,000 metric tons or more per year of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are required to submit annual reports to EPA. More information on the program can be found at http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/ghgrulemaking.html. Questions can also be directed to EPA at GHGMRR@epa.gov. The DNR contact is Marnie Stein, Marnie.Stein@dnr.iowa.gov, (515) 281-8468.