Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program
Certain large facilities and transportation fuel suppliers must report their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to the Department of Ecology. Owners or operators of the following are required to report:
Mobile source fleets are not required to report their GHG emissions.
Rule MakingThrough Winter 2015, Ecology proposes to amend this rule.
Starting with the 2013 emissions year:
Facilities report GHG emissions based on EPA's GHG reporting program. Washington's Applicable emissions and calculation methodologies are identical to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) with a few exceptions. The main difference is that Washington has a lower reporting threshold of 10,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per calendar year. Washington's threshold also includes carbon dioxide emissions from biogenic sources, while EPA's does not.
More information: Ecology's "Greenhouse Gas Reporting: Facilities" pageFacilities reporting
More information: Facility Reporting Training Presentation
Transportation fuel suppliers report GHG emissions based on the information they already submit to the Washington Department of Licensing (DOL). The only organizations that must report are those with active fuel tax licenses that supply enough applicable fuels to meet or exceed 10,000 metric tons of CO2 per year.
More information: Ecology's "Greenhouse Gas Reporting: Transportation Fuel Suppliers" pageEmissions calculations
Calculate your emissions using the Transportation Fuel Supplier Emissions Calculation Tool (this is a Microsoft Excel file).Reporting
Submit a report signature form and mail it to Ecology by November 30, 2013. Instructions are on the form.
More information: Transportation Fuel Supplier Training Presentation
There is an annual reporting fee. The fee is based on Ecology's costs to administer the program and the number of facilities and suppliers reporting that year.
Do you have questions or need more detail? Contact Neil Caudill at 360-407-6811.
Contact: Neil Caudill
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