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GHG Regulation & Data Management: 2 U.S. Reporting Rules

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At least two regulatory mechanisms are in place as of January 2010 in the U.S.

EPA Final Mandatory Greenhouse Gases Reporting Rule 

* Applies to all facilities emitting more than 25K tons CO2e (similar to Australia).


 

And EPA has an “electronic system” for reporting:


One implication of the EPA rule, according to Pace, is that

Spreadsheet-based reporting will no longer be adequate: Many organizations currently track carbon and sustainability data within Excel-based spreadsheets managed by internal resources. EPA will not accept these files for annual GHG inventory reports. Rather, reporters will need to transmit GHG inventory reports, supporting data, and unit and facility information electronically via an XML format. Alternatively, reporters can manually enter completed inventory records into the EPA system, but this approach will result in duplicative efforts and is prone to error. 

SEC Climate Risk Disclosure for Public Companies

The Securities and Exchange Commission today voted to provide public companies with interpretive guidance on existing SEC disclosure requirements as they apply to business or legal developments relating to the issue of climate change.

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Author: nigelpm

Associate Professor of Information Systems, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan - Helping organizations to navigate digital transformation.

One thought on “GHG Regulation & Data Management: 2 U.S. Reporting Rules

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