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PUBLIC WORKSHOPS ON IMPROVEMENTS TO GREENHOUSE GAS REPORTING SCHEDULED
Release Date: 10/02/2002
Note to Correspondents
FOR RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2002
PUBLIC WORKSHOPS ON IMPROVEMENTS TO
GREENHOUSE GAS REPORTING SCHEDULED
Joint Effort by U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Agriculture and EPA
David Deegan email@example.com
The Departments of Energy and Agriculture, along with the Environmental Protection Agency are announcing the first series of workshops and meetings designed to enable interested persons to help improve the guidelines now governing the Department of Energy's Voluntary Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program [established by section 1605(b) of the Energy Policy Act of 1992] and related programs. These workshops are intended to assist the participating agencies in enhancing the reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and emission reductions, as directed by the President on Feb. 14, 2002.
Specific dates and venues for the workshops being organized by the Department of Energy have now been set:
Hilton Crystal City at National Airport
2399 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, Va. 22202
Renaissance O'Hare Suites Hotel
8500 West Bryn Mahr Avenue
Chicago, Ill. 60631
Best Western Grosvenor Hotel
380 South Airport Boulevard
San Francisco, Calif. 94080
Houston Airport Marriott
18700 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77032
Each of these four workshops will address the full range of issues related to the Department of Energy's Voluntary Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting (1605b) Program. More information about the four workshops listed above, including instructions for persons who wish to attend, can be found at the following website:
http://www.pi.energy.gov/enhancingGHGregistry/index.html . Over the coming weeks, draft agendas and background papers will be posted on this website. Information on the workshops also will be distributed by e-mail to registered participants and other interested persons, and published in the Federal Register.
In January 2003, the Department of Agriculture will host two meetings to solicit input on the accounting rules and guidelines for forest and agriculture greenhouse gas offsets that will be used in DOE's 1605(b) greenhouse gas reporting system. These meetings will address technical methodological issues associated with preparing estimates of greenhouse gas offsets from agriculture and forestry activities and reporting them under DOE's 1605(b) program. Agriculture Accounting Rules and Guidelines will be covered on Jan. 14-15, 2003 at a meeting in the Washington metropolitan area. Forest Accounting Rules and Guidelines will be covered on Jan. 23, 2003 at a meeting in the Washington metropolitan area. Additional information about the USDA meetings, including venues, draft agendas, and instructions for persons who may wish to attend will become available over the coming weeks. This information will be distributed by e-mail, published in the Federal Register, and posted at the following website: http://www.usda.gov/agency/oce/gcpo/index.htm .
EPA is planning to include greenhouse gas reporting issues as one of the sessions at the State and Local Climate Change Partners Conference. The conference will be held in Annapolis, Md. on Nov. 20-22. Registration information and other details are available at: https://www.epa.gov/globalwarming/annapolis .