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EPA To Improve Reporting of Air Emissions Data

Release Date: 12/23/2005
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Contact: John Millett, 202-564-4355 /

(12/23/05) In an effort to improve EPA's ability to compile a national inventory of air pollutant emissions, EPA is proposing a rule that would provide states with additional flexibility in the way they collect and report emissions data. Providing states with additional flexibility in how they submit air emission data would increase the efficiency with which state and local programs are able to operate. The proposed rule would accelerate the reporting of air emissions data by state and local agencies which would allow EPA to make the data available to the public and policymakers sooner. Additionally, the proposed rule would unify reporting dates for various categories of inventories and consolidate the emission inventory reporting requirements found in various parts of the Code of Federal Regulations.

The proposed rule is available online at: