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Electronic Reporting for the MRR Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule. EPRI CEM User Group Conference Cleveland, OH May 12 th , 2010 Peter Kokopeli, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Electronic Reporting for the MRR*. My background Overview of rule

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electronic reporting for the mrr mandatory reporting of greenhouse gases rule

Electronic Reporting for the MRRMandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule

EPRI CEM User Group Conference

Cleveland, OH

May 12th, 2010

Peter Kokopeli, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

electronic reporting for the mrr
Electronic Reporting for the MRR*

My background

Overview of rule

Recent proposed additions for 2010 reporting year

Notes for part 75 reporters

Introduction to e-GRET

E-GRET user and facility registration

XML schema

* Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule

purpose of mrr
Purpose of MRR

Require reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from all sectors of the economy in the United States

Provide accurate and timely data to inform future climate change policies and programs

Better understand relative emissions of specific industries, and of individual facilities within those industries

Better understand factors that influence GHG emission rates and actions facilities could take to reduce emissions

Does not require control of GHG

mrr overview reporting year 2010
MRR Overview (reporting year 2010)
  • GHGs to report for stationary combustion: carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O)
  • 25,000 metric tons CO2e per year reporting threshold for stationary combustion; many source categories are ‘all in’ including ‘D’ (Electricity Generation)
  • Electronic reporting from facility/supplier directly to EPA
  • Deadlines for 2010 collection:
    • Certificate of Representation: January 30th, 2011
    • Annual GHG Emissions Report: March 31st, 2011
recent additions to mrr
Recent Additions to MRR

Proposed for 2010 collection

  • Parent Company:
    • U.S. parent company and type of ownership
  • NAICS:
    • Primary and other applicable NAICS code(s)
  • Cogeneration:
    • Yes/No: whether reported emissions include emissions from a cogeneration unit
notes for part 75 reporters
Notes For Part 75 Reporters
  • A facility may be applicable under multiple subparts, for example, ‘C’ (Stationary Combustion) and ‘D’ (Electricity Generation) or others.
  • Facilities that emit 25,000 metric tons CO2e or more from stationary combustion in 2010 must report under ‘C’.
  • If your Acid Rain facility emits less than 25,000 metric tons GHG emissions in 2010 it may still be applicable under Subpart ‘D’. In 2009, there were over 200 ARP facilities in this category.
  • ARP facilities are required to report all GHG emissions covered by the MRR. That may include non-ARP units at your facility, e.g., auxiliary power.
part 75 facilities in the mrr
Part 75 Facilities in the MRR
  • Part 75 reporters must use e-GRET to register facilities under the MRR and electronically submit certificates of representation and annual emission reports.
  • §98.4 (a) “the same individual shall be the designated representative” for part 75 and part 98 (MRR) facilities.
  • ECMPS will not meet MRR reporting requirements.
  • GHG emissions in the MRR are reported in metric tons.
reporting system design goals
Reporting System Design Goals
  • Support web form and bulk file submissions
  • ‘Self-guided’ step by step web screens
  • CROMERR compliant
  • Back-end integration with EPA systems (CDX, FRS, SRS, CBS . . . )
  • High quality user support through multiple channels (web, email, tutorials, phone)
e lectronic g reenhouse gas re porting t ool


Electronic Greenhouse gas REporting Tool
  • E-GRET is a new web application supporting the MRR
  • Planning to open for user and facility registration this summer
e lectronic g reenhouse gas re porting t ool1


Electronic Greenhouse gas REporting Tool

Tab Navigation

“Metro” Map





user and facility registration
User and Facility Registration

For CAMD Business System users:

  • Designated Representatives (DRs) must
    • Establish an account in e-GRET
    • Submit a paper Electronic Signature Agreement (if not already on file at EPA)
    • (upon EPA approval) Login to e-GRET
    • Certify, sign and submit the Certificate of Representation
    • Add an Alternate DR (if any)
  • E-GRET will give (authenticated) CAMD Business System users the option to import facilities, units and other data into e-GRET
  • E-GRET provides a ‘Registrar’ role that can set up facility registration and send an invitation to a DR
  • Make changes in DRs, owner(s), facility name and address in CAMD Business System first. Then certify, sign and submit those updates in e-GRET.
e gret help
  • Building the e-GRET support system on the CAMD model:
    • Developing knowledge base to integrate rule and e-GRET help
    • Tutorials
    • Live telephone help
    • FAQs aimed at e-GRET users
    • Reporting instructions
  • Primary point of contact will continue to be GHGMRR@epa.gov
xml schema for e gret
XML Schema for e-GRET
  • E-GRET XML schema is under development
    • Contains 1,200 data elements – sub part by sub part
    • Targets both EPA and state GHG reporting requirements
    • Supports web form and bulk file reporting
    • ‘Expert friendly’: includes rule citations, units of measure (and generally avoids abbreviations and code lookups)
e gret xml schema design

Schema segment for each sub part

XML tag for each required data element

Rule citation for Data Reporting Elements

E-GRET XML Schema Design

Sample XML/XSD for sub part ‘C’ Stationary Combustion

e gret support for states
E-GRET Support For States
  • EPA and States have formed a project team to work jointly on GHG reporting and data exchange
    • 2010 schema will include data elements unique to state GHG reporting requirements
    • E-GRET may support state reporting programs where requirements align

Rule Help Center:http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/help.html


Any communication on the mandatory GHG reporting rule is intended to provide general and administrative information about the Rule. This communication does not provide legal advice, and responses to questions received do not have legally binding effect or expressly or implicitly create, expand, or limit any legal rights, obligations, responsibilities, expectations, or benefits in regard to any person. Facility owners or operators and suppliers are responsible for determining how they would be affected by the requirements of the rule.