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Document Title:Proposed Harmonization of WCI Reporting Requirements with EPA's Mandatory Reporting Rule
Comment Period:Friday, 28 May 2010 through Monday, 28 June 2010
Document Description:

On July 16, 2009, the WCI published the Final Essential Requirements for Mandatory Reporting (the "ERs") to be implemented by the WCI Partner jurisdictions. On September 22, 2009, the U.S. EPA adopted its final Mandatory Reporting Rule (the "EPA rule") for greenhouse gas emissions. Many U.S. facilities in the WCI region will be subject to both reporting programs.

The WCI Partners were concerned that the existence of two different reporting systems in a WCI state could result in the imposition of duplicative or conflicting reporting obligations on facilities subject to both programs. The Partners therefore directed the WCI Reporting Committee to develop amended ERs that are harmonized with the EPA rule.

This document and its appendices contain the WCI's proposal for harmonizing the ERs and the EPA rule in U.S. jurisdictions. It takes the form of a markup of the EPA rule showing the changes to the EPA program that are needed to support a cap-and-trade program. The WCI anticipates that WCI jurisdictions in the U.S. will implement the harmonized ERs by adopting a rule that incorporates the EPA rule by reference with the changes shown in the markup.

The WCI is also working on the development of amended ERs that are methodologically consistent with the harmonized ERs but appropriate for use in the Canadian Partner jurisdictions.

For questions regarding comment submittal:Steve Burr
Posted By:Reporting Committee

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Comment AuthorOrganizationDate Posted
Kim Runyan n/aMonday, 14 June 2010
Margaret George concerned business ownerFriday, 18 June 2010
Shalomi George-Zieser N/AMonday, 21 June 2010
John Kloepper Large PV system ownerTuesday, 22 June 2010
Beverley A Smith Friday, 25 June 2010
Katie Chan Canadian Steel Producers AssociationFriday, 25 June 2010
John Busterud Pacific Gas and Electric CompanyFriday, 25 June 2010
Susan Frank Western Climate Advocates Network (WeCAN)Monday, 28 June 2010
Lindsay Ford Utah Business Climate Change CoalitionMonday, 28 June 2010
Brianne Metzger-Doran Spectra EnergyMonday, 28 June 2010
Doug Price Holly CorporationMonday, 28 June 2010
Lily Mitchell Southern California Public Power AuthorityTuesday, 29 June 2010