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Friday, June11, 2010
"EPA Mandatory GHG Reporting......What's
In 2009 the US Environmental Protection Agency promulgated a new
rulemaking requiring reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by
most industrial facilities. This new mandatory reporting rule (MRR)
went into effect January 1, 2010, and requires reporting of 2010
emissions by March of 2011. Any site emitting over 25,000 MT/yr of
CO2e now must report. The MRR required a significant and new effort
by many sites to track and report GHG emissions. Some sites were
even required to install new measurement equipment. The burden so
far has been heaviest on refineries.
In this presentation, a brief review of the MRR and its current
impacts on industry will be discussed. New portions of the MRR that
are being issued in 2010 will also be reviewed. Future plans that
the EPA and Congress has for the results of the MRR will also be
outlined. Finally, the multi-pronged efforts that EPA is taking to
regulate GHG's and collect revenue will be briefly reviewed, along
with its likely impacts on industry.
Harrison is a chemical engineer from the University of Texas,
and began his career 25 years ago with Exxon in the Baytown Chemical
Plant and Refinery complex. At Exxon, he worked in operations
supporting various units in the plant, and later was a manager in
Exxon's Major Projects Group, which constructed new units in the
Matt joined Radian (which later became URS) where he continued to
serve the Oil & Gas industry. Matt founded the company's greenhouse
gas practice, and he is prime author of some of the landmark studies
in the area, still cited by API and EPA in their latest works on
greenhouse gases. Matt is a key consultant involved in technical
support to the National Petroleum Refiners Association (NPRA) and
has spoken at several recent NPRA conferences, and has also
personally led NPRA seminars.
Matt currently is a Senior Project Manager at URS and
technical lead for greenhouse gas and carbon projects for the
upstream and downstream portions of the Oil & Gas industry.
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Campus Garage is the closest parking facility. It is located to
the left of the Ley Student Center across the street.
Rice University is a popular meeting location. In the remote
possibly the underground parking is full, the second closest parking
is the West Lot. Continue down the Laboratory Loop Road to
the stop sign. Cross the street and the gate will be on the left. Be
sure to bring an umbrella if the weather seems inclement.
The campus also offers a bus shuttle that runs about every 15
minutes as it loops the campus. Look for the bus stop signs to use
or enjoy a short brisk walk!
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