GHG Final Rule Published

On May 31, 2018, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) published a final rule in the Federal Register repealing the performance management measure in 23 CFR 490.507(b) that assessed the percent change in tailpipe carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, from the reference year 2017, on the National Highway System (NHS) (also referred to as the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) measure). The GHG measure was one of several performance measures that FHWA required State departments of transportation (State DOTs) and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) to use to assess performance in a variety of areas.

By repealing the GHG measure, FHWA will no longer require State DOTs and MPOs to undertake administrative activities to establish targets, calculate their progress toward their selected targets, report to FHWA, and determine a plan of action to make progress toward their selected targets if they failed to make significant progress during a performance period. (See 23 CFR 490.105, 107, 109.)

Upcoming Webinar: An Introduction to EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Data Publication Tool

Thursday, March 1, 2012

2:00-3:30 PM EST

For the first time, comprehensive greenhouse gas (GHG) data reported directly from large facilities and suppliers across the country are now easily accessible to the public through EPA’s GHG Reporting Program. The 2010 GHG data includes public information from facilities in nine industry groups, including 29 source categories, that directly emit large quantities of GHGs, as well as suppliers of certain fossil fuels and industrial gases. This information can be used by state and local governments to identify nearby sources of GHGs, identify opportunities to improve efficiency and reduce emissions, or to inform policies and programs.

Staff from the GHG Reporting Program will take attendees through EPA’s online data publication tool that allows users to view and sort GHG data for calendar year 2010 from over 6,700 facilities in a variety of ways—including by facility, location, industrial sector, and the type of GHG emitted, and discuss ways in which state and local governments may be able to use this data.

TO REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR, go to:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/847239738

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

TO FIND MORE INFORMATION about this topic and view presentations as they become available, go to:
http://www.epatechforum.org/documents/2012/2012.html