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Subpart E - Data Deferred Until March 2015
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EPA deferred reporting of certain Subpart E data elements, all of which were equation inputs, until March 31, 2015. See 76 FR 53057 (published August 25, 2011). A facility is required to report multiple additional data elements per unit plus test run and abatement data for adipic acid units only if emissions were calculated using a site-specific emission factor. In addition to reporting the deferred data for the current reporting year (RY2014), facilities are required to report these data for all previous reporting years (RY2010, RY2011, RY2012, and RY2013).

Deferred data for RY2010, RY2011, RY2012, and RY2013 for up to 5 units can be reported in separate tabs of a single subpart E deferred data reporting form. If you have more than 5 units, use additional copies of the reporting form file.

Follow the step-by-step instructions below for completing and submitting the subpart E deferred data reporting form.

Step 1. Enter Facility Information in Part 1

On the RY2010 tab, enter the following information in form column A2 of the Part 1 - Facility Information section shown in the screen shot below:

  • Facility Name. Enter the exact name used in registering the facility in e-GGRT.
  • GHGRP ID. Enter the GHGRP ID assigned to the facility when it was registered in e-GGRT.
  • Did this facility report Subpart E data in RY2010? Select either "Yes" or "No" from the dropdown to indicate whether or not you reported data for subpart E for RY2010.
  • Comments (optional). Enter any comments regarding the deferred data submitted for RY2010. This field is optional. 

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On the tabs for RY2011, RY2012 and RY2013, you will not have to re-enter the Facility Name and GHGRP ID. However, you must indicate whether or not you reported subpart E data for the reporting year in question. You also may add reporting year-specific comments in the optional Comments data entry cell.

Step 2. Enter Adipic Acid Production Unit Information for RY2010 in Part 2

Complete the following information for each adipic acid production unit for which the Site-specific Emission Factor method was used in RY2010:

  • A Unique Unit Name/ID for the unit
  • The Number of Test Runs conducted on the unit
  • The Configuration of Abatement Technologies after Test Point selected from the following options:
    • One abatement technology is located after the test point (Equation E-3a)
    • Multiple abatement technologies are located after the test point in series (Equation E-3b)
    • Multiple abatement technologies are located after the test point in parallel (Equation E-3c)
    • No abatement technologies are located after the test point (Equation E-3d)

Provide the information below for each Test Run conducted for each adipic acid production unit. (Space is provided for up to three test runs, use additional copies of this file for reporting additional test runs.)

  • Unique Name/ID of the Test Run
  • Optional Description
  • N2O Concentration
  • Volumetric Flow Rate

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For units with one or more abatement technologies, enter the information below for each abatement technology located after the test point. (Space is provided for up to three abatement technologies, use additional copies of this file for reporting additional technologies.)

  • Unique Name/ID of the Abatement Technology
  • An Optional Description of the abatement technology
  • The Abatement Technology Destruction Efficiency (percent destruction).
  • The Abatement Utilization Factor (fraction of annual production that abatement technology is operating)
  • The Fraction Control Factor (percent of total emissions from the production unit that are sent to the abatement technology) where multiple abatement technologies are located after the test point in parallel (Equation E-3c) 

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Step 3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for Remaining Reporting Years

Enter the facility information and production unit information (Steps 1 and 2) for RY2011, RY2012 and RY2013. When you have finished entering data for all units and reporting years, save the spreadsheet file.

Step 4. Upload the Reporting Form With Your RY2014 Report

Deferred reporting forms must be submitted as part of your RY2014 report. Follow the applicable instructions below for reporters that use e-GGRT webforms or the XML reporting option. 

Note: Back-year reporting forms for Subpart W (Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems) should be uploaded on the Subpart W Overview page.

For Reporters Using e-GGRT Webforms

From the Facility or Supplier Overview page of your RY2014 report, use the "Click Here" link beneath the REPORT DATA table to open the Back Year reporting page.

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In the UPLOAD COMPLETED BACK YEAR REPORTING FORM(S) section of the Back Year reporting page, click the "+ADD an Attachment" link below the table.

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This action will open the Back Year Reporting Upload page. Under "Select the subpart for the uploaded file," click the radio button for the subpart for which you are uploading a deferred reporting form. Click the "Browse" button, select the reporting form file you wish to upload, and click "OPEN." Click the "Upload" button to upload the file and attach it to your RY2014 report.

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This action will return you to the Back Year Reporting page, where the file you uploaded will be listed in the table in the UPLOAD COMPLETED BACK YEAR REPORTING FORM(S) section.

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For XML Reporters

If you submit your RY2014 report using XML, your XML submission must identify the subpart and filename for any deferred submission. For Subpart W Deferred data, your XML must comply with the schema defined in GHG_SubPartW_Deferred_v5.2.xsd.  For other subparts with deferred data, your XML must comply with GHG_FacilitySiteAllDetails_v5.2.xsd and your submission must include your XML and any applicable Excel-based deferred data reporting forms in the .zip file that you upload in e-GGRT. For detailed instructions on how to incorporate deferred data reporting forms in your RY2014 XML submission, see XML Reporting Instructions. 

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