Subpart W XML Reporting Help
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XML Reporting Documentation

Below you will find three type of technical assistance for the Subpart W XML reporting community:  schema and XML requirements documentation, documentation addressing critical validation checks, and XML reporting examples for each Subpart W Segment.   These schema will go into effect in mid-February 2021; until then Version 10.0 of the schema remains applicable. While these will address a wide range of questions, users that continue to have difficulty configuring, uploading, or submitting their Subpart W XML are urged to contact the GHGRP Help desk by e-mail at

Schema and XML Requirements

The Subpart W RY2020 XML reporting schema (version 11.0) only includes those data elements applicable to RY2020 reporting. EPA has limited this file to just those data elements applicable to 2020 to clarify requirements and to assist facilities in preparing their 2020 reports.  To see the full XML schema for all subparts, all reporting years, and a change log comparing RY20 to RY19, please see the XML Reporting Instructions page.

An archive of  RY2015, RY2016, RY2017, RY2018 and RY2019 XML reporting instructions can be found at Archived XML Reporting Instructions.

Critical Validation Checks

Subpart W has almost 600 critical validations checks.  To help XML reporters determine with specific data element is causing critical validation, we have provided that documentation below:

XML Reporting Examples 

This section provides examples of common Subpart W reporting scenarios and XML submissions demonstrating how annual GHG reports should be structured. In each case we have provided a complete segment report which includes all sources applicable to the segment.  Each example is presented in a Reporting Form format and in an XML for consistent with the formats created by and expected by e-GGRT. 

Example Files 
Segment 1: Offshore Petroleum and Natural Gas Production
Segment 2: Onshore Petroleum and Natural Gas Production
Segment 3: Onshore Natural Gas Processing
Segment 4: Onshore Natural Gas Transmission Compression
Segment 5: Underground Natural Gas Storage
Segment 6: Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Storage
Segment 7: LNG Import and Export Terminals
Segment 8: Natural Gas Distribution
Segment 9: Onshore Petroleum and Natural Gas Gathering and Boosting
Segment 10: Onshore Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline

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