Q811. A GHGRP facility is being sold by my company to another company. My company does not want to be responsible for monitoring GHG data or submitting annual reports after the sale. What should we do?
A811. If there is a change in ownership, consistent with the requirements in 98.4(h), the Certificate of Representation (COR) needs to be updated within 90 days of the change of ownership in order to reflect the new ownership. This is accomplished in two steps.
First, the Designated Representative (DR) from the selling company must be replaced by a new individual from the buying company (i.e., the new owner or operator). The process for updating the DR is explained on http://www.ccdsupport.com/confluence/display/help/Facility+Management. If either the DR or Alternate Designated Representative (ADR) from the selling company or an individual from the buying company is not available to make the change to the DR, the available party should contact the GHGRP help desk for assistance. Once this process has been completed, the former DR will no longer see the facility listed under his or her user account. In addition, the former DR will no longer have access to this facility within e-GGRT.
Second, the DR or ADR from the buying company must log in to eGGRT and update the COR within 90 days of the change of ownership to reflect the new owner or operator and any other facility profile changes (e.g., facility name). The process for updating the COR is explained on http://www.ccdsupport.com/confluence/display/help/Edit+Facility+Profile.
Onshore petroleum and natural gas production facilities (Subpart W) should refer to FAQ 749 for guidance on ownership changes.