Q16. Did EPA engage stakeholders in the development of the rule?
A16. Yes. EPA staff held more than 150 meetings with over 4,000 stakeholders attending, including trade associations, industries, state and regional governments, environmental groups, and tribal associations during the public comment period and finalization of the rule. In addition, two public hearings on the proposed greenhouse gas reporting rule were held in April 2009. EPA also received approximately 16,800 written comments during the rule’s public comment period.