Q12. Will EPA accept emissions information from facilities that do not have to report under the greenhouse gas reporting rule? Basically can reporters provide voluntary information to EPA following Part 98 protocols? In turn would EPA keep this info and share it with the states?
A12. At this point, EPA does not have provisions for voluntary reporting of emissions from emissions sources or facilities not covered by the rule. Please see the discussion of why we do not have these provisions in our Response to Comments document, Volume 1: Selection of Source Categories to Report and Level of Reporting response to http://www.epa.gov/ghgreporting/help/responses.html (see EPA-HQ-OAR-2008-0508-0212m, Excerpt 4).