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Testing Opportunity for e-GGRT (EPA's Greenhouse Gas Reporting Tool)

04/29/11

Source: EPA
Related Topics: Climate Change

EPA is pleased to announce that registration is now open to stakeholders interested in an early look at the data reporting features of e-GGRT, EPA’s electronic Greenhouse Gas Reporting Tool.

[Earlier this year, EPA had finalized a rule to extend the deadline for reporting 2010 data under the Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting rule to September 30, 2011.  (The original deadline was March 31.)  At the time, EPA wrote that, “Under the GHG Reporting Program entities required to submit data must register with the electronic GHG reporting tool (e-GGRT) no later than 60 days before the reporting deadline.  With this reporting deadline extension, the new deadline for registering with e-GGRT is August 1, 2011.”  The agency added that, “This extension will allow EPA to further test the system that facilities will use to submit data and give industry the opportunity to test the tool, provide feedback, and have sufficient time to become familiar with the tool prior to reporting.”  This invitation represents that opportunity.]
Details follow below:

Overview of the ‘sandbox’ testing period
In June 2011, stakeholders will have the opportunity to test e-GGRT in a ‘sandbox’ test environment. In this environment, testers will be able to enter test data in the reporting screens for the various subparts covered by the rule. Those who wish to test e-GGRT’s XML bulk upload capability may also test this feature in the sandbox. 

To register for sandbox testing, please visit http://sandbox.ccdsupport.com. Please note that registered e-GGRT users must also register for the sandbox in order to participate in this testing period.

Sandbox testing terms and conditions
E-GGRT sandbox stakeholder testing is for authorized use only. Data in the sandbox system is NOT confidential and will not be protected as confidential. We recommend that you enter test data only. Data entered into the sandbox system will not be maintained by EPA and will not be accessible to the user once the testing period closes. All submitted information may be monitored, recorded, read, copied and disclosed by and to authorized personnel. 

Webinar training
In advance of the sandbox testing period, EPA will hold a series of webinars to familiarize e-GGRT users with GHG reporting. The webinar schedule is below. You may register for these webinars at http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/training.html. We recommend that you register as soon as possible as space is limited.
 
May 5, 2011      2:00 PM EDT     subparts C and D
May 9, 2011      12:00 PM EDT   subparts C and D
May 9, 2011      2:00 PM EDT     subpart S
May 10, 2011    12:00 PM EDT   subparts X, Y, P
May 10, 2011    2:00 PM EDT     subpart AA
May 11, 2011    12:00 PM EDT   subpart NN
May 11, 2011    2:00 PM EDT     subpart HH
May 11, 2011    4:00 PM EDT     subpart Q
May 12, 2011    1:00 PM EDT     subpart H
May 12, 2011    3:00 PM EDT     subpart N
May 16, 2011    11:00 AM EDT  subpart OO
May 26, 2011    2:00 PM EDT     subparts C and D
May 31, 2011    11:00 AM EDT  subparts C and D
 
We look forward to your participation in the e-GGRT sandbox testing effort!
 
Regards,
 
EPA’s GHGRP Team







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