Program Overview & Applicability
- About the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Program
Reporting of greenhouse gas emissions provides data that is important for developing emission reduction targets and plans, and for measuring progress toward goals.
- Facilities Required to Report Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Reporting requirements apply to Massachusetts facilities that emit more than 5,000 CO2e per year and/or are regulated under Title V of the U.S. Clean Air Act and 310 CMR 7.00, Appendix C.
Greenhouse Gas Reporting Applicability Screening Tool
Use this Excel spreadsheet to determine whether your facility is likely to be subject to 310 CMR 7.71 greenhouse gas emissions reporting requirements.
Applicability Screening Tool Instructions & Background
Information that may help you understand and use the Applicability Screening Tool.
Regulations & Protocols
- 310 CMR 7.00: Air Pollution Control Regulations
Specifically see Section 7.71: Greenhouse Gas Reporting.
Frequently Asked Questions: 310 CMR 7.71 Greenhouse Gas Reporting
Last updated in March 2013.
- TCR General Reporting Protocol
Outlines the policies of The Climate Registry and required reporting calculation methodologies for the majority of greenhouse gas (GHG) sources. Includes clarifications and corrections.
- TCR General Verification Protocol
Presents The Climate Registry’s verification requirements for voluntary GHG emissions reporting. Includes clarifications and corrections.
Facility Reporting: Massachusetts Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Registry
- Electronic GHG Emissions Reporting
Log in to the Climate Registry Information System (CRIS) to report your Massachusetts facility's GHG emissions per 310 CMR 7.71(5).
- Getting Started Guide
Facilities required to report GHG emissions should review this guide before submitting data.
Climate Registry Information System (CRIS) Ad Hoc Reports User's Guide
Developed by MISYS, a technical support contractor for The Climate Registry.
- Massachusetts Facility GHG Emissions Reports
Visit the Climate Registry Information System (CRIS) web site and follow the on-screen instructions to access detailed public greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reports for Massachusetts facilities. See the explanation of table column headings below.
- Explanation of Column Headings in the "Detailed Emissions" Table
Defines terms used in CRIS facility emissions reports.
- MassDEP GHG Reporting Program Summary Report: Emissions Year 2011
- MassDEP GHG Reporting Program Summary Report: Emissions Year 2010
- MassDEP GHG Reporting Program Summary Report: Emissions Year 2009
Retail Seller of Electricity Reporting
- BWP AQ 31 - Optional Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Form for Retail Sellers of Electricity
Only competitive suppliers of electricity wishing to account for the ownership and/or use of generation sources in reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions need to submit this form.
- BWP AQ 32 - Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Form for Retail Sellers of Electricity
Competitive suppliers of electricity are required to report annually to MassDEP on the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions they release from generating the power they sell.
2010 Summary: Massachusetts GHG Emissions Reports for Retail Sellers of Electricity
Summarizes 2010 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and megawatt hours of electricity sales reported to MassDEP by the 75 retail sellers that sold electricity in Massachusetts that year.
2008 Summary: Massachusetts GHG Emissions Reports for Retail Sellers of Electricity
Summarizes 2008 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and megawatt hours of electricity sales reported to MassDEP by the 66 retail sellers that sold electricity in Massachusetts that year
Calculation of Draft 2011 GHG Emission Factors
Technical Support Document on Draft 2011 GHG Emission Factors
Notice of Public Comment Period: Draft 2011 GHG Emission Factors
Deadline for public comment is June 6, 2013.
- Calculation of 2010 GHG Emission Factors
- Technical Support Document on Draft 2010 GHG Emission Factors
- Calculation of 2009 GHG Emission Factors
- Calculation of 2008 GHG Emission Factors
- Calculation of 2007 GHG Emission Factors
- Calculation of 2006 GHG Emission Factors
GHG Emissions Verification
Greenhouse Gas Verification Process Checklist
A step-by-step guide for facilities subject to Massachusetts GHG reporting requirements and MassDEP-recognized Verification Bodies
Information Sheet: Greenhouse Gas Verification Body Accreditation
Explains how to become a MassDEP-recognized Verification Body.
- MassDEP-Recognized Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Verification Bodies
List of companies that may conduct verification services for the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program.
Application for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Verification Body Recognition
An organization that intends to provide verification services for the Massachusetts GHG Reporting Program must be accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), recognized by The Climate Registry, and familiar with all relevant provisions of 310 CMR 7.71.
Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting Program Conflict of Interest Assessment Form
All Verification Bodies must complete this form for each facility they intend to provide with verification services.
Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting Verification Statement Form
This form, attesting to the accuracy of verification activities, must be submitted to complete the verification process.
- Webinar Video: MassDEP Verification Training for Facilities
Presented September 2011. View recorded webinar anytime.
- Webinar Slides: Verification Training for Facilities
- Webinar Video: Overview of the MassDEP Electronic GHG Registry
Presented April through June 2010. View recorded webinar anytime.
- Webinar Slides: Overview of the Massachusetts GHG Registry
- Webinar Video: MassDEP GHG Reporting Regulation & TCR General Reporting Protocol
Presented January through May 2010. View recorded webinar anytime.
- Webinar Slides: MassDEP GHG Reporting Regulation & TCR General Reporting Protocol
Initial Training Presentation: 310 CMR 7.71 Greenhouse Gas Reporting Regulation
MassDEP requirements. Presented in December 2009.
Initial Training Presentation: Quantifying GHG Emissions Using the General Reporting Protocol (GRP)
The Climate Registry. Presented in December 2009.
GHG Reporting Program Helpline
To address greenhouse gas emissions reporting questions most efficiently, MassDEP is requesting that facilities email MassDEP@theclimateregistry.org. Please include a short summary of your question and a telephone number where we can contact you. You may also call 213-213-1240 to speak with Helpline staff directly. Helpline hours are Monday through Friday from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. We will reply to all emails and voice messages within two business days.
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