The EPA has submitted a draft of a proposed rule that would create a national greenhouse gas registry program to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), whose sign-off is generally required for all agency rulemakings. The submission of the proposed rule comes a month after the September statutory deadline for the publication of the proposed rule had passed. While the draft is currently under review, it is expected that the final regulation won’t be released until next summer. The title of the draft proposed regulation is “Regulation to Establish Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases from Upstream Fuel and Chemical Producers and Importers and Downstream Emitters.” Having a greenhouse gas registry in place may help with the development of a GHG cap-and-trade program that is expected at some point under the next administration.