On March 1, 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is postponing the March 31, 2011 GHG reporting deadline until sometime later this year. In its announcement, EPA stated that the extension will allow EPA to further test the data upload tool it is developing and to give industry the opportunity to test the tool, provide feedback, and have sufficient time to become familiar with the tool prior to reporting. EPA also stated that it will ensure that the reporting extension is in effect before the original reporting deadline of March 31, 2011.

EPA did not state when it expected to set the new deadline for reporting GHG emissions but only indicated that it will provide more detail on the intended changes in the coming weeks.