By Jeryl L. Olson

This is a supplement to our June 12, 2011 post on the Seyfarth Environmental and Safety Law Update advising that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that certain information submitted under the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rules will not be treated as confidential business information. On February 22, 2012 EPA published a proposed rule with respect to greenhouse gas emissions reporting from electronics manufacturers which clarifies that information on a company’s processes, production rates, and raw material use would be classified as and treated as confidential business information, while the amount of greenhouse gas emissions, and calculation methods will be considered public information.  The proposed rule with respect to electronic manufacturers does not affect the approximate 27 other industrial categories of greenhouse gas admissions.