40 CFR 98.175 - Procedures for estimating missing data.

§ 98.175 Procedures for estimating missing data.

A complete record of all measured parameters used in the GHG emissions calculations in § 98.173 is required. Therefore, whenever a quality-assured value of a required parameter is unavailable, a substitute data value for the missing parameter shall be used in the calculations as specified in the paragraphs (a) and (b) of this section. You must follow the missing data procedures in § 98.255(b) of subpart Y (Petroleum Refineries) of this part for flares burning coke oven gas or blast furnace gas. You must document and keep records of the procedures used for all such estimates.

(a) Except as provided in § 98.174(b)(4), 100 percent data availability is required for the carbon content of inputs and outputs for facilities that estimate emissions using the carbon mass balance procedure in § 98.173(b)(1) or facilities that estimate emissions using the site-specific emission factor procedure in § 98.173(b)(2).

(b) For missing records of the monthly mass or volume of carbon-containing inputs and outputs using the carbon mass balance procedure in § 98.173(b)(1), the substitute data value must be based on the best available estimate of the mass of the input or output material from all available process data or data used for accounting purposes.

[ 74 FR 56374, Oct. 30, 2009, as amended at 75 FR 66464, Oct. 28, 2010; 78 FR 71958, Nov. 29, 2013]

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The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 40 CFR Part 98 after this date.

  • 2016-12-09; vol. 81 # 237 - Friday, December 9, 2016
    1. 81 FR 89188 - 2015 Revisions and Confidentiality Determinations for Data Elements Under the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule
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      This rule is effective on January 1, 2017, except for amendatory instructions 3, 5, 6, 8, 10 through 25, 31 through 34, 36, 38 through 44, 46 through 50, 55 through 61, 63, 64, and 69 through 92, which are effective on January 1, 2018; and amendatory instructions 35, 37, 45, 51 through 54, which are effective on January 1, 2019. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in 40 CFR 98.7(l) and 40 CFR 98.324 is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of January 1, 2017. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in 40 CFR 98.7(e), 40 CFR 98.34, and 40 CFR 98.36 is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of January 1, 2018.
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