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108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1245

  To amend the Clean Air Act to establish an inventory, registry, and 
information system of United States greenhouse gas emissions to inform 
  the public and private sectors concerning, and encourage voluntary 
                reductions in, greenhouse gas emissions.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             March 12, 2003

Mr. Olver (for himself, Mr. Gilchrest, Mrs. Johnson of Connecticut, Mr. 
Udall of Colorado, Mr. Shays, Ms. Woolsey, Mr. Markey, Mr. Waxman, Mr. 
       Inslee, Mr. Hinchey, Mr. Delahunt, Mr. Farr, Mr. Frank of 
Massachusetts, Mr. Honda, Mr. Moran of Virginia, Mr. Wexler, Mr. George 
  Miller of California, Ms. Schakowsky, Mrs. Davis of California, Mr. 
    Stark, Ms. Solis, Mr. Sanders, Ms. McCollum, Mr. McDermott, Mr. 
  Blumenauer, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Kucinich, Ms. Norton, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. 
  Abercrombie, Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, Ms. Bordallo, Mr. 
 Allen, Mr. Walsh, Mr. Neal of Massachusetts, Mr. Berman, Mrs. Capps, 
 Mr. Van Hollen, and Mr. Cardin) introduced the following bill; which 
          was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

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                                 A BILL


 
  To amend the Clean Air Act to establish an inventory, registry, and 
information system of United States greenhouse gas emissions to inform 
  the public and private sectors concerning, and encourage voluntary 
                reductions in, greenhouse gas emissions.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``National Greenhouse Gas Emissions 
Inventory Act of 2003''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND PURPOSE.

    (a) Findings.--Congress finds the following:
            (1) Human activities have caused rapid increases in 
        atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide and other 
        greenhouse gases in the last century.
            (2) According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate 
        Change and the National Research Council--
                    (A) the Earth has warmed in the last century; and
                    (B) the majority of the observed warming is 
                attributable to human activities, including fossil 
                fuel-generated carbon dioxide emissions.
            (3) Despite the fact that many uncertainties in climate 
        science remain, the potential impacts from human-induced 
        climate change pose a substantial risk that should be managed 
        in a responsible manner.
            (4) To begin to manage climate change risks, public and 
        private entities will need a comprehensive, accurate inventory, 
        registry, and information system of the sources and quantities 
        of United States greenhouse gas emissions.
            (5) Assurances that early action to reduce greenhouse gases 
        will not be penalized in any future emission reduction program 
        would encourage more companies and other entities to make 
        investments to reduce those emissions.
            (6) The United States has ratified the UNFCCC (United 
        Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), which states, 
        in part, ``the Parties to the Convention are to implement 
        policies with the aim of returning to their 1990 levels 
        anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse 
        gases.
            (7) According to the Department of Energy's Energy 
        Information Administration, United States anthropogenic 
        greenhouse gas emissions increased by 13.6 percent between 1990 
        and 2000.
            (8) Global climate change poses a significant threat to 
        national security, the American economy, public health and 
        welfare, and the global environment.
    (b) Purpose.--The purpose of this Act is to establish a mandatory 
greenhouse gas inventory, registry, and information system that--
            (1) is complete, consistent, transparent, and accurate;
            (2) will create accurate data that can be used by public 
        and private entities to design efficient and effective 
        greenhouse gas emission reduction strategies;
            (3) will encourage greenhouse gas emission reductions; and
            (4) will avoid penalizing early action to reduce emissions 
        by providing assurances that any future emission reduction 
        program--
                    (A) will not assign emissions control 
                responsibility by reference to an entity's emissions 
                during a baseline period; or
                    (B) if a baseline period is used will not use a 
                period ending later than the first year for which 
                emissions reporting is required under this Act.

SEC. 3. GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS.

    The Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) is amended by adding at 
the end the following:

                 ``TITLE VII--GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

``SEC. 701. DEFINITIONS.

    ``In this title:
            ``(1) Carbon dioxide equivalent.--The term `carbon dioxide 
        equivalent' means, for each greenhouse gas, the amount of each 
        such greenhouse gas that makes the same contribution to global 
warming as one metric ton of carbon dioxide.
            ``(2) Direct emissions.--The term `direct emissions' means 
        greenhouse gas emissions from sources that are owned or 
        controlled by the reporting entity
            ``(3) DOE listed product.--The term `DOE listed product' 
        means a product for which the Secretary of Energy has published 
        a final rule establishing a standard for energy conservation, 
        energy efficiency, maximum energy use, thermal efficiency, fuel 
        utilization efficiency, or energy consumption, or any similar 
        standard, including standards authorized under section 325 of 
        the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (42 U.S.C. 
        6295).
            ``(4) Emissions.--The term `emissions' includes any of the 
        following:
                    ``(A) Stationary combustion source emissions, which 
                are emitted as a result of combustion of fuels in 
                stationary equipment such as boilers, furnaces, 
                burners, turbines, heaters, incinerators, engines, 
                flares, and other similar sources.
                    ``(B) Process emissions, which consist of emissions 
                from chemical or physical processes other than 
                combustion.
                    ``(C) Fugitive emissions, which consist of 
                intentional and unintentional emissions from equipment 
                leaks such as joints, seals, packing, and gaskets, or 
                from piles, pits, cooling towers, and other similar 
                sources.
                    ``(D) Mobile source emissions, which are emitted as 
                a result of combustion of fuels in transportation 
                equipment such as automobiles, trucks, trains, 
                airplanes, and vessels.
            ``(5) Entity.--The term `entity' means a person (including 
        a firm, a corporation, an association, a partnership, a 
        Federal, state, or local governmental agency or any other 
        public or private entity) located in or operating in the United 
        States.
            ``(6) Facility.--The term `facility' means all sources 
        located on any one or more of contiguous or adjacent property 
        or properties under common ownership or control of the same 
        entity.
            ``(7) Greenhouse gas.--The term `greenhouse gas' means--
                    ``(A) carbon dioxide;
                    ``(B) methane;
                    ``(C) nitrous oxide;
                    ``(D) hydrofluorocarbons;
                    ``(E) perfluorocarbons;
                    ``(F) sulfur hexafluoride; and
                    ``(G) any other chemical or physical substance not 
                controlled under title VI of this Act which is emitted 
                into the air and which the Administrator determines, by 
                rule, may reasonably be anticipated to cause or 
                contribute to global warming.
            ``(8) Greenhouse gas emissions.--The term `greenhouse gas 
        emissions' means emissions of a greenhouse gas from any source 
        located in the United States.
            ``(9) Greenhouse gas emissions record.--The term 
        `greenhouse gas emissions record' means all of the greenhouse 
        gas reports submitted by an entity under this title, including 
        any adjustments to such data under section 703(c).
            ``(10) Greenhouse gas report.--The term `greenhouse gas 
        report' means an annual list of--
                    ``(A) the direct greenhouse gas emissions of a 
                reporting entity,
                    ``(B) the indirect greenhouse gas emissions of a 
                reporting entity,
                    ``(C) greenhouse gas emissions from products 
                manufactured or imported by the reporting entity.
                    ``(D) emissions of greenhouse gases manufactured or 
                imported by the reporting entity, and
                    ``(E) greenhouse gas emissions from the combustion 
                of fossil fuels distributed by the reporting entity
        and the sources of those emissions.
            ``(11) Indirect emissions.--The term `indirect emissions' 
        means greenhouse gas emissions--
                    ``(A) associated with the production of 
                electricity, heat, or steam acquired or purchased by 
                the reporting entity, and
                    ``(B) that are the consequence of activities of 
                reporting entity but are emitted by sources owned or 
                controlled by an entity other than the reporting 
                entity.
            ``(12) National greenhouse gas emissions information 
        system.--The term `national greenhouse gas emissions 
        information system' means the information system established 
        under section 702(a).
            ``(13) National greenhouse gas emissions inventory.--The 
        term `national greenhouse gas emissions inventory' means the 
        national inventory of greenhouse gas emissions established 
        under section 704.
            ``(14) Project reduction.--The term `project reduction' 
        means--
                    ``(A) a greenhouse gas emission reduction achieved 
                by carrying out a greenhouse gas emission reduction 
                project in the United States, provided that the 
                emissions reduction did not occur at a source included 
                in the greenhouse gas report of any reporting entity; 
                and
                    ``(B) sequestration achieved by carrying out a 
                sequestration project in the United States, provided 
                that the sequestration did not occur at a site included 
                in the greenhouse gas report of any reporting entity.
            ``(15) Reporting entity.--The term `reporting entity' means 
        an entity that reports to the Administrator under section 703.
            ``(16) Sequestration.--The term `sequestration' means the 
        capture, long-term separation, isolation, or removal of 
        greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, including through a 
        biological or geologic method such as reforestation or an 
        underground reservoir.
            ``(17) Source.--The term `source' means any building, 
        structure, installation, unit, point, operation, vehicle, land 
        area, or other item that emits or may emit a greenhouse gas.
            ``(18) Verification.--The term `verification' means the 
        objective and independent assessment of whether a greenhouse 
        gas report submitted by a reporting entity accurately reflects 
        the greenhouse gas impact of the reporting entity.

``SEC. 702. NATIONAL GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS INFORMATION SYSTEM.

    ``(a) Establishment.--In consultation with the Secretary of 
Commerce, the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Energy, 
States, the private sector, and nongovernmental organizations concerned 
with establishing standards for reporting of greenhouse gas emissions, 
the Administrator shall establish and administer a national greenhouse 
gas emissions information system to collect information reported under 
section 703(a), including a national greenhouse gas reduction registry 
to collect information reported under section 703(a)(7).
    ``(b) Submission to Congress of Draft Design.--Not later than 180 
days after the date of enactment of this title, the Administrator shall 
submit to Congress a draft design of the national greenhouse gas 
emissions information system.
    ``(c) Availability of Data to the Public.--The Administrator shall 
publish all information in the national greenhouse gas emissions 
information system through the website of the Environmental Protection 
Agency, except in any case in which publishing the information would 
disclose information vital to national security. Emission data, 
including data relating to project reductions, shall have the same 
meaning as in section 114 of title I of this Act and regulations 
promulgated thereunder prior to the date of enactment of this title.
    ``(d) Relationship to Other Greenhouse Gas Databases.--To the 
extent practicable, the Administrator shall ensure coordination between 
the national greenhouse gas emissions information system and existing 
and developing Federal and State greenhouse gas databases and 
registries. Nothing in this title shall alter any existing requirements 
for reporting of greenhouse gas emissions data or other data relevant 
to calculating such emissions.
    ``(e) Integration With Other Environmental Information.--To the 
extent practicable, the Administrator shall integrate information in 
the national greenhouse gas emissions information system with other 
environmental information managed by the Administrator.

``SEC. 703. REPORTING.

    ``(a) Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions.--
            ``(1) In general.--Not later than April 30 of each year 
        after the date of enactment of this title, in accordance with 
        this paragraph and the regulations promulgated under section 
        705, each entity that exceeds the threshold for reporting in 
        paragraph (2) shall submit to the Administrator, for inclusion 
        in the national greenhouse gas emissions information system, 
        the greenhouse gas report of the entity with respect to the 
        preceding calendar year. Once an entity has exceeded the 
        threshold for reporting, it shall continue to submit reports 
        for subsequent years.
            ``(2) Threshold for reporting.--(A) An entity shall submit 
        a report under paragraph (1) for greenhouse gas emissions if in 
        the relevant calendar year--
                    ``(i) one of the following exceeds 10,000 metric 
                tons of carbon dioxide equivalent:
                            ``(I) The total direct emissions of the 
                        entity.
                            ``(II) The total indirect emissions of the 
                        reporting entity.
                            ``(III) The total emissions from the 
                        combustion of fossil fuels distributed by the 
                        entity.
                            ``(IV) The total quantity of greenhouse 
                        gases manufactured or imported by the reporting 
                        entity, or

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