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Most APGA members exempted from GHG reporting

In comments filed on 20th September with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), APGA supported EPA’s proposal to exempt from GEG reporting requirements utilities that deliver less than 460 million ft3/y of natural gas. EPA proposed this exemption to settle a lawsuit filed by APGA challenging EPA’s final Mandatory Reporting of GHGs rule published in the October 30th, 2009 Federal Register which would have required all local gas distribution operators (LDCs) to annually report to EPA the quantities of natural gas received from and delivered to various entities. As a result of this action by APGA and EPA we estimate that approximately 85% of APGA members will no longer have to report gas receipts and deliveries.

APGA files petition with the CFTC requesting a temporary exemption for member from financial reform

On 16th September, APGA filed a petition with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on behalf of its members requesting a temporary exemption from the effective date of the financial reform legislation, entitled the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which was signed into law earlier in the year. As stated in a previous release, the Act places a number of new requirements on the financial system, energy markets and public gas systems.

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