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AER Bulletin 2019-01: Directive 060 Annual Methane Emission Reporting in OneStop

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Methane Emission Reports

This bulletin announced that, effective January 31, 2019, companies may submit annual reports of methane emissions (including vent gas and fugitive emissions).

A new edition of Directive 060: Upstream Petroleum Industry Flaring, Incinerating, and Venting was released on December 13, 2018, to support annual methane emission reporting. The first mandatory reporting year is 2019, and the first annual methane emission report is due June 1, 2020.

OneStop Prerequisites

To submit the reports, the following are required:

(a) a valid business associate code; and

(b) a valid Digital Data Submission (“DDS”) system account (needed to log into OneStop).

DDS administrators must assign new roles to their DDS users, which may include consulting companies that are submitting on behalf of a DDS user. The new roles for Directive 060 methane submissions are as follows:

(a) submit report;

(b) save report; and

(c) search report.

Details regarding upcoming training sessions can be found on the AER events page.

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