The GHG Reporting Program is being designed to address mandates from Congress, even as the new Congress is working to limit EPA's ability to follow through on those mandates. Despite the likelihood of budget cuts EPA is continuing to develop GHG data reporting requirements "for a wide range of different industries." According to EPA:
This program will provide Congress, stakeholder groups and the public with information about these emissions while helping businesses identify cost effective ways to reduce emissions in the future.
EPA says they need the extension "to further test the system that facilities will use to submit data and give industry the opportunity to test the tool, provide feedback, and have sufficient time to become familiar with the tool prior to reporting."
More information on the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting Program can be read here.