Country:United States
Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:2009
Date Ended:2009
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Obligation schemes , Regulatory Instruments
Policy Target:Energy Sector>CHP
Agency:US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Legal References:Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 Title IV, Subtitle D, Section 451

The Waste Energy Recovery Registry (WERR) is created and populated as directed by Congress under Title IV, Subtitle D, Section 451 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA). The registry will serve as the basis for potential waste energy recovery projects to qualify for financial and regulatory incentives as described in Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) Sections 373 "Waste Energy Recovery Incentive Grant Program" and 374 "Additional Incentives for Recovery, Use, and Prevention of Industrial Waste Energy," as added by EISA. EPA is proposing that participation in the WERR be voluntary. The rule would require only that sources above certain threshold levels that wish to be included in the Registry enter specific already-monitored data points into the Survey. The Survey is a software tool that will calculate the quantity and quality of potentially recoverable waste energy. The proposed rule for the WERR, published in the Federal Register on 23 July 2009, establishes criteria for including sources or sites in the registry and proposes the processes by which EPA will collect data and populate the Registry. The proposed rule would apply to major industrial and large commercial sources as defined by EPA in the rulemaking. The results will be used to understand existing waste energy recovery opportunities and potential criteria pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions reductions that could be achieved with the capture and use of the waste energy.

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