The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking comments on whether certain data collected under its Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program should be publicly available or kept confidential.

The proposed rulemaking will be open for comments for 60 days.

While emission data are public under the Clean Air Act, EPA believes some non-emission data could harm a business's competitiveness if made public. Under the proposed rule, data kept confidential include information reported by fossil fuel and industrial gas suppliers related to production quantities and raw materials.