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Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-1998

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Notice of document availability and request for comments.


The Draft Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-1998 is available for public review. Annual U.S. emissions for the period of time from 1990-1998 are summarized and presented by source category and sector. The inventory contains estimates of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), Hydrofluorocarbons (HFC), perflourocarbons (PFC), and sulfur hexaflouride (SF6) emission. The inventory also includes estimates of carbon sequestration in U.S. forests and, new this year, estimates of soil carbon. The technical approach used in this report to estimate emissions and sinks for greenhouse gases is consistent with the methodologies recommended by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks is the latest in a series of annual U.S. submissions to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.


To ensure your comments are considered for the final version of this document, please submit your comments prior to April 3, 2000. However, comments received after that date will still be welcomed and will be considered for the next edition of this report.


Comments should be submitted to Mr. Wiley Barbour at: Environmental Protection Agency, Climate Policy and Programs Division (2175), 401 M Street, SW, Washington, DC 20460, Fax: (202) 260-6405.

If you wish to send an email with your comments, you may send the email to

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Mr. Wiley Barbour, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and Radiation, Climate Policy and Programs Division, (202) 260-6972.

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You may view and download the document referenced above on the US EPA global warming site at​globalwarming/​publications/​emissions/​.

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Dated: February 23, 2000.

Robert Perciasepe,

Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation.

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