The Environmental Protection Agency said it would put off reporting requirements for manufacturers and power plants on the products they use that lead to greenhouse-gas emissions.
In a Federal Register notice today, the EPA said that companies would have until at least 2013 to submit information about the raw materials. Representatives of chemical makers, oil refiners and oThe rules were set to take effect this year. The EPA proposed in December that they be deferred and today’s notice makes that decision final. The rules will be delayed until March 31, 2013, for some substances and two years later for othersther manufacturers have tried to scuttle the EPA’s proposal, saying it would force them to disclose confidential information.