GHG Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting: 40 CFR 98

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Applicability: 40 CFR 98.1 and 40 CFR 98.2

Source categories: 40 CFR 98.30 to 98.478

Applicability due to amended Global Warming Potential (GWP): 40 CFR 98.3(k) and 40 CFR 98.3(l)

Calculating carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e): 40 CFR 98.2

GHG report: 40 CFR 98.3(b), 40 CFR 98.3(c), 40 CFR 98.4(e), and 40 CFR 98.5

Recordkeeping: 40 CFR 98.3(g)

Exiting the reporting program: 40 CFR 98.2(i)

Voluntary GHG reporting: 10 CFR 300

Clean Power Plan: 40 CFR 60.5700 to 60.5880

New power plants: 40 CFR 60.5508 to 60.5580

New Source Review (NSR) and Title V permits for GHG Sources: 40 CFR 51.166(b)(48), 40 CFR 51.166(b)(49), 40 CFR 52.21(b)(49), 40 CFR 52.21(b)(50), and 40 CFR 70.2

Vehicle GHG emissions standards: 40 CFR 85, 40 CFR 86, 40 CFR 600, 40 CFR 1036, 40 CFR 1037, 40 CFR 1039, 49 CFR 523, 49 CFR 534, and 49 CFR 535

Ozone-depleting substances: 40 CFR 82.30 to 82.42 and 40 CFR 82.170 to 82.184

Geologic sequestration of CO2: 40 CFR 146.1 to 146.10, 40 CFR 146.81 to 146.95, and 40 CFR 261.4(h)

Regulatory Agencies

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Air and Radiation

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

GHG Management Overview


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Governing Law and Regulations
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GHG Management Overview
Reporting GHG Emissions
Other Federal Regulations Governing GHG Emissions
Industry Actions Addressing GHG Emissions
Other Government Actions Addressing GHG Emissions
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