Governing Law and Regulations
Reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions:
Mandatory reporting: Florida Climate Protection Act, House Bill (HB) 7135 and 40 CFR 98
GHG reduction targets: Executive Order (E.O.) 07-126 and E.O. 07-127
Climate action plan (CAP): E.O. 07-128
Carbon dioxide (CO2) cap-and-trade program: HB 7135
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Air Resource Management
Florida Energy and Climate Commission
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Before 2009, little action was taken at the federal level, beyond voluntary initiatives, to implement greenhouse gas (GHG) management strategies ensuring that GHG emissions are accounted for and controlled. However, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has changed its stance and is initiating actions to monitor and control GHG emissions.
Florida has established statutes, Executive Orders, and strategies addressing GHG emissions.
• Administration and enforcement. Florida Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Division of Air Resource Management and the Florida Energy and Climate Commission are developing and will administer the state's GHG management programs to address GHG emissions.
REPORTING GHG EMISSIONS
HB 7135 and 40 CFR 98
State. Under the Florida Climate Protection Act (HB 7135), major emitters will be required to monitor GHG emissions and report to the Climate Registry, of which Florida is a member.
Federal. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has implemented mandatory GHG reporting requirements for selected source ...