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Maryland GHG Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions:

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Mandatory reporting: Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 26.09.02.10, COMAR 26.09.02.11, and 40 CFR 98

GHG permitting: COMAR 26.11.01.01, COMAR 26.11.02.12, COMAR 26.11.06.14, and 40 CFR 70 Appendix A

GHG reduction targets: Maryland Code Annotated, Environmental (Md. Code Ann., Envir.) 2-1002(g), Executive Order (E.O.) 01.01.2007.07, and the GHG Emissions Reduction Act of 2009

Climate action plan (CAP): E.O. 01.01.2007.07 and the GHG Emissions Reduction Act of 2009

Vehicle GHG emissions: Maryland Clean Cars Act of 2007 (SB 103) and COMAR 26.11.34

Regional programs:

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI): Md. Code Ann., Envir. 2-1002(g)

Carbon dioxide (CO2) Budget Trading Program: COMAR 26.09.01 to 26.09.04

Regulatory Agency

Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Air and Radiation Management Administration (ARMA)

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.

Maryland has developed statutes and is implementing actions to address GHG emissions. In addition, the state is working with other states to implement regional programs to monitor and control GHG emissions.

Administration and enforcement. The Maryland Department of the Environment's (MDE) Air and Radiation Management Administration ...


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