Governing Law and Regulations
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) Air Resources Division
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.
New Hampshire has developed statutes and regulations addressing GHG emissions in order to meet state-established GHG emissions reduction targets. In addition, the state is working with other states to implement regional programs to monitor and control GHG emissions.
• Administration and enforcement. The DES's Air Resources Division administers the state's climate change programs to address GHG emissions and coordinates with other states to assist in the implementation of regional climate change initiatives.
REPORTING GHG EMISSIONS