Governing Law and Regulations
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) Division of Air Pollution Control
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.
Ohio is involved in a regional program to quantify and control GHG emissions.
• Administration and enforcement. OEPA's Division of Air Pollution Control will provide administrative support for the regional programs being implemented in Ohio.
REPORTING GHG EMISSIONS
At this time Ohio has no mandatory GHG reporting requirements beyond the federal mandatory GHG reporting rule. See the national section GHG MANAGEMENT for more information on mandatory GHG reporting.
Ohio is a member of the Climate Registry, which supports voluntary and regulatory GHG emissions reporting programs. See REGIONAL PROGRAMS in this section for more information on the Climate Registry.
40 CFR 52.1873, 40 CFR 52.1884, 40 CFR 70 Appendix A, Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3745-31-34, and OAC 3745-77-11
GHG emissions thresholds have been established above which sources must ...