Governing Law and Regulations
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Air and Waste
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 (EPA) has changed its stance and is initiating actions to monitor and control GHG emissions.
Wisconsin has developed statutes and regulations addressing 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 Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' Division of Air and Waste administers the state's GHG management programs and coordinates with other states to assist in the implementation of regional climate change initiatives.
REPORTING GHG EMISSIONS
State. Under NR 438.03, facilities that emit above the reporting threshold of 100,000 tons of CO2 must report CO2 emissions to DNR annually.
Federal. The EPA has implemented mandatory GHG ...