GHG Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

GHG Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting: 40 CFR 98

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Applicability: 40 CFR 98.1 and 40 CFR 98.2

Source categories: 40 CFR 98.30 to 98.478

Applicability due to amended Global Warming Potential (GWP): 40 CFR 98.3(k) and 40 CFR 98.3(l)

Calculating carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e): 40 CFR 98.2

GHG report: 40 CFR 98.3(b), 40 CFR 98.3(c), 40 CFR 98.4(e), and 40 CFR 98.5

Recordkeeping: 40 CFR 98.3(g)

Exiting the reporting program: 40 CFR 98.2(i)

New Source Review (NSR) and Title V permits for GHG Sources: 40 CFR 51.166(b)(48), 40 CFR 51.166(b)(49), 40 CFR 52.21(b)(49), 40 CFR 52.21(b)(50), and 40 CFR 70.2

Vehicle and heavy-duty vehicle GHG emissions standards: 40 CFR 85, 40 CFR 86, 40 CFR 600, 40 CFR 1036, 40 CFR 1037, 40 CFR 1039, 49 CFR 523, 49 CFR 534, and 49 CFR 535

Ozone-depleting substances: 40 CFR 82.30 to 82.42 and 40 CFR 82.170 to 82.184

Geologic sequestration of CO2: 40 CFR 146.1 to 146.10, 40 CFR 146.81 to 146.95, and 40 CFR 261.4(h)

Regulatory Agencies

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Air and Radiation

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

GHG Management Overview


Although climate change remains a topic surrounded by controversy and debate that is zealously supported on both sides, actions are being taken that necessitate businesses evaluate their overall greenhouse gas (GHG) management strategy. Regardless of whether you are a believer or nonbeliever in the climate change issue, regulations are being developed and implemented to monitor and control GHG emissions, and those taking note of these actions will be able to remain in compliance with any applicable requirements and avoid enforcement actions from regulatory authorities.


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