Alaska GHG Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Alaska GHG Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting: 40 CFR 98

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Climate Action Plan (CAP):

Alaska Climate Impact Assessment Commission: House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 30 and Alaska Climate Change Sub-Cabinet: Administrative Order (AO) 238

Regulatory Agency

Alaska Climate Impact Assessment Commission

Alaska Climate Change Sub-Cabinet

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

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.

Alaska has taken actions to quantify GHG emissions and is in the process of implementing policies to address and reduce GHG emissions.

· Administration and enforcement. The Alaska Climate Impact Assessment Commission and the Alaska Climate Change Sub-Cabinet are currently evaluating policies and programs to address GHG emissions.

State Requirements

REPORTING GHG EMISSIONS

Mandatory Reporting

At this time Alaska 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.

CLIMATE ACTION PLAN (CAP)

HCR 30 and AO 238

In 2006, the Alaska state Legislature created the Alaska Climate Impact Assessment Commission. The Commission is charged with “[assessing] the current and potential effects of climate warming trends” and “[recommending] policies to decrease the negative effects of climate change.” The Commission’s final ...


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