Colorado GHG Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Colorado GHG Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Mandatory reporting: 40 CFR 98 and Executive Order (E.O.) D004-08

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GHG permitting: 5 Code of Colorado Regulations (CCR) 1001-5 Part C, 5 CCR 1001-5 Part D Sections I to IV, 5 CCR 1001-5 Part D Sections VI to XV, 40 CFR 52.323, and 40 CFR 70 Appendix A

GHG reduction targets: House Bill (HB) 19-1261 and Executive Order (EO) D 2017-015

Other Climate Change Initiatives: EOs B 2019-002 and D 2017-015, HB 19-096, HB 19-236, HB 19-1231, and HB 19-1260

Oil and gas industry: 5 CCR 1001-9, Section XVII

Regulatory Agency

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Office of Environment Air Pollution Control Division

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Applicable sources must comply with the federal greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting program under 40 CFR 98. Colorado has no additional mandatory GHG reporting, but voluntary reporting is encouraged.

Colorado, through Executive Order (EO), statutes, and regulations, is implementing programs to address GHG emissions. In addition, the state is working with other states to implement regional programs to monitor and control GHG emissions.

Administration and enforcement. Administration and enforcement. The Air Pollution Control Division of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's (CDPHE) Office of Environment will administer the state’s programs to address GHG emissions.

State Requirements


Mandatory Reporting

E.O. D004-08

At this time, Colorado 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.

Voluntary Reporting

Colorado is a member of the Climate Registry, which ...

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