Governing Law and Regulations
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Division of Air and Waste Management
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.
Delaware has developed regulations, statutes, and plans to address GHG emissions in order to meet state-established GHG emissions reduction targets. In addition, the state is working with other states to implement regional programs to monitor and control GHG emissions.
• Administration and enforcement. DNREC's Division of Air and Waste Management administers the state's climate change programs to address GHG emissions and coordinates with other states to assist in the implementation of regional climate change initiatives.
REPORTING GHG EMISSIONS
7 DE Admin Code 1147 and 40 CFR 98
State. All facilities subject to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) CO2 Budget Trading Program are required to monitor and report carbon emissions in order to demonstrate compliance with the cap-and-trade program. For more information ...