Governing Law and Regulations
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Division of Air Quality
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Applicable sources must comply with the federal greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting program under 40 CFR 98.
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. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control's (DNREC) Division of Air Quality 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 on the CO2 Budget Trading Program, refer to CO2 CAP-AND-TRADE PROGRAM in this section.
Federal. The EPA has implemented mandatory GHG reporting requirements for selected source categories. ...