Delaware GHG Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Delaware GHG Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions:

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Mandatory reporting: 7 Delaware Administrative Code (DE Admin Code) 1147 and 40 CFR 98

GHG reduction targets: Executive Order (EO) 41 (2013)

CO2 cap-and-trade program: 7 DE Admin Code 1147

Other climate change initiatives: EO 41 (2013)

Regulatory Agency

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.

State Requirements


Mandatory Reporting

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. ...

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