Governing Law and Regulations
Reporting GHG emissions:
Mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting: 40 CFR 98
Voluntary carbon sequestration registry: Code of Georgia Annotated (CGA) 12-6-220 to 12-6-232
Georgia Forestry Commission
Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority
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. Georgia has no additional mandatory GHG reporting. Georgia has implemented a voluntary carbon sequestration registry.
• Administration and enforcement. The Georgia Forestry Commission and the Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority administer the voluntary carbon sequestration registry.
REPORTING GHG EMISSIONS
At this time Georgia 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.
CGA 12-6-220 to 12-6-232
Georgia has established a voluntary carbon sequestration registry. The Registry provides a record of carbon storage in registered forest land that may be used for many different purposes, but it does not deal in the purchase of carbon credits.