Georgia GHG Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Georgia GHG Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Reporting GHG emissions:

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Mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting: 40 CFR 98

Voluntary carbon sequestration registry: Code of Georgia Annotated (CGA) 12-6-220 to 12-6-232

Regulatory Agencies

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.

State Requirements

REPORTING GHG EMISSIONS

Mandatory Reporting

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.

Voluntary 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.


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