Idaho GHG Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Idaho GHG Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting: 40 CFR 98

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Climate Action Plan: Executive Order (EO) 2007-05

Carbon sequestration: Idaho Code 22-5202

Vehicle emissions: EO 2007-21

Regulatory Agency

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

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.

Idaho has taken actions at the state level to quantify and address GHG emissions. In addition, the state is working with other states to implement regional programs to monitor and control GHG emissions.

· Administration and enforcement. DEQ administers the state’s climate change programs.

State Requirements

REPORTING GHG EMISSIONS

Mandatory Reporting

At this time Idaho 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

Idaho is a member of the Climate Registry, which supports voluntary and regulatory GHG emissions reporting programs. See REGIONAL PROGRAMS in this section for more information on the Climate Registry.

CLIMATE ACTION PLAN (CAP)

EO 2007-05

Per EO 2007-05 issued in May 2007, DEQ must provide recommendations to the governor for reducing GHG emissions from sources in Idaho.

CARBON SEQUESTRATION

Idaho Code 22-5202

Idaho legislation established the Idaho Carbon ...


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