Mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting: 40 CFR 98
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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.
Illinois has developed statutes and issued Executive Orders (E.O.s) to address GHG emissions in order to meet state-established GHG emissions reduction targets. Applicable sources emitting above federal thresholds for GHG emissions must comply with appropriate construction and operating permit requirements. In addition, the state is working with other states to implement regional programs to monitor and control GHG emissions.
• Administration and enforcement. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's Bureau of Air administers the state's GHG management programs to address GHG emissions and coordinates with other states to assist in the implementation of regional climate change initiatives.