Illinois GHG Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Illinois GHG Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting: 40 CFR 98

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GHG permitting: 40 CFR 52.21, 40 CFR 52.738, 35 Illinois Administrative Code (IAC) 201.207 to 201.212, 35 IAC 270.101 to 270.609, and 40 CFR 70 Appendix A

Illinois Climate Change Advisory Group: Executive Order (EO) 2006-11

GHG target reductions: EO 2006-11

Climate Action Plan (CAP): EO 2006-11

Regulatory Agency

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Bureau of Air

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

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.

State Requirements

REPORTING GHG EMISSIONS

Mandatory Reporting

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