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

GHG target reductions: Executive Order (EO) 2006-11

Other climate change initiatives: EO 2019-06 and EO 2009-11

Regulatory Agency

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Bureau of Air

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. Illinois has no additional mandatory GHG reporting, but voluntary reporting is encouraged.

Illinois has developed statutes and issued Executive Orders (EOs) 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


Mandatory Reporting

At this time Illinois 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

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