Governing Law and Regulations
Mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting: 40 CFR 98
Climate action plan (CAP): IA Code 455B.851
Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
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.
Iowa has developed statutes and plans to address GHG emissions and is working with other states to implement regional programs to monitor and control GHG emissions.
• Administration and enforcement. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) administers programs to quantify and control GHG emissions, as well as coordinate with other states to assist in the implementation of regional climate change initiatives.
REPORTING GHG EMISSIONS
At this time, Iowa 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.
IA Code 455B.851
1996 CAP. The Iowa climate action plan (CAP), titled the Iowa Greenhouse Gas Action Plan, was issued in December 1996, and identifies 34 actions to reduce GHG emissions in the following sectors:
- Agroecosystems/energy crops
- Commercial and industrial
Iowa Climate Change Advisory Council Final Report. The Iowa Climate Change Advisory Council, established in 2007, must evaluate strategies and policies and develop multiple scenarios to reduce GHG emissions in Iowa, including a scenario to meet the aforementioned GHG reduction targets. Short-term, medium-term, and long-term reduction scenarios must consider ...