Governing Law and Regulations
Mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting: 40 CFR 98
GHG reduction targets: Executive Order (E.O.) 08-03
Climate action plan (CAP): E.O. 08-03
Carbon Dioxide Reduction Act, Kansas Statutes Annotated (KS Stat. Ann.) 55-1636 to 55-1640
Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Division of Environment 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.
Kansas has issued Executive Orders and developed statutes to 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. The KDHE oversees the implementation of state and regional programs to address GHG emissions.
REPORTING GHG EMISSIONS
At this time, Kansas 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.
Kansas 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.
Kansas has established ...