New Hampshire GHG Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New Hampshire GHG Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions:

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Mandatory reporting: New Hampshire Regulations Environmental-Air Resources (NH Regs. Env-A) 4609.16 and 40 CFR 98

Voluntary reporting: NH Regs. Env-A 3800

GHG permitting: 40 CFR 52.1522, 40 CFR 52.1525, 40 CFR 52.1529, NH Regs. Env-A 609, NH Regs. Env-A 619, and 40 CFR 70 Appendix A

Climate action plan (CAP): Executive Order (E.O.) 2007-3

New Hampshire Clean Power Strategy: NH Regs. Env-A 2900

Regional programs:

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Budget Trading Program: NH Regs. Env-A 4600 to 4800 and HB1490

Regulatory Agency

New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES) Air Resources Division

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.

New Hampshire has developed statutes and regulations addressing GHG emissions in order to meet state-established GHG emissions reduction targets. In addition, the state is working with other states to implement regional programs to monitor and control GHG emissions.

Administration and enforcement. The DES's Air Resources Division administers the state's climate change programs to address GHG emissions and coordinates with other states to assist in the implementation of regional climate change initiatives.

State Requirements


Mandatory Reporting

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