Governing Law and Regulations
Reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions:
Mandatory reporting: 40 CFR 98
GHG Permitting: 20.2.74 NMAC and 20.2.70 NMAC
GHG reduction targets: Executive Order (E.O). 05-033
Climate Action Plan (CAP): E.O. 05-033 and E.O. 06-69
Vehicle GHG emissions: 20.2.88 NMAC
GHG Reduction Program: 20.2.100 NMAC
Cap-and-trade program: 20.2.300 NMAC, 20.2.301 NMAC, and 20.2.350 NMAC
New Mexico Environment Department (NMED)
New Mexico Department of Energy (NMDOE)
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 (EPA) has changed its stance and is initiating actions to monitor and control GHG emissions.
New Mexico has developed regulations, statutes, and Executive Orders to address 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. NMED 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.
REPORTING GHG EMISSIONS
40 CFR 98
At this time, New Mexico 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.
New Mexico is a member of the Climate Registry, which supports voluntary ...