Governing Law and Regulations
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Office of Air Resources, Climate Change and Energy
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Greenhouse gas (GHG) annual reporting is required on the federal level under 40 CFR 98. An applicable source must comply with the federal GHG reporting program.
New York has developed regulations and implemented policies to address GHG emissions in order to meet state-established GHG emissions reduction targets. In addition, the state has introduced a Methane Reduction Plan and is participating in regional programs to reduce GHG emissions.
• Administration and enforcement. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) Office of Air Resources, Climate Change, and Energy, with support from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), 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.