New York GHG Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New York GHG Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions:

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Mandatory reporting: 6 New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations (NYCRR) 242 and 40 CFR 98

GHG permitting: 6 NYCRR 200, 6 NYCRR 201, 6 NYCRR 231, and 40 CFR 70 Appendix A

GHG reduction targets: Executive Order (E.O.) 166 (2017)

Vehicle GHG emissions: 6 NYCRR 218

Major Electric Generating Facilities carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions: 6 NYCRR 251

Regional programs:

CO2 Budget Trading Program: 6 NYCRR 242

Regulatory Agencies

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.

State Requirements


Mandatory Reporting

6 NYCRR 242 and 40 CFR 98

State. All facilities ...

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