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.) 24 (2009)

Climate action plan (CAP): E.O. 24 (2009)

Vehicle GHG emissions: 6 NYCRR 218

Power plant 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

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 (EPA) has changed its stance and is initiating actions to monitor and control GHG emissions.

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 is working with other states to implement regional programs to monitor and control GHG emissions.

Administration and enforcement. DEC's Office of Air Resources, Climate Change, and Energy, with support from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, administers the state's GHG management programs to address GHG emissions and coordinates with other states to ...


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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal
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