North Carolina GHG Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

North Carolina GHG Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets: Executive Order (EO) 80 (2018)

Regulatory Agency
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North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Air Quality (DAQ)

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Applicable sources must comply with the federal greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting program under 40 CFR 98. North Carolina has no additional mandatory GHG reporting, but voluntary reporting is encouraged. North Carolina has established targets to reduce GHG emissions in the state.

Administration and enforcement. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Division of Air Quality will administer the state's programs to address GHG emissions.

State Requirements


Mandatory Reporting

At this time North Carolina 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.

Voluntary Reporting

The Air Emissions Reporting Online (AERO) website is used for facilities to voluntarily report their GHG emissions.

North Carolina is a member of the Climate Registry, which supports voluntary and regulatory GHG emissions reporting programs. See REGIONAL PROGRAMS in this section for more information on the Climate Registry.


E.O. 80 (2018)

Executive Order (EO) 80 states that North Carolina will support the 2015 Paris Agreement goals and honor the state's commitments to the United States Climate Alliance. The E.O. also established the North Carolina Climate Change Interagency Council that will recommend new and updated goals and actions to meaningfully address ...

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