Ohio GHG Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Ohio GHG Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting: 40 CFR 98 and Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 4901:1-41-03

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GHG permitting: 40 CFR 52.1873, 40 CFR 52.1884, 40 CFR 70 Appendix A, OAC 3745-31-34, and OAC 3745-77-11

Regulatory Agency

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) Division of Air Pollution Control

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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

Ohio is involved in a regional program to quantify and control GHG emissions.

Administration and enforcement. Ohio EPA's Division of Air Pollution Control will provide administrative support for the regional programs being implemented in Ohio. The Ohio EPA, the EPA, and the PUCO administer and enforce GHG emissions reporting requirements in Ohio.

State Requirements

REPORTING GHG EMISSIONS

Mandatory Reporting

OAC 4901:1-41-03

Public utilities owning or operating an electric generating facility within Ohio must become a participating member in the Climate Registry and must report GHG emissions according to the Climate Registry's approved protocols.

At this time, there are no mandatory GHG reporting requirements applicable in Ohio other than the aforementioned and the federal mandatory GHG reporting rule. ...


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Governing Law and Regulations
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Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements
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