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 Agencies

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

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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.

Ohio has developed regulations to address GHG emissions in the public utilities sector.

Administration and enforcement. The Ohio EPA, the EPA, and the PUCO administer and enforce GHG emissions reporting requirements in Ohio.

State Requirements


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. See the national section GHG MANAGEMENT for more information on mandatory GHG reporting.


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

GHG emissions thresholds have been established above which sources must comply with the requirements of Prevention of Significant Deterioration and/or the Title V Operating Permit program. See the national sections NEW SOURCE ...

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