Governing Law and Regulations
Oklahoma has no statutes, regulations, or Executive Orders applicable to the emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) or any other aspect of climate change.
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Air Quality Division
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.
Oklahoma has implemented a voluntary program for the reporting of GHG emissions.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Air Quality Division will provide administrative support for the regional programs being implemented in Oklahoma.
REPORTING GHG EMISSIONS
At this time Oklahoma 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.
Oklahoma 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.
Oklahoma is currently involved in the Climate Registry. For detailed information on regional programs, click here.