Pennsylvania GHG Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Pennsylvania GHG Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting: 40 CFR 98

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GHG reduction targets: Executive Order (EO) 2019-01

Climate action plan (CAP): 71 Pennsylvania Statutes (Pa. Stat.) 1361.7

Vehicle GHG emissions: 25 Pennsylvania Code (Pa. Code) 126.411

CO2 Budget Trading Program: EO 2019-07

Regulatory Agency

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Office of Waste, Air, Radiation, and Remediation Management Bureau of Air Quality

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. Pennsylvania has no additional mandatory GHG reporting, but voluntary reporting is encouraged.

Pennsylvania has developed statutes and regulations that address GHG emissions. In addition, the state is working with other states to implement regional programs to monitor and control GHG emissions.

Administration and enforcement. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Office of Waste, Air, Radiation, and Remediation Management administers the state's GHG management programs to address GHG emissions and coordinate with other states to assist in the implementation of regional climate change initiatives.

State Requirements


Mandatory Reporting

At this time, Pennsylvania 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

Pennsylvania is a member of the Climate Registry, which supports voluntary and regulatory GHG emissions reporting programs.


E.O. 2019-01

Pennsylvania has made a commitment to the following GHG reduction targets:

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