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

Vehicle GHG emissions: 25 Pa. Code 126.411

Regulatory Agency

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

DEP Office of Pollution Prevention and Energy Assistance

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.

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 and the Office of Energy and Technology cooperatively administer 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

REPORTING GHG EMISSIONS

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 ...


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