Governing Law and Regulations
Mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting: 40 CFR 98
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
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.
REPORTING GHG EMISSIONS
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.
Pennsylvania is a member of the Climate Registry, which supports voluntary and regulatory GHG emissions reporting programs.
GHG REDUCTION TARGETS
Pennsylvania has made a commitment to the following GHG reduction targets: