Tennessee GHG Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Tennessee GHG Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting: 40 CFR 98

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GHG Permitting: Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee (Rule) 1200-03-09-.01(4) and Rule 1200-03-09-.01(5)(b)

Regulatory Agency

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Division of Air Pollution Control

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.

Tennessee has established a Climate Action Plan (CAP) that was developed in the event mandatory requirements for the control of GHG emissions become effective. The state has also become a participant in the regional Climate Registry.

Administration and enforcement. Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's Division of Air Pollution Control will administer the state's climate change programs to address GHG emissions should they be implemented.

State Requirements

REPORTING GHG EMISSIONS

Mandatory Reporting

At this time, Tennessee 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

Tennessee is a member of the Climate Registry, which supports voluntary and regulatory GHG emissions reporting programs. See REGIONAL PROGRAMS in this section for ...


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