Utah GHG Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Utah 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: Utah Administrative Rules (R) 307-405, 40 CFR 52.2346, R307-415-1 to 307-415-9, and 40 CFR 70 Appendix A

Regulatory Agency

Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Division of Air Quality

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 (EPA) has changed its stance and is initiating actions to monitor and control GHG emissions.

Utah has already developed and implemented GHG management policies and plans to address GHG emissions in the state. In addition, the state is working with other states to implement regional programs to monitor GHG emissions.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Division of Air Quality will administer the state's programs to address GHG emissions and coordinate with other states to assist in the implementation of regional GHG management initiatives.

State Requirements


Mandatory Reporting

At this time, Utah 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

Utah 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 ...

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