Governing Law and Regulations
Reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions:
Mandatory reporting: Vermont Administrative Code (VAC) 12-031-002(22-805) and 40 CFR 98
GHG reduction targets: 10 Vermont Statutes Annotated (VSA) 578
Climate action plan: Executive Order (E.O.) 07-05
Vehicle GHG emissions: VAC 12-031-001(5-1103(b))
Carbon dioxide (CO2) Budget Trading Program: VAC 12-031-002(22-101) to 12-031-002(22-1107)
Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Air Pollution Control Division (APCD)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
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.
Vermont has developed statutes and regulations to address GHG emissions in order to meet state-established GHG emissions reduction targets. In addition, the state is working with other states to implement regional programs to monitor and control GHG emissions. Administration and enforcement. The Air Pollution Control Division (APCD) of the Agency of Natural Resources’ Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) administers the state’s climate change programs to address GHG emissions and coordinates with other states to assist in the implementation of regional climate change initiatives.
REPORTING GHG EMISSIONS
VAC 12-031-002(22-805) and 40 CFR 98
State. All facilities subject to the Regional Greenhouse ...