Vermont GHG Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Vermont GHG Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions:

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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)

Regulatory Agencies

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.
  • State Requirements


    Mandatory Reporting

    VAC 12-031-002(22-805) and 40 CFR 98

    State. All facilities subject to the Regional Greenhouse ...

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