Governing Law and Regulations
Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE) Air Quality Program
Washington Department of Commerce
Washington Department of Transportation (DOT)
Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC)
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. In addition to federal reporting requirements, Washington has developed regulations and programs to address greenhouse gas (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 Washington Department of Ecology's (WDOE) Air Quality Program, with assistance from the Washington Department of Commerce, administers the state's GHG management programs to address GHG emissions and coordinates with other states to assist in the implementation of regional climate change initiatives. Large, new energy-related resources, ...