Washington GHG Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Washington GHG Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions:

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Mandatory reporting: Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173-441-010 to 173-441-170, WAC 463-78-005, and 40 CFR 98

Voluntary reporting: WAC 173-441-030(4)

GHG reduction targets: Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 70.235.020

Climate action plan (CAP): Executive Order (E.O.) 07-02 and RCW 70.235.020

Green jobs: RCW 43.330.310 and RCW 43.330.370

Washington's Leadership on Climate Change: E.O. 09-05

Washington Carbon Pollution Reduction and Clean Energy Action: E.O. 14-04

Vehicle GHG Emissions: WAC 173-423-040 to 173-423-090

Vehicle miles traveled (VMT) reduction: RCW 47.01.440

Electric generating facilities:

Carbon dioxide (CO2) mitigation: WAC 173-407-010 to 173-407-080

GHG performance standard: WAC 173-407-100 to 173-407-240

Combined-cycle natural gas thermal electric generation turbines: RCW 80.80.050, WAC 194-26-010, and WAC 194-26-020


Energy efficiency: 173-485-040 and 173-485-050

Emissions reductions: 173-485-040 and 173-485-060

Annual reports: 173-485-090

Regulatory Agencies

Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE) Air Quality Program

Washington Department of Community, Trade, and Economic Development (CTED)

Washington Department of Commerce

Washington Department of Transportation (DOT)

Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC)

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 ...

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Governing Law and Regulations
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Comparison: State vs. Federal
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