Governing Law and Regulations
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Air Program
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Applicable sources must comply with the federal greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting program under 40 CFR 98. In addition, the state has established carbon dioxide (CO2) reporting requirements.
Wisconsin has developed statutes, regulations, and executive orders (EO) addressing GHG emissions.
• Administration and enforcement. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' (DNR) Air Program administers the state's GHG management programs.
REPORTING GHG EMISSIONS
State. Under NR 438.03, facilities that emit above the reporting threshold of 100,000 tons of CO2 must report CO2 emissions to DNR annually.
Federal. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has implemented mandatory GHG reporting requirements for selected source categories. See the national section GHG MANAGEMENT for more information on mandatory GHG reporting.
Under WSA 285.78, Wisconsin established a voluntary GHG emissions reduction registry.
NR 405.01 to 405.17, NR 407.01 to 407.16, 40 CFR 52.21, 40 CFR 52.2581, and 40 ...