Greenhouse gas emissions; State Air Pollution Control Board to adopt regulation requiring reporting. (HB2202)

Introduced By

Del. Margi Vanderhye (D-McLean)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Greenhouse gas emissions; mandatory reporting. Requires that the State Air Pollution Control Board adopt regulations requiring the reporting of greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources that consume carbon-emitting feedstocks. The regulations would apply only to those sources that emit more than a de minimis amount of greenhouse gas and that are already required to report emissions of other air pollutants. To the extent possible, reporting requirements will incorporate standards and protocols developed by other widely recognized and verified greenhouse gas inventory programs. Beginning in 2010, the Virginia Department of Transportation is required to provide the Department of Environmental Quality with data necessary to maintain a greenhouse gas emissions inventory for roads throughout the Commonwealth. The Board is also authorized to establish a voluntary program allowing persons to register voluntary reductions in direct or indirect emissions of greenhouse gases. The voluntary program may include the reporting of reductions in emissions from motor vehicle fleets owned by persons otherwise required to report emissions from stationary sources. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 093079822
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/30/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2202)
02/04/2009Tabled in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources