Final Massachusetts GHG Credit Regulations

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) announces final Greenhouse Gas (GHG) amendments to regulations 310 CMR 7.00: Appendix B and 310 CMR 7.29. These amendments include the adoption of GHG Credit and banking provisions, and provide details necessary to implement the offsets provision committed to in Massachusetts’ 2001 first-in-the-nation carbon dioxide regulations. Adoption of these regulations is an important step in the Commonwealth’s coordinated effort to reduce GHG emissions and address climate change.

The regulations were published in the Massachusetts Register and took effect on October 6, 2006.

The final regulations and a Response to Comments document are posted on MassDEP’s web site.

A summary of the final regulations can be found in the press release.

MassDEP is preparing applications and instructions to enable project proponents to apply for GHG Credits, which will be available on the MassDEP website.

Out-dated information and broken links removed from this listing July 8, 2014.