State Statutes & Regulations

Through statutes or regulations based on the RGGI Model Rule, each state has established individual CO2 Budget Trading Programs based upon its own statutory or regulatory authority. Together, these compose a regional cap and market for allowances. Each state's CO2 Budget Trading Program limits emissions of CO2 from electric power plants, issues CO2 allowances and establishes participation in regional CO2 allowance auctions.

Below are links to each RGGI state's CO2 Budget Trading Program regulations and/or statutory authorities.







310 CMR 7.70: CO2 Budget Trading Program Regulations (Updated consistent with Dec. 2017 program review announcement. Relevant section 7.70 begins pg. 431.)

225 CMR 13.00: DOER CO2 Budget Trading Program Auction Regulation

M.G.L. c. 21A, § 22.

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New York

Rhode Island

Air Pollution Control no. 46: CO2 Budget Trading Program (Updated consistent with Dec. 2017 program review announcement.)

Air Pollution Control no. 47: CO2 Budget Trading Allowance Distribution (Updated consistent with Dec. 2017 program review announcement.)

R.I. Gen. Laws §42-17.1-2(19)§23-23 and §23-82