EPA Releases Guidance for State UIC Directors on Carbon Sequestration

EPA has released its guidance document entitled, “Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide: Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program Class VI Primacy Manual for State Directors,” that outlines and describes the requirements for interested states, tribes and territories to develop a UIC Class VI Program and submit a primacy application to EPA for approval under SDWA Section 1422. This document also provides a crosswalk for comparing federal and state Class VI requirements; a primacy application checklist; and sample letters and notifications as examples of primacy application elements, including a Memorandum of Agreement, a Memorandum of Understanding, an Attorney General’s statement and a sample program description.  To view the guidance, visit the EPA web site HERE.