EPA Releases Final Class VI Geologic Sequestration Guidance

EPA has released its final guidance document entitled, “Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide: Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program Class VI Reporting, Recordkeeping and Data Management Guidance,” along with two supporting documents. EPA’s Class VI Rule sets minimum technical criteria for Class VI injection wells for the purposes of protecting underground sources of drinking water as part of the SDWA UIC Program.  This guidance will assist permit applicants and owners or operators in submitting and managing the large volumes of information associated with Class VI geologic sequestration projects. The guidance also identifies common file formats used for data and technical reports and describes how the Agency’s electronic Geologic Sequestration Data Tool can be used to meet the Class VI electronic reporting requirements throughout the duration of a Class VI project.  For more information, visit EPA’s website.