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Geologic Sequestration Guidance Documents

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EPA is currently developing guidance documents to support the Class VI Rule regulations. These documents are geared towards Directors and Owners and Operators of Class VI wells. Periodically, the page will be updated with drafts of new guidance documents open for comment. Please check back for updates.

For supplemental research and development papers pertaining to the Geologic Sequestration Final Rule, please visit Regulations.gov.

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Draft Guidance Documents for Public Comment


How to submit comments:

  1. Compile comments in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF
  2. Send comments via email to GSRuleGuidanceComments@epa.gov
  3. Ensure the title of the document is in the subject line

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Completed Guidance Documents

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Quick Reference Guides on Class VI Program Implementation Considerations

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Draft Documents Closed for Comment

  • Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide: Draft Underground Injection Control (UIC)
    Class VI Well Primacy Application and Implementation Manual (PDF)
    (276 pp, 2MB)
    This document outlines and describes the requirements for interested states, tribes, and territories to develop a UIC Class VI Program and submit an application to EPA for approval under SDWA 1422, and highlights several considerations a UIC Program Director may face when implementing an approved program. The comment period on this document closed on 8/25/11.
    EPA 816-D-11-001, June 2011
  • Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide: Underground Injection Control (UIC)
    Class VI Well Site Characterization Guidance for Owners & Operators (PDF)
    (170 pp, 4MB)
    This document details recommended methods to collect information and demonstrate sufficient suitability of the proposed injection site for proper site characterization to meet the requirements of the Class VI. Rule. The comment period on this document closed on 5/31/11.
    EPA 816-D-10-006, March 2011
  • Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide: Underground Injection Control (UIC)
    Class VI Well Area of Review Evaluation & Corrective Action Guidance for Owners & Operators (PDF)
     
    (87 pp, 2MB)
    This document details how to use the site characterization information and computational modeling to delineate the area of review as well as approaches for evaluating and remediation potential carbon dioxide leakage through an appropriate corrective action plan that meets the requirements for the Class VI Rule. The comment period on this document closed on 5/31/11.
    EPA 816-D-10-007, March 2011
  • Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide: Draft Underground Injection Control (UIC)
    Draft Class VI Well Project Plan Development Guidance for Owners & Operators (PDF)
    (100 pp, 707K)
    This document describes the required elements of each of the five plans (Area of Review and Corrective Action Plan, Testing and Monitoring Plan, Injection Well Plugging Plan, Post-Injection Site Care (PISC) and Site Closure Plan, and Emergency and Remedial Response Plan) prospective Class VI injection well owners and operators must submit with a permit application under the Class VI Rule requirements. The comment period on this document closed on 5/31/11.
    EPA 816-D-10-012, March 2011

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