Climate Change Science and Modeling
Carbon Sequestration in General
Geologic Carbon Sequestration
Terrestrial Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide
Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership Information
US EPA Regulatory Programs
There are two main US EPA regulatory programs impacting CCS: (1) the Underground Injection Control (UIC) program governs injection permits and (2) the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP) governs CO₂ emissions reporting. Each program is briefly described.
The UIC Program
is designed to protect underground sources of drinking water (USDWs). Oil and gas well that are also used for CO₂ storage are regulated through the UIC Class II Program [hotlink to: https://www.epa.gov/uic/class-ii-oil-and-gas-related-injection-wells]. Wells in saline formations that are used for CO₂ storage are regulated through the UIC Class VI Program
[hotlink to: https://www.epa.gov/uic/class-vi-wells-used-geologic-sequestration-co₂].
requires the reporting of GHG data from large sources and suppliers. The program is broken into multiple subparts that apply to specific industries, sources, and uses of CO2. For purposes of CO₂ storage, Subpart RR
covers the reporting of geologic sequestration of CO₂. All UIC Class VI permit holders must report stored amounts of CO₂ using Subpart RR and UIC Class II wells using CO₂ EOR can opt to report under Subpart RR.
This page provides links to a variety of reference materials related to carbon sequestration developed by DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).
This interactive geographic information tool that allows users to develop their own maps of CO₂ sources and sinks in the MRCSP region. The interactive map is a result of the information provided by and collaboration between the State Geological Surveys of Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, as well as Rutgers University and Western Michigan University.
Articles from the Environmental Geosciences Journal about MRCSP Studies
The following articles appear in Special Issues Volume 16, no. 3 and 4, of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists' Environmental Geosciences Journal. The articles are posted by permission of the AAPG/DEG whose permission is required for further use.
"Geological sequestration of carbon dioxide in the Cambrian Mount Simon Sandstone: Regional storage capacity, site characterization, and large-scale injection feasibility, Michigan Basin
," David A. Barnes, Diana H. Bacon, and Stephen R. Kelley; Environmental Geosciences, v. 16, no. 3, (September 2009), pp. 163 -- 183.