At long last, the State of Louisiana’s request to take over primary enforcement authority for the permitting of Class VI injection wells has been approved. Class VI wells are used to inject and permanently store carbon dioxide in underground geologic formations. The EPA is the primary enforcement authority for permitting Class VI wells under the SDWA UIC program, but that authority can be transferred to a state agency if the state requests primacy. This grant of primacy to Louisiana is expected to significantly reduce permitting time and expedite CCS projects in the state.
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