CCGS Task Force Phase I Final Report (2005).
This final Phase I report of the IOGCC Geological CO2 Sequestration Task Force
, published on January 24, 2005, contains (1) an assessment of the current regulatory framework applicable to carbon capture and geologic storage and (2) recommended regulatory guidelines and guidance documents for the states and provinces.
Given the jurisdiction, experience, and expertise of states and provinces in the regulation of oil and natural gas production and natural gas storage in the United States and Canada, states and provinces will play a critical role in the regulation of CCGS. Regulations already exist in most states and provinces covering many of the same issues that need to be addressed in the regulation of CCGS. For this reason the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) formed its Geological CO2 Sequestration Task Force, which, for the last year, has been examining the technical, policy, and regulatory issues related to safe and effective storage of CO2 in the subsurface (depleted oil and natural gas fields, saline formations and coalbeds).
Funded by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Energy Technology Laboratory, the Task Force is comprised of representatives from IOGCC member states and international affiliate provinces, state oil and natural gas agencies, DOE, DOE-sponsored Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships, the Association of American State Geologists (AASG), and other interested parties.