Class VI Well Dashboard
EPA UIC Program Launches New Class VI Well Permitting Tools

Class VI wells are used to inject carbon dioxide deep underground for permanent storage. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Underground Injection Control (UIC) program ensures these wells are built and operated safely to protect public health and drinking water. To enhance transparency throughout the Class VI well permitting process, the EPA launched new online resources. These resources include a Live Data Dashboard and a UIC Class VI Data Repository.  

The Live Data Dashboard is an interactive tool that provides real-time status updates of Class VI well permit applications submitted to the EPA. The new dashboard provides clear visualizations of UIC Class VI well program data and simplifies access to the status of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) projects and permit applications currently under review by EPA's ten regional offices. As of March 29, 2024, there are 43 projects and 128 applications under review by regional offices. 

While the EPA is responsible for overseeing Class VI well permits throughout the United States, some states, like Louisiana, North Dakota, and Wyoming, have been granted primacy by the EPA. This means they have the authority to manage the Class VI well permitting process within their states. As a result, data from these primacy states is not currently included in the new dashboard.

The UIC Class VI Data Repository is a comprehensive database that allows users to easily access and download information on approved Class VI well permits and applications under review. Documents available in the system include applicant materials, draft and final permits, environmental justice documents, community needs assessments, permit violation notifications, and monitoring reports.

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Tug Eiden, PE
Principal CCUS Advisor, Lakewood, CO

Mr. Eiden has 20 years of energy and finance experience and specializes in the evaluation and management of CCUS, energy, and strategic/critical mineral projects and assets. His background includes engineering, finance, project management, and executive management for both private equity and corporate development. He has consulted for over 30 different CCUS projects throughout the continental US and Alaska across all phases, including project feasibility and strategy, financial evaluation and structuring, technical design and operations, Class VI permitting, and pore space valuation as well as financial assurance determination. He has experience advising corporate, regulatory, and legislative clients on the strategic management of CCUS projects and the costs and benefits of implementing complex projects such as CCUS.

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