Carbon Dioxide Transportation and Sequestration Act (Illinois)
Last modified on January 1, 2013.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Illinois|
|Name||Carbon Dioxide Transportation and Sequestration Act (Illinois)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Equipment Certification, Safety and Operational Guidelines|
|Affected Technologies||Coal with CCS|
|Implementing Sector|| State/Province
This Act applies to the application process for the issuance of a certificate of authority by an owner or operator of a pipeline designed, constructed, and operated to transport and to sequester carbon dioxide produced by a clean coal facility, by a clean coal SNG facility, or by any other source that will result in the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions from that source. No person or entity may construct, operate, or repair a carbon dioxide pipeline unless the person or entity possesses a certificate of authority. Inasmuch as the regulation of the construction, maintenance, and operation of pipelines transporting carbon dioxide, whether interstate or intrastate, falls within the statutory and regulatory jurisdiction of the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration of the federal Department of Transportation, each carbon dioxide pipeline owner shall construct, maintain, and operate all of its pipelines, related facilities, and equipment in this State in a manner that complies fully with all federal laws and regulations governing the construction, maintenance, and operation of pipelines transporting carbon dioxide, as from time to time amended, and which otherwise poses no undue risk to its employees or the public.