Carbon Dioxide Sequestration (West Virginia)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place West Virginia

Applies to States or Provinces West Virginia
Name Carbon Dioxide Sequestration (West Virginia)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations, Fees, Safety and Operational Guidelines, Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Coal with CCS
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15


The purpose of this law is to:

  1. Establish a legal and regulatory framework for the permitting of carbon dioxide sequestration operations;
  2. Designate a state agency responsible for establishing standards and rules for the permitting of carbon dioxide sequestration operations including, but not limited to, rules pertaining to:
    1. Environmental surveillance of carbon dioxide sequestration operations;
    2. The monitoring of geologic migration of carbon dioxide and the detection of carbon dioxide excursions;
    3. Construction standards for carbon dioxide sequestration operations;
    4. Bonding or other financial assurances; and
    5. The closure of carbon dioxide sequestration operations, including post-closure monitoring, verification and maintenance; and to
  3. With the aid of a carbon dioxide sequestration working group, develop a long-term strategy for the regulation of carbon dioxide sequestration.

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: 22 CSR 11A