Class VI Work Group

Current Work & Goals

The GWPC Class VI Work Group was created with the goal to assist states, where requested, with the Class VI Primacy process, evaluate the needs of primacy states in implementing a Class VI program, prepare a method of evaluating Class VI programs and assist states with training needs for Class VI program implementation.

(As Presented at the 2022 Annual Forum)

This document presents a curriculum for the training of regulatory staff who will review and approve Class VI permit applications and monitor Class VI projects. It is intended to provide regulators with information about the underground injection of carbon dioxide (CO2) for long-term storage. The curriculum focuses on areas of regulatory management of CO2 injection and storage that are not typically part of existing underground injection control programs. Note that the training envisioned by the curriculum is not designed to qualify someone to fully review a Class VI project or permit application or to regulate Class VI operations where in-depth training in specific areas of expertise is needed. In addition, the curriculum is intended to supplement, and not duplicate training prepared and in preparation by EPA.

Read Document (Updated 7.22.22)

The co-chairs are:

  • Lily Barkau from Wyoming DEQ
  • Bob Van Voorhees of the Underground Injection Technology Council (UITC).