Louisiana Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide Act (Louisiana)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Louisiana|
|Name||Louisiana Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide Act (Louisiana)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations|
|Affected Technologies||Coal with CCS|
|Program Administrator||Louisiana Department of Natural Resources|
|Information Source||http://legis.la.gov/lss/lss.asp?doc=670788, http://legis.la.gov/lss/lss.asp?doc=670792|
This law establishes that carbon dioxide and sequestration is a valuable commodity to the citizens of the state. Geologic storage of carbon dioxide may allow for the orderly withdrawal as appropriate or necessary, thereby allowing carbon dioxide to be available for commercial, industrial, or other uses, including the use of carbon dioxide for enhanced recovery of oil and gas. The mandates a coordinated statewide program related to the storage of carbon dioxide and to also fulfill the state's primary responsibility for assuring compliance with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, including any amendments thereto related to the underground injection of carbon dioxide.
The commissioner can issue a certificate of public convenience and necessity or a certificate of completion of injection operations to each person applying if, after a public hearing held in the parish where the storage facility is to be located, the commissioner determines that it is required by the present or future public convenience and necessity, and such decision is based upon the following criteria: the proposed storage facility meets the requirements of any rules adopted under this law.