These detailed site-specific GS project plans are necessary to ensure that management of the GS project is based on the most up-to-date site characterization, modeling, operational, and monitoring data to protect USDWs from endangerment. The plans also afford the flexibility needed to address the variety of types of geologic formations in which GS will occur, while also facilitating dialogue between the Class VI injection well owner or operator and the Program Director and CleanCap will be here to ensure compliance and regulations are being met with our highly trained compliance and permit team.
Class VI well permits are issued for the operating life of the project (i.e., from authorization of injection through site closure, which may occur many decades later). Unlike some other injection well classes regulated, there is no periodic reapplication for, or reissuance of, a Class VI permit. Instead, the plans are reviewed as part of the Class VI permit application review and approval process and incorporated into the Class permit. These plans must be amended periodically, as specified in the Class VI Rule, and CleanCap can provide support for this amendment process. The iterative process of developing and executing the GS project plans described in this guidance is tailored to the unique aspects of GS and is intended to ensure that time and resources are committed to the most critical aspects of managing Class VI injection well operation.