Utah SB 202, cleared the Senate yesterday and will now move to the House. The bill's main focus is renewable energy, as it calls for a 20 percent mix of renewable energy by 2025. Part 7 of the bill is entitled "Carbon Sequestration" and Sec 54-17-701 sets up rules for carbon capture and geologic storage. In these rules it establishes that the Division of Water Quality and Division of Air Quality shall be the authority that presents rules to the Legislature's Administrative Rules Review Committee. Some of the issues the Division will recommend rules for are: site characterization, risk assessment, ownership of subsurface rights and pore space and liability issues.
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