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Archer Daniels Midland Class VI UIC Permit Applications

Map showing location of proposed ADM well

Site Location - Map of proposed well locations (PDF) (1pg, 115K) in Decatur, Macon County, Illinois

Status of Underground Injection Control Program Decision

EPA is reviewing the ADM permit applications. (January 2012)

Contact Information

Dana Rzeznik (rzeznik.dana@epa.gov)
312-353-6492 or 800-621-8431, ext. 36492

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Overview

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) of Decatur, Illinois, applied for Underground Injection Control (UIC) permits to construct and operate two Class VI injection wells for the purpose of geologic sequestration (capture and storage) of carbon dioxide (CO2).

ADM proposes to inject CO2 from its agricultural products and biofuel production facility. The goal of the project is to demonstrate the ability of the Mt. Simon geologic formation to accept and retain industrial scale volumes of CO2 for permanent geologic sequestration. The CO2 will be injected more than 5000 ft below ground level.

There are two proposed injection wells at the ADM project site: CCS#1 and CCS#2.

Following the operational period, ADM proposes a post-injection monitoring and site closure period of ten years.

EPA is reviewing the permit applications.

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ADM's UIC Class VI Permit Applications

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EPA has received two applications from ADM for CO2 injection wells. EPA is reviewing the applications for technical adequacy. (January 2012)

CCS#1

Permit application received December 2011.

Identification number IL-115-6A-0002.

Status: EPA is reviewing the application for technical adequacy. (January 2012)

CCS#2

Permit application received July 2011

Identification number IL-115-6A-0001.

Status: EPA is reviewing the application for technical adequacy. (January 2012)

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UIC Permitting Process

This table shows the major steps that the UIC program follows to process a permit application from start to finish. Our current step is highlighted.

CCS #1 Action Date
Receive the permit application December 12, 2011
Conduct a completeness review, and request additional information if necessary January 2012
Conduct a technical review, and request additional information if necessary February 2012-present
Complete technical review, make a draft decision and announce the draft decision and public comment period  
Accept public input by mail and online  
Hold public hearing  
Compile the public comments received  
Conduct additional technical review of the permit application if relevant technical issues were raised in comments  
Prepare responses to comments received  
Issue final decision  
If the final decision is appealed, respond to the appeal  
In cases of appeal, the Environmental Appeals Board issues decision  
CCS #2 Action Date
Receive the permit application July 2011
Conduct a completeness review, and request additional information if necessary August 2011
Conduct a technical review, and request additional information if necessary September 2011-present
Complete technical review, make a draft decision and announce the draft decision and public comment period  
Accept public input by mail and online  
Hold public hearing  
Compile the public comments received  
Conduct additional technical review of the permit application if relevant technical issues were raised in comments  
Prepare responses to comments received  
Issue final decision  
If the final decision is appealed, respond to the appeal  
In cases of appeal, the Environmental Appeals Board issues decision  

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