FutureGen Alliance 2.0 Permit Application
Status of Underground Injection Control Program Decision
EPA is reviewing the FutureGen applications. (April 2013)
Janette Hansen (email@example.com)
312-886-0241 or 800-621-8431, ext. 60241
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The FutureGen Alliance applied for permits to construct and operate four Class VI injection wells for the purpose of geologic sequestration (capture and storage) of carbon dioxide.
The FutureGen Alliance is working to acquire a portion of an existing power plant currently owned by Ameren Energy Resources in Meredosia, IL that will serve as the carbon dioxide source. The Alliance proposes to convert one of the current Ameren units to a coal-fueled oxy-combustion unit. The process is to result in the capture of at least 90 percent of the carbon dioxide emissions from the power generation unit.
The carbon dioxide would then be purified, compressed, and transported through an underground pipeline approximately 30 miles to the east to the underground injection well site. The injection well site is proposed to be located in a rural area of Morgan County, approximately 11 miles northeast of the City of Jacksonville, IL.
The Alliance proposes to inject a total of 22 million metric tons of carbon dioxide over the 20 year life of the project.
UIC Permit Applications
- EPA Completeness Letter (PDF)(2pp, 47KB) April 2013
- UIC Permit Applications for FutureGen 2.0 Morgan County Class VI UIC Wells 1, 2, 3, and 4 (PDF) (347pp, 13MB)
Additional Permit Application-Related Documents
- EPA Request for Additional Information (PDF) (6pp,199KB) October 31, 2013
- EPA Request for Additional Information (PDF) (4pp,139KB) November 14, 2013
- Carbon sequestration in the Midwest
- Geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide
- Geologic sequestration regulations
- Geologic sequestration guidance documents
- Geologic sequestration information and outreach
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.
|Receive the permit application||March 2013|
|Conduct a completeness review, and request additional information if necessary||April 2013|
|Conduct a technical review, and request additional information if necessary||May 2013 - 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|