[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 216 (Thursday, November 8, 2007)]
[Pages 63178-63179]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-21931]




Notice of Public Workshop to Discuss Management of Underground 
Injection of Carbon Dioxide for Geologic Sequestration Under the Safe 
Drinking Water Act

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice of public workshop.


SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a public 
workshop to discuss the development of proposed regulations for the 
underground injection of carbon dioxide for geologic sequestration 
under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). SDWA requires EPA to protect 
underground sources of drinking water from contamination due to 
underground injection activities. The Underground Injection Control 
Program works with States and Tribes to oversee underground injection 
activities and prevent endangerment of drinking water sources. This 
public workshop will provide an opportunity for dialogue with 
representatives from industry, government, public interest groups, and 
the general public on geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide. The 
Agency plans to hold a second workshop in early 2008.

DATES: This public workshop will be held from 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., 
Eastern time, on Monday, December 3, 2007, and from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
on Tuesday, December 4, 2007. To RSVP for the workshop, please contact 
Kate Zimmer at RESOLVE at [email protected]. Please RSVP by November 
21, 2007.

ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at the Hotel Washington. The hotel 
is located at the corner of Pennsylvania Ave. and 15th St., NW., two 
blocks from the Metro Center Station. The hotel's telephone number is 
(202) 638-5900.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information about the 
workshop, please contact Mary Rose (Molly) Bayer by phone at (202) 564-
1981, by e-mail at [email protected] , or by mail at: U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency,

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Mail Code 4606M, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this workshop is to share 
information about EPA's rulemaking process, provide an opportunity for 
dialogue between EPA and stakeholders on geologic sequestration of 
carbon dioxide under the Safe Drinking Water Act, and identify key 
questions and considerations that will help inform a regulatory 
framework. A second two-day workshop is being planned for early 2008 
and notification will be posted in a separate FR Notice.
    Special Accommodations:
    For information on access or services for individuals with 
disabilities, please contact Mary Rose (Molly) Bayer at (202) 564-1981 
or [email protected]. To request accommodation of a disability, 
please contact Mary Rose Bayer, preferably at least 10 days prior to 
the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your 

    Dated: November 2, 2007.
Cynthia C. Dougherty,
Director, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water.
[FR Doc. E7-21931 Filed 11-7-07; 8:45 am]