In 2008, Utah passed and signed into law SB 202 which, among other things, mandated development of rules pertaining to carbon capture and geologic storage by January 1, 2011. The law also requested recommendations as to the need for any specific legislation. The state has created a working group, which has commenced work. The working group has assigned responsibility for capture and transport issues to the Department of Environmental Quality and the storage issues to the Division of Oil, Gas and Mining of the Department of Natural Resources. Release of any final storage rules will likely await completion by EPA of Rules for CO2 storage currently under development by EPA and not expected before 2011.

Legislation (passed)
(updated 5/31/2011)

Statistics are estimates provided by the states.