In support of the Canadian and American governments' commitment to reduce GHG emissions, CSA Z741 establishes a standardized approach to Geological Carbon Storage (GCS) projects consistent with industry best practices and regulatory requirements. This standard establishes "what to do" requirements and guidelines to help industry manage risk. CSA Z741 will help Canada and the U.S. remain internationally competitive as the technology evolves and the market for carbon capture and storage (CCS) grows globally. This is Canada's first CCS standard for the geological storage of carbon emissions deep underground. It will help ensure that these storage projects are safe for future generations.
This standard provides essential guidelines for regulators, industry and others around the world involved with scientific and commercial CCS projects. It establishes requirements and recommendations for:
- The geological storage of carbon dioxide to help promote environmentally safe and long term containment of carbon dioxide in a way that minimizes risks to the environment and human health.
- The development of management documents, community engagement, risk assessment and risk communication.
The project life cycle covers all aspects, periods, and stages of the storage project, beginning with injection and proceeding through subsequent operations until cessation of injection. The standard does not specify post-closure period.
GST REG No R119441681
QST REG No R1006017360