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EIS-0473: Record of Decision

W.A. Parish Post-Combustion CO2 Capture and Sequestration Project, Fort Bend County, Texas

DOE announces its decision to provide cost-shared funding to NRG Energy, Inc. for the W.A. Parish Post-Combustion CO2 Capture and Sequestration Project (Parish PCCS Project) under DOE's Clean Coal Power Initiative Program. DOE prepared an environmental impact statement to evaluate the potential environmental impacts associated with DOE's proposed action of providing financial assistance for the Parish PCCS Project. DOE has decided to implement the proposed action and will provide limited financial assistance through a cooperative agreement with NRG for the Parish PCCS Project, which will include a new post-combustion carbon dioxide capture and compression system that would be added to Unit 8 of the existing W.A. Parish power plant, with the captured CO2piped to the West Ranch oil field for use in enhanced oil recovery.

NOTE: On 5/16/13, the ROD was made publically available and on 5/23/13,  the Federal Register version of the ROD was published.