Office: Carbon Management
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Update as of September 6, 2023

DOE has extend the comment period to September 30, 2023. The updated Federal Register Notice is posted here.

Background Information

On August 11, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) announced its intent to launch a “Responsible Carbon Management Initiative.” The Initiative aims to encourage and recognize project developers and others in industry to pursue the highest levels of safety, environmental stewardship, accountability, community engagement, and societal benefits in carbon management projects. FECM is seeking public input on the Principles and the general approach to the Responsible Carbon Management Initiative.

The deadline to submit responses for this request for information has closed.

The Principles currently outlined in the Responsible Carbon Management Initiative include the following eleven categories:

  • Community Engagement
  • Workforce Development and Quality Jobs
  • Tribal Consultation
  • Environmental Justice
  • Environmental Responsibility
  • Air and Water Quality
  • Regulatory Requirements
  • Health and Safety
  • Emergency Response
  • Transparency
  • Long-Term Stewardship

Who Can Comment?

Industry, nongovernmental organizations, labor, state and local officials, Tribal leaders, community organizations, and the public

Can I Endorse the Principles?

FECM will encourage nongovernmental organizations, labor, State and local officials, and Tribal leaders (non-industry stakeholders) to consider formally endorsing the Principles. By endorsing, these stakeholders will affirm the important role that carbon management plays in meeting climate goals, but also the importance of delivering societal and environmental co-benefits to communities hosting carbon management projects.

Interested industry and non-industry stakeholders can indicate their early support of the Principles and the Initiative by contacting

Key Dates

RFI Issue Date: 08/11/2023
NOI Issue Date: 08/11/2023
Submission Deadline for Comments:  Updated: 09/30/2023

Additional Information

Interested parties may submit comments electronically to and include “Responsible Carbon Management Initiative” in the subject line of the email. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. Only electronic responses will be accepted.


Last Updated: October 2, 2023