CISA Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure

CISA released the following memorandum on March 19, 2020

As the Nation comes together to slow the spread of COVID-19, on March 16th, the President issued updated Coronavirus Guidance for America. This guidance states that:

“If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule.”

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) executes the Secretary of Homeland Security’s responsibilities as assigned under the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide strategic guidance, promote a national unity of effort, and coordinate the overall federal effort to ensure the security and resilience of the Nation’s critical infrastructure. CISA uses trusted partnerships with both the public and private sectors to deliver infrastructure resilience assistance and guidance to a broad range of partners.

In accordance with this mandate, and in collaboration with other federal agencies and the private sector, CISA developed an initial list of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” to help State and local officials as they work to protect their communities, while ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security. The list can also inform critical infrastructure community decision-making to determine the sectors, sub-sectors, segments, or critical functions that should continue normal operations, appropriately modified to account for Centers for Disease Control (CDC) workforce and customer protection guidance.

The attached list identifies workers who conduct a range of operations and services that are essential to continued critical infrastructure viability, including staffing operations centers, maintaining and repairing critical infrastructure, operating call centers, working construction, and performing management functions, among others. The industries they support represent, but are not necessarily limited to, medical and healthcare, telecommunications, information technology systems, defense, food and agriculture, transportation and logistics, energy, water and wastewater, law enforcement, and public works.

We recognize that State, local, tribal, and territorial governments are ultimately in charge of implementing and executing response activities in communities under their jurisdiction, while the Federal Government is in a supporting role. As State and local communities consider COVID-19-related restrictions, CISA is offering this list to assist prioritizing activities related to continuity of operations and incident response, including the appropriate movement of critical infrastructure workers within and between jurisdictions.

Accordingly, this list is advisory in nature. It is not, nor should it be considered to be, a federal directive or standard in and of itself.

In addition, these identified sectors and workers are not intended to be the authoritative or exhaustive list of critical infrastructure sectors and functions that should continue during the COVID-19 response. Instead, State and local officials should use their own judgment in using their authorities and issuing implementation directives and guidance. Similarly, critical infrastructure industry partners will use their own judgment, informed by this list, to ensure continued operations of critical infrastructure services and functions. All decisions should appropriately balance public safety while ensuring the continued delivery of critical infrastructure services and functions.

CISA will continue to work with you and our partners in the critical infrastructure community to update this list as the Nation’s response to COVID-19 evolves. We also encourage you to submit how you might use this list so that we can develop a repository of use cases for broad sharing across the country.

Should you have questions about this list, please contact CISA at CISA.CAT@cisa.dhs.gov.

View the Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce: Ensuring Community and National Resilience in COVID-19 Response here.

View the official memorandum here.

IDNR Report November 8, 2019

Active wells (does not include TA wells)

Production                 21,432

Injection                       6,359

Total                           27,791

 

TA wells

Production                 3,5493

Injection                        382

Total                           3,876

 

Wells in Plugging & Restoration Fund

Production                 3,041

Injection                     1,243

Total                           4,284

 

Permit Activity:

Production well permits issued YTD – 327

UIC well permits issued YTD – 125

Other permits (Waste Hauler, etc.) issued YTD – 173

 

Production well applications since September 1, 2014

Received – 2,121

Issued or denied – 2,063

 

UIC well applications since September 1, 2014

Received – 1,014

Issued or denied – 919

 

Wells plugged

Production wells YTD – 382

Injection wells YTD – 49

Production wells re-activated YTD – 50

 

Transfer requests YTD – 2,205 wells

IDNR Report September 13, 2019

Active wells (does not include TA wells)

Production                 21,514

Injection                       6,363

Total                           27,877

 

TA wells

Production                 3,476

Injection                        381

Total                           3,857

 

Wells in Plugging & Restoration Fund

Production                 4,282

Injection                     3,041

Total                           7,323

 

Permit Activity:

Production well permits issued YTD – 272

UIC well permits issued YTD – 112

Other permits (Waste Hauler, etc.) issued YTD – 156

Production well applications since September 1, 2014

Received – 2,086

Issued or denied – 2,001

 

UIC well applications since September 1, 2014

Received – 982

Issued or denied – 899

 

Wells plugged

Production wells YTD – 292

Injection wells YTD – 40

Production wells re-activated YTD – 46

 

Transfer requests YTD – 219

IDNR Report August 9, 2019

Active wells (does not include TA wells)

Production                 21,593

Injection                     6, 371

Total                           27,964

 

TA wells

Production                 3,490

Injection                        381

Total                           3,871

 

Wells in Plugging & Restoration Fund

Production                 2,985

Injection                     1,239

Total                           4,224

 

Permit Activity:

Production well permits issued YTD – 238

UIC well permits issued YTD – 106

Other permits (Waste Hauler, etc.) issued YTD – 127

 

Production well applications since September 1, 2014

Received – 2,065

Issued or denied – 1,969

 

UIC well applications since September 1, 2014

Received – 955

Issued or denied – 892

 

Wells plugged

Production wells YTD – 228

Injection wells YTD – 33

Production wells re-activated YTD – 36

IDNR Report May 27, 2019

Active wells (does not include TA wells)

Production                 21,632

Injection                       6,391

Total                           28,023

 

TA wells

Production                 3,536

Injection                        386

Total                           3,922

 

Wells in Plugging & Restoration Fund

Production                 2,957

Injection                     1,234

Total                           4,191

 

Permit Activity:

Production well permits issued YTD – 140

UIC well permits issued YTD – 71

Other permits (Waste Hauler, etc.) issued YTD – 87

 

Production well applications since September 1, 2014

Received – 1,928

Issued or denied – 1,870

 

UIC well applications since September 1, 2014

Received – 925

Issued or denied – 850

 

Wells plugged

Production wells YTD – 106

Injection wells YTD – 22

Production wells re-activated YTD – 12

IDNR Report March 22, 2019

Active wells (does not include TA wells)

Production                 21,703

Injection                       6,418

Total                           28,121

 

TA wells

Production                 3,544

Injection                        388

Total                           3,932

 

Wells in Plugging & Restoration Fund

Production                 2,881

Injection                     1,216

Total                           4,097

 

Permit Activity:

Production well permits issued YTD – 75

UIC well permits issued YTD – 37

Other permits (Waste Hauler, etc.) issued YTD – 51

 

Production well applications since September 1, 2014

Received – 1,871

Issued or denied – 1,804

 

UIC well applications since September 1, 2014

Received – 8987

Issued or denied – 806

 

Wells plugged

Production wells YTD – 44

Injection wells YTD – 9

Production wells re-activated YTD – 2

IDNR Report January 11, 2019

Active wells (does not include TA wells)

Production                 22,022

Injection                       6,493

Total                           28,515

 

TA wells

Production                 3,511

Injection                        381

Total                           3,892

 

Wells in Plugging & Restoration Fund

Production                 2,624

Injection                     1,150

Total                           3,774

 

Permit Activity:

Production well permits issued YTD – 12

UIC well permits issued YTD – 9

Other permits (Waste Hauler, etc.) issued YTD – 7

 

Production well applications since September 1, 2014

Received – 1,715

Issued or denied – 1,661

 

UIC well applications since September 1, 2014

Received – 1,778

Issued or denied – 1,747

 

Wells plugged

Production wells YTD – 0

Injection wells YTD – 0

Production wells re-activated YTD – 51

IDNR Report November 9, 2018

Active wells (does not include TA wells)

Production                 22,030

Injection                       6,493

Total                           28,523

 

TA wells

Production                 3,483

Injection                        378

Total                           3,861

 

Wells in Plugging & Restoration Fund

Production                 2,620

Injection                     1,150

Total                           3,770

 

Permit Activity:

Production well permits issued YTD – 339

UIC well permits issued YTD – 132

Other permits (Waste Hauler, etc.) issued YTD – 133

 

Production well applications since September 1, 2014

Received – 1,715

Issued or denied – 1,661

 

UIC well applications since September 1, 2014

Received – 817

Issued or denied – 730

 

Wells plugged

Production wells YTD – 369

Injection wells YTD – 47

Production wells re-activated YTD – 51

 

Transfer requests YTD – 1,273 wells

IDNR Report September 10, 2018

Active wells (does not include TA wells)

Production                 22,095

Injection                       6,503

Total                           28,598

 

TA wells

Production                 3,489

Injection                        379

Total                           3,868

 

Wells in Plugging & Restoration Fund

Production                 2,611

Injection                     1,149

Total                           3,760

 

Permit Activity:

Production well permits issued YTD – 266

UIC well permits issued YTD – 93

Other permits (Waste Hauler, etc.) issued YTD – 106

 

Production well applications since September 1, 2014

Received – 1,651

Issued or denied – 1,588

 

UIC well applications since September 1, 2014

Received – 782

Issued or denied – 690

 

Wells plugged

Production wells YTD – 254

Injection wells YTD – 33

Production wells re-activated YTD – 40

 

Transfer requests YTD – 1,080 wells

IDNR Report July 13, 2018

Active wells (does not include TA wells)

Production                 22,129

Injection                       6,510

Total                           28,639

 

TA wells

Production                 3,495

Injection                        379

Total                           3,874

 

Wells in Plugging & Restoration Fund

Production                 2,584

Injection                     1,147

Total                           3,731

 

Permit Activity:

Production well permits issued YTD – 198

UIC well permits issued YTD – 70

Other permits (Waste Hauler, etc.) issued YTD – 70

 

Production well applications since September 1, 2014

Received – 1,571

Issued or denied – 1,519

 

UIC well applications since September 1, 2014

Received – 739

Issued or denied – 658

 

Wells plugged

Production wells YTD – 171

Injection wells YTD – 25

Production wells re-activated YTD – 30

 

Transfer requests YTD – 871 wells