CCSReg Project Workshop

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In May of 2010, the Carbon Capture and Sequestration Regulatory (CCSReg) Project released model legislation titled "The Carbon Capture and Sequestration Regulatory Act of 2010." This model legislation implements recommendations from the CCSReg Project, which are presented in the Project policy briefs. The goal of this model legislation is to spur discussion in Congress on addressing barriers to deployment of large-scale geologic sequestration and present legislative language that could be easily adopted.

On October 25 and 26, 2010 we held a workshop in Washington, DC where nearly 40 stakeholders discussed the actions needed to enable large-scale geologic sequestration and, made specific recommendations on how the model legislation could be revised to reflect these views. Attendance was by invitation only.

The workshop was conducted under the Chatam House Rule, i.e., "participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed." Thus, we are not providing a list of attendees for download nor do we identify the respondents listed below and on the agenda.

Presentations from the workshop are linked below. These files are posted in PDF format and can be viewed using Adobe Reader or any other compatible software.

Monday, October 25

11:00 Opening Session: CCS Technology and the CCSReg project
  Opening remarks Granger Morgan, Carnegie Mellon University
  Review of the CCSReg project goals, participants, products, and outcomes from the meeting Granger Morgan, Carnegie Mellon University
  Technical overview of geologic sequestration Michael Celia, Princeton University
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Session 1: Adaptive regulation Melisa Pollak (Chair)
  CCSReg Presentation Sean McCoy, Carnegie Mellon Unviversity
  Respondents & Open Discussion
14:15 Session 2: Pore space access and use Elizabeth Wilson (Chair)
  CCSReg Presentation Lee Gresham, Carnegie Mellon University
  Respondents & Open Discussion
16:00 Refrshment Break
16:15 Session 3: Long-term stewardship & liability Granger Morgan (Chair)
  CCSReg Presentation Michael Dworkin, Vermont Law School
  Respondents & Open Discussion
18:00 Adjourn
18:30 Reception & Dinner


Tuesday, October 26

8:00 Coffee & Light Breakfast
8:45 Recap of Day 1 Granger Morgan, Carnegie Mellon University
9:00 Session 1: CO2 pipelines for geologic sequestration Sean McCoy (Chair)
  CCSReg Presentation Bob Nordhaus, Van Ness Feldman
  Respondent & Open Discussion
10:15 Session 2: Permitting GS projects Bob Nordhaus (Chair)
  CCSReg Presentation Elizabeth Wilson, University of Minnesota
  Respondents & Open Discussion
11:30 Session 3: Accounting for CO2 in GS Michael Dworkin (Chair)
  CCSReg Presentation Melisa Pollak, University of Minnesota
12:00 Lunch Boxes
  Respondents & Open Discussion
12:45 Session 4: Open discussion on the proposed CCSReg legislation Granger Morgan (Chair)
  Summary of unresolved issues & open questions Sean McCoy, Carnegie Mellon University
13:45 Closing Remarks Granger Morgan
14:00 Workshop Close


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When: October 25 & 26, 2010

Where: Hall of the States, Rooms 383/385 (Monday) and 333 (Tuesday)

Summary: Download a PDF

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