EFAB CCS Work Group
Our project is timely; President Obama recently stated:
"I think to the extent that Canada and the United States can collaborate on ways that we can sequester carbon, capture greenhouse gases before they're emitted into the atmosphere, that's going to be good for everybody".
Our work on the carbon sequestration program will take place within a highly populated environment with no shortage of recommendations on how to proceed.

EFAB has become a highly respected advisory body; accordingly it is imperative that our resultant work product not only be technically sound but also be the result of a very deliberative process.

To this end we will document our deliberations in considerable detail; the EFAB Library: Carbon Sequestration" available at 
http://www.fedfocus.org/EFAB_Library_Carbon-Sequestration.html  will be the repository of such documents.

The library has four e-reading rooms:

l. EFAB Network
The Work Group consists of ten members who will be turning  out several dozen papers. The paper flow for the production of the papers coupled with the numerous drafts sent to work group members will result in a very substantial flow of documents. The flow could easily overwhelm the work group.
. Accordingly,  the EFAB Network has been established.  It uses state of the art technology which links the CCS work group electronically. Consequently, once you enter the network, all members of the EFAB Network are automatically linked which allows any member of the group to send emails  and attachments  to others by merely clicking on "send".  The EFAB Network links all members electronically,  archives   all comments , has a search engine and allows  members of the network  to send  emails and large supporting documents.

 It is important that EPA not only be advised of the Work Group recommendations but of the thought process and the alternatives considered by the Work Group.  The EFAB Network will allow EPA to perform sensitivity analyses on the Network  recommendations.
Equally importantly, the EFAB Network creates  a searchable archive of all comments written by every  member of the network. Consequently  any member of the EFAB Network will have available at an instant notice all of the emails, research and work product produced by the work group.  The network is also equipped with a powerful search engine which will allow members of the network to perform key word searches through all emails and documents in the achieves.
The EFAB Network is somewhat larger than the CCS Workgroup; the network consists of the board members who constitute the CCS Work Group; EFAB Staff, DFO, EFAB Chair and select EPA staff involved in the CCS review.  No other individual will be permitted to post on Network. Those individuals not in the network can refer source material to members of the CCS Network group for posting.
The data on the Network is encrypted.
Access to the EFAB Network is through the EFAB library http://www.fedfocus.org/EFAB_Library_Carbon-Sequestration.html .
Access to the Network  is password protected:  Username  and  pass code
2. EFAB Working Papers
Effective discharge of the responsibilities of the Work Group will require that a number of issues be investigated and reports prepared for consideration by the Work Group.
 Each major draft will be included in the record; included is the  first working paper dealing with the Price Anderson Act. The purpose of this paper is to explore the use of Price Anderson Act as a metric for assessing alternative liability proposals for CCS. It is the first of a number of papers. The Working Paper is available at  http://www.fedfocus.org/pdf/20090226_CSS.pdf
 Discussion Papers To Be Prepared and  Page  Editors
1.  Preparation of RCRA-like actions for closure/post closure                                                                                                                                                                
     Rachel Deming/Mary Francoeur
2.   Although the agency asked that EFAB examine RCRA-like options for closure/post closure, are there other strategies that should be examined?             
      Lindene Patton                           
3.. Extract the  seeds of operating principals to guide the development of a long-term stewardship liability program from Working Paper #1  and                   
      and subsequent papers.                    
     Steve  Thompson/Jennifer Hernandez
4.  What type of public outreach program should the work group use to  vent some of its working papers?                                                                                    
      Jim Barnes
 6. Preparation of a paper on CCS actions taken by states.                                                                                                                                                                   
     Cherie Rice
7.  Preparation of a paper on CCS actions taken by foreign governments.                                                                                                                                         
     Scott Haskins/Jim Tozzi
 8.  Discuss and prepare a report on the views of EPA staff on Work Group reports .                                                                                                                     
      Justin Wilson                                                               
   Any Work Group member can prepare a paper on any of the aforementioned topics or can prepare papers on topics not mentioned. All members are encouraged to express their views on topics of interest in the aforementioned papers  to the page editors. In particular, the Reference section has a number of outstanding CCS studies; work group members are encouraged to perform a Price Anderson type of analysis on some or all of these studies and to add additional studies for review. In addition, any Work Group member interested in working on any of the following papers should so inform the Chair.
3. References

The entries  in this room consist of some of the most relevant works on the subject at hand. The reference works herein will be augmented continually. Please feel free to submit additional items to be included. I call your particular attention to the  encyclopedic entry: EFAB EPA Library  --prepared by EPA for EFAB's use.

4. Notes

This section  documents  recent regulatory developments involving CCS and also contains exchanges to date among and  between EFAB staff and EFAB members.
Actions To Date
Next Steps
End Game