The European Commission works to ensure the coherent implementation of the CCS Directive throughout the EU. These include reporting on the implementation, facilitating exchanges between the competent authorities, publishing guidance documents, and adopting Commission Opinions on draft storage permits.
The CCS Directive includes reporting requirements for EU countries and the European Commission:
The Commission has published 3 implementation reports:
An Information Exchange Group has been established to
Four guidance documents were published in 2011 to
The first guidance document outlines a CO2 storage life cycle risk management framework.
The other three address in more detail issues such as the characterisation of the storage complex, CO2 stream composition, monitoring and corrective measures, the criteria for transfer of responsibility to the Member State, and financial security.
The documents are mainly addressed to the competent authorities and relevant stakeholders.
They have been discussed with experts from Member States and key stakeholders, including industry, research community and NGOs.
The CCS Directive requires the Member States to make CO2 storage permit applications available to the Commission within one month of receiving them. Member States have to provide the Commission with draft storage permits and any other related material that the competent authority has taken into consideration to decide on the award of a permit.
The Commission may provide a non-binding Opinion on the draft storage permit within four months of its receipt.
For more information on the CCS Directive and its implementation, please contact CLIMA-CCS-DIRECTIVE@ec.europa.eu.
|Guidance document 1||CO2 Storage Life Cycle Risk Management Framework|
|Guidance document 2||Characterisation of the Storage Complex, CO2 Stream Composition, Monitoring and Corrective Measures|
|Guidance document 3||Criteria for Transfer of Responsibility to the Competent Authority|
|Guidance document 4||Financial Security (Art. 19) and Financial Mechanism (Art. 20)|