CCS liability legislation
30th August 2012
This section considers the legislation around liability in relation to CCS in Europe and Australia.
We consider the liability provisions of the EU Directive on the geological storage of carbon dioxide and related legislation:
- Environmental Liability Directive (2004/35/EC)
- European Commission Guidance Documents Overview
- Summary and analysis of EC Guidance Document 3
- Summary and analysis of EC Guidance Document 4
The Federal regulatory framework for offshore CCS activities is unique in Australia in that it provides mandatory indemnification by the Commonwealth Government for specified long-term liabilities.
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