To: Ms. Angela Nugent, Designated Federal Official–EPA Science Advisory Board
I am writing you in your capacity as the Designated Federal Official for the EPA Science Advisory Board.
This is to advise you that CRE has initiated an Interactive Public Docket (IPD) to address the availability of CCS technology. The IPD is http://www.thecre.com/forum10/
Nearly nine years ago National Public Radio reported on the strengths of IPD’s; please see http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4599065
We believe that the ultimate resolution of the issue at hand is best resolved by providing an open forum for experts to present their views and for the experts to have the opportunity to comment on the views of others. As with other IPD’s maintained by CRE, regulators visit them routinely but have the advantage of not needing to respond to all the comments. Nonetheless existing law permits regulators to introduce material on an IPD into the record even after the close of the public comment period if there is a precursor comment in the aforementioned docket.
To this end I would appreciate your informing the SAB Board members of the existence of the IPD. By no means am I asking them to comment in their official capacity but instead as individuals who are recognized experts in their respective fields of endeavor.