Instructions for Form CA-1.1B, CA-1.2B, CA-1.3B, CA-1.4B, CA-1.5B, CA-2.1B, CA-2.2B, CA-2.3B, CA-2.4B, CA-3.1B "Offset Project Consistency Application" - New York

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Offset Project
Consistency Application
Instructions
Reduction in Emissions of SF
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Offset Project
Consistency Application
Instructions
Reduction in Emissions of SF
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Version NY- 2.0
Consistency Application – Reduction in Emissions of SF
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Contents
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Overview .............................................................................................................................. 3
2.
Submission Instructions ....................................................................................................... 4
3.
Consistency Application Forms ............................................................................................ 4
Part 1. General Information Forms ...................................................................................... 5
Part 2. Category-Specific Information and Documentation Forms ...................................... 7
Part 3. Independent Verification Form ............................................................................... 18
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1.
Overview
To demonstrate that an offset project involving reduction in emissions of SF
qualifies for
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the award of CO
offset allowances, a Project Sponsor must submit to the New York State
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Department of Environmental Conservation (Department), in accordance with these instructions,
a Consistency Application – Reduction in Emissions of SF
(“Consistency Application”),
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including the coversheet and all forms and related attachments.
The Project Sponsor’s inability to fully complete the Consistency Application forms
pertaining to the accredited independent verifier information will not, in and of itself, disqualify
such Project Sponsor from receiving an award of CO
offset allowances, provided that the
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Consistency Application is submitted to the Department by the applicable deadline.
Following these instructions will ensure that the Consistency Application contains all
necessary information and is submitted properly. Each Project Sponsor should review the CO
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Budget Trading Program regulations at 6 NYCRR Subpart 242-10, addressing offset projects
and the award of CO
offset allowances.
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In making decisions regarding offset project eligibility, consistency determinations, and
the award of CO2 offset allowances to project sponsors, the Department bases all review and
determinations on the provisions of 6 NYCRR Subpart 242-10. Project sponsors should
consider any project specifications, numerical thresholds, or similar standards contained in
these instructions to be informal guidelines only, and not absolute requirements for the ultimate
award of CO2 offset allowances.
Before the Consistency Application can be completed, the Project Sponsor must
establish a general account and obtain an offset project ID code through the Regional
Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) CO
Allowance Tracking System (RGGI COATS). The
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Project Sponsor identified in the Consistency Application must be the same as the Authorized
Account Representative for the RGGI COATS general account identified in the Consistency
Application. For information about establishing a RGGI COATS general account and offset
project ID code, consult the RGGI COATS User’s Guide, available at http://www.rggi-coats.org.
Key eligibility dates and application submittal requirements for offset projects are as
follows:
The Consistency Application must be submitted within six months after the project is
commenced.
For an offset project located in New York, the Consistency Application must be filed
with the Department.
For an offset project located in more than one participating state, the Consistency
Application must be filed in the participating state where the majority of the CO
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equivalent emissions reduction or carbon sequestration due to the offset project is
expected to occur.
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2.
Submission Instructions
Submit one (1) hardcopy original Consistency Application as well as an electronic copy
in the form of a CD to the Department at the location specified below. Submit hardcopies of
forms requiring signatures as originally-signed copies and scan such signed forms for electronic
submission. Facsimiles of the Consistency Application are not acceptable under any
circumstances.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Office of Climate Change
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-1030
The Consistency Application has three parts, as described below. Each part comprises
specified forms and required documentation. Enter information directly into the fields provided
or submit information or documentation as an attachment, as directed. Include headers on all
attachments indicating the form to which each is attached, the offset project name, and offset
project ID code.
The Project Sponsor should save an electronic copy for his or her file to serve as a
reference for any necessary remediation.
3.
Consistency Application Forms
The Consistency Application includes ten (10) forms divided into three parts, as follows:
Part 1. General Information Forms
Form CA-1.1B – Coversheet
Form CA-1.2B – General Information
Form CA-1.3B – Attestations
Form CA-1.4B – Project Sponsor Agreement
Form CA-1.5B – Disclosure of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data Reporting
Part 2. Category-Specific Information and Documentation Forms
Form CA-2.1B – Project Description
Form CA-2.2B – Demonstration of Eligibility
Form CA-2.3B – Emissions Baseline
Form CA-2.4B – Monitoring and Verification Plan
Part 3. Independent Verification Form
Form CA-3.1B – Independent Verifier Certification Statement and Report
The following instructions address each of the forms in numerical order. Note that the
forms themselves include many embedded instructions.
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Part 1. General Information Forms
The five (5) forms in Part 1 of the Consistency Application address general requirements
applicable to SF
offset projects. Instructions for the Part 1 forms are provided below.
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Form CA-1.1B
Coversheet
Enter the requested information in the editable text fields in the form.
Check the boxes to indicate which forms are being submitted. For information about
entering the Project Sponsor, offset project name and offset project ID code, and RGGI COATS
account name and number, see instructions below for Form CA-1.2B, General Information.
Submit all forms including the Coversheet. If a required form is not submitted, the
Consistency Application will not be considered complete for commencement of review by the
Department.
Form CA-1.2B
General Information
Enter the requested information in the editable text fields in the form. If a text field is not
applicable or is unanswerable, enter “NA.” Note the following:
Offset Project ID Code: Enter the offset project ID code. The offset project ID
code is the alphanumeric code generated when the Project Sponsor creates a
record of the offset project in RGGI COATS. See the RGGI COATS User’s
Guide for more information about creating an offset project record in RGGI
COATS, available at http://www.rggi-coats.org.
Project Information: Enter project information. The name of the offset project
should be the same name entered by the Project Sponsor when creating a
project record in RGGI COATS. The project location entered should be the
primary location of the project if the project consists of actions at multiple
locations. The summary narrative of the project should indicate all locations
where project actions occur or will occur.
Project Sponsor: Identify the Project Sponsor and provide his or her contact
information. The Project Sponsor is the natural person who is the Authorized
Account Representative for the RGGI COATS general account identified in the
Consistency Application.
Project Sponsor Organization: Provide the full legal name of the organization
that the Project Sponsor represents, including any alternative names under which
the organization also may be doing business (e.g., John Doe Enterprises, Inc.,
d/b/a JDE). If the Project Sponsor is representing himself or herself as an
individual, enter “NA”.
RGGI COATS General Account Name and Number: Enter the RGGI COATS
general account name and number. The RGGI COATS general account
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