Form 7 "Attestations" - New York

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Form 7: Attestations
The following attestations must be made.
The undersigned Applicant acknowledges and will comply with and be bound by the
following:
1. The undersigned Applicant shall provide any verification services to offset Project
Sponsors in accordance with 6 NYCRR Subpart 10.
2. The undersigned Applicant shall use suitably qualified personnel and devote and
employ sufficient resources and labor to ensure that high-quality verification
services are provided.
3. The undersigned Applicant shall ensure that for any verification services
undertaken by the Applicant:
(a) a Verification Team Leader identified in the Accreditation Application directs,
supervises, and leads the undertaking of those services and signs all written
reports or opinions to be provided by the accredited verifier;
(b) verification services are undertaken by a Team Leader and Key Personnel
identified in the Accreditation Application; and
(c) any other staff, employees, or contractors used by the accredited verifier in
connection with verification services:
(i) are used only to assist any Verification Team Leader and Key
Personnel identified in the Accreditation Application; and
(ii) shall work under the direct control, supervision, and direction of a
Verification Team Leader and Key Personnel identified in the
Accreditation Application.
4. The undersigned Applicant shall ensure that each Verification Team Leader and
Key Personnel identified in the Accreditation Application maintain the
qualifications identified in the Accreditation Application, including any identified
qualifications, licenses, and certifications.
The undersigned Applicant shall ensure that each Verification Team Leader and
5.
Key Personnel identified in the Accreditation Application undertake and complete
any training or other qualifications as may be required by the Department to
demonstrate competence in the provision of verification services for individual
offset categories specified at 6 NYCRR Subparagraph 242-10.6(a)(1)(vii).
6. The undersigned Applicant acknowledges that the Department or its agent may
conduct a performance review of an accredited verifier to evaluate whether the
accredited verifier remains qualified and is providing verification services in
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Form 7: Attestations
The following attestations must be made.
The undersigned Applicant acknowledges and will comply with and be bound by the
following:
1. The undersigned Applicant shall provide any verification services to offset Project
Sponsors in accordance with 6 NYCRR Subpart 10.
2. The undersigned Applicant shall use suitably qualified personnel and devote and
employ sufficient resources and labor to ensure that high-quality verification
services are provided.
3. The undersigned Applicant shall ensure that for any verification services
undertaken by the Applicant:
(a) a Verification Team Leader identified in the Accreditation Application directs,
supervises, and leads the undertaking of those services and signs all written
reports or opinions to be provided by the accredited verifier;
(b) verification services are undertaken by a Team Leader and Key Personnel
identified in the Accreditation Application; and
(c) any other staff, employees, or contractors used by the accredited verifier in
connection with verification services:
(i) are used only to assist any Verification Team Leader and Key
Personnel identified in the Accreditation Application; and
(ii) shall work under the direct control, supervision, and direction of a
Verification Team Leader and Key Personnel identified in the
Accreditation Application.
4. The undersigned Applicant shall ensure that each Verification Team Leader and
Key Personnel identified in the Accreditation Application maintain the
qualifications identified in the Accreditation Application, including any identified
qualifications, licenses, and certifications.
The undersigned Applicant shall ensure that each Verification Team Leader and
5.
Key Personnel identified in the Accreditation Application undertake and complete
any training or other qualifications as may be required by the Department to
demonstrate competence in the provision of verification services for individual
offset categories specified at 6 NYCRR Subparagraph 242-10.6(a)(1)(vii).
6. The undersigned Applicant acknowledges that the Department or its agent may
conduct a performance review of an accredited verifier to evaluate whether the
accredited verifier remains qualified and is providing verification services in
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accordance with the requirements of 6 NYCRR Subpart 242-10. As part of a
performance review, the Applicant will provide access to any reports, documents,
or other information related to the provision of verification services by the Applicant
pursuant to 6 NYCRR Subpart 242-10 required by the Department or its agent.
7. The undersigned Applicant acknowledges that prior to engaging in verification
services for an offset Project Sponsor, the Applicant shall disclose all relevant
information to the Department to allow for an evaluation of potential conflict of
interest with respect to an offset project, offset project developer, offset Project
Sponsor or project sponsor organization, or any other party with a direct or indirect
financial interest in an offset project that is seeking or has been granted approval of
a Consistency Application under the Program or another state's CO
Budget
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Trading Program, including information concerning the Applicant's ownership, past
and current clients, related entities, as well as any other facts or circumstances
that have the potential to create a conflict of interest.
8. The undersigned Applicant acknowledges that it shall have an ongoing obligation
to the Department any facts or circumstances that may give rise to a conflict of
interest with respect to an offset project, offset project developer, offset Project
Sponsor or project sponsor organization, or any other party with a direct or
indirect financial interest in an offset project.
9. The undersigned Applicant acknowledges that it shall have an ongoing obligation
to maintain one million ($1,000,000) U.S. dollars of professional liability insurance
throughout the period for which it is accredited.
10.The undersigned Applicant acknowledges that the Department may revoke the
accreditation of a verifier at any time, for any of the following:
(a) failure to fully disclose any issues that may lead to a conflict of interest
situation with respect to an offset project, offset project developer, or offset
Project Sponsor;
(b) the verifier is no longer qualified due to changes in staffing or other criteria;
(c) negligence or neglect of responsibilities pursuant to the requirements of 6
NYCRR Subpart 242-10; and
(d) intentional misrepresentation of data or other intentional fraud.
I certify that the undersigned is authorized to make these attestations on behalf of the
Applicant. I am authorized to make this submission on behalf of the Applicant for which
the submission is made. I certify under penalty of law that I have personally examined,
and am familiar with, the statements and information submitted in this document and all
its attachments. Based on my inquiry of those individuals with primary responsibility for
obtaining the information, I certify that the statements and information are to the best of
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my knowledge and belief true, accurate, and complete. I am aware that there are
significant penalties for submitting false statements and information or omitting required
statements and information, including the possibility of fine or imprisonment.
Signature of Authorized Representative
Date
Name in Print
Title
Sworn and subscribed before me on this
day of
, 20
Notary Public
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