Climate Action Reserve Programmatic Response to COVID-19 Outbreak

March 16, 2020

If a programmatic deadline (e.g., project submittal, verification, monitoring report submission) cannot be met by the original deadline due specifically to reasons directly related to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, projects may receive up to a 6 month deadline extension. This does not include extending the reporting period(s) in question. Projects seeking such an extension must submit a written request via email prior to the original deadline, which must specifically detail the impact of coronavirus on the project’s ability to meet the relevant deadline as well as the length of extension being requested. Any project that is eligible to defer verification or conduct a less-intensive desktop verification is strongly encouraged to use that option. This policy may be modified in the future as conditions warrant. This policy is limited to projects reporting under the Climate Action Reserve’s voluntary offset program. Projects reporting under the California Compliance Offset Program should seek guidance from the California Air Resources Board.

Please email all COVID-19 extension requests to the Reserve main email.

If you have any questions, please contact Robert Lee via email or (213)785-1230.

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