ARB Forms

The Air Resources Board (ARB) has developed forms for use in the Compliance Offset Program. These forms may be used by program participants for submitting information related to listing, reporting, verification and issuance of ARB offset credits. In addition to being listed below, the forms can also be found on ARB’s Compliance Offset Program Forms web page.

ARB also has developed forms for Early Action Offset Projects. The forms can be found on ARB’s Compliance Offset Program Forms web page and must be submitted directly to ARB.

Caution: Please make sure to submit a CITSS ID number and not a CITSS account number on all required forms. The CITSS ID number is two letters followed by four numbers (e.g., CA1234). To protect account information, you should not submit any CITSS account number, which is a longer number.

All Projects

Document Description Project / Account Phase Privilege
Designation of Authorized Project Designee Section 95974 of the Cap-and-Trade Regulation allows the Offset Project Operator to authorize another entity to act on its behalf. The Designation of Authorized Project Designee form can be used to grant this authorization. General Private
Evaluation of Conflict of Interest for Offset Projects This form can be used to comply with the conflict of interest evaluation requirement and should be submitted to the Reserve prior to the commencement of offset verification activities. Prior to Verification Private
Notice of Offset Verification Services This form can be used to comply with the Notice of Offset Verification Services requirement and should be submitted to both ARB and the Reserve at least 10 business days prior to the commencement of offset verification services. Prior to Verification Private
Offset Verification Statement Per Section 95977.1(b)(3)(R) of the Cap-and-Trade Regulation, a verification body is required to issue an Offset Verification Statement for any Offset Project Data Report for which it has provided offset verification services. This form can be used to comply with this requirement. Verification Public

Livestock Projects

Document Description Required Phase Privilege
Application for Listing a Livestock Offset Project This form can be used to comply with the listing requirements for Livestock Offset Projects under the ARB Compliance Offset Program Project Submittal Public
Livestock Offset Project Data Report This form can be used to comply with the Offset Data Report requirement for Livestock Offset Projects. Verification Public

Ozone Depleting Substances Projects

Document Description Required Phase Privilege
Application for Listing an Ozone Depleting Substances Offset Project This form can be used to comply with the listing requirements for Ozone Depleting Substances Offset Projects under the ARB Compliance Offset Program. Project Submittal Public
Offset Project Listing Information Form – Compliance Protocol This form can be used to comply with the Offset Data Report requirement for Ozone Depleting Substances Offset Projects. Verification Public

U.S. Forest Projects

Document Description Required Phase Privilege
Application for Listing a U.S. Forest Offset Project – Avoided Conversion This form can be used to comply with the listing requirements for U.S. Forest – Avoided Conversion Offset Projects under the ARB Compliance Offset Program. Project Submittal Public
Application for Listing a U.S. Forest Offset Project – Improved Forest Management This form can be used to comply with the listing requirements for U.S. Forest – Improved Forest Management Offset Projects under the ARB Compliance Offset Program. Project Submittal Public
Application for Listing a U.S. Forest Offset Project – Reforestation This form can be used to comply with the listing requirements for U.S. Forest – Reforestation Offset Projects under the ARB Compliance Offset Program. Project Submittal Public
U.S. Forest Offset Project – Avoided Conversion Project Data Report – Initial Reporting Period This form can be used to comply with the Offset Project Data Report requirement for U.S. Forest – Avoided Conversion Offset Projects, for the initial reporting period. Subsequent reporting periods should use the general U.S. Forest Offset Project Data Report below. Verification Public
U.S. Forest Offset Project – Improved Forest Management Project Data Report – Initial Reporting Period This form can be used to comply with the Offset Project Data Report requirement for U.S. Forest – Improved Forest Management Offset Projects, for the initial reporting period. Subsequent U.S. Forest project reporting periods should use the general U.S. Forest Offset Project Data Report below. Verification Public
U.S. Forest Offset Project – Reforestation Project Data Report – Initial Reporting Period This form can be used to comply with the Offset Project Data Report requirement for U.S. Forest – Reforestation Offset Projects, for the initial reporting period. Subsequent U.S. Forest project reporting periods should use the general U.S. Forest Offset Project Data Report below. Verification Public
U.S. Forest Offset Project Data Report – Annual Reporting Period – All Project Types This form can be used to comply with the Offset Data Report requirement for subsequent reporting periods. Verification Public

Urban Forest Projects

Document Description Required Phase Privilege
Application for Listing an Urban Forest Offset Project This form can be used to comply with the listing requirements for Urban Forest Offset Projects under the ARB Compliance Offset Program. Project Submittal Public
Urban Forest Offset Project Data Report – coming soon! This form can be used to comply with the Offset Data Report requirement for Urban Forest projects. Verification Public