The Nitric Acid Production Project Protocol provides guidance to account for, report, and verify GHG emission reductions associated with the installation and use of a nitrous oxide (N2O) emission control technology, i.e. secondary and tertiary catalysts, to reduce N2O emissions generated as a byproduct of nitric acid production. The protocol is applicable at nitric acid production facilities in the United States and its territories. This protocol was first adopted by the Reserve Board in December 2009.
- Nitric Acid Production Project Protocol Version 2.0 (September 28, 2011)
- Errata and Clarifications to Nitric Acid Production Project Protocol Version 2.0 (April 16, 2015)
- Nitric Acid Production Project Protocol Summary
The Nitric Acid Production Project Protocol is not currently undergoing revision, but the Reserve plans to hold a stakeholder consultation on a potential update to the HNO3,max requirement in February or March 2016. For more information, see the Protocol Development & Previous Versions section, Version 2.0, below.
Protocol Development & Previous Versions
Use the links below to access information about the protocol development process of the Nitric Acid Production Project Protocol. Public comments, staff responses to public comments, workgroup participants, and other supporting documents can also be found here.
Click a version of the protocol below to access more information:
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