Ozone Depleting Substances Project Protocol Development
The U.S. and Article 5 ODS Project Protocols Versions 2.0 were approved by the Reserve Board in June 2012. The protocols were revised to expand the list of eligible refrigerants, refine sampling methodologies and requirements, and incorporate errata, clarifications, and feedback received since their adoption in 2010. See the summary of changes document below for a complete list of revisions made to both protocols.
- Staff Response to Public Comments on Draft U.S. and Article 5 ODS Project Protocols V2.0 (June 19, 2012)
Public Comment Workshop
The Reserve hosted a workshop on April 10, 2012 in San Francisco in conjunction with our annual conference, Navigating the American Carbon World. The Reserve will use feedback from the workshop along with written comments received during the public comment period to inform decisions about the proposed changes.
- U.S. Ozone Depleting Substances Project Protocol Version 1.0 (February 3, 2010)
- Errata and Clarifications to U.S. ODS Project Protocol Version 1.0 (April 11, 2013)
- Article 5 Ozone Depleting Substances Project Protocol Version 1.0 (February 3, 2010)
- Errata and Clarifications to Article 5 ODS Project Protocol Version 1.0 (April 11, 2013)
The Reserve began developing the U.S. and Article 5 Ozone Depleting Substances Project Protocols in July 2009. The technical protocol workgroup met from July through November to assist the Reserve in developing both protocols. During this time, drafts of the protocol were made available for workgroup and public review and comment. A public workshop was held in December 2009 to discuss the draft protocols and encourage further public feedback. Staff made final revisions to the protocol in December 2009 and January 2010 and it was approved by the Reserve Board on February 3, 2010.
The Reserve hosted a public workshop to provide a venue for public feedback on the draft U.S. Ozone Depleting Substances Project Protocol and the draft Article 5 Ozone Depleting Substances Project Protocol. The workshop took place in Washington, D.C., on December 7, 2009. Please see workshop agenda and presentation below.
The Climate Action Reserve worked closely with a multi-stakeholder workgroup throughout the protocol development process. The workgroup included industry representatives, state and federal agency personnel, NGOs, and expert consultants. The group of stakeholders reviewed and commented on the draft protocols, and ensured that the Reserve produced a high quality GHG reduction protocol for ODS destruction from sources within the U.S. and Article 5 countries.
|Appliance Recycling Centers of America||NSF-ISR|
|Caleb Management Services Ltd.||Pew Center on Global Climate Change|
|California Air Resources Board||Refrigeration Service Engineers Society|
|Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc.||RemTec International|
|Conservation Services Group||Ryerson, Masters & Associates|
|Coolgas Inc.||Sims Metal Management|
|DuPont Refrigerants||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency|
|Environmental Credit Corp||Verisae Inc|
|EOS Climate||Wesco – Halon Management and Banking|
|Greenhouse gas Services||World Bank|
|Hudson Technologies Company|
Please contact the Policy Team with questions or comments.