Landfill Project Protocol Revisions

The U.S. Landfill Project Protocol is undergoing a policy revision to Version 5.0. The protocol revision includes important updates to the performance standard test, project definition, crediting period, and verification options, among other changes. Please see the summary of changes document for a comprehensive list of all proposed revisions.

The draft protocol is now available for public review and comment below; the “redline” version shows all changes made from Version 4.0 to draft Version 5.0.

Public Webinar

The Reserve is hosting a free, public webinar to discuss the revisions to the Landfill Project Protocol. The webinar will take place on February 27, 2019 from 10 am to 11 am PT. See details below.

Draft U.S. Landfill Project Protocol Version 5.0 Public Comment Webinar
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
10:00 am – 11:00 am PT
Register here
Conference Call: (213) 929-4221
Access Code: 543-906-074

Public Comments

Please submit comments on the proposed changes, preferably in MS Word format, to [email protected] by 6:00 pm PT on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

Protocol Workgroup

The protocol is being revised through the Reserve’s multi-stakeholder workgroup process. The workgroup consists of representatives from the organizations listed below.

Adam Penque Centrica Business Solutions
Andrew Sheppard US EPA
Barbara Tool O’Neil  
Brian KillKelley NativeEnergy
Jason Clarke GHD
Jason Hoyle Appalacian State University
John McDougal Element Markets
Nick Facciola 3Degrees Group, Inc
Patrick Sullivan SCS Engineers
Rachel Oster Diversion Strategies

Workgroup meetings will be open to the public. Interested stakeholders can join the workgroup calls as an “observer” and listen to the workgroup discuss important issues for protocol development. Observers will not have the ability to participate in calls but will be able to stay informed by listening to the conversations as they unfold. If you would like to participate as an observer and receive workgroup meeting notices, please email [email protected].

Workgroup Meetings

Workgroup Meeting 2
January 16, 2019

Workgroup Meeting 1
November 15, 2018

Public Scoping Webinar

The Reserve hosted a public webinar on October 10, 2018 to discuss a number of specific potential update ideas, and to solicit information and feedback from interested stakeholders. Please see the presentation slides and meeting video below.

Protocol Development Timeline

Below is a tentative timeline for protocol development. The Reserve will update this timeline as needed.

Public Scoping Webinar October 10, 2018
Convene Workgroup (WG) & Staff Begins Update Analysis October 2018
1st WG Meeting (Webinar) Early November 2018
Staff Begins Drafting – Working with WG November 2018
2nd WG Meeting (Webinar) to Review Draft Late December 2018 – early January 2019
Staff Revises Draft – Incorporating WG Feedback January 2019
Public Comment Period February – March 2019
Public Comment Meeting (Webinar) February 2019
Staff Revises Draft – Incorporating Public Feedback March 2019
Final Protocol Adoption by Reserve Board April 2019