Program and Project Documents

The following tables show the documents that are required for each account holder and project, what account or project phase the document pertains to, and if the document is available for public review. Please use the menu immediately below to sort the documents by project type. For CA Compliance Offset Program documents, click here.

All Projects

Document Description Project / Account Phase Privilege
Account Holder Project Transfer Form This form is required for project transfers between Account Holders. General Private
Attestation of Title A statement that the project developer has title to the project reductions. The entity that has signed this form should be the account holder on the Reserve. Verification Public
Attestation of Regulatory Compliance This form attests to the project’s compliance status throughout the verification period. The form identifies specific dates during the verification period over which the project was in material compliance with all laws. In addition, the form confirms that the project developer has disclosed to their verification body in writing any and all instances of non-compliance of the project with any law. Verification Public
Attestation of Voluntary Implementation This form confirms that the project was implemented and established voluntarily and continues to operate as such. The project developer further attests that at no time was the project required to be enacted by any law, statute, rule, regulation or other legally binding mandate by any federal, state, local or foreign governmental or regulatory agency having jurisdiction over the project. Verification Public
Consent to Release Early Action Offset Credit Holding Information This form allows Early Action Offset Credit holders to opt in to release their contact information to designated parties. The Reserve will release contact information only and not specify the quantity of EAOC holdings. General Private
Designation of Authority Form This form allows an account holder agent to obtain information about an account that they do not hold. This form is signed by both the account holder and account holder agent. Account Approval / Otherwise Requested Private
Extraordinary Circumstances Request Form Formato de Solicitud de Circunstancias Extraordinarias This form is to be used in the event that a situation beyond the Climate Action Reserve’s control affects a project’s ability to meet project deadlines or verification standards. Following IAF’s definition, extraordinary events or circumstances are also known as “Force Majeure” or “acts of God”, and examples may include war, strike, pandemic, flooding, earthquake, other natural disasters, or man-made disasters. Se debe usar este formato de solicitud en caso de que una situación fuera de control de la Reserva de Acción Climática (la Reserva) afecte la capacidad de un proyecto a cumplir plazos o estándares de verificación. Según la definición del IAF, casos o circunstancias extraordinarias, conocidos también como fuerzas mayores, incluyen guerra, huelga, pandemia, inundación, terremoto, u otros desastres naturales y causados por el hombre. Project Submittal/Verification Private
Request for Early Action Offset Credit Holder Information Form This form is required when a verification body wishes to receive a list of parties that hold greater than 30 percent of CRTs from an early action offset project. Only ARB-approved verification bodies performing regulatory verification for an early action offset projects will be given access to this information as it pertains to section 95990 of the Cap and Trade regulation. Prior to Verification Private
Notification of Verification Activity & Conflict of Interest (NOVA/COI) Form A form detailing the scope and plan for verification activities and the relationship between a verification body and project developer, in order for the Reserve to determine conflict of interest. Prior to Verification Private
User Guide A document regarding general use of the Reserve software, including rules and guidelines for performing common tasks and what you can expect as a user of the system. General Public
Program Manual A document that summarizes the overarching rules, policies and procedures for registering projects and creating offset credits with the Reserve. General Public
Project Registration Extension Form to request a project registration extension. Verification Public
Registry Project Transfer Attestation Form This form is only required if the project has previously registered reductions with another registry or similar system. Project Submittal Public
Regulated Person Attestation This form is required for Trader/Broker/Retailer account holders who are holding credits on behalf of a third party. Account Approval / Otherwise Requested Private
Request for Project Variance Form to request a variance on monitoring or calculation methods of a specific project. Project Submittal Private
SDG Reporting Tool Climate Action Reserve projects that wish to report their alignment with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, or achievement of other co-benefits, must complete this tool and submit it in the registry. Project Submittal/Verification Public
Terms of Use This document sets out the terms by which the Reserve has agreed to provide account holders with access to use the Reserve software. Account Application Private
Verification Statement The official confirmation and final statement of findings, detailing the number of CRTs issued, the vintages (if more than one) and the standard used to verify CRTs. Verification Public
Verification Policies Acknowledgment, Agreement, and Verification Staff Reporting Form Verification bodies must have a duly authorized representative of its organization sign and submit the legally binding form to the Reserve in order to be eligible to conduct verification activities under the Reserve program. The purpose of this required agreement between the Reserve and its verification bodies is to ensure that personnel performing verification activities are aware of their roles, responsibilities, and obligations under the program. This includes an attachment of a Verification Staff Reporting Form with a roster of all staff members who will be designated verifiers and serve as key personnel on Reserve projects. This form must be updated annually. General Private
Verification Staff Reporting Form Extra Tables If there is not enough room in the Verification Policies Acknowledgment, Agreement, and Verification Staff Reporting Form to list all staff that will participate in verification activities, please use the additional tables in this document and submit them along with the original form. General Private
Verification Program Manual A document for verification bodies that gives insight into the verification process, the requirements for conducting verification (like accreditation and training), conflict of interest and confidentiality provisions, and the core verification activities expected under the Reserve. General Public
Zero-Credit Reporting Period Election Form A form that must be signed and submitted by the project developer when electing to take a zero-credit reporting period. See section 3.4.7 of the Reserve Program Manual for more information. Verification Public
Please visit the relevant Offset Protocols and Documents webpage for project-specific registration documents
Adipic Acid Production
Biochar
Canada Grassland
Coal Mine Methane
Forest
Grassland
Mexico Boiler Efficiency
Mexico Forest
Mexico Halocarbon
Mexico Landfill
Mexico Livestock
Nitric Acid Production
Nitrogen Management
Organic Waste Composting
Organic Waste Digestion
Ozone Depleting Substances
Rice Cultivation
Soil Enrichment
Urban Forest Management
Urban Tree Planting
U.S. Landfill
U.S. Livestock