Ozone Depleting Substances Project Protocol Development

Version 2.0

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.

Public Comments

Coolgas, Inc. Hudson Technologies
Energy Changes Projektentwicklung GmbH RAL Quality Assurance Association
Environmental Credit Corp. Reclamation Technologies, Inc. (RemTec International)
EOS Climate Safe Disposal Systems, Inc.
First Environment, Inc.

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.

Reserve Presentation
Meeting Video

Version 1.0

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.

Public Comments

California Air Resources Board GTZ-Proklima 2
Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc. ICF International
Climate Wedge Ltd. Oy RAL Quality Assurance Association for the Demanufacture of Refrigeration Equipment
Coolgas Inc. RemTec International
Energy Changes Projektentwicklung GmbH Safe Disposal Systems, Inc.
EOS Climate SENS International
EPA Stratospheric Protection Division UNEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Fox & Earth Industries AG Ventless Combustion & Energy Corporation
GTZ-Proklima 1 Veolia ES Technical Solutions, LLC
Hudson Technologies

Staff Response to Public Comments, Version 1.0

Public Workshop

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.

Attendee List

Presentation Slides
Presentation Timestamp
Public Workshop Audio

Workgroup Participants

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.

3M ICF International
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


Scoping Meeting agenda
Scoping Meeting presentation

Please contact the Reserve with questions or comments.