U.S. Coal Mine Methane Protocol

The U.S. Coal Mine Methane Protocol addresses GHG emission reductions associated with destroying methane that would have otherwise been vented to the atmosphere from active underground coal and Category III gassy trona mines in the United States and its territories.

Current Protocol Version(s) Available for Project Submittal Adoption Date Notes and Supporting Documents
U.S. Coal Mine Methane Protocol Version 1.1

(Previous versions)

October 26, 2012 Errata and Clarifications to U.S. Coal Mine Methane Protocol Version 1.1 (March 10, 2014)

U.S. Coal Mine Methane Protocol Summary

Reserve Presentation on ARB’s Mine Methane Capture Protocol

Project Registration Documents

Document Description Required Phase Privilege
Coal Mine Methane Project Submittal Form A proposal to undertake a coal mine methane project. Project Submittal Public
Project System Diagram Diagrammatic representation of the mine that illustrates how the project is defined and includes the location, quantity and type of boreholes, ventilation shafts, eligible destruction devices and non-qualifying destruction devices within a project’s GHG Assessment Boundary. Verification Private

Protocol Development & Previous Versions

Use the links below to access information about the protocol development process of the U.S. Coal Mine Methane Protocol. Public comments, staff responses to public comments, workgroup participants, and other supporting documents can also be found here.

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