ACR Announces Open Public Comment Period for Methodologies for ODS Destruction, Pocosin Wetlands and Landfill Gas
May 2, 2016 - The American Carbon Registry (ACR), a nonprofit enterprise of Winrock International, has announced an open public comment period and is accepting stakeholder comments on the following three offset methodologies that are in the ACR approval process:
1) A new methodology entitled Emission Reduction Measurement and Monitoring Methodology for Destruction of Ozone Depleting Substances and High-GWP Foam. The methodology is an update to the 2014 California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Compliance Offset Protocol for Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) Projects including proposed changes to eligible sources of ODS, updated emissions factors, new methods for foam projects and new methods for monitoring destruction events
2) A new wetlands methodology entitled Accounting for the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Benefits of Pocosin Restoration. The methodology details the requirements for the quantification of greenhouse gas emissions reductions associated with rewetting previously drained pocosin wetlands in the Atlantic coastal plain of the southeastern U.S.
3) A new methodology for Emissions Reductions from Landfill Gas Destruction and Beneficial Use Projects. The methodology provides the quantification and accounting frameworks for the destruction or utilization of landfill gas at eligible landfills in the U.S.
Visit ACR's website for details on these proposed modifications.
Please send comments to ACR@winrock.org by June 3, 2016.