70.15. Every project report referred to in section 70.14 must be accompanied by a verification report conducted by a verification organization accredited under ISO 14065 by a member of the International Accreditation Forum in Canada or the United States and according to an ISO 17011 program, with respect to the sector of activity for the project.
In addition, the promoter must entrust the verification of the project report to a verification organization and a verifier designated by that organization that, in addition,
(1) has not acted, in the 3 preceding years, as a consultant for the purpose of developing the project or calculating the reductions in GHG emissions attributable to the project for the promoter or, as applicable, for one of the member parties to the aggregation;
(2) (subparagraph revoked);
(3) has not verified more than 6 consecutive project reports for the project on behalf of the promoter; and
(4) when the promoter wishes to have the project report verified by a verification organization or a verifier other than one that verified the report for the preceding year, the organization or verifier must not have verified the report for the project during the 3 previous years.
For the verification, the promoter and, as applicable, the members party to the aggregation must give the verifier access to all the information needed and to the places where the project is carried out.
Despite the first paragraph, until 31 December 2017, a verification report of a project report may be conducted by a verification organization in the process of being accredited, on the condition that the organization receives accreditation in the year following the verification of the project.
If the organization fails to receive accreditation within the time prescribed in the fourth paragraph, the promoter must, not later than 6 months after the end of the prescribed time, send the Minister a new verification report on its project report, conducted by an accredited organization in accordance with the first paragraph.
No offset credits may be issued for the year covered by a verification report of a project report until the organization has been accredited.
O.C. 1184-2012, s. 45; O.C. 1138-2013, s. 24; O.C. 902-2014, s. 51.