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Offset Handbook

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This page contains the Offset Handbook for the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Model Rule and model offset applications and monitoring and verification reports.

The Offset Handbook explains:

  • RGGI Model Rule provisions for offset projects (Subpart XX-10) and the award CO2 offset allowances
  • The documentation required in model templates for offset project Consistency Applications and Monitoring and Verification Reports. The model templates served as the basis for developing state-specific offset project application and submittal materials.

The Offset Handbook has been prepared for informational purposes only to explain the model documents listed above. The Offset Handbook does not constitute formal guidance or an official interpretation by any individual RGGI participating state regarding its CO2 Budget Trading Program regulations.

Download the Offset Handbook here.