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Carbon Sequestration Certification Program
Verification is the process of determining if a practice or project is sequestering the amount of carbon dioxide that is claimed or expected to occur as a result of a particular activity. Verification is conducted by third party state approved verifiers -- not the offset provider, aggregator, or buyer.
The Conservation Commission offers fee-based verification of Oklahoma agriculture and forestry offsets to state approved aggregators participating in the carbon program. Verification is also available to oil and gas operators conducting geologic sequestration of anthropogenic carbon dioxide.
Agriculture and forestry offsets are typically under contract, which means the land or forest must be managed according to a plan to sequester carbon at an expected rate. For companies conducting geologic sequestration, verification includes assuring the project meets the requirements of EPA's Underground Injection Control Program and any additional requirements of the carbon program.
Verification of carbon offsets typically occurs in two phases:
For more information on Oklahoma Carbon Program carbon offset verification or protocol development, call 405-522-4739.