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GHG Reporting Program Information for Verification Bodies

This page provides information for organizations that are qualified, or wish to become qualified, as approved verification bodies for Oregon’s Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program.

Important deadlines:

  • Reports due for permit holders - March 31
  • Reports due for petroleum and natural gas systems - March 31
  • Reports due for natural gas suppliers - March 31
  • Reports due for fuel suppliers and producers - April 30
  • Reports due for electricity suppliers - June 1
  • Verification Statements due for permit holders, petroleum and natural gas systems, natural gas suppliers, fuel suppliers and producers - August 31
  • Verification Statements due for electricity suppliers - September 30

How can my organization become an approved verification body?

To become a verifier for the GHG Reporting program, your organization must be accredited by either the California Air Resources Board or the ANSI National Accreditation Board’s GHG Validation and Verification Body accreditation program and submit all materials required in the verification body application. DEQ opens a new application for GHG Reporting program verification bodies annually. The GHG Reporting program is not accepting verification body applications at this time

Resources for approved verification bodies:

Upcoming live trainings 2023 

Third Party Verification Kickoff Training 

This training will share some of the most commonly asked questions from the 2022 verification year and provide important verification-related updates and reminders. Attendance is recommended for all DEQ-approved verifiers who plan to perform services in Oregon in 2023. Both sessions will cover the same material, and there will be time to ask questions of DEQ staff. Training slides will be posted to the Resources section of this page once the training concludes. Please join the trainings using the following Zoom links: 
  • Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. PT: Join via Zoom  
  • Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. PT: Join via Zoom 

Contact

Elizabeth Hardee  
Third Party Verification Program Administrator
971-263-1726