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Generating Credits

The steps below describe the process for generating credits. This is also described in detail in Section 3 of the CCS Manual. Use the links below to download the necessary forms or visit the Program Document page.  

1. Submit the Validation Checklist. This checklist allows the SETT to confirm that the project meets the eligibility requirements.

  • The SETT will review and confirm that the project meets the requirements. The SETT will issue a Notice of Validation to the project proponent.

2. Complete the Verification.

3. Submit a draft Management Plan.

  • The SETT will work review and comment on the draft Management Plan.

4. Submit a Final Management Plan.

  • Once all parties agree to the terms and actions of the Management Plan the document is signed and credits are available for purchased.

5. Coordinate with the SETT on developing Financial Assurances prior to the sale of credits.

6. Once a transaction is ready to occur finalize and sign the Participant Contract.

7. Sell Credits!

  • A Credit Purchase Agreement must be signed by both the developer and buyer and a Credit Transfer Form must be submitted to the SETT.

Acquiring Credits

The steps below describe the process for acquiring credits. This is also described in detail in Section 3 of the CCS Manual. Use the links below to download the necessary forms or visit the Program Documents page. 

1. Complete and submit Section I of the Debit Project Review Form. To permit a project within greater sage-grouse habitat the permitting authority will consult with the SETT, or direct the credit buyer to consult with the SETT.

2. Complete the Verification.

3. Complete and submit Sections II and III of the Debit Project Review Form.

4. Purchase credits.

  • A Credit Purchase Agreement must be signed by both the developer and buyer and a Credit Transfer Form must be submitted to the SETT.

5. Finalize and Sign Section IV of the Debit Project Review Form.   

Funding Opportunities

  • NRCS RCPP Funds Are Currently Available
     
    To apply, please contact the SETT, fill out a Site Validation Checklist with the RCPP Addendum, and submit it and any required documents to Dan Huser (dhuser@sagebrusheco.nv.gov) of the SETT, who will then complete a credit estimate for the potential project area.  In addition to completing these prerequisites with the SETT, Applications must be received before 4 p.m. on February 16, 2018 by NRCS to be considered in the project funding period. Applications received thereafter will be considering in the next funding round.   

Trainings & Workshops

2018

CCS Verification Training: March 21st and 22nd, 2018

Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF) in Carson City, Nevada

If by chance the SETT requires a later date, a room at NDF in Carson City has also been reserved for March 28th and 29th, which will serve as backup dates.