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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

2017

  • NRCS RCCP Funds Are Available
    The deadline for 2017 funds has expired, however any applications submitted to your local NRCS office will be considered for the 2018 funding round.

Trainings & Workshops

2018

TBD  

2017

CCS Verification Training: April 18th-20th , 2017

Carson City, Nevada