What does it mean if a project is "registered with corrections"?

Corrections to the project documentation may be requested at two stages.

First, if a review is requested by three members of the Executive Board, reasons for requesting the review must be clearly stated.  If the issues are of a minor nature that could be corrected through additional clarifications and/or revised documentation, this should be indicated.  In such a case, the Executive Board meeting report will indicate that the project is "registered with corrections".  If clarifications are requested, these must be provided by project participants to the secretariat within 2 weeks.

If the secretariat and the Chair of the Executive Board considers the clarifications adequate, the project will be automatically registered and will not be reconsidered by the Executive Board.  If the Chair of the Executive Board deems the corrections not satisfactory the Executive Board will determine at its next meeting whether a full review should be conducted.

Second, if a full review is conducted (because 'minor' issues were not adequately resolved, or because the issues raised by Executive Board members were identified as 'major', or because the review was requested by a Party involved), one possible outcome of this review (apart from registration or rejection) is that the Executive Board requests that project participants make corrections to the project documentation.  Such corrections must be made within 12 weeks.

When the full review process is initiated, the Executive Board meeting report will indicate that the project is "under review".  If the outcome described above is reached (i.e. corrections are requested), the Executive Board meeting report will indicated that the project is "registered subject to satisfactory corrections".

The revised documentation will be checked by the Chair of the Executive Board and the secretariat.  If the Chair considers that the corrections are adequate, the project will be automatically registered and will not be reconsidered by the Executive Board. 

If the Chair considers that the corrections should be assessed by the Board, this will take place at the next meeting, or if the revised documentation was received within 2 weeks of the next meeting, at the subsequent meeting.  If the Board considers the corrections adequate, the project will be registered; otherwise, it will be rejected (EB 38, Annex 20).