Forward Action Request
A Forward Action Request (FAR) is a request made by the DOE during validation. It is used to highlight issues related to project implementation that require review during the first verification of the project activity. FARs must be reported on in the validation report.
The DOE shall raise a forward action request (FAR) during validation to highlight issues related to project implementation that require review during the first verification of the project activity. FARs shall not relate to the CDM requirements for registration (EB 44, Annex 3, paragraph 37).
If the issue has not been resolved at first verification, the DOE must raise Corrective Action Request and report on the issue in the verification report.
The DOE shall raise a CAR if one of the following occurs:
- Non-conformities with the monitoring plan or methodology are found in monitoring and reporting, or if the evidence provided to prove conformity is insufficient;
- Mistakes have been made in applying assumptions, data or calculations of emission reductions which will impair the estimate of emission reductions;
- Issues identified in a FAR during validation to be verified during verification have not been resolved by the project participants (EB 44, Annex 3, paragraph 182).
The DOE can only resolve a CAR if the project participants modify the project design or provide additional explanation that satisfy the DOE's concerns. If this is not done, the DOE should not submit a request for issuance.
If at first verification there is an issue concerning monitoring or reporting, the DOE should raise another FAR to be dealt with at the next verification period.
The DOE shall raise a FAR during verification for actions if the monitoring and reporting require attention and/or adjustment for the next verification period (EB 44, Annex 3, paragraph 185).