A Clarification Request (CL) is a request made by the DOE to project participants during validation or verification if the information provided is insufficient or unclear.
The DOE shall raise a clarification request (CL) if information is insufficient or not clear enough to determine whether the applicable CDM requirements have been met (EB 44, Annex 3, paragraph 36).
CLs may only be resolved if the project participants modify the project design or provide additional explanations that satisfy the CDM requirements.
The DOE must not recommend the project activity for registration or issuance if the CLs have not been resolved. DOEs must also report on any CLs raised in the validation and verification reports.