Relevant rules/decisions

3/CMP.1, Annex, Appendix B, paragraph 2 provides the requirement to develop a PDD.

4/CMP.1, Annex, Appendix B, paragraph 2 sets out in full the content required in the PDD.

EB 23, paragraph 24 provides further guidance as given by the Executive Board on the level of detail required to be included in the project design document.

EB 41, Annex 12 sets out the guidelines for completion of the CDM-PDD.

3/CMP.1, Annex, paragraph 40(b) and (c) confirm that designated operational entities shall make publicly available the project design document for a period of 30 days.

EB 25, paragraphs 92-3 confirms that when certain major changes are made to a PDD, the DOE is required to make the amended version of the PDD publicly available for comment again, as clarified further at EB 27, paragraph 29.

3/CMP.1, Annex, paragraph 62(g) provides that a project is required to comply with the representations and procedures outlined in its registered PDD. Paragraph 62 of the CDM modalities and procedures, should, in general, be read alongside the CDM Validation and Verification Manual (VVM) (EB 55, Annex 1).

EB 21, paragraph 66 confirms that requests for deviation may occur at the verification or certification stage.

EB 31 Annex 12, paragraph 10 sets out that a request for deviation is required where a DOE determines during validation or verification that a project has or will deviate from the provisions of the project documentation.

EB 31, Annex 12, paragraph 11 clarifies that a distinction is drawn between requests for deviations in advance of requests for registration and requests for deviation at the stage of issuance.

EB 31 Annex 12, paragraphs 12 and 13 provides that deviation is appropriate where there is a change in the conditions, circumstances or nature of a proposed project activity, which is not significant enough to require a revision of the methodology   

EB 43, Annex 12 sets out the Procedures for processing and reporting on validation of CDM project activities (version 02).

EB 48, Annex 66 sets out the Procedures for notifying and requesting approval of changes from the project activity as described in the registered Project Design Document.

EB 49 Annex 4 sets out the procedures for requests to the executive board for deviation from an approved methodology.

EB 49 Annex 26 sets out the procedures for requests for deviation prior to submitting request for issuance.