Withdrawal of Request for Issuance (Large Scale)

Paragraph 63 of the Modalities and Procedures for a CDM stipulates that the DOE shall, based on its verification report, certify in writing that, during the specified time period, the project activity achieved the verified amount of reductions in anthropogenic emissions by sources of greenhouse gases that would not have occurred in the absence of the CDM project activity.

In accordance with paragraph 64 of the Modalities and Procedures, the certification report constitutes a request for issuance to the CDM EB of CERs equal to the verified amount of reductions of anthropogenic emissions by sources of greenhouse gases.

At EB 54, the CDM EB agreed to the Procedures for withdrawal of a request for issuance of certified emission reductions (Version 01) (EB 54, Annex 33) for the purpose of ensuring consistency, enhancing transparency and provide guidance to project participants and DOEs regarding the requirements and procedures to withdraw a request for issuance.

Application of procedures

The Executive Board decided at EB 54 that the procedures for a withdrawal of a request for issuance would occur in broadly two types of circumstances:

5. The procedure shall be applied if a DOE wishes to request the withdrawal of a request for issuance submitted to the Executive Board in cases where:

a. The project participants voluntarily wishes to withdraw the request for issuance for the specified monitoring period; and

b. The DOE has revised its verification report and/or certification decision based on new insights.

6. The types of request for withdrawal of request for issuance include:

a. Type 1: The DOE requests the withdrawal of the request for issuance prior to the publication of the request for issuance;

b. Type 2: The DOE requests the withdrawal (EB 54, Annex 33, paragraphs 5-6);

c. Type 3: The DOE requests the withdrawal of the request for issuance subsequent to receiving a request for review.

Submitting a request for withdrawal

A request for the withdrawal of a request for issuance is to be submitted by the DOE to the secretariat in the following way:

7. The DOE shall submit to the secretariat the form for submission of a request for withdrawal of a request for issuance "CDM: Request for withdrawal form" (F-CDM-WI) duly completed by uploading it through the dedicated internet interface on the UNFCCC CDM website (EB 54, Annex 33, paragraph 7).

Processing of request for withdrawal

Upon receipt of a request for withdrawal, the secretariat will process the request in accordance with the type of request it is:

8. Upon receipt of the request for withdrawal, the secretariat shall as soon as possible check the documents submitted.

9. The procedures applicable to each type of withdrawal as defined in paragraph 6 are as follows:

a. For Type 1: The request for issuance for the specified monitoring period will not be marked "withdrawn". If the DOE re-submits the request for issuance for the same monitoring period after such a withdrawal, the resubmission shall be treated as a new submission.

b. For Type 2: The request for issuance for the specified monitoring period will be marked "withdrawn". If the DOE intends to re-submit the request for issuance for the same monitoring period after such a withdrawal, the DOE may re-submit the request without requesting permission from the Executive Board.

c. For Type 3: The request for issuance for the specified monitoring period will be marked "withdrawn". Type 3 requests must be submitted and considered complete two weeks prior to Executive Board meeting at which the request for review/review/corrections have been scheduled to be considered. If the DOE intends to re-submit the request for issuance for the same monitoring period after such a withdrawal, the DOE shall request a permission to the Executive Board to re-submit such a request.

10. Submission of requests for withdrawal will be incorporated into the framework for addressing
non-compliance by DOEs. (EB 54, Annex 33, paragraphs 8-10).

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