Additional Eligibility Information:
Emission reductions funded through the CMP must be real, surplus, quantifiable, and enforceable in order to meet the underlying statutory provisions and to be SIP-creditable. The requirements in the Carl Moyer Program Guidelines are intended to ensure that these core principles are met. To ensure that projects are surplus to regulations, funded projects must not be required by any federal, State or local regulation, memorandum of agreement/understanding with a regulatory agency, settlement agreement, mitigation requirement, or other legal mandate. A minimum project life, which is determined by project type, is required to ensure that the program does not fund actions taken to comply with regulatory deadlines. The minimum project life helps ensure the overall cost-effectiveness of the program and establishes that the emission reductions are real and quantifiable. Emission control technologies must be certified or verified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) (or for some categories the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or International Maritime Organization) to ensure that real, quantifiable emission reductions are achieved over the life of a project.