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    • (A)

      The verification team member(s) shall check that all sources specified in sections 95110 to 95115 as applicable to the operator are identified appropriately.

    • (B)

      The verification team member(s) shall review and understand the data management systems used by the operator to track, quantify, and report greenhouse gas emissions and, when applicable, electricity transactions. The verification team member(s) shall evaluate the uncertainty and effectiveness of these systems.

    • (C)

      The verification team shall collect and review other information that, in the professional judgment of the team, is needed in the verification process.

  • (5)

    The verification team shall review facility operations to identify applicable greenhouse gas emissions sources. This shall include a review of the emissions inventory and each type of emission source to assure that all sources listed in sections 95110 to 95115 of this article are properly included in the inventory.

  • (6)

    Operators shall make available to the verification team all information and documentation used to calculate and report emissions, electricity transactions, and other information required under this article, as applicable.

  • (7)

    As applicable for retail providers and marketers, the verification team shall review electricity transaction records, including receipts of power attributed to the Northwest or Southwest region as verifiable via North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) E-Tags, settlements data, or other information as confirmation of the region of origin.

  • (8)

    Sampling Plan. As part of confirming emissions data or electricity transactions the verification team shall develop a sampling plan that meets the following requirements:

    • (A)

      The verification team shall develop a sampling plan based on a strategic analysis developed from document reviews and interviews to assess the likely nature, scale and complexity of the verification services for an operator. The analysis shall review the inputs for the development of the submitted emissions data report, the rigor and appropriateness of the greenhouse gas or electricity transaction data management system, and the coordination within a facility or retail provider’s or marketer’s organization to manage the operation and maintenance of equipment and systems used to develop emissions data reports.

(B) The verification team shall include in the sampling plan a ranking of emissions sources by amount of contribution to total CO2 equivalent emissions for the operator, and a ranking of emissions sources with

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