A demonstration that any individuals with potential conflicts have been removed and insulated from the project.
An explanation of any changes to the organizational structure or verification body to remove the potential conflict of interest. A demonstration that any unit with potential conflicts has been divested or moved into an independent entity or any subcontractor with potential conflicts has been removed.
Any other circumstance that specifically addresses other sources for potential conflict of interest.
As provided in section 95133(f)(4), the Executive Officer shall evaluate the conflict of interest mitigation plan and determine whether verification services may proceed.
Conflict of Interest Submittal Requirements for Accredited Verification Bodies.
Before the start of any work related to providing verification services to an operator, a verification body must first be authorized in writing by the Executive Officer to provide verification services. To obtain authorization the verification body shall submit to the Executive Officer a self-evaluation of the potential for any conflict of interest that the body, its partners, or any subcontractors performing verification services may have with the operator for which it will perform verification services. The submittal shall include the following:
Identification of whether the potential for conflict of interest is high, low, or medium based on factors specified in sections 95133(b), (c), and
An organizational chart of the verification body and brief description of the verification body and any related entities;
Identification of whether any member of the verification team has previously provided verification services for the operator and, if so, the years in which such verification services were provided;
Identification of whether any member of the verification team or related entity has engaged in any non-verification services of any nature with the operator either within or outside California during the previous three years. If non-verification services have previously been provided, the following information shall also be submitted:
Identification of the nature and location of the work performed for the operator and whether the work is similar to the type of work to be performed during verification, such as emissions inventory, auditing, energy efficiency, renewable energy, or other work with implications for the operator’s greenhouse gas emissions or the accounting of greenhouse gas emissions or electricity transactions;