The nature of past, present or future relationships with the operator including:
Instances when any member of the verification team has performed or intends to perform work for the operator;
Identification of whether work is currently being performed for the operator, and if so, the nature of the work;
How much work was performed for the operator in the last three years, in dollars or percentage of verifier’s revenues or gross income;
Whether any member of the verification team has any contracts or other arrangements to perform work for the operator or a related entity;
How much work related to greenhouse gases or electricity transactions the verification team has performed for the operator or related entities in the last three years, in dollars or percentage of the body’s and its subcontractors’ revenues or gross income.
Explanation of how the amount and nature of work previously performed is such that any member of the verification team’s credibility and lack of bias should not be under question.
A list of names of the staff that would perform verification services for the operator, and a description of any instances of personal or family relationships with management or employees of the operator that potentially represent a conflict of interest; and,
Identification of any other circumstances known to the verification body or operator that could result in a conflict of interest.
Conflict of Interest Determinations. The Executive Officer shall review the self-evaluation submitted by the verification body and determine whether the verification body is authorized to perform verification services for the operator.
The Executive Officer shall notify the verification body in writing when the conflict of interest evaluation information submitted under section 95132(e) is deemed complete. Within forty-five days of deeming the evaluation information complete, the Executive Officer shall determine whether the verification body is authorized to proceed with verification and shall so notify the verification body.
If the Executive Officer determines the verification body or any member of the verification team meets the criteria specified in section 95133(b), the Executive Officer shall find a high potential conflict of interest and verification services may not proceed.