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Department of Ecology
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Offset - Ozone Depleting Substances Technical Working Group

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Working group description and purpose

The Ozone Depleting Substance Offset Protocol Technical Working Group will be comprised of individuals with expertise in the development, registration, verification, or analysis of compliance or voluntary ozone depleting substances projects. As part of the WAC 173-446 Offsets Rulemaking, Ecology is considering revisions and additions to offset protocols adopted in WAC 173-446. The purpose of this working group is to help inform Ecology’s decisions related to revisions to the adopted California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) Compliance Offset Protocol – Ozone Depleting Substances– November 14, 2014. The working group will provide input on a series of potential revisions under consideration sourced from CARB 2021 Offset Taskforce Report, voluntary offset market protocols, and public comments received during this and previous rulemakings.

Meeting schedule

The working group is expected to begin in March and will meet every three weeks for 3-6 months. Meetings will last 2-3 hours.

Scheduled Meetings

The first Ozone Depleting Substances Technical Working Group meeting is scheduled for April 2nd, 2024 from 8 am- 10 am

Meetings are open to the public, and will include and opportunity for public comment. To register to attend this meeting please use the link below:

Link to join Webinar:

Provide input on the protocols

Non-working group members may provide comments through our public comment form on the rulemaking. The informal comment period is open until June 30, 2024.

Additional working groups

Ecology will be forming the following two technical working groups:

Ecology will also be forming an Environmental Justice Offset Working Group that is expected to begin meeting late spring or early summer. This group will help inform environmental justice considerations related to any protocol changes. Members of this group will not need to have knowledge about offsets or the Climate Commitment Act, and we will instead seek members with lived or professional experience with environmental justice and injustice. 

To stay informed about the applications for the other working groups, please subscribe to our Cap-and-Invest Offsets email list and check out our Cap-and-invest Offsets webpage.


Working Group Contact

Jordan Wildish, Offsets Lead Planner



 File NameFile SizeDescriptionCategoryDate Added
Solicitation-of-ODS-Working-Group-Members.pdf 208.6 KB Working Group Application
Working Group Application
None 02/01/24 11:20 AM
Ozone Depleting Substances Technical Working Group Charter.pdf 148.2 KB
Charter 03/19/24 09:24 AM
Meeting 1 Agenda - ODS Working Group.pdf 78.7 KB Meeting 1 agenda updated 3/27/24
Meeting 1 agenda updated 3/27/24
Agenda 03/27/24 11:39 AM
ODS WG - Meeting #1 presentation_ACCReviewed.pdf 4.6 MB Meeting #1 Slides
Meeting #1 Slides
None 04/02/24 09:21 AM

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