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Attn Assessed Applicant V/VBs: ANSI Implementation of the Requirements of ANSI GHG V/VB Accreditation Scoping Policy

PUBLIC NOTICE GHG-NT-705 Issued: 2009-11-21, Revision: 0

References GHG-PR-706: ANSI GHG Validation and Verification Body Accreditation Scoping Policy
Contents
1Objective
1.1The objective of this notice is to provide clarification on the requirements for implementation of GHG-PR-706, ANSI GHG Validation and Verification Body Accreditation Scoping Policy for ANSI Applicants that have completed witness and/or office assessments.
2Definitions
None.
3Effective Date
3.1March 8, 2010
4Notice
4.1The ANSI GVAC (Greenhouse Gas Validation/Verification Accreditation Committee) has approved GHG-PR-706, ANSI GHG Validation and Verification Accreditation Scoping Policy. The objective of this policy is to define the scope of accreditation and the assessment requirements for the ANSI V/VB Accreditation Program. The following requirements and implementation timeline shall be required for ANSI applicant V/VBs that have completed witness and/or office assessments:
a)applicant V/VBs that have completed witness and/or office assessments are required to submit a letter indicating the activities and sectors for which they intend to provide validation/verification on or before December 7, 2009;
b)ANSI shall review the results of any completed witness and office assessments and shall inform the applicant V/VB of any additional requirements for fulfilling those activities and sectors included in the application for accreditation on or before January 26, 2010;
c)the applicant V/VB shall proceed with the initial assessment process and the revised scope of accreditation shall be considered by the ETG on or after March 8, 2010. If the applicant V/VB completes the initial assessment and an accreditation decision is made preceding the March 8, 2010 date, the original scope of accreditation shall be considered by the GVAC. All certificates of accreditation issued by ANSI shall expire on March 8, 2010.
For further information: Ann Bowles, Senior Program Manger, ANSI GHG Program 202-331-3620, abowles@ansi.org

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