Registration Request for Review Form

CDM project activity/programme of activities
registration request review form (CDM-REGR-FORM)
(Version 03.0)

Reference number of the proposed CDM project activity/programme of activities (PoA) submitted for registration5634
Title of the proposed CDM project activity/PoA submitted for registrationAdvanced swine manure treatment for the Huasco Valley Agroindustry
Please indicate, in accordance with paragraphs 37 and 40 of the CDM modalities and procedures, which validation requirement(s) may require review. A list of requirements is provided below. Please provide reasons in support of the request for review. Including any supporting documentation.
The following are requirements derived from paragraph 37 of the CDM modalities and procedures:
The participation requirements as set out in paragraph 28 to 30 of the CDM modalities and procedures are satisfied;

Comments by local stakeholders have been invited, a summary of the comments received has been provided, and a report to the designated operational entity (DOE) on how due account was taken of any comments has been received;

Project Participants have submitted to the DOE documentation on the analysis of the environmental impacts of the project activity, including transboundary impacts and, if those impacts are considered significant by the project participants or the host Party, have undertaken an environmental impact assessment in accordance with procedures as required by the host Party;

The project activity is expected to result in a reduction in anthropogenic emissions by sources of greenhouse gases that are additional to any that would occur in the absence of the proposed project activity, in accordance with paragraphs 43 to 52 of the CDM modalities and procedures;

The baseline and monitoring methodologies comply with requirements pertaining to methodologies previously approved by the Executive Board;

Provisions for monitoring, verification and reporting are in accordance with decision 17/CP.7, the CDM modalities and procedures and relevant decisions of the COP/MOP;

The project activity conforms to all other requirements for CDM project activities in decision 17/CP.7, the CDM modalities and procedures and relevant decisions by the COP/MOP and the Executive Board.
The following are requirements derived from paragraph 40 of the CDM modalities and procedures:
The DOE shall, prior to the submission of the validation report to the Executive Board, have received from the project participants written approval of voluntary participation from the designated national authority of each Party involved, including confirmation by the host Party that the project activity assists it in achieving sustainable development;

In accordance with provisions on confidentiality contained in paragraph 27(h) of the CDM modalities and procedures, the DOE shall make publicly available the project design document;

The DOE shall receive, within 30 days, comments on the validation requirements from Parties, stakeholders and UNFCCC accredited non-governmental organizations and make them publicly available;

After the deadline for receipt of comments, the DOE shall make a determination as to whether, on the basis of the information provided and taking into account the comments received, the project activity should be validated;

The DOE shall inform project participants of its determination on the validation of the project activity. Notification to the project participants will include confirmation of validation and the date of submission of the validation report to the Executive Board;

The DOE shall submit to the Executive Board, if it determines the proposed project activity to be valid, a request for registration in the form of a validation report including of the project design document, the written approval of the host Party and an explanation of how it has taken due account of comments received.
There are only minor issues which should be addressed by the DOE/project participants prior to the registration of the project.
Additional information
1) The applied methodology requires that all possible baseline scenario alternatives should be evaluated as per the list of manure management systems from the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gases Inventories (Chapter 10, Table 10.17). This list also includes anaerobic digester however, the PDD does not include anaerobic digester in the list of possible baseline scenarios discussed under section B.4 of the PDD. The PP / DOE shall clarify why anaerobic digester was not evaluated as potential baseline scenario. 
  Please refer to VVM paragraph 83..

2) The swine farms have been newly implemented along with the activated sludge treatment systems. There were no anaerobic lagoons operational in the baseline scenario. The applied methodology on page 2 states:
"This methodology is applicable generally to manure management on livestock farms where the existing anaerobic manure treatment system, within the project boundary, is replaced by one or a combination of more than one animal waste management (AWMSs) that result in less GHG emissions."
There were no anaerobic lagoons existing in the baseline scenario as swine farms have been implemented along with activated sludge treatment systems. The DOE shall clarify as to how it has validated that the project activity is applicable when the methodology requires replacement of existing anaerobic manure treatment systems with project AWMS. 
  Please refer to VVM paragraph 68..
Date 18 Apr 12