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Project Templates

EPRI is pleased to provide templates of our project documentation for public access. These templates represent many hours of diligent effort of the collaborators, advisory committees, participating soil and water conservation districts, and farmers. The templates will be used during the pilot period of this project. Improvements to the templates will be greatly informed by the pilot credit transactions thru 2015. 

The Request for Proposals for Producer Funding Document Includes the Following Templates
  • Pilot Project Application
  • Farm History Affidavit
  • Project Farm Inventory & Evaluation Form
  • Farm History Documentation for Baseline Eligibility
  • Sample for SWCD-Producer Contracts
  • Sample Producer Announcement for Funding
  • Checklist for Qualification Criteria and Application Submittal

Request for Proposals for Producer Funding PDF (961 KB)

The Credit Documentation Workflow Includes the Following Templates
  • SWCD Installation Report (Soil and Water Conservation District)
  • Credit Verification Report (State Agriculture Agency)
  • Credit Certification Report (State Permitting Authority)
  • Credit Release Letter (EPRI)
  • Credit Suspension, Reinstatement, Cancellation Notice
  • Credit Calculation Report

Credit Documentation Flow PDF (961 KB)

EPRI Reports

Summary of EPRI Abstracts PDF (117 KB)

Product ID Name Published Type
3002003619 Development of Water Quality Trading Standards 17-Dec-2014 Technical Report
3002002811 WARMF Watershed Modeling For Nutrient Trading in the Ohio River Basin: Analysis of Upper Ohio, Middle Ohio, Great Miami, Muskingum, and Scioto River 30-Mar-2014 Technical Report
3002001454 Case Studies of Water Quality Trading Being Used for Compliance with Nutrient NPDES Permit Limits 18-Dec-2013 Technical Report
1025820 Implementation of the Watershed Analysis Risk Management Framework (WARMF) Watershed Model for Nutrient Trading in the Ohio River Basin 20-July-2012 Technical Report
1025817 Ohio River Basin Trading Project: Designing for the Electric Power Industry 26-Jun-2012 Fact Sheet
1023642 Barriers and Solutions for Farmer Participation in the Ohio River Basin Water Quality Trading Program 1-Sep-2011 Technical Report
1023610 Use of Models to Reduce Uncertainty and Improve Ecological Effectiveness of Water Quality Trading Programs 30-Aug-2011 Technical Report
1024803 U.S. National Opinion Survey on Stacking Environmental Credits: Definition, Status, and Predictions of Wetland, Species, Carbon, and Water Quality Credit Stacking 19-July-2011 Technical Report
1023133 Ohio River Basin Trading Project Agriculture Stakeholder Listening Sessions: Sardinia, Ohio, October 14th, 2011 26-Apr-2011 Technical Report
1021452 The Ohio River Basin Trading Project: Designing for Agriculture 18-Oct-2010 Fact Sheet
1021677 The Ohio River Basin Trading Project Designing for Wastewater Treatment Facilities 18-Oct-2010 Fact Sheet
1021543 Ohio River Basin Trading Project Listening Workshops: Wabash River Watershed, Indiana March 8-9, 2010 15-Sep-2010 Technical Report
1021539 Ohio River Basin Trading Project Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) Informational Meeting: Ohio Department of Natural Resources Columbus, Ohio July 6, 2010 8-Sep-2010 Technical Report
1021502 Ohio River Basin Trading Project Joint Session: Air, Water, Climate Monday March 15th, 2010 – Orlando, Florida 9-Aug-2010 Technical Report
1021542 Watershed Modeling in the Ohio River Basin: Scientific Foundations 4-Aug-2010 Fact Sheet
1020546 Developing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Offsets by Reducing Nitrous Oxide (N2O) Emissions in Agricultural Crop Production 17-Dec-2009 Technical Report
1020331 Developing GHG Emissions Offsets by Reducing Nitrous Oxide Emissions in Agricultural Crop Production: Phase 2 4-Oct-2009 Supplemental Project
1018861 Program on Technology Innovation: Ohio River Water Quality Trading Pilot Program 15-Oct-2010 Technical Report
1018691 Program on Technology Innovation: Modeling Nutrient Trading in the Ohio River Basin 11-Mar-2009 Technical Report
1014025 Methodologies for Cross-Pollutant Trading 27-Mar-2008 Technical Report
1015409 Program on Technology Innovation: Water Quality Trading Pilot Programs Review of Catawba River Basin, Chesapeake Bay, and Ohio River Pilot Projects 28-Aug-2007 Technical Report
1014646 Program on Technology Innovation: Water Quality Trading Program for Nitrogen 15-May-2007 Technical Report
1013672 Program on Technology Innovation: Multimedia Management of Nitrogen: Proceedings 8-Jun-2006 Technical Report
1013193 Program on Technology Innovation: Water Quality Trading Opportunities for Electric Power Companies 1-Mar-2006 Technical Report
1005179 Water Quality Trading Guidance Manual: An Overview of Program Design Issues and Options 11-Dec-2002 Technical Report

MSU-EPRI Nitrous Oxide (N2O) Offsets Protocol

Newsletters

Product ID Name Published Type
NA Ohio River Basin Trading Project - Update, Winter 2015 / 2016 PDF Jan-2016 Newsletters
NA Ohio River Basin Trading Project - Update, Spring 2015 PDF March-2015 Newsletters
3002002884 Ohio River Basin Trading Project - Update, Spring 2014 March-2014 Newsletters
3002001718 Ohio River Basin Trading Project - Update, Summer 2013 12-July-2013 Newsletters
1024550 Ohio River Basin Trading Project - Quarterly Update, Summer 2011 14-Sep-2011 Newsletters
1021565 Ohio River Basin Trading Project - Quarterly Update, Summer 2010 6-Aug-2010 Newsletters
1021565 Ohio River Basin Trading Project - Quarterly Update, Spring 2010 17-May-2010 Newsletters
1020769 Ohio River Basin Trading Project - Quarterly Update, Winter 2010 16-Feb-2010 Newsletters
1020522 Ohio River Basin Trading Project – Quarterly Update, Fall 2009 19-Nov-2009 Newsletters
1019619 Ohio River Basin Trading Project – Quarterly Update, Winter and Spring 2009 17-Aug-2009 Newsletters

Presentations

Watch our video!

Public Webcast: Advancing the Science for Estimating Trade Ratios in Water Quality Trading
Webcast Recording

Congressional Testimony: The Role of Trading in Achieving Water Quality Objectives PDF (533 KB)
Video (see 13:31)

Public Webcast: The Legal Status of Environmental Credit Stacking
Presentation PDF (2.9 MB)
Webcast Recording

Agriculture Leader Briefing: Ohio River Basin Water Quality Trading Project, April 27, 2012 PDF (2 MB)

Project Webcast: Modeling Trading in the Ohio River Basin: Theoretical & Practical Considerations PDF (4.2 MB)

Project Webcast: Regional Water Quality Trading in the Ohio River Basin PDF (1.1 MB)

Stacking Environmental Opportunities and Risks in Environmental Credit Markets PDF (913 KB)

Washington, DC Briefing – Summary – Presentation PDF (7.7 MB)

Water & Ecosystems Area Council PDF (44 KB)

Water Quality Trading in the Ohio River Basin Webcast  PDF (2.7 MB)

Webcast: Ohio River Basin Trading Program for Wastewater Treatment Plants PDF (3.1 MB)

Webcast: Public Status Update PDF (4.6 MB)

Water Quality Trading in the News