Public consultation of the proposed soil carbon method under ERF

Today marks the release of the draft 2021 Soil Carbon method for public consultation.

After participating in the industry co-design process and assisting in the development of the proposed 2021 soil carbon method, it is now time for you to have your say.

I encourage you to review the proposed soil carbon method, method supplement and simple method guide, and upload a submission to the consultation hub before the deadline of Monday 27 September 2021 (11:59pm AEST). Please note that public consultation should consider the overarching legislation supporting the methodology and such carbon programs and input will be most useful and conducive if these considerations are made.

The consultation document links

The supplement to the soil carbon method details requirements for:

  • project mapping

  • developing sampling designs

  • sampling

  • sample preparation and analysis (including requirements for the use of spectroscopy)

  • emission factors

  • additional reporting requirements.

The draft soil carbon simple method guide contains information on the operation of the proposed soil carbon method. These documents are also available on the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources’ consultation hub.