(1) By October 15, 2021, and every two years thereafter, the commission shall report
to the legislature and the governor on the performance of the sustainable farms and
fields grant program.
(2) The commission shall update at least annually a public list of projects and pertinent
information including a summary of state and federal funds, private funds spent, landowner
and other private cost-share matching expenditures, the total number of projects,
and an estimate of carbon sequestered or carbon emissions reduced.
(3) By July 1, 2024, the commission, in consultation with Washington State University
and the University of Washington, must evaluate and update the most appropriate carbon
equivalency metric to apply to the sustainable farms and fields grant program. Until this equivalency is updated by the commission, or unless the commission identifies
a better metric, the commission must initially use a one hundred year storage equivalency
that can be linearly annualized to recognize the storage of carbon on an annual basis
based on the storage of 3.67 tons of biogenic carbon for one hundred years being assigned
a value equal to avoiding one ton of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions.
(4) The grant recipient and other private cost-sharing participants may at their own
discretion allow their business or other name to be listed on the public report produced
by the commission. All grant recipients must allow anonymized information about the full funding of
their project to be made available for public reporting purposes.
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