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Green Service Standard "GS2" Digital Signature SEAL

This specification govern the design and use of the GS2 Digital Signature SEAL (aka, stamp) required to authenticate vehicle Green Score fulfillment for Vehicle When New requirements in accordance with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official government source at www.fueleconomy.gov and the Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) official Canadian government source at www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/efficiency/transportation/cars-light-trucks/buying/7483.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency “EPA” Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule "CROMERR" 40 CFR Part 3, provides the legal framework for the Green Service Standard "GS2" electronic identification. Each individual annually authorized to use the GS2 Digital Signature SEAL under the registration provisions thereof shall have an “electronic circular symbol” of recognition authorized by the Green Service Standard "GS2" registrar, bearing the legend "REGISTERED GREEN SERVICE STANDARD" and registrant's name, accreditation number, expiration date and the legend "AUTO SHOP AUTHORIZATION NUMBER" and the associated Energy Star small business facility (auto shop) registration network number. Examples of the GS2 registrar-authorized Digital Signature SEAL appears below. Only one (1) of the three (3) options below are allowed.

Option 1 Option 2 Option 3

GS2 Digital Signature SEAL Examples

The following must be signed and SEALED by the GS2: (1) technical submissions required for recordkeeping or regulatory approvals that are filed with authorities having jurisdiction. (2) Computations prepared by the GS2 must be SEALED on all certificates. (3) Summaries and other technical submissions need only be sealed on the cover, title page, and on any certificate. No GS2's SEAL or countersignature will be affixed to any records not prepared by the GS2 or his or her regularly employed subordinates, or reviewed by the owner/operator. A GS2 who signs or SEALS computations or records that he or she has reviewed is responsible to the same extent as if prepared by that GS2. Without exception, these stamping requirements for GS2s apply to all work prepared or supervised by the GS2 regardless of whether the work is exempt from the certification requirements found in the GS2 Code of Conduct and/or Code of Standards and/or Prevailing Standards at the then current period.All technical submissions required for recordkeeping or regulatory approvals that are filed with authorities having jurisdiction.

How to File a Complaint against a GS2 Registrant

The GS2 Board of Directors, ASE, I-CAR, AMI and Authorized GS2 perquisite accreditation organizations have the authority to investigate complaints of violations, such as fraud, deceit, misrepresentation, negligence, incompetence, breach of contract, failure to use a written contract, violating the Codes of Conduct, and practicing without an authorized digital signature SEAL. Enforcement actions include, but are not limited to, suspending registration, revoking SEAL, placing GS2 registration on probation, issuing administrative citations, and referring the matter to regulatory authorities.


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