Low Carbon Fuel Standard Program Meetings Archives

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Meetings, Activities, and Workshops in 2010
December 15, 2010Sixth LCFS Sustainability Workgroup to dicuss the development of water sustainability provisions for the LCFS as directed by the Board Resolution 09-31.

DATE:            Wednesday, December 15, 2010
TIME:             9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION:    Conference Room 550
ADDRESS:    Cal/EPA Headquarters Building
                     1001 "I" Street
                     Sacramento, California 95814

November 5, 2010Eighth LCFS Expert Workgroup Meeting 
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
Cal EPA Headquarters - Coastal Hearing Room - Second Floor
Address:1011 "I" Street
Sacramento, California 95814
(This meeting will be webcast )
  • Revised Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF)
  • Draft Final Recommendations from the Subgroups of the Expert Workgroup: The subgroup reports posted at this website for November 5 should be considered “Draft Final”.  ARB staff is posting these documents as submitted by the subgroups and without edit.  Although many of the topics discussed in these documents have been discussed at previous Expert Workgroup meetings, these documents are products of the subgroups and not of the Expert Workgroup as a whole.  Moreover, please note that some of these documents include new material and recommendations that may not have been completely reviewed by subgroup members and may not reflect full consensus within the subgroups.  The discussion at the November 5 Expert Workgroup meeting will focus on this new material and these new recommendations.  The subgroups will then be allowed two weeks to make revisions to topic areas currently included in the reports and then resubmit the documents as Final Recommendations.  The addition of new topic areas to the reports are discouraged following the November 5 Expert Workgroup meeting.   After final reports are received from the subgroups, ARB staff will present the final reports to the public for comment.  It will then be ARB staff’s responsibility to evaluate the subgroup recommendations and public comments and propose regulatory amendments, if appropriate, to the Board.  To access the Draft Final reports please click here.
  • Draft Recommendations from Independent Reviewers The independent reviewer reports posted at this website for November 5 should be considered “Draft”. ARB staff is posting these documents as submitted by the reviewers and without edit. Although many of the topics discussed in these documents have been discussed at previous Expert Workgroup meetings, these documents are products of the reviewer and not of the Expert Workgroup. After final reports are received from the reviewers, ARB staff will present the final reports to the public for comment.  It will then be ARB staff’s responsibility to evaluate the reviewer recommendations, subgroup recommendations and public comments and propose regulatory amendments, if appropriate, to the Board. To access the Draft reports please click here.
  • Draft Meeting Minutes (PDF)
October 26, 2010

LCFS Electricity Workgroup Meeting to discuss issues related to LCFS electricity transportation fuel
Time: 1:00 to 2:15 p.m.
Location: Cal EPA Headquarters Building, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, California
Conference Room 610

  • Workgroup Meeting Agenda (PDF)
  • ARB Presentation (PDF)
October 26, 2010

ZEV Meeting to initiate Electricity Metering Workgroup
Time: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Cal EPA Headquarters Building, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, California
Conference Room 610

  • Workgroup Meeting Agenda (PDF)
October 25, 2010Fifth LCFS Sustainability Workgroup to dicuss the development of water sustainability provisions for the LCFS as directed by the Board Resolution 09-31.

DATE:            Monday, October 25, 2010
TIME:             9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION:    Conference Room 550
ADDRESS:    Cal/EPA Headquarters Building
                     1001 "I" Street
                     Sacramento, California 95814

October 14 and 15, 20101) Seventh LCFS Expert Workgroup Meeting - Day 1
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
Cal EPA Headquarters - Room 550
Address:1011 "I" Street
Sacramento, California 95814

2) Seventh LCFS Expert Workgroup Meeting - Day 2
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: U.C. Davis Activities and Recreation Center - Ballroom B
Address: University of California - Davis Campus
232 ARC One Shields Ave.
Davis, California 95616

(These two meetings will be on Webinar )
  • Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF)
  • Driving Direction and Parking Information at UC Davis (PDF)
  • Instruction to attend the meeting Webinar (PDF)
  • Day1: October 14: Time accounting, comparative and alternative modeling approaches, land cover types, emission factors.

    • Time Accounting: Presentation (PPTX)
    • Comparative and Alternative Modeling Approaches: Recommendations from Modeling Subgroup - Presentation (PPTX)
    • Land Cover Types: Recommendations from Land Cover Types Group - Presentation (PDF)
    • Emission Factors: Presentation (PPTX)
    • Empirical Data and Decomposition Analysis of U.C. Corn Use for Ethanol Production from 2001-2008 by Debo Oladosu and Keith Kline (PDF) and Presentation (PPTX)
  • Day 2: October 15: Co-products, elasticity values, indirect effects of other fuels, uncertainty, food consumption

    • Co-products: Recommendations from Co-products Subgroup (PPTX)
    • Elasticity: Recommendations from Elasticity Subgroup (PDF) and Presentation (PPTX)
    • Indirect Effects of Other Fuels: Recommendations from Indirect Effects Subgroup (PPTX)
    • Uncertainty: Presentation (PPT)
    • Food Consumption: Presentation (PPTX)
  • Draft Meeting Minutes: (PDF)
October 14, 2010 Public Meeting to discuss a draft Air Quality Guidance for Siting Biorefineries in California document.  

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: California Energy Commission - Hearing Room A: First Floor
1516 Ninth St.  Sacramento CA, 95814  
  • Draft Air Quality Guidance for Siting Biorefineries in California (printer friendly version) (PDF)
  • Public Meeting Notice (PDF)
  • Public Meeting Agenda (PDF)
  • Public Meeting Presentation (PDF)
September 15, 2010Fourth LCFS Sustainability Workgroup to dicuss the development of sustainability provisions for the LCFS as directed by the Board Resolution 09-31.

DATE:            Wednesday, September 15, 2010
TIME:             9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
LOCATION:    Conference Room 550
ADDRESS:    Cal/EPA Headquarters Building
                     1001 "I" Street
                     Sacramento, California 95814

September 10, 2010Sixth LCFS Expert Workgroup Meeting.
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
U.C. Davis Activities and Recreation Center
Ballroom A
Address: University of California - Davis Campus
232 ARC One Shields Ave.
Davis, California 95616
( This meeting will be on Webinar )
  • Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF)
  • Driving Direction and Parking Information (PDF)
  • Instruction to attend the meeting Webinar (PDF)
  • Land Use Changes and Consequent CO2 Emissions due to US Corn Ethanol Production: A Comprehensive Analysis. (July 2010). Revised Final Report. Purdue University (PDF)
  • Alternative Modeling Approaches Presentation (PDF)
  • John Reilly (MIT): Draft of Proposed Paper (PDF)
  • Food Consumption: 
    • Workplan Updated (PDF)
    • Effects of US Maize Ethanol on Global Land Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Estimating Market-mediated Responses. (Mar 2010). Hertel et al. (PDF)
    • Supporting Online Materials (PDF)
    • Presentation (PDF)
  • Biofuels Policy and Empirical Inputs to GTAP Models by Steve Berry - Yale University (PDF)
  • Estimating New Cropland Yields - by John Sheehan - (PDF)
  • Draft Meeting Minutes (PDF)
  • Video Recording of Meeting (WMV-372MB)
September 9, 2010 Fifth Crude Oil Screening Workgroup Meeting to discuss the crude oil screening process.

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Cal/EPA Headquarters Building - Room: Conference Room 620
1001 I St.  Sacramento CA, 95814  
  • Workshop Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF)
  • WSPA Comment (PDF)
  • HCICO Staff Proposal (PDF)
  • HCICO Decision Tree (PDF)
  • California Energy Commission presentation (PDF)
August 17, 2010Fifth LCFS Expert Workgroup Meeting.
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
Cal EPA Headquarters
Room 550
1011 "I" Street
Sacramento, California 95814
  • Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF)
  • Instruction to attend the meeting Webinar (PDF)
  • Interim Reports:
    • Land Cover Types interim report (PPT) - Presentation 1 (PDF) - Presentation 2 (PDF)
    • Emission Factors interim report (PPT)
    • Co-Product Credits interim report (PPT)
  • Materials from other subgroups:
    • Elasticity Values 
    • Uncertainty in LUC Estimates (PDF) - Fuel Uncertainty (PDF)
    • Indirect Effects of Other Fuels - Presentation (PPTX)
    • Comparative and Alternative Modeling Approaches 
    • Time Accounting 
    • Food Consumption (PDF)
  • Draft Meeting Minutes (PDF)
  • Video Recording of Meeting (WMV-333MB)
July 28, 2010Third LCFS Sustainability Workgroup to dicuss the development of sustainability provisions for the LCFS as directed by the Board Resolution 09-31.


DATE:           Wednesday, July 28, 2010
TIME:             9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
LOCATION:    Conference Room 550
ADDRESS:    Cal/EPA Headquarters Building
                     1001 "I" Street
                     Sacramento, California 95814

July 15, 2010Fourth LCFS Expert Workgroup Meeting.
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
California Energy Commission
Hearing Room A - First Floor
1516 9th Street
Sacramento, California 95811
  • Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF)
Comparative and Alternative Modeling Approaches Interim Report
  • Introduction / Overview (PPT)
  • Summary of Alternative Models (PPT) - Updated presentation (PPT)
  • Summary of “The iLUC Factor as a Means to Hedge Risks of GHG Emissions from Indirect Land Use Change”
  • The iLUC factor : A Simplfied Approaches to Quantify GHG Emissions from indirect Land Use Changes" (PPT)
  • Noneconomic Factors Impacting Land Use (PPT)
  • Case Examples:

Indirect Effects of Other Fuels Interim Report

  • Indirect Effect of Other Fuels (PPT)

Time Accounting Interim Report

  • Review of Fuel Warming Potential
    • Presentation (PPT)
    • Environmental Research Letters (2009) paper (PDF)
  • Baseline Time Accounting
  • Simplified “Time-shift” Accounting
  • Forest Transition Theory
  • Social Cost of Carbon (SCC) Applied to Biofuels
    • Presentation (PDF)
    • World Resources Institute (WRI) Workshop Paper - Time Value of Carbon (PDF)
    • WRI Working Paper – Time Value of Carbon (PDF)
    • Background Documents on SCC
    • SCC for Regulatory Impact Analysis (PDF)
    • SCC Stockholm Environment Institute Report for E3 Network (PDF)
    • WRI Time Accounting Workshop Summary
    • Presentation
    • Other Background Documents
    • LCFS Staff Report Volume I (pages IV-21 to IV-26)
    • LCFS Staff Report volume II (pages C-15 to C-26)
    • EPA Time Accounting Peer Review (PDF)

Brief Updates from other subgroups

  • Elasticity Values
  • Uncertainty  in LUC Estimates
  • Co-Product Credits: Presentation (PPT)
  • Land Cover Types: Presentation (PPT)
  • Emission Factors: Presentation (PPT)
  • Food Consumption
Draft Meeting Minutes (PDF)
Video Recording of Meeting (WMV-600MB)
July 14, 2010

LCFS Electricity Workgroup Meeting to discuss LCFS regulated party for Electricity
Date: Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Time: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Cal EPA Headquarters Building, Sacramento, California
Conference Room 610

  • Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF)
  • Presentation (PPT)
July 14, 2010 Fourth Crude Oil Screening Workgroup Meeting to discuss the crude oil screening process.

Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Cal/EPA Headquarters Building - Room: Conference Room 610
1001 I St.  Sacramento CA, 95814  
  • Workshop Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF)
  • Crude Oil Screening: Subgroup Members, Tasks, and Timeline (PDF)
June 17, 2010Third LCFS Expert Workgroup Meeting.
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Location: Monitoring & Laboratory Division Conference Rooms
First Floor North and South
1927 13th Street
Sacramento, California 95811
(This meeting will be webcast )

  • Revised Workshop Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF)
  • Draft Meeting Minutes (PDF)
  • Monitoring and Lab Division Parking Map (PDF)
  • Presentation by Wally Tyner, Purdue University (PDF)
  • Elasticity Subgroup Interim Report (PDF) - Presentation (PDF)
  • Uncertainty Subgroup Report (PDF) - Presentation (PDF)
  • Food Effects
  • Brief Subgroup Updates:
    • Comparative and Alternative Modeling Approaches
    • Co-Product Credits
    • Land Cover Types
    • Indirect Effects of Other Fuels
    • Carbon Emission Factors
    • Time Accounting Values
June 16, 2010 Third Crude Oil Screening Workgroup Meeting to discuss the crude oil screening process.

Time: 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Cal/EPA Headquarters Building - Room: Conference Room 620
1001 I St.  Sacramento CA, 95814  
  • Workshop Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF-28k)
  • To Participate by Teleconference, Dial:(800) 593-0735 (for domestic) or +1 (312) 470-7003 (for international). Then give the Participant Code: 15282, and leader name: John Courtis.
  • Presentations: 
June 16, 2010 Second LCFS Sustainability Workgroup to dicuss the development of sustainability provisions for the LCFS as directed by the Board Resolution 09-31.

DATE:            Wednesday, June 16, 2010
TIME:             9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
LOCATION:    Conference Room 550
ADDRESS:    Cal/EPA Headquarters Building
                     1001 "I" Street
                     Sacramento, California 95814

May 6, 2010 Second Crude Oil Screening Workgroup Meeting to discuss the crude oil screening process.

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Cal/EPA Headquarters Building - Room: Conference Room 620
1001 I St.  Sacramento CA, 95814  
  • Workshop Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF-28k)
  • To Participate by Teleconference, Dial:(800) 593-0735 (for domestic) or (210) 234-0030 (for international) Give the Participant Code: 44046, and leader name: John Courtis.
  • Presentation:
    • Jacobs Consultancy: Estimating Crude Oil Production Carbon Intensity (PDF)
    • ARB Presentation (PDF-55KB)
April 8, 2010

Second LCFS Expert Workgroup Meeting.
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Cal/EPA Headquarters Building - Coastal Hearing Room - 2nd Floor
1001 I St.  Sacramento CA, 95814
(This meeting will be webcast )

  • Workshop Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF)
  • To participate by phone: Dial-in number:1-888-889-1963 (for domestic) and 1-630-395-0079 (for international) and give  the participant code 8357036, and leader name Dean Simeroth.
  • Discussion Materials:
    • Presentations:
      • Meeting Agenda (PDF)
      • Draft Work Plan for the Elasticity Values Subworkgroup (PDF)
      • Issues Related to Co-Product Credits (PDF)
      • Land Cover Types Subworkgroup (PDF)
      • Uncertainty Sub-workgroup (PDF)
      • Indirect Effects of Other Fuels Subworkgroup (PDF)
      • Carbon Emission Factors Subworkgroup (PDF)
      • Time Accounting Subworkgroup (PDF)
      • Food Consumption Subworkgroup (PDF)
  • Drafts Work Plans:
  1. Comparative and Alternative Modeling Approaches
  2. Issues Related to Co-product Credits
  3. Land Cover Types
  4. Elasticity Values – Input values used for land use modeling for different fuels
  5. Uncertainty in LUC Estimates
  6. Indirect Effects of Other Fuels
  7. Carbon Emission Factors
  8. Time Accounting Values
  • Draft Meeting Minutes (PDF)
March 29, 2010 Crude Oil Screening Workgroup Meeting

Time : 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location : Cal/EPA Haedquarters Building - Conference Room 620
1001 "I" Street - Sacramento CA 95814
  • Workshop Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF-150k)
  • Crude Oil Screening Workshop Objectives (PDF-25k)
  • ARB Presentation (PDF-38k)
  • WSPA Presentation (PDF-123k)
  • To participate via phone: Dial-in number:1-888-769-9720 (for domestic) and 1-517-308-9413 (for international) and give the participant code, 49881, and leader name Dean Simeroth.
March 24, 2010 First LCFS Sustainability Workgroup to dicuss the development of sustainability provisions for the LCFS as directed by the Board Resolution 09-31.

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Cal/EPA Headquarters Building - Room: Training Room 2/East and West (2nd floor)
1001 "I" St.  Sacramento CA, 95814 
  • Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF-200k)
  • Proposed Sustainability Workplan (PDF-43k)
  • ARB Presentation (PDF-60k)
  • IFWG Presentation (PDF-92k)
  • CEC Presentation (PDF-125k)
  • To participate via phone: Dial-in number:1-877-918-2509 (for domestic) and 1-517-308-9459 (for international) and give the participant code, 9517595, and leader name Mike Waugh.
February 26, 2010 First LCFS Expert Workgroup Meeting to dicuss the related topics regarding the land use and indirect effects analysis of transportation fuels as directed by the Board Resolution 09-31
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location : Cal/EPA Headquarters Building - Coastal Hearing Room
1001 I St.  Sacramento CA, 95814
(This meeting will be  webcast )
  • Workshop Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF)
  • To participate via phone: Dial-in number:1-800-593-0735 (for domestic) and 1-773-756-0828 (for international) and give the participant code, 8958456, and leader name John Courtis.
  • Discussion Materials:
    • LCFS Expert Workgroup Guidelines (PDF)
    • Memo from ARB Chief Counsel regarding the California Open Meeting Laws (PDF)
    • Handy Guide to Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act (PDF)
    • Text of Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act (PDF)
    • Potential Topics to be discussed (PDF)
    • Priority Topics identifed by EWG members (PDF)
  • Presentations:
    • Meeting Agenda (PPT)
    • "Update from European Union" by Paul Hodson - DG Energy, European Comsission (PDF)
  • Draft Meeting Minutes (PDF)
January 21, 2010 Working Group Meeting to dicuss the LCFS Reporting Tool

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Cal/EPA Headquarters Building Room: Coastal Hearing Room
1001 I St.  Sacramento CA, 95814  (This meeting will be webcast )
  • Workshop Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF-255k)
  • To participate via phone:  Dial-in number:1-800-593-0735 (for domestic) or 1-773-and give the participant code, 7595603, and leader name John Courtis.
  • Presentation and Documents: 
January 20, 2010 Public workshop to discuss information on the formation of an expert workgroup to assist in refining and improving the land use and indirect effect analysis of transportation fuels regulated under the LCFS.

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Cal/EPA Headquarters Building Room: Sierra Hearing Room
1001 I St.  Sacramento CA, 95814  (This meeting will be webcast )
  • Workshop Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF-255k)
  • To participate via phone: Dial-in number:1-800-593-0735 (for domestic) and 1-773-756-4813 (for international) and give
    the participant code, 10271, and leader name John Courtis.
  • For those attending in person: Due to the small size of the group, we will not have a sign in at the lobby.  Please bring your business card and sign up in the meeting. 
  • Presentation and documents: 
    • Draft Establishing New Fuel Pathways under the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard  Procedures and Guidelines for Regulated Parties (PDF-164k)
    • Draft LCFS Sustainability Workplan (PDF-41k) 
    • ARB Staff Presentation Hand Out (PDF-173k) - For Printing (PDF-209k)
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