Low Carbon Fuel Standard Sustainability Workgroup

This page last updated May 16, 2013
Workgroup Meeting Archive

May 16, 2013The next Low Carbon Fuel Standard Sustainability Workgroup meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 16, 2013.  A tentative agenda includes a brief presentation on the Cap and Trade and Mandatory Reporting Regulation verfication program design as well as continuing discussions on practical implemention of sustainability provisions.  

The meeting will be held at the following time and location:

DATE:          Thursday, May 16, 2013
TIME:           9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
LOCATION:   Conference Room 550

ADDRESS:   Cal/EPA Headquarters Building
                    1001 "I" Street
                    Sacramento, California 95814

The meeting will also be available via teleconference and webinar.  To call in by telephone, see details below:

You may participate by teleconference by dialing 800-619-4043 (for domestic) or  

1-212-547-0420 (for international), give the participant code: 5138043, and leader name:  Mr. Mike Waugh.  Please note that if you call internationally, it is a toll call.

If you choose to participate via webinar, please register at the following website:

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/884570753

April 4, 2013The next Low Carbon Fuel Standard Sustainability Workgroup meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 4, 2013.  A tentative agenda includes a presentation on cost analyses and carbon intensity signals progress as well as continuing discussions on practical implemention of sustainability provisions.  

The meeting will be held at the following time and location:

DATE:          Thursday, April 4, 2013
TIME:           9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
LOCATION:   Conference Room 550
ADDRESS:   Cal/EPA Headquarters Building
                    1001 "I" Street
                    Sacramento, California 95814

The meeting will also be available via teleconference and webinar.  To call in by telephone, see details below:

You may participate by teleconference by dialing 888-566-5917 (for domestic) or  

1-773-756-4801 (for international), give the participant code: 60285, and leader name:  Mr. Mike Waugh.  Please note that if you call internationally, it is a toll call.

 If you choose to participate via webinar, please register at the following website:

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/995208232

  • Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF 58kb)
  • Staff Presentation (PDF 516kb)
  • Carbon Intensity as Function of Certification Cost Spreadsheet (PDF 37kb)
February 12, 2013The next Low Carbon Fuel Standard Sustainability Workgroup meeting is scheduled for
Tuesday, February 12, 2013.  A tentative agenda includes a speaker presentation on
the Catchlight Energy project and continuing discussions on the practical implementation of sustainability provisions.  The Catchlight Energy project's mission is to commercialize the large-scale production of liquid transportation fuels from forest-based resources.

The meeting will be held at the following time and location:

DATE:          Tuesday, February 12, 2013
TIME:           9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
LOCATION:   Conference Room 550
ADDRESS:   Cal/EPA Headquarters Building
                    1001 "I" Street
                    Sacramento, California 95814

The meeting will also be available via teleconference and webinar.  To call in by telephone, see details below:

You may participate by teleconference by dialing 888-947-9962 (for domestic) or 1-210-234-0039 (for international), give the participant code: 38804347, and leader name: Mr. Mike Waugh.  Please note that if you call internationally, it is a toll call.

If you choose to participate via webinar, please register at the following website:

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/180897161

If prompted, the webinar ID is:  180-897-161


December 13, 2012
This meeting has been rescheduled for February 12, 2013


The next Low Carbon Fuel Standard Sustainability Workgroup meeting is scheduled for
Thursday, December 13, 2012.  A tentative agenda includes a speaker presentation on
the Catchlight Energy project and continuing discussions on the practical implementation of sustainability provisions.  The Catchlight Energy project's mission is to commercialize the large-scale production of liquid transportation fuels from forest-based resources.

The meeting will be held at the following time and location:

DATE:          Thursday, December 13, 2012
TIME:           9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
LOCATION:   Conference Room 550
ADDRESS:   Cal/EPA Headquarters Building
                    1001 "I" Street
                    Sacramento, California 95814

The meeting will also be available via teleconference and webinar.  To call in by telephone, see details below:

You may participate by teleconference by dialing 888-947-9962 (for domestic) or 1-210-234-0039 (for international), give the participant code: 38804347, and leader name: Mr. Mike Waugh.  Please note that if you call internationally, it is a toll call.

If you choose to participate via webinar, please register at the following website:

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/350746177

If prompted, the webinar ID is:  350-746-177

  • Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF 137kb)
  • Edie Sonne Hall Presentation (PDF )
October 18, 2012The next Low Carbon Fuel Standard Sustainability Workgroup meeting is scheduled for
Thursday, October 18, 2012. A tentative agenda includes speaker presentations on
efforts to benchmark Hawaii and Canada’s laws and regulations against the Roundtable
on Sustainable Biofuels standard.

The meeting will be held at the following time and location:

DATE:           Tuesday, October 18, 2012
TIME:            12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
LOCATION:   Conference Room 550
ADDRESS:   Cal/EPA Headquarters Building
                    1001 "I" Street
                    Sacramento, California 95814

The meeting will also be available via teleconference and webinar.  To call in by telephone, see details below:

You may participate by teleconference by dialing 888-390-0786 (for domestic) or 1-517-319-9303 (for international), give the participant code: 3239982, and leader name: Mr. Mike Waugh.  Please note that if you call internationally, it is a toll call.

If you choose to participate via webinar, please register at the following website:

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/941265625

If prompted, the webinar ID is:  941-265-625
August 21, 2012

The next Low Carbon Fuel Standard Sustainability Workgroup meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 21, 2012.  A tentative agenda includes a focused discussion on voluntary incentives, a presentation on GREET related to carbon intensity values for agricultural practices, self-declaration forms, benchmarking of California laws and regulations, and other topics related to the practical implementation of sustainability provisions. 

The meeting will be held at the following time and location:

DATE:           Tuesday, August 21, 2012
TIME:            9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
LOCATION:   Conference Room 550
ADDRESS:   Cal/EPA Headquarters Building
                    1001 "I" Street
                    Sacramento, California 95814

The meeting will also be available via teleconference and webinar.  To call in by telephone, see details below:

 
You may participate by teleconference by dialing 888-942-9038 (for domestic) or 1-212-547-0195 (for international), give the participant code: 3116414, and leader name: Mr. Mike Waugh.  Please note that if you call internationally, it is a toll call.

If you choose to participate via webinar, please register at the following website:

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/564154345

If prompted, the webinar ID is:  564-154-345

If you choose to participate via gotowebinar’s audio system and not the teleconference call-in number, you will only be able to listen and see the presentations.  You will not be able to participate using a microphone and must use the call-in information provided in the meeting notice if you wish to ask a question verbally.  You may also type your questions to us using a chat box that will be available to you during the webinar.  Staff will be using a computer to answer any questions submitted through the webinar dialogue box.  In the event that the webinar fails, please call in to continue participating.
July 10, 2012

The next Low Carbon Fuel Standard Sustainability Workgroup meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 10, 2012.  The purpose of this meeting is to continue the discussion on reporting, chain of custody, and other topics related to the practical implementation of sustainability provisions.  We will also have a speaker presentation on benchmarking efforts for the forestry sector.

The meeting will be held at the following time and location:

DATE:           Tuesday, July 10, 2012
TIME:            9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
LOCATION:   Conference Room 550
ADDRESS:   Cal/EPA Headquarters Building
                    1001 "I" Street
                    Sacramento, California 95814

The meeting will also be available via teleconference and webinar.  To call in by telephone, see details below:

 
You may participate by teleconference by dialing 888-946-6309 (for domestic) or

1-212-547-0195 (for international), give the participant code: 62990, and leader name: Mr. Mike Waugh.  Please note that if you call internationally, it is a toll call.

If you choose to participate via webinar, please register at the following website:

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/288733784

If prompted, the webinar ID is:  288-733-784

If you choose to participate via gotowebinar’s audio system and not the teleconference call-in number, you will only be able to listen and see the presentations.  You will not be able to participate using a microphone and must use the call-in information provided in the meeting notice if you wish to ask a question verbally.  You may also type your questions to us using a chat box that will be available to you during the webinar.  Staff will be using a computer to answer any questions submitted through the webinar dialogue box.  In the event that the webinar fails, please call in to continue participating.

May 17, 2012

The next Low Carbon Fuel Standard Sustainability Workgroup meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 17, 2012.  The purpose of this meeting is to continue the discussion on reporting, chain of custody, group certification, and other topics related to the practical implementation of sustainability provisions.  We will also have a speaker presentation on the soybean supply chain and aspects of sustainability.


The meeting will be held at the following time and location:

DATE:           Thursday, May 17, 2012
TIME:            10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
LOCATION:   Conference Room 550
ADDRESS:   Cal/EPA Headquarters Building
                    1001 "I" Street
                    Sacramento, California 95814

The meeting will also be available via teleconference and webinar.  To call in by telephone, see details below:


You may participate by teleconference by dialing 888-957-9861 (for domestic) or 1-517-308-9491 (for international), then giving the participant code SWG, and leader name Mr. Mike Waugh.  
Please not that if you call internationally, it is a toll call.

If you chose to participate via webinar, please register.

If prompted, the webinar ID is:  486-967-256

If you choose to participate via gotowebinar’s audio system and not the teleconference call-in number, you will only be able to listen and see the presentations.  You will not be able to participate using a microphone and must use the call-in information provided in the meeting notice if you wish to ask a question verbally.  You may also type your questions to us using a chat box that will be available to you during the webinar.  Staff will be using a computer to answer any questions submitted through the webinar dialogue box.  In the event that the webinar fails, please call in to continue participating.

March 20, 2012The next Low Carbon Fuel Standard Sustainability Workgroup meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 20, 2012. The purpose of this meeting is to continue the discussion on reporting, chain of custody, group certification, and other topics related to the practical implementation of sustainability provisions.  We will also have a speaker presentation on the Mendota Advanced Bioenergy Beet Cooperative project. 

DATE:           Tuesday, March 20, 2012

TIME:            9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
LOCATION:   Conference Room 550
ADDRESS:   Cal/EPA Headquarters Building
                    1001 "I" Street
                    Sacramento, California 95814

The meeting will also be available via teleconference and webinar.  To call in by telephone, see details below:

You may participate by teleconference by dialing 888-566-5909 (for domestic) or 1-630-395-0214 (for international), give the participant code: 3832251, and leader name Mr. Mike Waugh.  Please note that if you call internationally, it is a toll call.

If you choose to participate via webinar, please register at the following website:

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/599030769.

 
If prompted, the webinar ID is:  599-030-769

If you choose to participate via gotowebinar’s audio system and not the teleconference call-in number, you will only be able to listen and see the presentations.  You will not be able to participate using a microphone and must use the call-in information provided in the meeting notice if you wish to ask a question verbally.  You may also type your questions to us using a chat box that will be available to you during the webinar.  Staff will be using a computer to answer any questions submitted through the webinar dialogue box.  In the event that the webinar fails, please call in to continue participating.

February 23, 2012The next Low Carbon Fuel Standard Sustainability Workgroup meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 23, 2012.  We will discuss reporting, chain of custody, group certification, and other topics related to the practical implementation of sustainability provisions.  

The meeting will be held at the following time and locations:

DATE:           Thursday, February 23, 2012
TIME:            9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
LOCATION:   Conference Room 550
ADDRESS:   Cal/EPA Headquarters Building
                    1001 "I" Street
                    Sacramento, California 95814

The meeting will also be available via teleconference and webinar.  To call in by telephone, see details below:

You may participate by teleconference by dialing 888-625-1626 (for domestic) or 1‑517-308-9391 (for international), then giving the participant code 2534552, and leader name Mr. Mike Waugh.  Please note that if you call internationally, it is a toll call.  

If you chose to participate via webinar, please register.

If prompted, the webinar ID is:  342-60-8760

If you choose to participate via gotowebinar’s audio system and not the teleconference call-in number, you will only be able to listen and see the presentations.  You will not be able to participate using a microphone and must use the call-in information provided in the meeting notice if you wish to ask a question verbally.  You may also type your questions to us using a chat box that will be available to you during the webinar.  Staff will be using a computer to answer any questions submitted through the webinar dialogue box.  In the event that the webinar fails, please call in to continue participating.

January 20, 2012
The next Low Carbon Fuel Standard Sustainability Workgroup meeting is scheduled for Friday, January 20, 2012.  The purpose of this meeting is to discuss issues related to biodiversity, high carbon stock values, genetically modified organisms, and invasive species and will have speaker presentations on these topics as they relate to sustainability.

The meeting will be held at the following time and locations:

DATE:          Friday, January 20, 2012
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

The meeting will also be available via teleconference and webinar.  To call in by telephone, see details below:

You may participate by teleconference by dialing 888-994-3816 (for domestic) or 1‑517-308-9301 (for international), then giving the participant code 7007377, and leader name Mr. Mike Waugh.  Please note that if you call internationally, it is a toll call.  

If you chose to participate via webinar, please register.

If prompted, the webinar ID is:  662-476-168

If you choose to participate via gotowebinar’s audio system and not the teleconference call-in number, you will only be able to listen and see the presentations.  You will not be able to participate using a microphone and must use the call-in information provided in the meeting notice if you wish to ask a question verbally.  You may also type your questions to us using a chat box that will be available to you during the webinar.  Staff will be using a computer to answer any questions submitted through the webinar dialogue box.  In the event that the webinar fails, please call in to continue participating.

  • Meeting Notice and Tentative Agenda (PDF 151kb)
  • Staff Presentation (PDF 184kb)
  • Draft Principle 4 - Conservation and Biodiversity (PDF 15kb)
  • Draft Principle 8 - Use of Technology, Inputs, and Management of Waste (PDF 24kb)
  • Meeting Agenda - Detailed (PDF 13kb)

October 20, 2011

The next Low Carbon Fuel Standard Sustainability Workgroup meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 20, 2011.  The purpose of this meeting is to discuss draft provisions that the workgroup has previously  discussed, including legality and land rights.  We will also reintroduce the human and labor rights draft principle and will have speaker presentations on this topic as it relates to sustainability. 

The meeting will be held at the following time and location:

DATE:          Thursday, October 20, 2011
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

The meeting will also be available via teleconference and webinar.  To call in by telephone, see details below:

You may participate by teleconference by dialing 888-994-3816 (for domestic) or 1‑517-308-9301 (for international), give the participant code 7007377, and leader name Mr. Mike Waugh.  Please note that if you call internationally, it is a toll call.  

If you chose to participate via webinar, please register.

If prompted, the webinar ID is: 391-996-545.  If you choose to participate via gotowebinar’s audio system and not the teleconference call-in number, you will only be able to listen and see the presentations.  You will not be able to participate using a microphone and must use the call-in information provided in the meeting notice if you wish to ask a question verbally.  You may also type your questions to us using a chat box that will be available to you during the webinar.  Staff will be using a computer to answer any questions submitted through the webinar dialogue box.  In the event that the webinar fails, please call in to continue participating.

  • Correction to Webinar ID (PDF 12kb)
  • Meeting Notice and Tentative Agenda  (PDF 142 kb)
  • Staff Presentation (PDF 272kb)
  • Revised Draft LCFS Sustainability Principles 1 and 12 (PDF 27kb
  • Revised Draft LCFS Sustainability Principles 1 and 12 (DOC 28kb)
  • Revised Draft LCFS Sustainbility Principles 4, 5, 6, 7 (PDF 74kb)
  • Revised Draft LCFS Sustainbility Principles 4, 5, 6, 7 (DOC 34 kb)
August 11, 2011

The next Low Carbon Fuel Standard Sustainability Workgroup meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 11, 2011.  The purpose of this meeting is to discuss draft principles, criteria, and indicators that the workgroup has previously  discussed, including air, water, soil, and biodiversity and introduce new draft provisions for additional principles.

The meeting will be held at the following time and location:

DATE:          Thursday, August 11, 2011
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

The meeting will also be available via teleconference and webinar.  To call in by telephone, see details below:

You may participate by teleconference by dialing 888-917-8040 (for domestic) or 1‑210-234-0002 (for international), give the participant code 1251214, and leader name Mr. Mike Waugh.  Please note that if you call internationally, it is a toll call.  

If you chose to participate via webinar, please register.

If prompted, the webinar ID is: 753-491-720.  If you choose to participate via gotowebinar’s audio system and not the teleconference call-in number, you will only be able to listen and see the presentations.  You will not be able to participate using a microphone and must use the call-in information provided in the meeting notice if you wish to ask a question verbally.  You may also type your questions to us using a chat box that will be available to you during the webinar.  Staff will be using a computer to answer any questions submitted through the webinar dialogue box.  In the event that the webinar fails, please call in to continue participating.

July 18, 2011

The next Low Carbon Fuel Standard Sustainability Workgroup meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 18, 2011.  The purpose of this meeting is to discuss draft principles, criteria, and indicators that the workgroup has previously  discussed, including air, water, soil, and biodiversity.

The meeting will be held at the following time and location:

DATE:          Monday, July 18, 2011
TIME:            9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
LOCATION:   Conference Room 550
ADDRESS:   Cal/EPA Headquarters Building
                    1001 "I" Street
                    Sacramento, California 95814

The meeting will also be available via teleconference and webinar.  To call in by telephone, see details below:

You may participate by teleconference by dialing 888-790-2058 (for domestic) or 1‑203-827-7013 (for international), give the participant code 9112210, and leader name Mr. Mike Waugh.  Please note that if you call internationally, it is a toll call.  

If you chose to participate via webinar, please register.

If prompted, the webinar ID is: 633-767-073.  If you choose to participate via gotowebinar’s audio system and not the teleconference call-in number, you will only be able to listen and see the presentations.  You will not be able to participate using a microphone and must use the call-in information provided in the meeting notice if you wish to ask a question verbally.  You may also type your questions to us using a chat box that will be available to you during the webinar.  Staff will be using a computer to answer any questions submitted through the webinar dialogue box.  In the event that the webinar fails, please call in to continue participating.

April 21, 2011

The next Low Carbon Fuel Standard Sustainability Workgroup meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 21, 2011.  We are going to revisit the LCFS sustainability workplan, reassess key elements from past meetings, and discuss concepts on how to address sustainability in the LCFS program. 

The meeting will be held at the following time and location:

DATE:          Thursday, April 21, 2011
TIME:            9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
LOCATION:   Conference Room 550
ADDRESS:   Cal/EPA Headquarters Building
                    1001 "I" Street
                    Sacramento, California 95814
March 17, 2011
The next Low Carbon Fuel Standard Sustainability Workgroup meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 17, 2011.  We are going to discuss biodiversity.  We will send a meeting agenda shortly before the meeting.

The meeting will be held at the following time and location:

DATE:          Thursday, March 17, 2011
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

January 20, 2011
The next Low Carbon Fuel Standard Sustainability Workgroup meeting is scheduled for Thursday January 20, 2010.  We are going to discuss air quality and sustainability.  We will send a meeting agenda shortly before the January meeting.

The meeting will be held at the following time and location:

DATE:           Thursday, January 20, 2011
TIME:            9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
LOCATION:   Conference Room 550
ADDRESS:   Cal/EPA Headquarters Building
                    1001 "I" Street
                     Sacramento, California 95814

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

October 25, 2010
Fifth 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

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

uly 28, 2010 Third 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

  • Meeting Notice  (PDF-11k)
  • Agenda (PDF-15k)
  • DRAFT Soil Sustainability Guidelines (PDF-70k)
  • References
    • Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB)
    • Council on Sustainable Biomass Production (CSBP) (PDF - 498k)
    • International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) (PDF - 195k)
    • Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) (PDF - 282k)
    • Better Sugarcane Initiative (BSI) (Link to their website)
    • Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS) (PDF - 325k)
    • Renewable Transportation Fuel Obligation (RTFO) (PDF - 1054k
    • Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) (PDF - 3430k)
    • Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) 
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

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.


DATE:            Wednesday, March 24, 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


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