Low Carbon Fuel Standard Policy and Regulatory Workgroup

This page last reviewed March 28, 2011

Meetings, Activities, and Workshops
August 05, 2009 Public workshop to discuss the proposed changes to the LCFS regulation as directed by the Board Resolution 09-31 and provide updates on the status of the Resolution items. The workshop will be held at:

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Cal/EPA Headquarters Building - Room: Coastal Hearing Room
1001 "I" St - Sacramento CA 95814 - (This meeting will be webcast)
(Please email your comment or question to coastal@calepa.ca.gov )
Presentations:
  • Proposed 30-Day Amendments to the Regulation (PDF)
  • Updates on the Resolution Items
    • Guidelines for New Pathways (PDF)
    • Expert Workgroup (PDF)
    • Compliance/Reporting Tool (PDF)
  • Electricity Items
    • Metering (PDF)
    • Credits for Forklifts and Other Of-Road Equipment (PDF)
  • Environmental Impacts - Best Practices for Siting Biorefineries (PDF)
  • Credit Trading (PDF)and Fee Schedule (PDF)
Documents:
April 23, 2009 Presentations at the Board Hearing regarding the Proposed Low Carbon Fuel Standard Regulation
March 27, 2009 Public workshop to discuss the proposed LCFS regulation including the economic and environmental impact analyses, and other portions of the Staff Report. The workshop will be held at:

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Cal/EPA Headquarters Building - Room: Byron Sher Auditorium
1001 "I" St - Sacramento CA 95814 - (This meeting will be webcast)
(Please email your comment or question to auditorium@calepa.ca.gov )
  • Workshop Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF-58k)
  • ARB Staff Presentation - Color (PDF-98k), BW for printing (PDF-101k)
  • Other Presentations:
    • "Biofuels and land-use change" by John Sheehan - University of Minesota (PDF-3.16 mb)
    • "RFA Comments at March 27, 2009 ARB LCFS Workshop" by AIR, Inc. (PDF-22k)
March 26, 2009 Brief Report to the Board on the proposed LCFS Regulation.   For more information... (This is an informational hearing only; no action will be taken by the Board)
December 2, 2008

Public Meeting to discuss the LCFS environmental and economic analyses, update to the draft regulatory language, and fuel lifecycle pathways. The meeting will be held at:

Time : 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location : Cal/EPA Headquarters Building - Room: Sierra Auditorium
1001 "I" St - Sacramento CA 95814 - (This meeting will be webcast )

  • Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF-147k)
  • Staff Contact for the LCFS Regulations (PDF-11k)
  • ARB Staff Documents:
    • Changes to the Draft Regulation for the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (PDF-196k) (as of December 1, 2008)
    • Proposed Economic Analysis for the LCFS (PDF-35k)
    • Proposed Environmental Analysis Workplan for the LCFS (PDF-30k)
  • ARB Staff Presentations:
  • Other Presentations:
    • "Comments on ARB October 16 Land Use Emission Estimates" by Air Improvement Resource (on behalf of Renewable Fuels Association ) (PDF-21k)
    • "A Discussion of Indirect Effects In General Terms" by New Fuels Alliance (PDF-361k)
October 16, 2008

Public Meeting to discuss the LCFS draft policy framework and the status to assess indirect land use impacts for alternative fuels. The meeting will be held at:

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Cal/EPA Headquarters Building - Room: Byron Sher Auditorium
1001 "I" St - Sacramento CA 95814 - (This meeting will be webcast )

  • Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF-148k)
  • Draft Regulation for the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (PDF-200k) (as of October 16, 2008)
  • ARB Staff Presentations:
    • Low Carbon Fuel Standard Workshop: Review of the Draft Regulation (PDF-120k)
    • Life Cycle Analysis and Land Use Change Effects (PDF-97k)
    • Requirements for Multimedia Evaluation and the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) (PDF-24k)
  • Supporting Document: "Supporting Documentation for the Draft Regulation for the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard" (PDF-627k)
October 10, 2008

Cancellation of the meeting previously scheduled on October 10, 2008 to discuss questions and comments on the draft preliminary analysis released on September 9, 2008, which compares the full fuel-cycle Greenhouse Gas emission of CNG, LNG, and diesel. The draft was conducted as part of our effort to develop a LCFS regulation. The following documents are used in the draft analysis:

Staff is seeking comments about the above draft documents. Please submit your comments by October 24, 2008.

March 25, 2008

Public workshop to provide materials related to early draft regulatory language and information on fuel pathways of Low Carbon Fuel Standard.

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: California Energy Commission - Hearing Room A
1516 Ninth St - Sacramento CA 95814 - This meeting will be webcast

January 18, 2008

The working group meeting is scheduled as following: (This meeting has been canceled)

LCFS Policy and Regulatory Working Group 3
Time: 9:00 am to 4:30 p.m. (lunch break 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m.)
Phone: (916) 324-0340
Email: czhangti@arb.ca.gov
Group Leader: Christina Zhang-Tillman
Location : Cal/EPA Building - Room CR550 (5th Floor)
1001 I St - Sacramento - CA 95814

December 20, 2007

The working group meeting is scheduled as following:

LCFS Policy and Regulatory Working Group 3
Time: 9:00 am to 4:30 p.m.
Group Leader: Christina Zang-Tillman
(916) 324-0340
Email: czhangti@arb.ca.gov
Location : Cal/EPA Building - Room CR550
1001 I St - Sacramento - CA 95814

November 16, 2007

The third working group meetings are scheduled as following:

1) LCFS Policy & Regulatory Development Working Group 3
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 p.m.
Group Leader: Christina Zhang-Tillman
(916) 324-0340
Email: czhangti@arb.ca.gov

2) LCFS Lifecycle Analysis Working Group 1
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Group Leader: Anil Prabhu
(916) 327-1501
Email: aprabhu@arb.ca.gov

Location : California Energy Commission - Room: Conference Room 1A
1516 Ninth St Sacramento CA 95814

Please note the following call-in procedure for these Working Groups:
Call-In: 800-988-9469
Participant Passcode: CARBON
Leader: JOHN COURTIS

  • Meeting Notice (PDF-10k) (This meeting will be webcast at the CEC website)
  • Draft ARB Consideration of Co-products in Lifecycle Analysis of Fuels (PDF-189k)
  • ARB Staff Presentations
  • Other Presentations
    • Shell Global Solutions:: "California Low Carbon Fuel Standard Discussion document : Coproducts" (PDF-124k)
    • Chevron: "A Little of A Lot: Stimulating Innovation in Fuel Technology Using the Market" (PDF-34k)
October 24, 2007

The Public Workshop to discuss the key issues raised in the Working Group Meetings and the selected recommendations from the UC Report starting from 9:00 am.

October 4, 2007

The first working group meetings are scheduled as following:

1) Lifecycle Analysis Working Group
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Group Leader: Anil Prabhu
(916) 327-1501
Email: aprabhu@arb.ca.gov

2) Compliance and Enforcement Working Group
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Group Leader: Jing Yuan
(916) 322-8875
Email: jyuan@arb.ca.gov

September 13, 2007

The first Public Consultation meeting to discuss Low Carbon Fuel Standard pursuant to the California Assembly Bill (AB) 32 and the Governor's Executive Order S-01-07 will be held in Sacramento, CA starting from 9:00 A.M.

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