Low Carbon Fuel Standard Regulation

This page last reviewed November 20, 2015

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER A LOW CARBON FUEL STANDARD


(Hearing Date: February 19, 2015 and September 24, 2015)

The second hearing for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard regulation has been shifted from July to September 2015.

LCFS program page: http://www.arb.ca.gov/fuels/lcfs/lcfs.htm
The hearing will be on September 24th and 25th in Sacramento, California. http://www.arb.ca.gov/regact/regact15.htm


Public Comments Received

FINAL APPROVAL / OAL ACTION

OAL approved the rulemaking and filed it with the Secretary of State on November 16, 2015. The effective date is January 1, 2016.


ADOPTED REGULATIONS AND MATERIALS SUBMITTED TO OAL

The Final Rulemaking Package was filed with OAL on October 2, 2015.  OAL has until November 16, 2015 to make a determination.

  • Final Regulation Order  ~see revised above~

SECOND HEARING ACTION

Posted October 5, 2015

Resolution 15-36 (PDF - 679KB)
                    Attachment D ~ Findings and Statement of Overriding Considerations (PDF - 97K)

Resolution 15-51 (PDF - 689KB)

SECOND PUBLIC HEARING MATERIALS

Posted September 25, 2015

Supplemental Responses to Comments on the Low Carbon Fuel Standard Regulation (PDF - 102K)
Supplement to the Responses to Comments on the Environmental Analysis (PDF - 56K)

Posted September 24, 2015


Responses to Comments on the Low Carbon Fuel Standard Regulation (PDF - 221MB)

Posted September 21, 2015

The LCFS regulation proposed text, incorporating all 15-day changes (PDF - 877K)
Final Environmental Analysis (EA) (PDF - 1576K)
Response to Comments on the EA (PDF - 50809K)

HEARING ACTION AND SUPPLEMENTAL 15-DAY NOTICES

Posted July 31, 2015

Third Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text and Availability of Additional Documents (PDF - 25K)
Deadline for Public Comment: August 17, 2015

                Attachment A ~ Third 15-Day Modified Regulation Order  (PDF - 649K)

Posted June 23, 2015

Second Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text  (PDF - 25K)
Deadline for Public Comment: July 8, 2015

                Attachment A ~ Second 15-Day Modified Regulation Order  (PDF - 649K)

Posted June 4, 2015


Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text and Availability of Additional Documents (PDF - 6.5MB)

Deadline for Public Comment: June 19, 2015
                Attachment A ~ Modified Regulation Order  (PDF - 772K)


Posted April 24, 2015

Resolution 15-6 (PDF - 509KB)

Attachment A:  Staff's Suggested Modifications to the Original Proposal (PDF - 14KB)

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE AND RELATED MATERIAL

Posted December 30, 2014 

 ***Please note:  These documents were replaced with corrected versions on December 31, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.

Notice of Public Hearing (PDF - 1.66MK)

Deadline to Submit Public Comments: February 17, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. or at the Public Hearing on February 19, 2015.

Staff Report: Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR)*** (PDF - 1.71M)

  • Appendix A***: Proposed Regulation Order (PDF - 843K)
  • Appendix B:  Development of Illustrative Compliance Scenarios and Evaluation of Potential Compliance Curves (PDF - 326K)
  • Appendix C:  Comparison of CA-GREET 1.8B, GREET1 2013, and CA-GREET 2.0 (PDF - 311K)
  • Appendix D:  Draft Environmental Analysis (PDF - 936K)
  • Appendix E***:  Summary of DOF Comments to the Combined LCFS/ADF SRIA and ARB Responses, Includes Combined LCFS/ADF SRIA (PDF - 161K)
  • Appendix F: Inputs and Outputs of the REMI Modeling (PDF - 40K)
  • Appendix G:  Default Credit Calculation for Innovative Crude Production Methods (PDF - 48K)
  • Appendix H:  Estimating Carbon Intensity Values for the Crude Lookup Table (PDF - 74K)
  • Appendix I***:  Detailed Analysis for Indirect Land Use Change (PDF - 1.42M)

INFORMAL REGULATORY ACTIVITY


Rulemaking Activity for 2015