Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS)

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RULEMAKING TO CONSIDER THE PROPOSED REGULATION TO IMPLEMENT THE LOW CARBON FUEL STANDARD

(April 23, 2009)


Public Comments Received


FINAL APPROVAL / OAL ACTION

  • Clean Final Regulation Order Part 1 and 2 Combined  (PDF - 267K)

Part 2

OAL approved the rulemaking and filed it with the Secretary of State on April 15, 2010. The regulation became effective on the same day, April 15, 2010.

  • * Supplement to the Final Statement of Reasons as revised  (PDF - 313K)

Part 1

OAL approved the rulemaking and filed it with the Secretary of State on January 12, 2010. The regulation became effective on the same day, January 12, 2010.


ADOPTED REGULATIONS AND MATERIALS SUBMITTED TO OAL

Part 2 

Posted March 4, 2010

Part 2 of the Final Rulemaking Package was filed with OAL on March 4, 2010.  OAL has until April 16, 2010, to make a determination.  

  • Executive Order  (*See Revised Above)
  • Supplement to the Final Statement of Reasons (*See Revised Above) 
  • Notice of Decision and Response to Significant Environmental Issues (PDF - 4K)

Part 1 

Posted January 5, 2010

Supplement to the Final Statement of Reasons (PDF- 51K)


Posted November 25, 2009

The Final Rulemaking Package was filed with OAL on November 25, 2009. OAL has until January 12, 2010 to make a determination.

  • Final Regulation Order (*see revised above)
  • Notice of Decision and Response to Significant Environmental Issues (PDF - 4K)


A business or person submitting a comment to a proposed regulation or proposed amendment or repeal of a regulation or any person who specifically request it has the right to request a copy of the Final Statement of Reasons (FSOR). Upon its completion, the Final Statement of Reasons (FSOR) will be available and copies may be requested from the agency contact persons, or may be obtained in electronic form from this web page.


HEARING ACTION AND SUPPLEMENTAL 15-DAY NOTICES

Posted February 1, 2010

Fourth Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text and Availability of Additional Documents and Information  (PDF - 37K)

February 16, 2010 Deadline for Public Comment
  • Attachment 1 - Modified Regulation Order (PDF - 12K)
  • Attachment 2 - Land Use Change Effects for Soy Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel  (PDF - 38K)

Additional Documents and Information added to the rulemaking record:
  • GTAP-SOY (January 2010), the GTAP model customized for Midwest soybeans, along with its component files  (ZIP-4.91MB) 

Posted December 15, 2009

Third Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text and Availability of Additional Documents and Information, including Attachment 2  (PDF - 34K)

January 14, 2010 Deadline for Public Comment
  • Attachment 1 - Modified Regulation Order (Excerpts) (PDF - 40K)
  • Attachment 2 - Land Use Change Effects for Soy Biodiesel  (PDF - 34K)

Additional Documents and Information added to the rulemaking record:

  • Stationary Source Division, Air Resources Board (December 14, 2009, v.3.0), “Detailed California-Modified GREET Pathway for Biodiesel from Midwest Soybeans” (PDF - 696K)
  • Stationary Source Division, Air Resources Board (December 14, 2009, v.3.0), “Detailed California-Modified GREET Pathway for Renewable Diesel from Midwest Soybeans”  (PDF - 631K)
  • GREET, v.1.8b (updated December 14, 2009), which is the GREET model updated in December 2009 to reflect the Midwest soybean to biodiesel and renewable diesel pathways   (XLS-15.7Mb)
  • GTAP-SOY (December 2009), the GTAP model customized for Midwest soybeans, along with its component files  (ZIP-4,152k) 

Posted August 6, 2009

Errata to the Modified Text (PDF - 37K)

Posted September 23, 2009

Second Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text and Availability of Additional Documents (PDF - 34K)

October 8, 2009 Deadline for Public Comment

Posted August 6, 2009

Errata to the Modified Text (PDF - 37K)

Posted July 20, 2009

Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text and Availability of Additional Documents (PDF - 37K)

August 19, 2009 Deadline for Public Comment
  • Attachment 1Resolution 09-31 (PDF- 1.45MB)
    • Attachment B to the Resolution ~ Staff's Suggested Modifications (PDF - 51K)
  • Attachment 2 - Modified Regulation Order (PDF - 258K)
Supporting Documents and Information added to the rulemaking record:
  • TIAX, LLC (2008). “Electric Transportation and Goods Movement Technologies in California: Technical Brief (revised September 2008).”   (PDF - 266K)
  • U.S. EPA (May 2009). Draft Regulatory Impact Analysis: Changes to Renewable Fuel Standard Program.” EPA-420-D-09-001. Chapter 3.  (PDF - 8.83 MB)
  • Stationary Source Division, Air Resources Board (July 20, 2009, v.1). “Detailed California-Modified GREET Pathways for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from North American and Remote Natural Gas Sources.”  (PDF - 429K)
  • Stationary Source Division, Air Resources Board (July 20, 2009, v.1). “Detailed California-Modified GREET Pathway for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from Landfill Gas (LFG).”  (PDF - 430K)
  • Stationary Source Division, Air Resources Board (July 20, 2009, v.1). “Detailed California-Modified GREET Pathway for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) from Dairy Digester Biogas.”  (PDF - 241K)
  • Stationary Source Division, Air Resources Board (July 20, 2009, v.1). “Detailed California-Modified GREET Pathway for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from Dairy Digester Biogas.”  (PDF - 262K)
  • Stationary Source Division, Air Resources Board (July 20, 2009, v.1). “Detailed California-Modified GREET Pathway for Biodiesel Produced in California from Used Cooking Oil.”  (PDF - 256K)
  • Stationary Source Division, Air Resources Board (July 20, 2009, v.1). “Detailed California-Modified GREET Pathway for Renewable Diesel Produced in California from Tallow (U.S. Sourced).”  (PDF - 230K)
  • Stationary Source Division, Air Resources Board (July 20, 2009, v.2.2). “Detailed California-Modified GREET Pathways for Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol: Average Brazilian Ethanol, With Mechanized Harvesting and Electricity Co-product Credit, With Electricity Co-product Credit.”  (PDF - 338K)


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE AND RELATED MATERIAL

Posted March 25, 2009

Errata: Correction to the deadline for submitting written submissions to the Board (PDF- 8K)

Posted March 5, 2009

Notice of Public Hearing (PDF- 106K)

Staff Report: Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) 


INFORMAL REGULATORY ACTIVITY



Rulemaking Activity for 2009