BC-LCFS Consultations

The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources (the Ministry) is considering amendments to the British Columbia Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Renewable and Low Carbon Fuel Requirements) Act (Act) and the Renewable and Low Carbon Fuel Requirements Regulation (Regulation) (together the BC-LCFS). 

Amendments under consideration are discussed in three separate discussion papers.

1.  Compliance Penalty Amendments

The purpose of this paper is to discuss potential changes to the compliance penalty that could alleviate fuel supplier concerns regarding competitiveness, strengthen the long-term stability of the BC-LCFS, and provide a clear and consistent signal to the investment community with respect to low carbon fuels and the British Columbia fuel market.

Stakeholders are invited to submit comments using the instructions and questions provided in this response form. Feedback will be accepted until 4 p.m. Friday, August 16, 2019.

2.  Refinery Improvement Amendments

The purpose of this paper is to discuss potential amendments to recognize actions taken at refineries that change the quantity of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the production of fossil fuels supplied to the British Columbia market.

Stakeholders are invited to submit comments using the instructions and questions provided in this response form. Feedback will be accepted until 4 p.m. Friday, August 16, 2019.

3.  General Amendments

The purpose of this paper is to discuss potential amendments regarding emerging fuels, new fuel classes, the energy effectiveness ratio (EER), the small supplier exemption, and Part 3 Agreement eligibility.

Stakeholders are invited to submit comments using the instructions and questions provided in this response form. Feedback will be accepted until 4 p.m. Friday, August 16, 2019.

If you have any questions or comments, please review the website above or send them to:

Email: lcfrr@gov.bc.ca

Mail:      Low Carbon Fuels Branch

              B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources

              P.O. Box 9314 Stn Prov Govt

              Victoria, B.C. V8W 9N1