Fuel Supplier Compliance
Anyone who manufactures fuel in British Columbia or imports it into the province is considered to be a fuel supplier and must comply with the Renewable & Low Carbon Fuel Requirements Regulation.
Each compliance period is the calendar year from January 1 to December 31. Compliance reports are due on March 31 following each compliance period.
Reporting documents for the 2018 Compliance Period are due on March 31, 2020.
For more information, see:
- Compliance Reporting Requirements (RLCF-003)
- Carbon Intensity Records (RLCF-006)
- Exclusion Agreements and Reports (RLCF-015)
- Fuel Identification Requirements (RLCF-016)
Compliance and Exclusion Reporting are managed through the Transportation Fuels Reporting System.
Part 3 Agreements
Part 3 Agreements are intended to promote innovation, diversity and greater uptake of lower carbon transportation fuels – all contributing to accelerated market transformation. Projects and activities supported by Part 3 Agreements should reduce, or enable reductions of, GHG emissions resulting from the use of Part 3 fuels. Part 3 Agreements are intended to help fuel suppliers undertake actions that are not otherwise economically viable, and that will help create future pathways for compliance.
Small Supplier Exemption
The Regulation allows companies supplying less than 75 million litres of fuel to apply for exemption from the renewable or the low carbon fuel requirements. For more information, see:
Electricity, hydrogen, natural gas and propane are increasingly being used in transportation as a substitute for gasoline or diesel fuel. For more information regarding the parties responsible for reporting the supply of these fuels in B.C., see:
Ethanol derived from municipal solid waste
The emergence of ethanol produced from municipal solid waste has raised a unique set of circumstances for reporting under the Act and Regulation. For more information see:
Labelling requirements are in place to inform consumers where blend levels may exceed engine manufacturer’s recommended levels.