Compliance and Enforcement

The goal of a compliance and enforcement program is to influence the compliance rates of regulated parties. The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation (Ministry) uses a variety of compliance and enforcement tools to gather information, obtain compliance, and deter future non-compliance with the LCFS. The Ministry gives consideration to the most appropriate tool necessary to obtain compliance. Compliance and enforcement tools include informal communications, formal letters (information request and/or warning), audits, inspections, administrative monetary penalties, and court prosecution.

Compliance and enforcement reporting demonstrates the Ministry's commitment to maintaining openness, transparency, and accountability. The Ministry provides online access to information related to its compliance and enforcement actions. Public reporting of compliance and enforcement activities promotes compliance with laws and regulations.

All compliance actions will be reported publicly as contemplated in Section 20 of the Renewable & Low Carbon Fuel Requirements Regulation, which enables the minister to publish, including by electronic means, all the following information in respect of a fuel supplier on whom an administrative penalty has been imposed under section 9, 10, 11 or 12 of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Renewable & Low Carbon Fuel Requirements) Act:

(a) legal name;

(b) amount of the penalty;

(c) the provision of the Act or regulations with which the fuel supplier failed to comply.

See Information Bulletin Administrative Monetary Penalties (RLCF-021) (PDF, 193KB) to view a complete list of compliance actions that have resulted in compliance penalties.