While the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has postponed the first regulatory workshop to discuss 2022 amendments to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) previously scheduled for April 8, the quarterly and annual reporting deadlines continued to apply to all regulated parties. The workshop was originally scheduled to cover streamlining and clarifying changes to the LCFS regulatory language and to discuss the triennial update to the Oil Production Greenhouse Gas Emissions Estimator (OPGEE) model. Any changes to the crude oil supply mix in OPGEE would result in changes to the carbon intensity values for petroleum fuels. Despite COVID-19 impacts, fuel suppliers continue to prepare for fuel pathways and reports verification requirements by contracting with verification bodies and preparing LCFS Monitoring Plans. CARB completed verifier accreditation training in December 2019 and published a list of accredited bodies in January 2020.
Trinity is actively helping clients with LCFS compliance, reporting, fuel pathway applications, and preparation for verification. In addition, Trinity is a CARB-accredited verification body for both LCFS and AB 32 verification services. To find out how Trinity can assist your company with LCFS compliance, contact Alex Marcucci of Trinity's Mobile Source and Fuels business line.