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Pathways Requiring Public Comments

This page last reviewed November 14, 2019


This page contains fuel pathway applications and other items eligible for public comment. These include:
 
  • Proposed New Temporary Pathways
  • Proposed Annual Updates to Lookup Table Pathways
  • Tier 2 Pathway Applications

How to Submit a Comment

For Temporary and Lookup Table Pathways:

1. View the pathway documentation by clicking on the pathway description.
2. Click “Submit Comments” for the pathway. In the comment subject line, please include the pathway description.

For Tier 2 Pathways:

1. View the application package by clicking the Pathway Number (i.e."B000801").
2. Click “Submit Comments” for the specific application. In the comment subject line, please include the specific pathway number and applicant ID. For example: "Comments for pathway B000801 by Jack's Company (C6266)". For an application with multiple fuel pathways, please submit a separate comment for each pathway.

All comments for the specific pathway are due at 5 PM PST on the deadline shown. Submitted comments are entered into the LCFS Comments Log.



Proposed New Temporary Pathways

Pursuant to Section 95488.9(b)(4) of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) regulation the Executive Officer may approve a new Temporary pathway for a fuel or feedstock-fuel combination not found in Table 8 of the LCFS regulation.  Public comments on proposed new Temporary fuel pathways (posted below) will be accepted for 45 days prior to certification.  If relevant comments received during this period require significant revisions of the originally published pathway, an updated pathway will be posted for additional public comment.  Upon certification, this new Temporary pathway will be available for LRT-CBTS reporting for the quarter in which it is certified.

Posted DateTemporary Pathway DescriptionComment Deadline Public
Comments
11/14/2019
Renewable Naphtha
12/30/2019
Submit Comments
7/31/2019
Alternative Jet Fuel
9/16/2019
Comments Received:
  1. Neste
  2. Airlines for America
5/08/19 Renewable Propane (revised) 5/22/2019
Comment Received:
  1. REG
2/08/19 Biomethane CNG, LNG or L-CNG from Anaerobic Digestion of Swine Manure 3/25/2019 No comments received


Proposed Annual Updates to Lookup Table Pathways

Section 95488.9(b)(4) of the LCFS regulation directs the Executive Officer to update the CI annually for the following Lookup Table pathways using the methodology described in Section E of the Lookup Table Pathways Technical Support Documentation (August 13, 2018):

  • California average grid electricity used as a transportation fuel in California
  • Electricity supplied under the smart charging or smart electrolysis provision

Prior to certification, the updated pathway CI values will be posted for 45 days for public comment.  The Executive Officer will review and respond to relevant comments received during this period.  Once certified, the updated pathway CI values are expected to be available for quarterly fuel reporting for the first quarter (Q1) of 2019.

Posted DateLookup Table Pathway Descripion
Comment Deadline Public
Comments
02/08/19 "California average grid electricity used as a transportation fuel in California", and
"Electricity supplied under the smart charging or smart electrolysis provision"
3/25/2019

Comments Received:

  1. WattTime 

  2. California Electric Transportation Coalition



Tier 2 Pathway Applications (2019)

Pursuant to Section 95488.7(d)(5) of the LCFS regulation, Tier 2 fuel pathway application packages are posted to this web page for public comment after evaluation. Comments on each posted application package are accepted for ten (10) business days. Comments identifying potential factual or methodological errors in an application will be forwarded to the applicant.  Upon receiving valid comments, applicants must either correct the errors identified and submit a revised application packet reflecting those corrections, or submit a detailed written response to the Executive Officer explaining why no revisions are necessary.

Tier 2 pathways that do not receive any comments or those for which applicant has provided responses deemed sufficient by the Executive Officer are certified and posted to the General Certified Pathway List.

Posted Date
Tier 2 Pathway DescripionComment Deadline
Comments & Responses
11/19/2019

Application  No. B0018

BP Products North America, Inc (4320); Washington

B001801
Tier 2 Pathway: U.S. and Canadian sourced Rendered Animal Fat Oil transported by truck; Grid Electricity, Steam, and Hydrogen; Renewable Diesel produced from co-processing with petroleum feedstock in a hydrotreater in Blaine, Washington and transported by ocean tanker to California

12/5/2019
Submit Comments
10/28/2019

Application No. B0019

CleanFuture, Inc. (C1001); California

B001901
Tier 2 Pathway: Low-CI Electricity sourced from Dairy Manure Biogas using reciprocating engine in Open Sky Ranch, Riverdale, California; Electricity use as transportation fuel in California
 11/12/2019No Comments Received
3/25/2019

Application No. B0011

Element Markets Renewable Energy, LLC (5877); Missouri  

B001101   
Tier 2 Pathway: Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) sourced from Swine Manure of Ruckman Farms,  Albany, Missouri; RNG pipelined to Los Angeles, California (Provisional)

B001102   
Tier 2 Pathway: Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) sourced from Swine Manure of Ruckman Farms,  Albany, Missouri; RNG pipelined to liquefaction facility in Topock, Arizona; delivered by truck to California (Provisional) 

B001103   
Tier 2 Pathway: Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) sourced from Swine Manure of Ruckman Farms, Albany, Missouri; RNG pipelined to liquefaction facility in Topock, Arizona; delivered by truck to and  re-gasified in California (Provisional)
4/9/2019
No Comments Received

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