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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review
Renewable & Low Carbon Fuel Requirements Regulation

 

Important 2013 Compliance Reporting Information

 

It was the Ministry's intention that all 2013 Compliance Reports would be submitted electronically, and suppliers were informed that electronic submission would be mandatory. However, some users are experiencing system difficulties that will be hard to resolve before the reporting deadline. As a result, electronic reporting will not be required for 2013 Compliance Reports. Please see the Reporting section below for 2013 Compliance Report Forms.

 

Renewable & Low Carbon Fuel Regulation

 

The Renewable and Low Carbon Fuel Requirements Regulation (Regulation) reduces British Columbia's reliance on non-renewable fuels, helps reduce the environmental impact of transportation fuels and contributes to a new, low-carbon economy. The Regulation enables the Province to set benchmarks for the amount of renewable fuel in B.C.’s transportation fuel blends, reduce the carbon intensity of transportation fuels and meet its commitment to adopt a low-carbon fuel standard. This legislation supports British Columbia’s goal to lower provincial greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 33 percent by 2020.

 

The Regulation diversifies B.C.’s transportation fuel supply, decreases GHG emissions and establishes a market for low-carbon fuels by:

  • Encouraging suppliers to determine how best to meet the requirements in accordance with consumer demand and market forces;
  • Reducing reliance on non-renewable fuels; and
  • Encouraging emerging cleaner fuel technologies. 

The Regulation reduces the carbon intensity of transportation fuels through two major requirements:

Part 2 (Renewable) Fuel Requirement
    • five percent renewable content in gasoline
    • four percent renewable content in diesel

Part 3 (Low Carbon) Fuel Requirement

    • ten percent reduction in carbon intensity by 2020

The use of renewable fuel in 2012 saved 909,391 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions from being released into the environment, the equivalent of about 191,451 cars being removed from the road. (see RLCF-007-2012)

 

Legislation:

Reporting:

 

2013 Compliance Reporting

 

Part 2 fuel Compliance Reports for the Renewable and Low Carbon Fuel Requirements Regulation are due by end of day on Monday, March 31. The necessary forms are available below.

Please submit your report postmarked by March 31, 2014 to:

 

Postal Address:

 

RLCFR Regulation Reporting

Alternative Energy Branch

Ministry of Energy and Mines

PO Box 9314 Stn Prov Govt

Victoria BC V8W 9N1

 

Courier Address:

 

RLCFR Regulation Reporting

Alternative Energy Branch

Ministry of Energy and Mines

4th floor, 1810 Blanshard Street

Victoria BC V8T 9N1

   

Transportation Fuel Reporting System

 

The Ministry is developing the Transportation Fuel Reporting System (TFRS). In order to access the system, suppliers must use a valid Business BCeID, obtainable from https://www.bceid.ca/, and then request access to TFRS at https://a100.gov.bc.ca/ext/tfrs/Welcome.aspx.

 

Suppliers who wish to submit credits for validation can now use TFRS to request validation of credits resulting from the supply of low carbon fuels.  Significant enhancements are being developed to enable credit tracking and exchange as well as full compliance reporting for both Part 2 (Renewable) Fuel Requirements by March 31, 2014 and Part 3 (Low Carbon) Fuel Requirements by March 31, 2015. Manual compliance forms will no longer be accepted for reporting.

 

At this time, users are having difficulty accessing the Transportation Fuel Reporting System. As such, the system will not be used for 2013 Compliance Reporting. Ministry staff will continue to work with suppliers to ensure full access to the system and develop documentation to assist and enable suppliers to report electronically next year. We apologise for the delay and any issues you have encountered, staff will be available to assist with questions or concerns. Please contact lcfrr@gov.bc.ca for assistance.

 

Information Bulletins:

Carbon Intensity Application:

For more information, please see: