New mandatory LCFS verification program is coming to the California Low Carbon Fuels Standard in 2019
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is working on amendments to the Low Carbon Fuels Standard (LCFS) which are scheduled to become effective January 1, 2019. One major change in these amendments is the requirement to complete a third party LCFS verification of reporting and carbon intensity calculations and documentation. Christianson is planning to be an accredited LCFS verification body to perform these engagements which are a natural connection to our compliance suite of services. For more information on the status of the amended regulations and expected implementation, please sign up for our LCFS Implementation Email Series. We are providing FREE status updates and relevant facts surrounding the amended regulations through the implementation date of January 1, 2019.
In addition to the fuel pathway holder verifications, importers of fuel into California will also be required to complete a verification with the same due date of August 31.
The conflict of interest regulations for this new program are very stringent and includes a lookback to 2016 of previous services provided, therefore the conversations with your verification body (auditor) need to begin now. Please contact us today to analyze your current relationship with Christianson and discuss preliminary procedures that can be done to prepare the proper documentation for a positive verification statement.