LCFS Registration and Reporting
Data Management System
CARB developed the LCFS Data Management System to manage all data and processes related to LCFS implementation, including the fuel pathway certification approval process, fuel transactions reporting and recordkeeping, and credit generation and transfers. The Data Management System is an interactive, secured web-based system which comprises the following three modules:
- LCFS Reporting Tool (LRT)
- Credit Bank and Transfer System (CBTS)
- Alternative Fuel Portal (AFP)
Although these three modules are related and share data, each has very distinct functionality, as described below. LRT and CBTS are closely integrated and can be accessed from the same account. However, a separate account is needed to access the AFP.
LCFS Reporting Tool and Credit Bank & Transfer System (LRT-CBTS)
The LRT-CBTS serves the following functions:
- Organization Registration for Regulated Entities, Opt-Ins, and Brokers
- Registration of Fueling Supply Equipment (FSE)
- Quarterly and Annual Reporting
- Credit Account Ledger
- Credit Transfers
Once you have an approved account and are logged into the LRT-CBTS, you will also have access to all administrative user notifications. For more information, visit LCFS Guidance Documents, User Guides, and FAQs.
LCFS Reporting and Compliance Schedules
Under the LCFS, all regulated entities must report transportation fuel transactions and credit transfers to CARB. The reporting schedule, LCFS compliance calendar, and timeline for the LCFS credit clearance market can be seen in the following links:
More information related to LCFS fuel and credit reporting can be found in LCFS Guidance 19-04 at LCFS Guidance Documents, User Guides, and FAQs.
Alternative Fuel Portal (AFP)
The AFP serves the following functions:
- Registration of alternative fuel production facilities, including ethanol, biodiesel, renewable diesel, biomethane, and hydrogen
- Submittal of Attestation Letters
- Fuel Pathway Certification Application and Evaluation Process (both re-certification and new pathways) and submitting all necessary documentation
For guidance on the AFP, visit AFP User Guide at LCFS Guidance Documents, User Guides, and FAQs.
More information about the fuel pathway certification process can be found at Apply for Fuel Pathway.