The California Air Resources Board's (CARB) Low Carbon Fuel Standard Regulation (LCFS), which appears at sections 95480 to 95503 of title 17, California Code of Regulations, requires independent verification of data reports specified in section 95500. Verification questions may be sent to email@example.com.
The LCFS is designed to decrease the carbon intensity of California's transportation fuel pool and provide an increasing range of low-carbon and renewable alternatives, which reduce petroleum dependency and achieve air quality benefits. The LCFS relies on accurate data monitoring, reporting, and verification to support implementation and tracking of effectiveness. In 2018, the Board approved amendments to add third-party verification requirements to the LCFS to ensure data completeness, accuracy, and conformance with the regulation—consistent with the verification programs under California’s Cap-and-Trade Program and international best practices. The LCFS verification program under CARB oversight provides confidence and reliability in reported data for stakeholders, market participants, and the public.
Verification services will be performed by qualified and trained verifiers that meet specifications for education and experience, and demonstrate that there is no conflict of interest for verifying the reported data due to current or previous relationships with the LCFS regulated entity. CARB accreditation and verifier training information is provided below. The list of verification bodies accredited by CARB will be posted below after verifier accreditation training.
Information for Verifier Accreditation
Applications for accreditation of verification bodies and individual verifiers are being accepted by CARB and required verifier accreditation training is scheduled. See details provided in the Announcement for LCFS Accreditation and Verifier Accreditation Training and Daily Training Schedule linked below.
- Announcement for CARB Accreditation and Verifier Accreditation Training for the LCFS
- Daily Training Schedule
- FAQ - LCFS Accreditation and other Requirements for Third-Party Verifiers
- Application for Verification Body Accreditation
- Application for Individual Verifier Accreditation
- Conflict of Interest Assessment and Notice of Verification Services Form (coming soon)
- Verification Statement Forms (coming soon)
Information for Entities Required to Engage Verifiers
Entities specified in section 95500 are required to retain the services of independent verifiers accredited by CARB, beginning with 2020 fuel pathway applications and LCFS data reports. Only CARB-accredited verification bodies may provide LCFS verification services. A web link will be added soon providing a list of CARB-accredited verification bodies. Additional accredited individuals listed in the second link below may participate on verification teams as subcontractors to accredited verification bodies.
- Accredited Verification Bodies and Executive Orders (coming soon)
- Accredited Individual Verifiers (coming soon)
- Executive Orders for Individual Verifiers (coming soon)
- LCFS Reporting and Verification Program Highlights (coming soon)
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