When did the Clean Fuel Standard take effect?
The Clean Fuel Standard was implemented on Jan. 1, 2023.
When was the final Clean Fuels Program Rule adopted?
We adopted the Clean Fuels Program Rule (Chapter 173-424 WAC) on Nov. 28, 2022.
Who needs to register for the program?
Producers and suppliers of regulated fuels to Washington consumers must participate and register in the Washington Fuel Reporting System. Regulated fuels are listed in WAC 173-424-120(2).
Producers of low-carbon fuels may participate. They also need to register. Opt-in fuels are listed in WAC 173-424-120(3).
How and when do I register for the program?
Registration for the program in the Washington Fuel Reporting System (WFRS) started Jan. 1, 2023.
Is there a program fee?
All program participants are charged a fee to support implementation of the Clean Fuel Standard. The fee is split between credit and deficit generators. Credit generators pay a nominal fee, as compared to deficit generators. Fee categories are listed in WAC 173-455-15).
We published the estimated program annual budget and the proposed fee on Feb. 1, 2023. The budget includes what the fee covers. Comment on the proposed fee. The actual fee amount will be released in March 2023.
Is my fuel eligible to generate credits?
A fuel may generate credits if the carbon intensity of the fuel is lower than the carbon intensity standard for a specific year. Tables of yearly carbon intensity standards by fuel type are listed in WAC 173-424-900.