Engagement and consultation

Environment and Climate Change Canada has engaged stakeholders, provinces and territories, Indigenous peoples, industries, and non-governmental organizations to seek views on the design for the development of the Clean Fuel Standard.

Committees and working groups

Following the December 2017 release of a regulatory framework on the Clean Fuel Standard, a multi-stakeholder consultative committee and technical working group were formed to further the regulatory design and development of the standard.

The multi-stakeholder consultative committee consists of representatives from key industry associations, academia, environmental non-governmental organizations, provincial and territorial governments and other federal departments. This committee meets periodically and provides a forum for Environment and Climate Change Canada to update all interested parties on progress and for stakeholders to provide advice and input on the draft regulations.

The technical working group consists of a small group of technical subject experts from the affected industries, non-government organizations, academia, provincial and territorial governments and other federal departments who provide technical advice and data and feedback on the regulatory design.

In the fall of 2018, Environment and Climate Change Canada established the Clean Fuel Standard Task Group on Emission-Intensive and Trade-Exposed Sectors to consider the concerns of these sectors and to consider options to mitigate competitiveness impacts while meeting the Clean Fuel Standard’s 2030 GHG emissions reduction goal. 

Engagement with National Indigenous Organizations is being undertaken as part of the broader engagement strategy on the Clean Fuel Standard. Engagement and discussions with provinces and territories will continue through a federal/provincial/territorial working group.

Consultation timeline

Technical webinars: June 2020

Environment and Climate Change Canada held a series of five technical webinars in June 2020 to seek input from provinces/territories and stakeholders in advance of the publication of the proposed Clean Fuel Standard. These technical webinars were followed by a comment period.

Proposed Regulatory Approach: June 2019

On June 28, 2019, Environment and Climate Change Canada released the Clean Fuel Standard: Proposed Regulatory Approach. This outlined the proposed design for the liquid-fossil-fuel regulations of the Clean Fuel Standard. The document built on the Clean Fuel Standard: Regulatory Design Paper, published in December 2018, as well as the Clean Fuel Standard Regulatory Framework, published in December 2017.

Cost-Benefit Analysis Framework: February 2019

In February 2019, Environment and Climate Change Canada released the Cost-Benefit Analysis Framework for the Clean Fuel Standard for comment. A cost-benefit analysis (CBA) is part of the regulatory impact analysis statement (RIAS) that is published in the Canada Gazette with each federal regulation. The CBA estimates the benefits and cost attributable to the regulations. The CBA Framework outlined the approach to be used to develop the CBA for the Clean Fuel Standard.

Developing the Clean Fuel Standard

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