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Important Announcement: EPA is taking direct final action to extend two reporting deadlines for the 2013 compliance period under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. The annual compliance reports and attest engagement reports for the 2013 RFS compliance period will not be due until 30 days and 90 days, respectively, following publication of the final rule establishing the 2014 renewable fuel percentage standards for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel and total renewable fuel in the Federal Register. For further information, see http://www.epa.gov/otaq/fuels/renewablefuels/regulations.htm. Please submit questions to EPA’s Fuels Programs Support at support@epamts-support.com.

This page contains reporting forms and instructions for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) program (40 CFR 80 Subpart M). Any party that generates or owns RINs in a calendar quarter must report to EPA for that quarter.

Annual attest engagement requirements for RFS2 as required under 40 CFR Part 80 Subparts F, K and M are detailed on the RFS2 Attest Engagements web page.

How to submit:

RFS2 reports are to be submitted electronically via EPA's Central Data Exchange (CDX) through the OTAQDCFuel application.

When to submit:

Calendar Quarter
Time Period Covered
Quarterly Report Deadline
Quarter 1
January 1 – March 31
1-Jun
Quarter 2
April 1 – June 30
1-Sep
Quarter 3
July 1 – September 30
1-Dec
Quarter 4
October 1 – December 31
31-Mar

The Production Outlook Report (RFS0901) is due by June 1 of each year.

What to submit:

Report Instructions Requirement Report Form Templates RIN Generators (renewable fuel producers and importers Renewable Fuel Exporters and Obligated Parties (refiners and importers of gasoline and diesel) RIN Owners Only
RFS0104 RFS2 Activity Report (PDF) (7 pp, 49K, December 23, 2011) Quarterly for all parties who owned, generated, bought, sold, or retired RINs during the Quarter Unified Report Form (XLS) (3 pp, 95K) Yes Yes Yes
RFS0303 RFS2 Annual Compliance Report (PDF) (7 pp, 229K, November 2012)

Guidance for RFS Annual Compliance Reporting (PDF) (25 pp, 666K, EPA-420-B-12-006, November 2012)

Annual Compliance Tutorial (12 minutes, January 2012)
Annually for Obligated Parties and Renewable Fuel Exporters Unified Report Form (XLS) (3 pp, 95K) No Yes No
RFS0601 RFS2 Renewable Fuel Producer Supplemental Report (PDF) (3 pp, 27K, April 20, 2011) Quarterly for RIN Generators, as applicable Unified Report Form (XLS) (3 pp, 95K) Yes No No
RFS0701 RFS2 Renewable Fuel Producer Co-products Report (PDF) (4 pp, 39K, April 20, 2011) Quarterly for RIN Generators Unified Report Form (XLS) (3 pp, 95K) Yes No No
RFS0801 RFS2 Renewable Biomass Report (PDF) (6 pp, 44K, April 18, 2011) Quarterly for RIN Generators Unified Report Form (XLS) (3 pp, 95K) Yes No No
RFS0901 RFS2 Production Outlook Report (PDF) (19 pp, 98K, January 5, 2012)

Production Outlook Report Tutorial (10 minutes, November 2012)
Annually for RIN Generators Unified Report Form (XLS) (3 pp, 95K) Yes No No
EMTS: RFS2 RIN Transaction Report EMTS Quarterly Reports: Getting Started Guide (PDF) (26 pp, 770K, June 2011, EPA-420-B-11-012a) Quarterly for all parties who owned, generated, bought, sold, or retired RINs during the Quarter Download from EMTS Yes Yes Yes
EMTS: RFS2 RIN Generation Report EMTS Quarterly Reports: Getting Started Guide (PDF) (26 pp, 770K, June 2011, EPA-420-B-11-012a) Quarterly for RIN Generators Download from EMTS Yes No No
Cellulosic Waiver Credit Form Cellulosic Biofuel Waiver Credits Form (PDF)(4 pp, 33 K, January 18, 2011)

Guidance for RFS Annual Compliance Reporting (PDF) (25 pp, 666K, EPA-420-B-12-006, November 2012)
For obligated parties purchasing cellulosic biofuel waiver credits with a paper check    No No No

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