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Fuels Registration, Reporting, and Compliance Help

How to Register a New Company, Facility, or User for Part 80 Fuels Program

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Required Systems

The Part 80 Fuels Program requires the use of the following registration system:
  • OTAQREG: Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) Fuels Registration

Within OTAQREG, delegated users can be assigned roles to use the following compliance reporting systems:
  • OTAQDCFUEL: Quarterly and Annual Compliance Reporting
  • OTAQEMTS: EPA Moderated Transaction System
  • OTAQWaiverCredits: Cellulosic Biofuel Waiver Credits Pay.Gov Application

To view completed and planned changes to the OTAQREG system, see: System Updates for Fuels Registration

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Registering as a New User

Users that must be registered include:
  • Responsible Corporate Officers (RCOs) of companies
  • Users delegated by an RCO to view or submit registration or reporting data within the EPA system

Step 1: Create a CDX Account and Complete an Electronic Signature Agreement

  • All EPA Fuels Program registration and reporting systems are accessed through the Central Data Exchange (CDX).
  • For instructions on how to create a CDX Account, see: Creating a CDX Account

Step 2: Associate your CDX Account to a company in OTAQREG

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Registering a New Company

Companies that must be registered include:
  • Producers, importers, and exporters of:
    • Renewable Fuels (as defined under the Renewable Fuel Standard Program)
  • Producers or importers of:
    • Gasoline, Reformulated Gasoline, Pentane, Ethanol Denaturant, or Oxygenates
    • Diesel fuel that is used to power highway vehicles and/or non-road engines and equipment
  • RIN marketers and traders
  • Oxygenate blenders
  • Independent laboratories
  • Independent third party companies that conduct audits of renewable fuel production under the Quality Assurance Plan (QAP) Program

Step 1: Register a user with a CDX Account (as applicable)

  • See "Registering as a New User" section on this page

Step 2: Create a new company in OTAQREG

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Registering a New Facility

Facilities that must be registered include:

Renewable Fuel
  • Producer (Domestic or Foreign)
  • Exporter
  • Importer (including to PADDs)
  • Small blender (as defined in 40 CFR 80.1440)
Gasoline
  • Refinery (Non-renewable fuels or Ethanol Denaturant)
  • Small refinery
  • Importer (Non-renewable fuels, PADD, Oxygenate, or Ethanol Denaturant)
  • Oxygenate blender or producer
  • Pentane producer
  • Independent lab
Diesel
  • Refinery (Biodiesel, Renewable Diesel, or ECA Marine Fuel)
  • Small refinery
  • Terminal (Pipeline/Pass-Through, Truck Loading, or ECA Marine Fuel)
  • Importer (Non-Renewable Fuels, PADD, or ECA Marine Fuel)
  • Mobile facility
  • Transmix facility

Step 1: Register a user with a CDX Account (as applicable)

  • See “Registering as a New User” section on this page

Step 2: Create a new company in OTAQREG (as applicable)

  • See "Registering a New Company" section on this page

Step 3: Add a new facility in OTAQREG

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