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Fuels Registration, Reporting, and Compliance Help

How to Register a New Renewable Fuel Producer for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)

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To participate in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program and generate Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs), renewable fuel producers must meet the registration requirements in Title 40 CFR Part 80. Producers should use this page in conjunction with the regulations, not in lieu of reading the regulations. 

Follow these steps to register a renewable fuel producer:

Step Registration Requirements Additional Information
1

Review the following sections of the regulations to ensure your company can meet the qualifications of RFS:

  • §80.1401 - Definitions of renewable fuel and renewable biomass
  • §80.1426 - Approved fuel pathways
  • §80.1450 - Registration requirements
  • §80.1451 - Reporting requirements
  • §80.1454 - Recordkeeping requirements
  • §80.1464 - Attest engagement requirements

Renewable fuel must meet the following requirements to be registered under RFS:

  • Fuel meets definition of Renewable Fuel
  • Feedstock meets definition of Renewable Biomass
  • Feedstock, process, and fuel meet an approved fuel pathway

For more information on fuel pathways, see: Fuel Pathways

2*

To register to produce renewable fuel from biogas, review these specific regulations to ensure your company can meet the qualifications of RFS:  

  • §80.1426(f)(10)(ii) and (f)(11)(ii) - RIN Generation
  • §80.1450(b)(1)(v)(D) - Registration
  • §80.1454(k) - Recordkeeping
3

Register your fuel or fuel additive under Title 40 CFR Part 79.

  • Fuel produced from biogas does not need to be registered under Part 79.
  • Foreign producers do not need to register under Part 79, but the importers that are importing the fuel into the United States must register under Part 79. 
4 Assemble all documents required under §80.1450(b)(1).
5 Obtain an engineering review conducted by a third-party independent professional engineer per §80.1450(b)(2). The engineer must verify and explain how they evaluated the accuracy of all materials assembled by the producer per §80.1450(b)(1).

Read the following guidance on items the engineer must verify:

6** Foreign renewable fuel producers who opt to generate RINs, as opposed to having a U.S. importer generate RINs, must submit additional documentation and provide a monetary bond per §80.1466. Submit a contact form: Program Support and Registration Contact Form and select the Subject “Part 80 Registration”
7 Create a New Company Request in CDX OTAQReg to register your company and facility in the RFS program under Part 80. How to Register a New Company Under Title 40 CFR Part 80 in OTAQREG (PDF)(15 pp, 980 K, March 2019, EPA-420-B-19-014)
8 Submit the engineering review and materials required under §80.1450(b)(1) to EPA. 

All materials for new companies should be mailed to the addresses below. When using a commercial delivery service, do not use the U.S. Mail address (or vice versa) as your mail will be delayed, may be returned to you, or may never reach our offices. Be aware that sending materials via U.S. Mail will require an irradiation process and could possibly delay delivery. 

For Commercial Delivery:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
William Jefferson Clinton Building - North
Mail Code 6405A, Room 5512D; (202) 343-9038
1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004

For U.S. Mail:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Mail Code 6405A
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460

Prior to shipment, please write [COM-XXXXX] OR [RT# XXXXXX] on the front page of the package. 

9

Once materials have been submitted, check the status of your request.

Part 80 Pending Registration List

* Applies to fuel produced from biogas only. 
** Applies to foreign renewable fuel producers only.