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How to Report Quarterly and Annually for Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)

Required Procedures for RFS Compliance Reporting

Submitters are required to use e-signature to sign the Copy of Record for EPA Moderated Transaction System (EMTS) transactions. This procedure eliminates the past practice of submitting separate RIN Generation and RIN Transaction reports.

For a Job Aid on this task, see: How to Use e-Signature to Sign RIN Transaction Reports in EMTS.

Below is a step-by-step process for submitting reports for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program (40 CFR 80 Subpart M).

To view a table of all reports for the RFS program, select the "List of reports" tab above.

Follow these four (4) steps to report.

STEP 1: Determine whether the submitter has access to report.

A user must be registered and assigned the proper roles to submit reports. 
Click here for more information: Registering as a New User

STEP 2: Determine deadlines.

Reports are submitted either quarterly or annually.
View Reporting deadlines for Fuel Programs.

STEP 3: Download and complete reports.

Determine which reports you need to submit using the categories below. For instructions on how to resubmit prior versions of reports, please email Fuel Programs Support.

Obligated Parties and Renewable Fuel Exporters

(Producers and importers of gasoline and diesel and exporters of renewable fuel)

Submit the following reports:
Obligated Parties purchasing cellulosic biofuel waiver credits with a paper check submit:

RIN Owners only

(Those who owned, bought, or sold RINs)

Submit the following reports:

Quality Assurance Plan (QAP) Providers

STEP 4: Submit reports through EPA's Central Data Exchange.

Read the user guide for submitting reports:  User guides for OTAQDCFUEL