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Clean Fuels Program Regulations

Bulletin - Highlights: Adopted Phase 2 Rules - January 2015

Oregon Administrative Rules Chapter 340 Division 253 - DEQ is providing this DRAFT copy of the Clean Fuels Program regulations as a courtesy. This is NOT an official version. The official, binding version of these rules approved by the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission was filed with the Secretary of State and is yet to be published. This webpage will be updated when the official version is published.

The adopted rules go into effect Feb. 1, 2015

Timeline for program implementation

Beginning Feb. 1, 2015 – Importers should begin tracking fuel volumes using the new definition of importer.

Between Feb. 1 and June 30, 2015 - DEQ will reach out to all fuel providers to determine who meets the new definition of “importer”. Focus will be placed on providers of gasoline, diesel, ethanol and biodiesel. All new importers will need to complete the registration process by June 30.

Beginning July 1, 2015 – All regulated parties should begin complying with the new product transfer document and transfer-of-obligation requirements.

Between Feb. 1 and Dec. 31, 2015 – DEQ will reach out to providers of clean fuels. Credit generators who intend to provide clean fuels in 2016 and brokers should begin the registration process. Quarterly and annual reporting continues. DEQ will update its the CFP online system to track credit transactions.

The Clean Fuels Standards

Calendar Year

Reduction
from 2015

Standard for Gasoline
and Gasoline Substitutes

Standard for Diesel
and Diesel Substitutes

2015

Baseline Year

89.31 gCO2e per MJ

87.09 gCO2e per MJ

2016

0.25 percent

89.08 gCO2e per MJ

86.87 gCO2e per MJ

2017

0.50 percent

88.86 gCO2e per MJ

86.65 gCO2e per MJ

2018

1.00 percent

88.41 gCO2e per MJ

86.22 gCO2e per MJ

2019

1.50 percent

87.97 gCO2e per MJ

85.78 gCO2e per MJ

2020

2.50 percent

87.08 gCO2e per MJ

84.91 gCO2e per MJ

2021

3.50 percent

86.18 gCO2e per MJ

84.04 gCO2e per MJ

2022

5.00 percent

84.84 gCO2e per MJ

82.73 gCO2e per MJ

2023

6.50 percent

83.50 gCO2e per MJ

81.43 gCO2e per MJ

2024

8.00 percent

82.16 gCO2e per MJ

80.12 gCO2e per MJ

2025

10.00 percent

80.36 gCO2e per MJ

78.38 gCO2e per MJ

       

Participation in the program

Regulated parties - Parties that import gasoline, diesel, denatured ethanol fuel and biodiesel for use in Oregon are regulated parties. Parties that produce denatured ethanol fuel and biodiesel in Oregon are also regulated parties.

  • An “importer” is the party that has ownership title to transportation fuel from locations outside Oregon at the time it is brought into the state of Oregon by any means of transport other than in the fuel tank of a motor vehicle for the purpose of propelling the motor vehicle.
    • A “large importer” imports more than 250,000 gallons per year
    • A “small importer” imports 250,000 gallons per year or less.
  • A “producer” is the party that makes the fuel in Oregon.

Credit generators - Parties that provide clean fuels - fuels whose carbon intensity values are lower than the standard for the gasoline or diesel they substitute for - are eligible to be credit generators. Credit generators are not required to participate, but can choose to voluntarily participate if they want to generate credits for fuel they provide in Oregon.

Brokers - Parties that are not themselves a regulated party or a credit generator, but that are authorized by a regulated party or a credit generator to act on their behalf, can participate in the program to facilitate credit generation and credit trading.

Overview of the program requirements

Registration - Regulated parties, credit generators and brokers must register with DEQ before producing fuel in Oregon, importing fuel into Oregon or generating or transacting credits for fuels supplied in Oregon.

Download the Registration Form

Pre-approved Carbon Intensity Values (Look-up Tables) - The tables were expanded to mirror California’s, to allow regulated parties to use the same fuel pathway codes and carbon intensity values in Oregon as in California. Pre-approved Oregon-specific carbon intensity values were also included for E10 and B5 (imported as blended finished fuels) and propane (because propane is not included in the California program). The look-up tables do not include indirect land-use change at this time.

Recordkeeping (product transfer documents) - Regulated parties, credit generators and brokers must keep records for each transaction of transportation fuel imported, sold or supplied for use in Oregon.

Transfer of Obligation - For regulated fuels, it depends on whether the recipient of the fuel is a large importer, small importer, producer or non-importer. If the recipient is a large importer, then the default is for the obligation to transfer to the recipient. If the recipient is a small importer, a producer or not an importer, then the default is for the obligation to remain with the transferor. The default can be overridden by written contract between the transferor and the recipient.

Reporting – Regulated parties, credit generators and brokers must submit quarterly progress reports and annual compliance reports. All reporting must be done using the CFP reporting tool.

CFP Reporting Tool - UPDATED 4/1/14
CFP Reporting Tool User Guide - UPDATED 4/1/2014
Terms of System Use

The reports covering fuel transactions in 2015 are as follows:

June 1, 2015 – Q1 report due
Aug. 31, 2015 – Q2 report due
Nov. 30, 2015 - Q3 report due
Feb. 29, 2016 - Q4 report due
April 30, 2015 – 2014 Annual report due

Need a copy of OR-GREET? Call 503.229.5388 to get a copy.

For more information on this program, call 503.229.5388 or email Oregon Clean Fuels.
For more information about Air Quality, call 503.229.5359 or email.

 

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Email Oregon Clean Fuels for more information on this program.

For more information about Air Quality call 503-229-5359 or email.

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