Information for Oregon Producers and Importers
If you provide transportation fuel in Oregon,
click here to
participate in a short survey
to help you determine whether you are a regulated party under the Clean
DEQ, the Western States Petroleum Association and the Oregon Petroleum Association hosted
a workshop to discuss implementation of Phase 1 of the Clean Fuels Program on April 12, 2013.
You can access the
presentation materials and a
meeting summary here. DEQ will conduct
additional workshops in the future.
Are you an Oregon producer or production facility?
An “Oregon producer” (OAR 340-253-0100(36)) means:
“Oregon production facility” (OAR 340-253-0100(37)) means a facility
located in Oregon that:
- Produces any liquid blendstock or finished fuel other than
liquefied natural gas; or
- Converts, compresses, liquefies, refines, treats or otherwise
processes natural gas into compressed natural gas or liquefied
natural gas that is ready for use as a transportation fuel in a
motor vehicle without further physical or chemical processing.
Are you an importer?
An “Importer” (OAR 340-253-0100(27)) means the person who owns a
product imported from outside Oregon into Oregon:
- With respect to any imported liquid product, it means the person
who owns the fuel in the stationary storage tank into which the
product was first transferred after it was imported into Oregon; or
- With respect to any biogas, it means the person who owns the
imported product upon receipt at a pipeline in Oregon through which
the biogas is delivered in Oregon.
Are you a small or large importer?
If the fuel volume you supply in Oregon is:
- Greater than 250,000 gallons per year you are a large importer.
- 250,000 gallons or less per year you are a small importer.
Small importers are
required to register with DEQ but not required to keep records or submit
Registration Requirements (OAR 340-253-0500)
Before July 1, 2013, each Oregon producer or importer must register
with DEQ for each fuel type that is imported or produced, sold, supplied
or offered for sale in Oregon, and that it plans to continue to supply
in Oregon after July 1, 2013.
After July 1, 2013, each Oregon
producer or importer must register with DEQ for each fuel type, on or
before the date upon which it begins to supply in Oregon such fuel.
The following information must be submitted to DEQ:
- Company identification, including a physical and mailing
address, phone number, email address and a contact name.The fuel type(s) that will be sold, supplied or offered for sale
- The producer of the fuel, including its physical address and a
contact name, for each fuel type.
- The regulated or opt-in party’s proposed carbon intensity value
for each fuel type.
Recordkeeping Requirements (OAR 340-253-0600)
Beginning on July 1, 2013, each Oregon producer and large importer
must retain all records of each fuel transaction including:
- Volume of fuel
- Names of the transferor and recipient
- Whether the compliance obligation was transferred from the transferor to the recipient or retained
- Carbon intensity of the fuel
- Producer of the
- Invoice date
- Unique transaction identification such as a bill of lading number
- Product transfer documents
- Exempt status documentation under OAR 340-253-0250, if fuel is excluded from surplus
and shortfall calculations under OAR 340-253-1010 and for fuel that is
exported outside Oregon, where the party is the exporter of record.
Reporting Requirements (OAR 340-253-0650)
Each Oregon producer and large importer must submit a report covering
the period from July 1 – December 31, 2013 including:
- Company name of the regulated or opt-in party
- Signature of a responsible official representing the regulated or opt-in party and certifying that
the report is accurate to the best of the official’s knowledge
- For each fuel type sold, supplied or offered for sale during the calendar
- Carbon intensity
- Surpluses or shortfalls as calculated under OAR 340-253-1020, including the
amount of surpluses and shortfalls:
- Carried over from the previous year
- Generated during the year
- Net balance calculations under OAR 340-253-1030 for gasoline and gasoline
substitutes and diesel and diesel substitutes
- The volumes of any exempt fuels or fuels transferred to exempt users under OAR 340-253-0250
- Volumes exported outside Oregon
Need a copy of OR-GREET? Call 503.229.5388 to get
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