Frequent Questions

How does a retiring party reinstate RFS1 RINs that were retired because renewable fuel was ultimately used for non-motor vehicle, heating oil or jet fuel purposes? What steps are required to be taken and do any codes require changing?

Pursuant to §80.1429(g), parties may reinstate 2009 RINs that were retired under RFS1 because the renewable fuel was ultimately used in a non-motor vehicle application, heating oil or jet fuel. As stated in question 11.1, since RFS1 RINs generated in 2010 could also have been retired, we intend to propose an amendment to §80.1429(g) to explicitly allow 2010 RFS1 RINs to also be reinstated. Parties may only reinstate RINs that were retired in 2009 or 2010 and which were reported on a previously-submitted RFS-0200 form with codes: RNR (renewable fuel designated for non-road use) and RBH (renewable fuel used in boiler or heater). EPA will allow parties to reinstate those RINs on a modified RFS0200 report that will be released prior to the start of RFS2. No portion of the 38-digits in a reinstated RIN will change. Parties will be able to reinstate the RINs using an EPA issued modified RFS0200 no sooner than July 1, 2010, but may transfer them starting July 1, 2010. If a RIN was retired and the fuel was not used in a non-motor vehicle application, heating oil, or jet fuel then that RIN may not be reinstated. Please note, a change like this will result in new names for the RFS0100 and RFS0200. EPA will provide this information on the RFS reporting web site www.epa.gov/otaq/regs/fuels/rfsforms.htm .

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