§ 80.1430
Requirements for exporters of renewable fuels.
(a) Any exporter of renewable fuel, whether in its neat form or blended shall acquire sufficient RINs to comply with all applicable Renewable Volume Obligations under paragraphs (b) through (e) of this section representing the exported renewable fuel. No provision of this section applies to renewable fuel purchased directly from the renewable fuel producer and for which the exporter can demonstrate that no RINs were generated through the recordkeeping requirements of § 80.1454(a)(6).

(b) Exporter Renewable Volume Obligations (ERVOs). An exporter of renewable fuel shall determine its Exporter Renewable Volume Obligations from the volumes of the renewable fuel exported.

(1) Cellulosic biofuel.

ERVOCB,k = VOLk* EVk
Where:
ERVOCB,k = The Exporter Renewable Volume Obligation for cellulosic biofuel for discrete volume k in gallons.
k = A discrete volume of renewable fuel that the exporter knows or has reason to know is cellulosic biofuel that is exported in a single shipment.
VOLk = The standardized volume of discrete volume k, in gallons, calculated in accordance with § 80.1426(f)(8).
EVk = The equivalence value associated with discrete volume k.
(2) Biomass-based diesel.

ERVOBBD,k = VOLk* EVk
Where:
ERVOBBDI,k = The Exporter Renewable Volume Obligation for biomass-based diesel for discrete volume k, in gallons.
k = A discrete volume of renewable fuel that is biodiesel or renewable diesel and is exported in a single shipment.
VOLk = The standardized volume of discrete volume k calculated in accordance with § 80.1426(f)(8).
EVk = The equivalence value associated with discrete volume k.
(3) Advanced biofuel.

ERVOAB,k = VOLk* EVk
Where:
ERVOAB,k = The Exporter Renewable Volume Obligation for advanced biofuel for discrete volume k, in gallons.
k = A discrete volume of renewable fuel that is advanced biofuel (including biomass-based diesel, renewable diesel, cellulosic biofuel and other advanced biofuel) and is exported in a single shipment.
VOLk = The standardized volume of discrete volume k, in gallons, calculated in accordance with § 80.1426(f)(8).
EVk = The equivalence value associated with discrete volume k.
(4) Renewable fuel.

ERVORF,i = VOLk* EVk
Where:
ERVORF,i = The Renewable Volume Obligation for renewable fuel for discrete volume k, in gallons.
k = A discrete volume of exported renewable fuel that is exported in a single shipment.
VOLk = The standardized volume of discrete volume k, in gallons, calculated in accordance with § 80.1426(f)(8).
EVk = The equivalence value associated with discrete volume k.
(c) If the exporter knows or has reason to know that a volume of exported renewable fuel is cellulosic diesel, he must treat the exported volume as either cellulosic biofuel or biomass-based diesel when determining his Renewable Volume Obligations pursuant to paragraph (b) of this section.

(d) For the purposes of calculating the Renewable Volume Obligations:

(1) If the equivalence value for a volume of exported renewable fuel can be determined pursuant to § 80.1415 based on its composition, then the appropriate equivalence value shall be used in the calculation of the exporter's Renewable Volume Obligations under paragraph (b) of this section.

(2) If the category of the exported renewable fuel is known to be biomass-based diesel but the composition is unknown, the value of EVk shall be 1.5.

(3) If neither the category nor composition of a volume of exported renewable fuel can be determined, the value of EVk shall be 1.0.

(e) For renewable fuels that are in the form of a blend at the time of export, the exporter shall determine the volume of exported renewable fuel based on one of the following:

(1) Information from the supplier of the blend of the concentration of renewable fuel in the blend.

(2) Determination of the renewable portion of the blend using Method B or Method C of ASTM D 6866 (incorporated by reference, see § 80.1468), or an alternative test method as approved by the EPA.

(3) Assuming the maximum concentration of the renewable fuel in the blend as allowed by law and/or regulation.

(f) Each exporter of renewable fuel must fulfill its ERVO for each discrete volume of exported renewable fuel within thirty days of export, and must demonstrate compliance with its ERVOs pursuant to § 80.1427(c).

(g) Each exporter of renewable fuel must fulfill any 2014 ERVOs existing as of September 16, 2014 for which RINs have not yet been retired by the compliance demonstration deadline for the 2013 compliance period, and must demonstrate compliance with such ERVOs pursuant to § 80.1427(c).

[75 FR 14863, Mar. 26, 2010, as amended at 75 FR 26042, May 10, 2010; 79 FR 42115, July 18, 2014]