E15 Fuel Registration
- About E15 fuel
- Registering E15 fuel
About E15 fuel
- Flexible-fuel vehicles (FFVs);
- Model year 2001 and newer cars;
- Model year 2001 and newer light-duty trucks; and
- Model year 2001 and newer medium-duty passenger vehicles (SUVs).
- On-highway and nonroad motorcycles;
- Vehicles with heavy-duty engines, such as school buses, transit buses, and delivery trucks;
- Nonroad vehicles, such as boats and snowmobiles;
- Engines in nonroad equipment, such as lawnmowers and chain saws; or
- Model year 2000 and older cars, light-duty trucks, and medium-duty passenger vehicles.
Registering E15 fuel
Fuel producers must meet the following EPA requirements for E15 fuel.
- Misfueling mitigation plans
- Compliance survey plans
- Fuel product registration under 40 CFR Part 79
Misfueling Mitigation Plans
The Misfueling Mitigation Rule requires companies to submit a Misfueling Mitigation Plan (MMP) to EPA for approval prior to selling E15. These plans must include measures that the fuel producer will take to reduce the potential of misfueling vehicles that cannot use E15.
Companies can submit their own MMPs or request EPA approval to use the Model Misfueling Mitigation Plan. Companies cannot introduce E15 into commerce until EPA has approved the request and the plan has been implemented.
Follow these three (3) steps to submit the request:
- Compose a letter on company letterhead that includes the following:
- A request to use the Model Misfueling Mitigation Plan
- The company’s planned E15-related business (e.g., refiner, ethanol producer, oxygenate blender, retailer).
- Have a company official sign the letter
- Mail the letter to the appropriate address: EPA's Fuel Programs Mailing Addresses
After receiving the letter, EPA may seek additional information and/or require additional misfueling mitigation measures, as appropriate, considering the company’s specific circumstances.
Compliance Survey Plans
Companies that use the Model Misfueling Mitigation Plan must submit a survey plan for EPA approval and cannot introduce E15 into commerce until EPA has approved the survey plan and the plan has been implemented.
Companies may choose to submit their own survey plans or use an approved survey plan.
Companies may submit their own survey plans by mailing a paper copy to the appropriate address: EPA's Fuels Programs Mailing Addresses
Fuel product registration under 40 CFR Part 79
All individual fuel and fuel additive manufacturers involved in manufacturing E15 must register with EPA. Manufacturers are required to:
- Analyze the combustion and evaporative emissions generated by their fuel and fuel additive products
- Survey existing scientific information for each product
- Conduct tests to screen for potential adverse health effects of these emissions, where adequate information is not available.
Instructions for registering a fuel product: