Stoel Rives Publishes White Paper on RIN Program Change Proposal
(Stoel Rives/Biodiesel Magazine) Stoel Rives LLP, a national energy and biofuels law firm, has published a white paper that provides a comprehensive overview of proposed regulatory changes to the renewable fuel standard (RFS) program, specifically the renewable identification number (RIN) market. The U.S. EPA initiated these proposed changes following its revelation that several individuals and companies had fraudulently issued millions of invalid RINs.
While the EPA’s rulemaking process is still underway, with a Washington, D.C., hearing scheduled for March 19, the agency has emphasized that portions of the proposed rules, including new affirmative defense provisions, will apply retroactively from Jan. 1 of this year. Stoel Rives attorneys present their white paper as background for those who need to plan for compliance now and those who may want to submit testimony. READ MORE and MORE (Ethanol Producer Magazine) and MORE (Renewable Energy World) and MORE (Biodiesel Magazine) Download paper