Under the expanded Renewable Fuels Standard, or RFS2, all producers of ethanol regardless of feedstock will be required to register with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In an effort to help ethanol producers understand what they need to do, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has created two documents intended to provide producers with information they need to comply.
First, there is a comprehensive 29-page summary that includes detailed explanations of the steps necessary to help guide both grain ethanol and cellulosic ethanol producers through the process. RFA has also developed a shorter registration checklist that includes all the key steps and deadlines for ethanol producers to register and begin generating Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) necessary to track the required use of ethanol.
Many of the dates for compliance are approaching quickly and RFA officials encourage producers to review these documents for information as soon as possible and to consult with legal counsel for specific questions related to individual operations.