Ypsilanti, Michigan will be the place Friday morning for advocates and opponents of EPA’s proposed regulatory changes related to retail sales of 15% ethanol blended fuel (E15) and the renewable identification number (RIN) compliance system Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program.
The Environmental Protection Agency is holding a hearing on the proposal released just 16 days ago that would allow E15 to take advantage of the 1-psi Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) waiver that currently applies to E10 during the summer months, and to change the RIN program to bring greater transparency to the market and deter price manipulation.
The hearing will start at 9:00 am Eastern on Friday, March 29 and will end when all parties present who wish to speak have had a chance to do so. Location is the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest.
EPA has set up a listen-in line for those unable to be at the hearing. The number is 866-667-1852, Conference Code 7695837.