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UST Compliance Deadline Oct. 13

October 11, 2018

UST Compliance Deadline Oct. 13

NATSO members are advised that Oct. 13, 2018, is the deadline for meeting the remaining underground storage tank (UST) requirements in the 2015 revised UST regulation.

Hurricane Update: Waivers and Emergency Measures Continue

October 11, 2018

Hurricane Update: Waivers and Emergency Measures Continue

Evan as Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida panhandle Oct. 10, marking one of the strongest storms to hit that area in more than 100 years, state and the federal government continued to issued emergency declarations and implement emergency preparation plans. Kentucky and North Carolina marked the latest states to declare states of emergency and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) extended its regional emergency declaration covering the Carolinas and Virginia.

President to Lift Ban on Year-Round Sale of E-15

October 9, 2018

President to Lift Ban on Year-Round Sale of E-15

President Donald Trump is expected Oct. 9 to lift a federal ban on summer sales of higher-ethanol blends of gasoline, a senior White House official told reporters. The move will be coupled with restrictions on biofuel credit trading sought by merchant refiners like Valero Energy Corp and PBF Energy Inc. Those rules would be aimed at retailers and oil majors accused by merchant refiners of driving up cost of complying with biofuels blending laws.

NATSO Alternative Fuels Council Unveils RFS RIN Management Service

October 1, 2018

NATSO Alternative Fuels Council Unveils RFS RIN Management Service

NATSO Inc., the national association representing the travel plaza and truckstop industry, and the Alternative Fuels Council (NATSOAltFuels.com), Oct. 1 launched a new RIN Management Service designed to help fuel retailers that blend and sell renewable fuels to more efficiently participate in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program and manage their Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs).

NATSO’s VP, Government Affairs to Address OPIS Forum

September 26, 2018

NATSO’s VP, Government Affairs to Address OPIS Forum

OPIS invites NATSO Vice President of Government Affairs David Fialkov to speak at its “RFS2, RINS & Biodiesel Forum.”

 October 13 UST Regulatory Deadline Approaching

August 28, 2018

October 13 UST Regulatory Deadline Approaching

NATSO members are advised that October 13, 2018, (just five weeks away) is the deadline for meeting the remaining underground storage tank (UST) requirements in the 2015 revised UST regulation. NATSO has provided its members some KEY TAKEAWAYS about the compliance deadline.

NATSO Comments to EPA on Renewable Fuel Standard

August 20, 2018

NATSO Comments to EPA on Renewable Fuel Standard

NATSO submitted formal comments to the Environmental Protection Agency on August 17, outlining the off-highway fuel retailer community's concerns with how the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has been implemented in recent months, while providing the Agency several ideas for how the RFS can be improved. The comments are in response to the Agency's proposed renewable fuel mandates for 2019. Those numbers will not be finalized until November.

NATSO Analysis: Trump Administration Seeks To Roll Back CAFE Standards

August 3, 2018

NATSO Analysis: Trump Administration Seeks To Roll Back CAFE Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency on August 2 released its long-awaited proposal to freeze fuel efficiency standards for cars and light-duty trucks.

NATSO Testifies EPA Needs Transparent Process to Assess Small Refinery Waivers

July 18, 2018

NATSO Testifies EPA Needs Transparent Process to Assess Small Refinery Waivers

A travel center executive testifying on behalf of NATSO told the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that the Agency needs a transparent process to guide its assessment of small refinery waiver requests to ensure that such exemptions don’t continue to undermine the law’s intent and decrease demand for biofuels.

NATSO to Testify on EPA’s 2019 Renewable Volume Obligations

July 17, 2018

NATSO to Testify on EPA’s 2019 Renewable Volume Obligations

NATSO member Beth Westemeyer, Director of Business Development for Anew Travel and Fuel Centers, the retail arm of Zeeland Farm Services in Zeeland, Mich., is scheduled to testify July 18 at the Environmental Protection Agency's public hearing in Ypsilanti, Mich., regarding the agency's proposed renewable fuel standards for 2019 and the biomass-based diesel volume for 2020.

NATSO Submits RFS Point of Obligation Brief

July 10, 2018

NATSO Submits RFS Point of Obligation Brief

NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, along with the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA) and the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), submitted an amicus brief last week to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals providing support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) determination that the point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) remain with refiners and importers. NATSO filed the brief in response to legal challenges from some refiners and importers that argue EPA should move the point of obligation to downstream entities.

EPA Administrator Resigns Amid Ethics Scandals

July 6, 2018

EPA Administrator Resigns Amid Ethics Scandals

Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and one of President Trump's most effective and controversial cabinet secretaries, resigned on July 5 amid continuing revelations about ethical lapses and investigations that plagued much of his tenure at the agency.

A Renewable Fuels Standard Deep Dive from the Alternative Fuels Council

July 1, 2018

A Renewable Fuels Standard Deep Dive from the Alternative Fuels Council

The Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS), which has been in place since 2005, can be a complex issue to untangle and understand.

NATSO Analysis: EPA's Proposed Biofuel Mandates a Mixed Bag for Travel Center Operators

June 27, 2018

NATSO Analysis: EPA's Proposed Biofuel Mandates a Mixed Bag for Travel Center Operators

The Environmental Protection Agency on June 26 released its proposed renewable volume obligations for 2019 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The proposal also includes a proposed 2020 volume mandate for biomass-based diesel. The proposal would increase advanced biofuels volume requirements for 2019 and biodiesel requirements for 2020 while holding the so-called "ethanol" volume requirement steady.

NATSO, Biodiesel Supply Chain United in Support of Biodiesel Blender’s Tax Credit

June 26, 2018

NATSO, Biodiesel Supply Chain United in Support of Biodiesel Blender’s Tax Credit

NATSO on June 25 along with all major associations representing the biodiesel supply chain united in urging House and Senate Leaders and the two key tax writing committees to extend the $1 per gallon biodiesel blender’s tax credit as well as to seek a permanent tax incentive that will help foster growth in the domestic biodiesel market.

NATSO, Fuel Groups Urge States to Prioritize Full Range of Automotive Technologies, Fuels

June 25, 2018

NATSO, Fuel Groups Urge States to Prioritize Full Range of Automotive Technologies, Fuels

NATSO and five trade associations representing the fuel supply chain urged the Governors of eight states to prioritize the full range of automotive technologies and fuels available to consumers before allocating resources to Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV).

NATSO Testifies Before Congress on Biodiesel Policy

June 25, 2018

NATSO Testifies Before Congress on Biodiesel Policy

Robin Puthusseril, Vice President and Co-Owner of the Greater Chicago I-55 Truck Plaza in Bolingbrook, Ill., testified June 22.

Democrats Urge EPA to Halt Hardship Waivers

June 21, 2018

Democrats Urge EPA to Halt Hardship Waivers

A dozen members of Congress on June 20 asked Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to stop granting small refineries hardship exemptions from their biofuel blending requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard until he answers questions that would allow Congress to evaluate the program.

Minnesota B-20 Mandate Reinstated

June 19, 2018

Minnesota B-20 Mandate Reinstated

Beginning on July 1, 2018, all diesel sold in Minnesota must contain at least 20 percent biodiesel (B-20).

EPA Formally Finalizes Ozone Nonattainment Designations

June 4, 2018

EPA Formally Finalizes Ozone Nonattainment Designations

The Environmental Protection Agency has published its final rule designating which areas of the country are not in attainment with the 2015 national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone. Fifty-one areas, spread across 22 states and Washington, D.C., are not in attainment, EPA said. Now that nonattainment areas have been designated, state and local governments have up to three years to produce plans outlining how they will reduce emission levels and attain the standards. It is through these plans that states often must impose stricter standards for motor fuel, such as stricter product specifications and Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) requirements.

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