NATSO Analysis: EPA Proposed RFS Reform Regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA” or the “Agency”) recently proposed new regulations (“Proposed Rule” or the “Proposal”) pertaining to implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard (“RFS” or the “Program”).  The Agency is currently seeking public comment on the Proposal, and those comments are due on April 29, 2019.   NATSO will be filing comments.

This memorandum provides a high level summary of those aspects of the Proposal that are most relevant to travel center and truckstop companies, and includes several questions for NATSO members regarding how different aspects of the Proposal may impact their respective businesses.  NATSO members that are active in renewable fuel markets, particularly those that blend biofuels, and buy and/or sell RINs (i.e., “Renewable Identification Number” credits that refiners use to demonstrate compliance with the Program’s renewable fuel volume mandates), are urged to read the memorandum and provide feedback that can be incorporated into NATSO’s comments to EPA.   

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David Fialkov is the Vice President of Government Relations, as well as the Legislative and Regulatory Counsel, at NATSO. In this capacity, Mr. Fialkov directs NATSO's legislative, regulatory, and legal strategy on a range of issues, including transportation, energy and fuels, labor, data security, and taxes. Mr. Fialkov also oversees NATSO's political engagement program, including individualized legal and political counsel to member companies. Prior to joining NATSO, Mr. Fialkov was the senior associate in the Government Affairs and Public Policy practice at the law firm of Steptoe and Johnson in Washington, D.C. At Steptoe, Mr. Fialkov advised clients on legislative, regulatory, and political issues, as well as legal concerns. His primary clients included trade associations representing the motor fuel wholesale and retail industries, including the National Association of Convenience Stores and the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America. Mr. Fialkov's focus was not only on the motor fuels business, but also the litany of other issues that retailers confront, including labor matters, foodservice issues, healthcare and employment issues, tax matters and data security. Prior to joining Steptoe, Mr. Fialkov graduated with honors from George Washington University Law School. He received his B.S. Summa cum laude with highest honors from Clark University in Worcester, MA. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife Allison and daughter Lilah. More
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