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Oregon DEQ Steps Up Search for Biofuels Importers to the State

Industry News | July 17, 2015

2015-07-17 08:59:40 EDT


Oregon DEQ Steps Up Search for Biofuels Importers to the State

 

With Oregon's Clean Fuels Program enforcing carbon reductions in gasoline and diesel beginning next year, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is reaching out to identify importers of ethanol and biodiesel into the state.

"While reporting has been required since 2013, recent rule changes have shifted those requirements away from businesses who own the fuel in a tank in Oregon to the owner of the fuel as it crosses the state line," said Cory Ann Wind, air quality planner for DEQ, in an email to OPIS. "With the change in definition of importer, DEQ wants to make sure that all importers are properly registered with the program and are aware of the program's requirements."

Since Feb. 1, 2015, DEQ has been tracking fuel volumes using the new definitions of "importer," and all importers were to have completed registrations with DEQ by June 30 and to have started to use new product transfer documents July 1.

To register as an importer, contact Cory Ann Wind at wind.cory@deq.state.or.us.

For more information on the regulations, go tohttp://www.deq.state.or.us/aq/cleanFuel/regulations.htm.

--Kevin Adler, kadler@opisnet.com


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