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    Fuel Retailers Can Receive E15 EPA-Approved Labels for Free

    The labels will soon be required at every pump selling the ethanol blend.

    OMAHA, Neb. -- The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is now offering free EPA-approved labels to gasoline retailers who offer E15 ethanol-blended gas.

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced in June it approved of the use of E15 for cars, pickups and SUVs made in the model year 2001 or after. The labels will be required on every pump selling E15 once the EPA has certified E15 for commercial sale, as required by Section 211 (b) of the Clean Air Act.

    "Making sure consumers are aware of the availability and proper use of E15 ethanol blends is a critical component of expanding the market for ethanol," said Robert White, RFA's director of market development. "Proper use of these labels will ensure gas stations and other fuel retailers choosing to offer E15 are complying with EPA labeling guidelines. These labels are yet another element of the RFA's commitment to expanding the marketplace for ethanol-blended fuels by expanding ethanol fueling infrastructure and informing drivers of the benefits of ethanol use."

    The labels will be available to ship on or about Aug. 19. The RFA said it would contact the National Association of Convenience Stores, Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers, Petroleum Marketers Association of America and the Petroleum Equipment Institute to ensure gas pumps are properly labeled.

    For more information or to order labels, contact RFA's Jen Kracher via e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at (402) 391-1930.

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