The new label for gas pumps that will dispense E15 fuel is an improvement over what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency initially proposed, according to National Corn Growers Association officials. Yet the group remains concerned over some aspects of the proposed label.
EPA established the label requirement when it granted a waiver for E15 to be used in cars of model years 2001 and newer.
"NCGA supports the use of a label but we are still concerned with the fact that it implies damage to other vehicles," said NCGA President Bart Schott. "We also are bothered by the color choice for the label which could be mistaken for a warning label, setting the wrong tone for consumers."
The final label is designed to help promote consumer awareness and ensure consumers select the approved ethanol blend for their model vehicle as a part of meeting the expanded RFS volumes and increase America's energy independence.
Source: National Corn Growers Association