WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) President and CEO Chet Thompson issued the following statement on the Biden administration’s newly finalized Risk Management Program (RMP) revisions:

“The safety of employees, community neighbors and the environment is the top priority for every AFPM member company. Sadly, early readouts suggest this administration continues to miss the mark in releasing yet another regulation more aimed at creating unnecessary red-tape and compliance burdens than improving safety performance. Through this major regulation, EPA is attempting to put even more barriers in the way of U.S. fuel and petrochemical production. This rule is a litany of costs without clear, demonstrable benefits.

“We are particularly disappointed with how this rule unjustifiably singles out HF alkylation in spite of the refining industry’s long record of safely managing HF operations. HF alkylation is essential to manufacture octane for the gasoline that powers today’s more efficient transportation fleet.”

For more information on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Risk Management Program and corresponding regulation, see the following:

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The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) is the leading trade association representing the makers of the fuels that keep us moving, the petrochemicals that are the essential building blocks for modern life, and the midstream companies that get our feedstocks and products where they need to go. We make the products that make life better, safer and more sustainable — we make progress.