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H.R. 6444 (112th): Stop RIN Fraud Act of 2012

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 20, 2012 (Introduced).



2d Session

H. R. 6444


September 20, 2012

(for himself, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Gene Green of Texas, and Mr. Matheson) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


To amend the Clean Air Act to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a system for the certification of the validity of credits to be used for compliance with the renewable fuel program, and for other purposes.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Stop RIN Fraud Act of 2012.


Amendment to the Clean Air Act

Section 211(o)(5) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7545(o)(5)) is amended by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:


System for certification of credits as valid

Not later than January 1, 2013, the Administrator shall establish and maintain a system under which—


the Administrator certifies, or authorizes accredited third parties to certify, upon generation, credits as valid and authentic for use by, and transfer among, persons required to comply with paragraph (2) for the purpose of such compliance; and


each such certification is publically disclosed upon certification.

The Administrator shall treat any credit certified under clause (i) as valid for compliance with paragraph (2), and shall not determine any credit so certified to be invalid for such compliance.