Sioux Falls, South Dakota [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a rule change that corrects an unfair inconsistency in the way drymill ethanol plants were regulated under the law.Under Thursday’s rule change, all ethanol plants are now treated consistently under Clean Air Act regulations instead of having an arbitrary lower emissions standard for drymill facilities. Drymill ethanol plants are now subject to the 250 ton per year major source threshold, the same standard that all other ethanol production facilities and agricultural processing facilities must follow. Previously, the agency had interpreted drymill ethanol plants as “chemical process plants” and had subjected them to an alternative 100 ton per year threshold. “The American Coalition for Ethanol applauds the Environmental Protection Agency decision to remedy previously inequitable regulatory treatment under the Clean Air Act. Correcting this procedural inconsistency is a necessary and just step as the U.S. ethanol industry continues to ramp up its production of renewable fuel for America,” said Brian Jennings, Executive Vice President, American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE). The ethanol industry also appreciates the key leadership and support of Senator Thune and other Members of Congress in working with EPA to address the unfair regulatory treatment of drymill ethanol plants.