US. Environmental Protection Agency EPA-VGP Vessel General Permit Compliance Declaration for RLI Products

In December 2013 the US Environment Protection Agency’s (EPA) Vessel General Permit (VGP) came into effect. The revised legislation introduces new environmental regulations for vessels operating in US coastal waters and Great Lakes. The legislation states that environmentally acceptable lubricants* (EAL) must be used in all oil-to-sea interfaces on vessels. Renewable Lubricants has developed a full product line to meet these new requirements set by the EPA as Enviornmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs).

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The purpose of the USDA Biopreferred program is to promote the increased purchase and use of biobased products. The program is expected to promote economic development, creating new jobs and providing new markets for farm commodities. To the extent that the BioPreferred program achieves its purpose, the increased purchase of biobased products will also be expected to reduce petroleum consumption, increase the use of renewable resources, better manage the carbon cycle, and may contribute to reducing adverse environmental and health impacts.

The USDA Biopreferred program has two major initiatives: biobasedcert.png

-Product Labeling USDA certifies and awards labels to qualifying products to increase consumer recognition of biobased products.

-Federal Procurement Preference USDA designates categories of biobased products that are afforded preference by Federal agencies when making purchasing decisions.

RLI proudly displays the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label on its products.


NSF Registered!

Renewable Lubricants Bio-Food Grade line of NSF H-1 Registered, Food Machinery Lubricants are designed to provide total food processing, bakery, and bottling plant lubrication capability. Starting with and formulated from high quality vegetable oil base stocks (Non Petroleum oil) and combined with unique patented formulas, these lubricants exceed many performance specifications of conventional H-2 lubricants. 

nsftrans.gifAll Renewable Lubricants H-1 Lubricants are manufactured with the highest quality ingredients that comply with FDA regulation 21 CFR 178.3570 for lubricants with incidental food contact. They meet USDA H-1 safety standards and are authorized for use in federally inspected meat and poultry plants. 

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