If a smelter / refiner is removed from the conformant list because they are no longer considered eligible, does this mean they are also non-conformant?

Smelters / refiners that do not meet the RMI’s definition of a “smelter” or “refiner” (see RMI’s Audit Protocol for definitions) are not considered eligible for the RMAP.  Thus, smelter / refiner “eligibility” is not based on their conformance (compliance) status.