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September 19, 2014

EPA Aims To Propose Renewable Fuel Standard Targets In Mid-2015


Inside EPA reports that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will take at least 12 more months before a proposed ruling for the 2015 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) can be released. This pushes "issuance of a final version toward the end of the 2015 compliance year," while also violating the statutory mandate that EPA has to "issue the annual RFS targets before the compliance year begins." EPA did not meet that schedule in 2014 either, as the RFS is yet to be released and many groups are still trying to convince the Agency and others in Washington, D.C. to reverse the reduction of conventional biofuel blending volumes and advanced biofuel requirements that are in the proposed version of the 2014 RFS.