Lynn L. Bergeson, “EPA Proposes 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards and Voluntary Quality Assurance Program,” Manufacturing Today, April 2013.
On Feb. 7, 2013, EPA proposed 2013 renewable fuel standards for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel and total renewable fuels that apply to all gasoline and diesel produced or imported in year 2013. (78 Fed. Reg. 9282.) The proposal would require producers, importers and distributors of gasoline and diesel to add larger proportions of renewable fuel to their fuel products. EPA has also proposed, in a separate rulemaking signed on Jan. 31, 2013, an alternative voluntary quality assurance program to help assure compliance and minimize fraudulently procured Renewable Identification Numbers (RIN).