Comment Period Open for RFS Volume Obligations

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed volume requirements for cellulosic biofuel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel for 2017, and requirements for biomass-based diesel for 2019, was published in the Federal Register Friday, officially opening the comment period on the proposal. Comments must be received on or before August 31, 2017. EPA is also planning a public hearing on the proposal to be held August 1 in Washington D.C.

EPA announced the proposed volume obligations earlier this month, maintaining the 2018 RFS level for conventional biofuels at 15 billion gallons, reducing the cellulosic biofuel requirement to 238 million gallons, and maintaining the minimum required biomass-based diesel volumes at 2.1 billion gallons for 2019, far below the industry request of 2.75 billion gallons.

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