EPA Biofuel Proposal Deadline Extended to Nov 30

Cindy Zimmerman

On Friday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Growth Energy agreed under their consent decree to delay issuance of the proposed 2023 Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by two weeks to no later than November 30, 2022. EPA is still required to adhere to the consent decree deadline for finalizing the RVOs by no later than June 14, 2023.

“We agreed to EPA’s request for a two-week extension on the condition that November 30 will be the final deadline and there will be no further extensions of any deadline for action, as underscored in the stipulation document filed today,” said Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor.

The consent decree agreement followed Growth Energy’s notice of intent to sue and filing of a complaint in federal district court in response to the agency’s violation of the statutory deadlines to issue renewable fuel volume requirements for the RFS program.

EPA, Ethanol, RFS