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EPA Extends Comment Period for Renewable Fuel Standard Program The Agency Provides More Time for the Public to Comment

Release Date: 07/02/2009
Contact Information: Cathy Milbourn (News Media Only) milbourn.cathy@epa.gov (202) 564-7849 (202) 564-4355

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is extending the comment period by 60 days on its proposed rule revising the national Renewable Fuel Standard program, commonly referred to as RFS2. The original comment period was to end on July 27, 2009 and will now end on September 25, 2009.

The proposed rule would dramatically increase the volume requirements for renewable fuels, establish four categories of renewable fuels, and require some renewable fuels to achieve greenhouse gas emission reductions compared to the gasoline and diesel fuels they displace. These revisions were mandated by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.

With the 60-day comment period extension, EPA seeks to provide the public adequate time to provide meaningful comment while finalizing and implementing the standards in a timely manner.

More information and instructions on submitting comments:
http://www.epa.gov/otaq/renewablefuels/index.htm