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Renewable Fuel 2014 Volume Standards

a.k.a. RFS - 2014 Volume Standards and 2015 BBD


RIN: 2060-AR76 (What's this?)

Docket No.: Not yet available (What's this?)

Current Phase: Proposal (What's this?)

Abstract:
The Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) requires EPA to promulgate regulations that specify the annual statutory volume requirements for renewable fuels, including cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel that must be used in transportation fuel annually.

In the case of the cellulosic biofuel standard, the Act specifically requires that the standard be set based on the volume projected to be available during the following year. If the volumes are lower than those specified under the Act, then EPA may also lower the advanced biofuel and total renewable fuel standards each year accordingly. Administrator to promulgate rules establishing the applicable volumes of bio mass-based diesel for 2013 and beyond to do so no later than 14 months before year for which such applicable volume will apply. This regulatory action will establish, as required, the annual statutory volume requirements for the RFS2 fuel categories (cellulosic, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and renewable fuel) that apply to all gasoline and diesel produced or imported in 2014. Entities potentially affected by this final rule are those involved with the production, distribution, and sale of transportation fuels, including gasoline and diesel fuel or renewable fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel.
Timeline

MilestoneDate
Initiated02/22/2013
NPRM: Sent to OMB for Regulatory Review09/03/2013
NPRM: Received by OMB09/03/2013
NPRM: Regulatory Review Concluded11/15/2013
Notice: Published in FR11/20/2013
NPRM: Comment Period Open11/29/2013
NPRM: Published in FR11/29/2013
Notice: Public Meeting12/05/2013
NPRM: Comment Period Closed01/28/2014
Final Rule: Sent to OMB for Regulatory Review08/21/2014
Final Rule: Received by OMB08/22/2014
Notice2: Published in FR12/09/2014
Final Rule: Published in FR00/0000 (projected)

Potential Effects

Of the potential effects described in Reg DaRRT, none are anticipated at this time.

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  • NPRM - This stage of the rulemaking underwent review.
  • Final Rule - This stage of the rulemaking underwent review.
Citations & Authorities

Federal Register Citations

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Citation
40 CFR 80

Legal Authority
Clean Air Act

Disclaimer

This site provides summaries of priority rulemakings and priority retrospective reviews of existing regulations. We update most of the site at the beginning of each month, though some data is updated more frequently if it is time sensitive. The information on this site is not intended to and does not commit EPA to specific conclusions or actions. For example, after further analysis, EPA may decide the effects of a rule would be different or it may decide to terminate a rulemaking.


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