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Proposed Renewable Fuel Volume Standards for 2017 and Biomass Based Diesel Volume (BBD) for 2018

a.k.a. Proposed RFS Volume Standard - 2017 and BBD Volume for 2018

RIN: 2060-AS72 (What's this?)

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

Current Phase: Proposal (What's this?)

The Clean Air Act requires the EPA to promulgate regulations that specify the annual volume requirements for renewable fuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. Standards are to be set for four different categories of renewable fuels: cellulosic biofuel, biomass based diesel (BBD), advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel.

The statute requires the standards be finalized by November 30 of the year prior to the year in which the standards would apply. In the case of biomas based diesel, the statute requires applicable volumes be set no later than 14 months before the year for which the requirements would apply. This action would propose the applicable volumes for all renewable fuel categories for 2017, and would also proposed the BBD standard for 2018.

NPRM: Sent to OMB for Regulatory Review04/15/2016
NPRM: Received by OMB04/15/2016
NPRM: Regulatory Review Concluded05/18/2016
NPRM: Comment Period Open05/31/2016
NPRM: Published in FR05/31/2016
NPRM: Public Meeting06/09/2016
NPRM: Comment Period Closed07/11/2016
Final Rule: Received by OMB10/19/2016
Final Rule: Published in FR12/2016 (projected)

Potential Effects

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

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Citations & Authorities

Federal Register Citations

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Citation
40 CFR Part 80

Legal Authority
42 U.S.C. 7619 Clean Air Act