Regulatory Development and Retrospective Review Tracker

Renewable Fuel Volume Standards for 2018 and Biomass Based Diesel Volume (BBD) for 2019

a.k.a. RFS Volume Standards - 2018 and BBD for 2019

RIN: 2060-AT04 (What's this?)

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

Current Phase: Proposal (What's this?)

The Clean Air Act requires 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, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel.

The statute requires that the standards be finalized by November 30 of the year prior to the year in which the standards would apply. In the case of biomass-based diesel, the statute requires applicable volumes to be set no later than 14 months prior to the year for which the requirements would apply.

NPRM: Sent to OMB for Regulatory Review05/10/2017
NPRM: Received by OMB05/11/2017
NPRM: Regulatory Review Concluded07/03/2017
NPRM: Published in FR07/21/2017
NPRM: Comment Period Open07/21/2017
NPRM: Public Meeting08/01/2017
NPRM: Comment Period Closed08/31/2017
NODA: Sent to OMB for Regulatory Review09/18/2017
NODA: Received by OMB09/18/2017
NODA: Regulatory Review Concluded09/22/2017
NODA: Comment Period Open09/28/2017
NODA: Published in FR10/04/2017
NODA: Comment Period Closed10/19/2017
Final Rule: Published in FR12/2017 (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.
  • NODA - 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