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Renewable Fuel Standard Program

2013 Renewable Fuel Standards for Renewable Fuel Standard Program (RFS2) Final Rulemaking

Rule Summary

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EPA is establishing the volume requirements and associated percentage standards that apply under the RFS2 program in calendar year 2013 for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel. The standards ensure that transportation fuel sold in the United State contains a minimum volume of renewable fuel as required by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. 

This regulatory action establishes the 2013 annual percentage standards for the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) program for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel. These standards apply to all gasoline and diesel produced or imported in 2013. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is also providing additional lead time to obligated parties to demonstrate compliance with the 2013 standards by extending the compliance deadline from February 28, 2014 to June 30, 2014.

This notice also acknowledges that there are constraints in the market’s ability to consume renewable fuels at the volumes specified in the Clean Air Act in future years, and states that the EPA anticipates proposing adjustments to the 2014 volume requirements in the 2014 rule to address these constraints.

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