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Renewable Fuel Standard Program

2014 Announcements for Renewable Fuel Standard

You will need Adobe Reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.Announcement Rescinding the [2013 NPRM] Proposed Annual Volume Standards for 2014

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EPA Extends the Compliance Deadlines for the 2013 Renewable Fuels Standards

Action extending two reporting deadlines for the RFS 2013 compliance period – the annual compliance reports and attest engagement reports for the 2013 RFS compliance period will not be due until 30 days and 90 days, respectively, following publication of the final rule establishing the 2014 renewable fuel percentage standards for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel and total renewable fuel in the Federal Register.

EPA Finalizes Voluntary Quality Assurance Plan for RFS Program

Final rule providing a structured process for independent third parties to audit the production of renewable fuel and the generation of RINs – the plan helps make the RFS program more efficient and effective for buyers of Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) by helping to verify the validity of RINs.​

Renewable Fuel Pathways II Final Rule to Identify Additional Fuel Pathways under the RFS Program

Final rule describing EPA’s evaluation of biofuels derived from biogas fuel pathways under the RFS program.​

EPA Extends the Compliance Deadlines for the 2013 Renewable Fuels Standards

Final action extending the compliance deadlines for the 2013 renewable fuel standards.

2013 Cellulosic Biofuel Standard: Direct Final Rulemaking

Direct final action revising the 2013 cellulosic biofuel standard published on August 15, 2013. This action follows from EPA having granted two petitioners’ requests for reconsideration of the 2013 cellulosic biofuel standard.​

Response to Petitions for Reconsideration of the 2013 Cellulosic Biofuel Standard

Based on information that became available after the 2013 RFS standards were finalized, EPA granted petitions for reconsideration filed by The American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) for the 2013 cellulosic biofuel standard. 

Notice of Opportunity to Comment on the Lifecycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Renewable Fuels Produced from Biomass Sorghum

EPA’s analysis of the lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the growth and transport of biomass sorghum feedstock for use in making biofuels such as ethanol or diesel.

Learn more about the Lifecycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Renewable Fuels Produced from Biomass Sorghum. 

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