Annual Standards under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Program

Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2012-0546
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Under Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA), the Environmental Protection Agency is required 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, EISA 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 EISA, then EPA may also lower the advanced biofuel and total renewable fuel standards each year accordingly. This regulatory action established, 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 2013. 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.
RIN: 2060-AR43
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80
Priority: Other Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Fall 2013
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: CAA 211(o)
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
Legal Deadline
StatutoryOtherStatutory Deadline11/30/2012
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM02/07/201378 FR 9282
Final Rule08/15/201378 FR 49793
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Keyword(s): RFS, renewable fuel, cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel
Type: Rulemaking
Location: HQ-OAR

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Feb 16, 2016 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 02/10/2016
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2012-0546-0170
Comment Period Closed
Jun 02, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 05/02/2014
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2012-0546-0165
Comment Period Closed
May 19, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 05/13/2014
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2012-0546-0166
Comment Period Closed
Apr 07, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 02/07/2013
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2012-0546-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 02/16/2016
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2012-0546-0171

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 04/28/2014
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2012-0546-0159
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 04/28/2014
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2012-0546-0160
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 04/28/2014
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2012-0546-0162


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Agency Contact
David Korotney
734 214-4507
N27, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Paul Argyropoulos
6401A, Washington, DC 20460
Washington, DC 20460
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