US EPA delivers proposed 2019 RFS volumes to White House OMB

By Erin Voegele | May 14, 2018

On May 11, the U.S. EPA delivered its proposed rule to set the 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard blending obligations to the White House Office of Management and Budget. OMB review marks a final step before the proposal is released for public comment.

The proposed rule includes 2019 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for cellulosic biofuel, advanced biofuel and total renewable fuel. It also includes a proposed 2020 RVO for biomass-based diesel. The 2019 RVO for biomass-based diesel was finalized last year.  

According to information posted to the OMB’s website, the notice of proposed rulemaking is currently expected to be released in June, with the rule scheduled to be finalized in December.

Under statute, RVOs for cellulosic biofuel, advanced biofuel and total renewable fuel must be finalized by Nov. 30 of the year prior to the year in which the RVOs apply. RVOs for biomass-based diesel must be set at least 14 months before the year in which the requirements would apply.



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