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Renewable Fuels Association CEO on EPA Proposal

Dan Biofuels/Energy

Late last week, the  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued their proposed volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard program for calendar year 2020. The proposal is a total renewable fuel volume of 20.04 billion gallons, of which 5.04 billion gallons are advanced biofuel, including 540 million gallons of cellulosic biofuel. This leaves the 15-billion-gallon requirement for conventional renewable fuels like corn ethanol …

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Final EPA Rule Exempts Farms From Emissions Reporting

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, Livestock, Pork

The National Pork Producers Council applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for finalizing its rule exempting livestock farmers from reporting to state and local authorities the routine emissions from their farms. “This rule is the final piece in the implementation of the FARM Act, which passed Congress with overwhelming bipartisan support last year and eliminated the need for livestock …

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New Year-Round E15 Rule

Dan Energy

Last Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency announced the final action removing the key regulatory barrier to using gasoline blended with up to 15% ethanol (E15) during the summer driving season. This action also reforms the renewable identification number compliance system under the Renewable Fuel Standard program to increase transparency and deter price manipulation. Geoff Cooper, Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO, …

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EPA Delivers on President Trump’s Promise to Allow Year-Round Sale of E15 Gasoline

Dan Biotechnology, Energy, Industry News Release

And Improve Transparency In Renewable Fuel Markets U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed the final action that would remove the key regulatory barrier to using gasoline blended with up to 15% ethanol (E15) during the summer driving season and reform the renewable identification number (RIN) compliance system under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program to increase transparency and deter …

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Court Strikes 2015 Water Rule

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, Irrigation, Water

A federal court on Tuesday invalidated the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers’ 2015 expansion of federal jurisdiction over small and isolated waters. After years of litigation in suits filed by dozens of state governments and trade groups, this is the first court to reach a final decision on the lawfulness of the 2015 Waters of the United …

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Trump Says Year-Round E-15 Is Coming

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

President Donald Trump says the summertime ban on higher ethanol blends is a “ridiculous rule.” However, SP Global Dot Com says during a press conference last Thursday, he didn’t give any new timeline for giving consumers year-round access to E-15. The Environmental Protection Agency says it will issue a final rule allowing summertime E-15 sales by June 1, the official …

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NCC Says E15 Waiver Will Harm Chicken Producers

Dan General

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in March proposed regulatory changes to allow gasoline blended with up to 15 percent ethanol (E15) to take advantage of the 1-psi Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) waiver for the summer months that has historically been applied only to E10. “As corn users, our industry faces potential impact by changes in biofuels policy such as modifying the …

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Ethanol Report on EPA Proposals and Deadlines

Dan Energy

The EPA proposal to allow year-round sales of E15, as well as reform the market for Renewable Identification Numbers (RINS), was announced last month, but the accelerated timeline for the rule means the comment period will be over Monday, April 29th. Reportedly some 25,000 comments have already been made, and Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Senior Strategic Advisor Bob Dinneen, talks about that and the …

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Shutdown Delays WOTUS Comment Period

Dan Industry News Release, Legislative, Water

The government shutdown is delaying a comment period for the Trump administration’s new Waters of the U.S. proposal. The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers will delay publishing the proposed WOTUS replacement in the Federal Register until after funding is restored at EPA, according to Politico. The 60-day comment period won’t begin until the proposed rule is published …