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The comment period for the proposed 2014 Renewable Volume Obligations for the Renewable Fuel Standard will close Jan. 28, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency said Friday, Nov. 29.
The EPA on Nov. 15 released the long-awaited proposed RVOs for 2014 which includes a reduction in the overall mandate to 15.21 billion gallons from volumes set by statute at 18.15 billion.
"Relying on its Clean Air Act waiver authorities, EPA is proposing to adjust the applicable volumes of advanced biofuel and total renewable fuel to address projected availability of qualifying renewable fuels and limitations in the volume of ethanol that can be consumed in gasoline given practical constraints on the supply of higher ethanol blends to the vehicles that can use them and other limits on ethanol blend levels in gasoline," EPA said Friday. "These adjustments are intended to put the program on a manageable trajectory while supporting growth in renewable fuels over time."