EPA misses statutory deadline to release renewable volume obligations under RFS

Source: By Mark Dorenkamp, Brownfield • Posted: Wednesday, December 1, 2021

The EPA will miss its statutory deadline of November 30th to release Renewable Volume Obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard.

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa says not meeting the RVO compliance deadline for 2019 or 2020, as well as failing to release a proposal for 2021, is bad news for biofuels producers and farmers.

“Because they’re facing uncertainty at the volume levels that have not even been proposed.”

Earlier this month EPA did propose an extension to the RVO deadline.

“While the delays hurt, even worse are the reports that EPA is planning to lower these RFS requirements, which would very much weaken the incentive to produce and blend biofuels.”

Grassley tells Brownfield President Biden is going back on campaign promises to support the RFS.

“All he has to do is pick up the phone and call (EPA administrator Michael Regan) and say ‘get these volumes out.”

Grassley made these comments during his weekly call with ag reporters.