EPA on Friday publishes 2020-22 final RVOs in Federal Register

Source: By OPIS • Posted: Tuesday, July 5, 2022

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ¬†final Renewable Volume Obligation targets for the 2020, 2021 and 2022 compliance years under the Renewable Fuel Standard were published Friday in the Federal Register. Publication of the final rule marks the beginning of the end of delayed agency blending mandates under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program that has spanned all of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The targets take effect on Aug. 30. Importantly, publication of the final RVOs also starts the clock ticking on the filing window for what are certain to be a number of court challenges to the rules. The announcement also sets compliance deadlines for the RVOs, with the agency giving obligated parties until Dec. 1 to meet their obligations for the 2020 RVO.