Source: By Politico • Posted: Friday, May 29, 2015

RFS FUNDAY FRIDAYS: EPA is expected to release a trifecta of proposed annual volume mandates under the Renewable Fuel Standard on Friday, according to sources closely following the issue. The release of the proposed annual RFS mandates covering 2014, 2015 and 2016 would come ahead of the June 1 deadline that EPA promised for the release the proposals under a settlement after the agency was sued by oil producers and refiners for missing earlier statutory deadlines. An EPA spokeswoman would only reiterate by email that the agency was “committed to getting it out by June 1.” The agency is long overdue in releasing its 2014 and 2015 proposals, and the Office of Management and Budget still has meetings scheduled with lobbyists up through Thursday to hear their views on all three annual mandates to be proposed. EPA will now be re-proposing the 2014 mandate, and for the first time proposing the annual mandates for 2015 and 2016. The agency is trying to finalize all three proposals by Nov. 30.