RFS Reset Plan from EPA Still Not Coming Soon

Source: By DTN Washington Insider • Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The notice of proposed rulemaking for the reset of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is still a ways off as there are now additional meetings scheduled on the topic at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) which is currently reviewing the EPA proposal on the topic.

So far, a total of nine meetings have been held or will be held at OMB on the reset plan. Sessions this week included one Monday with representatives of the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas. A meeting will take place Wednesday with a representative of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and a session Friday is on tap with PBF Energy.

Two meetings are now scheduled for July 22 – one with representatives from Fuels America and one with the National Biodiesel Board (NBB).

EPA’s proposed RFS levels for 2020 biofuel and 2021 biodiesel have only a small increase in cellulosic and advanced biofuel for 2020. That indicates the agency has likely proposed similar incremental increases for 2021 and 2022, the years covered by the reset plan.