2014-15-16 RFS rule under review by White House OMB

By Erin Voegele, Biomass Magazine.

The U.S. EPA’s proposed rulemaking for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 renewable fuel standard (RFS) volume requirements is officially undergoing review by the White House Office of Management and Budget, marking a final step before the rules are released for public review.

According to information published by the OMB, it received the proposed rule from the EPA on May 7. The OMB has also indicated the rulemaking is subject to a judicial deadline.

On April 10, the EPA announced its intent to release proposed rulemaking for the 2014, 2015, and 2016 RFS renewable volume requirements (RVOs), along with 2017 RVOs for renewable diesel, by June 1. Final rulemaking is scheduled to be issued by Nov. 30.