White House OMB reviewing EPA rule to amend RFS program

By Erin Voegele, Ethanol Producer Magazine.

The U.S. EPA delivered a proposed rule to amend the renewable fuel standard (RFS) to the White House Office of Management and Budget on May 10. The rule is titled “Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support Rule.”

Information published by the EPA explains the rule aims to make numerous changes to promote the production of renewable fuels. First, it would make several changes to the RFS program, resolving outstanding issues and providing clarification on certain RFS requirements.

In addition, the rule will propose to allow for feedstocks partially converted at a facility other than a renewable fuel’s production plant to be fully converted to into finished fuel at a renewable fuel production facility. The partially converted feedstocks are referred to as biointermediate feedstocks.