KTIC: Groups Say EPA Decision on RFS Volumes Will Be Delayed

Posted on June 20th, 2014

From KTIC (June 19, 2014):

EPA likely will not issue final 2014 Renewable Fuels Standard volume requirements this week as the agency had planned, a National Biodiesel Board spokesman said Thursday.

EPA, the administrator of the RFS, had previously announced the 2014 Renewable Volume Obligation rule for refiners, blenders and importers would be finalized by Friday, June 20.

“Clearly, the rule won’t be finalized tomorrow (Friday),” Ben Evans, director of public affairs and federal communications for the NBB, told DTN on Thursday.

EPA could not be reached for comment Thursday.

“The EPA still hasn’t sent the final proposal back to OMB [the White House Office of Management and Budget] for final review,” Evans said. He added that after the final rule is sent to the OMB for final review, it usually takes at least another 30 days.

“So it appears that the final rule won’t come out until July at best, and there is some speculation that it will be later than that,” Evans said.

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