Final RFS regs for 2020 biofuels, 2021 biodiesel still not published in Federal Register
The level of small refiner exemptions (SREs) requested relative to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) have increased again.
EPA data shows that as of Jan. 16, there are now 21 pending requests for SREs.
This comes as EPA has indicated they would shift the way they address the SREs in the final rule for the RFS levels for 2020 biofuels and 2021 biodiesel. The final regulation, however, has yet to be published in the Federal Register.
EPA is pledging it will follow the recommendations of the Department of Energy (DOE) when it makes the decisions. It said it would account for SREs under the RFS by using a three-year average of what DOE had recommended over 2016-2018.