EPA to Decide on Renewable Fuel Waivers

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to decide by mid-November if certain states will receive waivers from renewable fuel requirements for ethanol in gasoline. Five states have asked EPA for waivers for ethanol in gasoline, and one state has sought a waiver for biodiesel.

While not saying which states are under consideration, the governors of Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, and North Carolina asked EPA in August to waive the ethanol mandate due to effects from extreme drought. Current law requires that the 2013 fuel supply contain 16.55 billion gallons of renewable fuels. EPA also will require 1.28 billion gallons of biomass-based diesel fuel to be introduced into the national fuel supply in 2013. EPA has the authority to waive renewable fuel requirements if the mandate "would severely harm the economy or environment of a state, a region, or the United States." The agency indicated that no matter which decision is made on the waiver, the issue will most likely be litigated by one-side or the other.

 

Digital-Tablet-With-Clipping-P-28426844.png

This article originally ran in NATSO News Weekly (NNW), NATSO's member only weekly electronic newsletter. NNW is packed with the latest updates on government and business issues affecting the truckstop and travel plaza industry.

If you aren't reading NNW, you are missing out. Not a memberJoin today or submit a request to receive additional information. If you are a member and not receiving NNW, submit a request to be added to the email list

NATSO

NATSO and the NATSO Foundation provide the most relevant, trusted and up-to-date news and trends affecting the truckstop and travel plaza industry.More
Source:
NATSO News Weekly (NNW)

Tell Us What You Think

Back to Fuel & Energy