Topics: Small Refinery Waivers

Supreme Court Rules on RFS Waivers

The Supreme Court (SCOTUS) on June 25 overturned a lower court ruling that had found that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could only grant a small refinery exemption to companies that had received such an exemption every year since 2013.  The Supreme Court found that, according to the statute that created the RFS, EPA has a wider latitude to grant small refinery exemptions, including for refineries that had not received such an exemption for many years.  More

Supreme Court to Rule on Small Refinery Exemptions

The Supreme Court could rule as early as June 25 on the legality of the Trump Administration's aggressive approach to issuing small refinery exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). If the ruling doesn't come by then, it will come at some point between now and early to mid-July. The Court's decision takes place against the backdrop of discussions within the Biden Administration surrounding how to prevent prices for renewable identification numbers from reaching exceedingly high levels. These discussions appear to be driven primarily by efforts to assist a Delaware refinery that has a longstanding relationship with the President and his allies in Congress. More

Supreme Court Expected to Rule on Small Refinery Exemptions


NATSO Analysis: EPA Expected to Grant Small Refinery Waivers Members Only Join or Login

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to announce this week that it will grant at least 20 small refinery exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for compliance year 2019 despite the ruling last year by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals that EPA did not have authority to issue these waivers. More

EPA to Announce Move on Small Refinery Waivers by March 9


Trump Administration to Pare Small Refinery Waivers


NATSO Board Approves Policy Priorities for 2020 at Denver Meeting

The NATSO Board of Directors approved its Priority Legislative and Regulatory Issues for 2020-2021 at its February Board Meeting held during the NATSO Connect 2020, in Denver, Colorado. NATSO’s core legislative priorities continue to focus on both transportation and fuel policy. More

NATSO Analysis; EPA Releases Final 2020 Renewable Fuel Mandates

The Final Rule also includes the Agency's plan for "reallocating" gallons of renewable fuel that are waived pursuant to the "Small Refinery Exemption" Program. More

NATSO Urges EPA to ‘Reverse Course’ on Small Refinery Exemptions


NATSO Member Testifies at EPA Hearing in Ypsilanti


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