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EPA/AR RIN: 2060-AQ31 Publication ID: Fall 2010 
Title: ●Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Modifications to Renewable Fuel Standard Program 
Abstract: In the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007), Congress amended the Clean Air Act (CAA) to change requirements for the existing Renewable Fuel Standard program. The final regulations promulgating changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard program ("RFS2 regulations") were published in the Federal Register on March 26, 2010 (75 FR 14670). Since publication, EPA has discovered a number of technical errors and areas within the final RFS2 regulations that could benefit from clarification. Many of the amendments address grammatical or typographical errors, or provide clarifications to the regulatory language. A few amendments are being made in order to correct regulatory language that inadvertently misrepresented our intent as reflected in the preamble to the final RFS2 regulations. Examples of amendments included in this rule are a clarification that the independent engineering reviews can be conducted by a licensed professional engineer, rather than the more limited “Professional Chemical Engineer” and a clarification that the renewable biomass aggregate compliance approach applies to feedstocks from existing U.S. agricultural land, rather than to U.S. producers of renewable fuel. The final RFS2 regulations will become effective July 1, 2010. This technical amendments package is important in order to correct technical errors and address areas in the regulations that need clarification simultaneous with the effective date of the final regulations. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80 
Legal Authority: Clean Air Act sec 211(o) 
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Other  Statutory  Signature required for RFS2 technical amendments to be effective July 1, 2010 (effective date of final RFS2 regulations).  04/30/2010 
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/10/2010  75 FR 26049 
NPRM Comment Period End  06/09/2010   
Direct Final Action  05/10/2010  75 FR 26026 
Partial Withdrawal of DFRM  06/30/2010  75 FR 37733 
Final Action  12/00/2010   
Additional Information: EPA publication information: NPRM - http://www.regulations.gov/search/Regs/home.html#documentDetail?R=0900006480aea2df; EPA Docket information: EPA-HQ-OAR-2005-0161
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Megan Brachtl
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
6405J,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 343-9473
Email: Brachtl.Megan@epamail.epa.gov

 
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