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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AT04 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: ●Renewable Fuel Volume Standards for 2018 and Biomass Based Diesel Volume (BBD) for 2019 

The Clean Air Act requires EPA to promulgate regulations that specify the annual standards requirements for renewable fuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. Standards are to be set for four different categories of renewable fuels: cellulosic biofuel, biomass based diesel (BBD), advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel. The statute requires the standards be finalized by November 30 of the year prior to the year in which the standards would apply. In the case of biomass based diesel, the statute requires applicable volumes be set no later than 14 months before the year for which the requirements would apply.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80   
Legal Authority: Clean Air Act   
Legal Deadline:  None

Statement of Need:

The Clean Air Act Section 211(o) requires the Agency set annual renewable fuel standards.

Summary of the Legal Basis:

Clean Air Act section 211(o)


Alternatives will be assessed as the proposal is developed.

Anticipated Costs and Benefits:

Costs and benefits will be analyzed as the proposal is developed.


Risk information will be developed as the proposal is developed.

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/00/2017 
Final Rule  12/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
David Korotney
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone:734 214-4507

Paul Argyropoulos
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 6401A,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-1123