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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AT82 Publication ID: Fall 2017 
Title: ●Renewable Fuel Standard Program; Grain Sorghum Oil Pathway 

In action, EPA is providing an opportunity to comment on an analysis of the lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with certain biofuels that are produced from grain sorghum oil extracted at dry mill ethanol plants at any point downstream from sorghum grinding, provided that the oil is rendered unfit for food uses without further refining, and the oil extraction results in distillers grains marketable as animal feed (distillers sorghum oil”). In the November 16, 2016, Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support (REGS) rule, EPA proposed to amend the definitions of non-food grade corn oil” and corn oil extraction,” which are used in, or relevant to, the regulatory table of approved pathways for renewable fuel production. The amended definitions would allow distillers corn oil to be used for the production of specified biofuels. Based on new information described in this proposed rule, EPA is seeking comment on whether distillers sorghum oil should be treated similarly to distillers corn oil, and whether the production of certain additional renewable fuel types made from distillers sorghum oil should be approved as a pathway.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7411, Clean Air Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  To Be Determined 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Sharyn Lie
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-1092
Fax:202 564-1686