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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AS66 Publication ID: Spring 2018 
Title: Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support Rule 
Abstract:

This action finalizes several changes intended to provide further opportunity for expanding the production and use of renewable fuels under the RFS program and to reduce burden for regulated entities. This action allows renewable feedstocks that have been partially processed at one facility (commonly referred to as biointermediate feedstocks) to be fully converted into qualified finished renewable fuel at another facility. This action also includes the addition of several new feedstock and fuel pathways and makes numerous other revisions and technical corrections to the RFS and other fuels programs. Finally, this action implements quality specifications for fuel blends containing 16 to 83 volume percent ethanol. This would provide additional flexibility for ethanol flex fuel (EFF) producers to support distribution and use while continuing to ensure EFF quality is consistent with current vehicle emissions control system needs.

 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7429, Clean Air Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/16/2016  81 FR 80828   
Notice  12/14/2016  81 FR 90294   
Final Rule  11/00/2018 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: https://www.epa.gov/renewable-fuel-standard-program/proposed-renewables-enhancement-and-growth-support-regs-rule  
Sectors Affected: 221210 Natural Gas Distribution; 324110 Petroleum Refineries; 325110 Petrochemical Manufacturing; 325193 Ethyl Alcohol Manufacturing; 325199 All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing; 424690 Other Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers; 424710 Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals; 424720 Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers (except Bulk Stations and Terminals); 454310 Fuel Dealers 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Nick Parsons
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
NVFEL,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone:734 214-4479
Email: parsons.nick@epa.gov