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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AU42 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Standards for 2020, Biomass-Based Diesel Volumes for 2021, and Other Changes 
Abstract:

Under section 211 of the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required to set renewable fuel percentage standards every year. This action establishes the annual percentage standards for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel that apply to gasoline and diesel transportation fuel produced or imported in the year 2020. Relying on statutory waiver authority that is available when the projected cellulosic biofuel production volume is less than the applicable volume specified in the statute, EPA is establishing volume requirements for cellulosic biofuel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel that are below the statutory volume targets. We are also establishing the applicable volume of biomass-based diesel for 2021. Finally, this rulemaking includes several regulatory amendments designed to provide clarity and increase opportunities for renewable fuel production.

 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Regulatory 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 80   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq., Clean Air Act   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory    11/30/2019 

Overall Description of Deadline: Per Statutory deadline the rule must be finalized by Nov. 30

Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Notice  07/17/2019  84 FR 34106   
NPRM  07/29/2019  84 FR 36762   
Supplemental NPRM  10/28/2019  84 FR 57677   
Final Rule  02/06/2020  85 FR 7016   
Final Rule Effective  04/06/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Dallas Burkholder
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
N26, 2565 Plymouth Road,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone:734 214-4766
Email: burkholder.dallas@epa.gov

David Korotney
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
N27,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone:734 214-4507
Email: korotney.david@epa.gov