EPA to Issue Three-Year RFS Proposal This Spring
February 24, 2015 - Issue #205View Full Issue
As reported by OPIS, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Air Quality and Transportation Director Chris Grundler recently told attendees at the National Ethanol Conference (NEC) that the EPA plans to issue proposals for 2014, 2015, and 2016 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) targets this spring.
EPA is “sorry … we did not get our work done,” Grundler added. “I know words are cheap, but in this case they are sincere. I get that there are consequences when the government fails to act for producers and obligated parties alike. This simply is not acceptable.”“To me, this is the single most important thing we can do to advance the RFS,” and get the provision back on track, Grundler said.
“For the next few months, we are regrouping,” Grundler continued. “EPA’s goal remains to get the RFS back on track and provide for long-term growth of renewable fuels in this sector,” he said.
“The RFS debate in Washington has become overheated and gotten ugly at times. My hope is that we can find a way to have a civil discourse with all sides of the debate,” Grundler added.