Tag: waivers

EPA Strikes Icy Blow to Ag & Biofuels: 31 waivers hit heart of American farmers and biofuels

EPA Strikes Icy Blow to Ag & Biofuels: 31 waivers hit heart of American farmers and biofuels

August 10, 2019 |

EPA might have a new name in some circles – Exemptions for Petroleum Agency – thanks to the 31 small refinery waivers issued on Friday which has the biofuels and agriculture industries reeling after promises made by President Trump to look into why big oil companies were getting these exemptions intended for small biorefineries and […]

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President Trump brings in Cabinet on hardship waiver issue keeping 40 applications on hold

President Trump brings in Cabinet on hardship waiver issue keeping 40 applications on hold

July 11, 2019 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that about 40 applications for small refinery hardship waivers are on hold while President Trump undergoes a review of the policies used to determine approvals for those exemptions. Three sources told Reuters that he has brought in the Cabinet to review the decision-making that has led to a four-fold increase in […]

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Trump asks EPA to review expansion of biofuel waivers

Trump asks EPA to review expansion of biofuel waivers

June 22, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., back from his Midwest tour hearing from frustrated corn farmers and biofuel industry representatives, President Trump requested that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency review the expanded use of waivers that exempt small refineries from the Renewable Fuel Standard. According to Reuters, sources said that as soon as Trump returned from the Midwest […]

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Senate bill focusing on small refiner exemptions from RFS introduced

Senate bill focusing on small refiner exemptions from RFS introduced

June 15, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., Senators Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) introduced the RFS Integrity Act of 2019 on Friday. The bill sets a June 1 deadline for small refiners to submit petitions for exemptions from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), requires transparency in filing in place of the current confidential waiver process, requires the […]

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EPA revives rule that could release biofuel waiver refiner names

EPA revives rule that could release biofuel waiver refiner names

April 14, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency moved forward in what is considered as a win for the corn industry with its first step in reviving part of a rule that could reveal the names of oil refineries that applied for exemptions that have been marking controversy recently. The waiver program has been critiqued […]

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EPA looking at issuing partial hardship waivers for some of the 39 applications received in 2018

EPA looking at issuing partial hardship waivers for some of the 39 applications received in 2018

March 21, 2019 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the Environmental Protection Agency has decided to compromise on the issue of hardship waivers for small oil refineries, deciding it will issue partial waivers for some of the 39 applications it received for 2018 compliance. Only once has the EPA granted a partial waiver in the past and that was […]

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