EPA seen expanding fuel waivers for Texas and Louisiana while denying RFA request

August 29, 2017 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to issue waivers to more parts of Texas and Louisiana that would allow them to supply fuel that does not comply with the Renewable Fuel Standard or other environmental standards in light of Hurricane Harvey following the initial waiver granted to the Dallas area. In a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Monday, the Renewable Fuels Association asked the agency to “take immediate action to expand the scope and geographic coverage” of the fuel waiver issued by the agency Aug. 26 in response to Hurricane Harvey. Specifically, RFA is asking EPA to use its authority to relax the RVP limits to 10 psi for all finished gasoline blended with ethanol in conventional and RFG areas nationwide, through Sept. 15 but the EPA is likely to deny the request.

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