Tag: SREs

U.S. EPA denies 36 refinery biofuel waivers, biofuels industry responds

U.S. EPA denies 36 refinery biofuel waivers, biofuels industry responds

April 10, 2022 |

In Washington, D.C., Reuters reports that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has denied 36 petitions from oil refiners seeking exemptions to the nation’s biofuel blending laws for the 2018 compliance year, but will provide 31 of those refineries with another avenue to seek relief. Reuters reports that the action will align the EPA with a […]

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U.S. House members urge the EPA to prioritize the RFS

U.S. House members urge the EPA to prioritize the RFS

February 13, 2022 |

In Washington, D.C., the American Coalition for Ethanol reports that a group of House members, who serve as chairs on the Congressional Biofuels Caucus, urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take steps to protect and strengthen the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), including maintaining the blending requirements for 2022, denying all pending Small Refinery Exemptions […]

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EPA administrator nominee wants to consult general counsel before deciding on SREs

EPA administrator nominee wants to consult general counsel before deciding on SREs

February 4, 2021 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that President Biden’s pick for administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency told the Senate committee interviewing him for the role he needs to discuss the situation of small refinery exemptions with general counsel to understand the current legal intricacies of the case. He said that waiting for the Supreme Court’s ruling […]

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EPA administrator not sure when or if “gap” SREs will be awarded

EPA administrator not sure when or if “gap” SREs will be awarded

August 12, 2020 |

In Washington, Brownfield Ag News reports that the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency says he isn’t sure if or when “gap” SREs will be awarded because the issues surrounding the applications are complicated. He said he has questions about whether a company can be in existence today but claim economic harm back in 2012, […]

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RFA responds and corrects EPA statements about ethanol demand and SREs

RFA responds and corrects EPA statements about ethanol demand and SREs

September 28, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., in a letter sent to the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Renewable Fuels Association noted several misstatements in testimony offered recently to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and provided background information to help the Agency better understand the real impacts of small refinery exemptions (SREs). “In […]

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EPA Reopens REGS Rule to Address SREs

EPA Reopens REGS Rule to Address SREs

April 21, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association reports that on April 11, EPA initiated the process for reviving one provision within the Nov. 2016 Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support (REGS) rule in an effort to provide more transparency regarding small refinery exemptions (SREs) from the RFS program. EPA had proposed to codify a determination that […]

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