EPA to change how it considers costs, benefits of CAA regulations


The U.S. EPA on June 4 released a proposed rule that will require all future significant regulations promulgated under the Clean Air Act to be accompanied by a benefit-cost analysis (BCA). The RFS is among the CAA programs likely to be affected.
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30-day comment period opens on RFS anti-backsliding proposal


A 30-day public comment period is now open on the U.S. EPA’s proposal to determine that no additional fuel control measures are necessary to mitigate air quality impacts of required renewable fuel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard.
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Grassley, Ernst urge FDA to revise hand sanitizer guidance


Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, issued statements on June 3 announcing they will continue to push the FDA to provide needed flexibility for ethanol producers working to help the U.S. overcome shortages of hand sanitizer.
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44 members of Congress urge Trump to deny RFS waiver requests


A group of 44 members of Congress sent a letter to President Trump on June 8 urging him to deny requests filed with the U.S. EPA by several governors seeking a waiver of 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard blending requirements.
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Missouri biofuel entities now eligible for $200,000 grant


On June 4, the Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority announced the creation of the Biofuel Infrastructure Program to increase the availability of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel in the Show-Me State.
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USDA: US exports of ethanol, distillers grains fall in April


The U.S. exported 99.38 million gallons of ethanol and 765,635 tons of distillers grains in April, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on June 4. Exports of both products were down.
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Bill would help farmers, foresters participate in carbon markets


The Growing Climate Solutions Act was introduced in the U.S. Senate on June 4. The bill aims to break down barriers for farmers and foresters interested in participating in carbon markets so they can be rewarded for climate-smart practices.
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US ethanol production up 6%, weekly ending stocks fall by 3%


U.S. fuel ethanol production increased by nearly 6 percent the week ending May 29, while weekly ending stocks of fuel ethanol fell by approximately 3 percent, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on June 3.
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UAI: EPA keeping ethanol from its true lower carbon value


A recent NPRM issued by EPA proposes to penalize low carbon ethanol using a convoluted approach that would add CO2 emissions to an automobile manufacturer’s mileage and carbon emissions calculations.
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EPA: 1.05 billion RINs generated in April


The U.S. EPA has released updated renewable identification number (RIN) generation data, reporting that 1.05 billion RINs were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in April, down from 2.74 billion generated during the same period of last year.
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