Environmental Protection Agency: Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: 2013 Biomass-Based Diesel Renewable Fuel Volume
GAO-13-97R, Oct 11, 2012
GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new rule on regulation of fuels and fuel additives. GAO found that (1) under the Clean Air Act section 211(o), the Environmental Protection Agency is required to determine the applicable volume of biomass-based diesel to be used in setting annual percentage standards under the renewable fuel standard program for years after 2012. The final rule finalizes an applicable volume of 1.28 billion gallons of biomass-based diesel for calendar year 2013; and (2) EPA complied with the applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.