The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) submitted comments on the April 29 deadline for EPA’s proposal allowing 15 percent ethanol blends (E15) to take advantage of the 1-psi Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) waiver that currently applies to E10 during the summer months.
The ethanol trade organization strongly supports the proposed regulatory fix that would allow year-round sales of E15 in conventional gasoline markets for the first time. However, RFA does not support the part of the proposed rule dealing with Renewable Identification Number (RIN) reform and discourages EPA from finalizing any of the four proposed market reforms.
RFA’s full comments to EPA are available here.
In this interview, RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper summarizes comments to EPA and talks about what happens next:
Interview with RFA CEO on EPA comments 3:20
In this edition of the Ethanol Report podcast, Cooper discusses the EPA proposal and pending small refinery exemption requests:
Ethanol Report on EPA Proposal Comments 11:30