Renewable Fuel Industry Awaits EPA Decisions
Appeals court ruling on SRE hasn’t deterred companies from filing more requests
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit's ruling early this year that struck down three Small Refinery Exemptions improperly issued by the Environmental Protection Agency hasn’t deterred companies from filing more requests, reports AgriNews.
Geoff Cooper, Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO, said there are currently 52 “gap year” exemption requests for 2011 to 2018 and another 28 requests for 2019 and 2020 that have yet to be ruled on by the EPA.
The ethanol industry also awaits EPA to announce the Renewable Volume Obligations under the RFS for 2021. The ruling for 2020 was made on July 5, 2019, and appears to be put on indefinite hold by EPA for next year.