EPA posts call-in number for July 18 hearing on RFS proposal

By Erin Voegele | July 17, 2018

The U.S. EPA has released call-in information for the July 18 hearing on its proposed rule to set 2019 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard, along with the 2020 RVO for biomass-based diesel.

The agency is providing a “listen only” teleconference line for the hearing. The call-in information is as follows:

1-800-683-1658 (Toll free)
1-334-647-4509 (For callers outside the U.S. and Canada)
Participant Passcode: 103975

The hearing, which will take place in Ypsilanti, Michigan, is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m.

The EPA released the proposed rule on June 26. It aims to require 19.88 billion gallons of biofuels to be blended into the U.S. fuel supply in 2019, up from 19.29 billion gallons in 2018. The proposed 19.88 billion gallon RVO for 2019 includes 381 million gallons of cellulosic biofuel, 4.88 billion gallons of advanced biofuel and 2.1 billion gallons of biomass-based diesel. The 2019 RVO for biomass-based diesel was set last year. The proposed 2019 RVOs would allow for up to 15 billion gallons of conventional biofuel to meet the annual blending requirement, most of which is corn ethanol. The rulemaking also proposes to set the 2020 RVO for biomass-based diesel at 2.43 billion gallons, up 330 million gallons when compared to the 2019 and 2018 RVOs of 2.1 billion gallons. 

Additional information on the hearing is available on the EPA’s website