US EPA opens Section 610 review of Renewable Fuel Standard

By Erin Voegele | June 25, 2019

The U.S. EPA published a notice in the Federal Register June 24 announcing it has opened a review of the Renewable Fuel Standard under Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

According to the notice, section 610 of the RFA requires that an agency review, within 10 years of promulgation, each rule that has or will have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.

The review aims “to determine if the provisions that could affect small entities should be continued without change, or should be rescinded or amended to minimize adverse economic impacts on small entities.”

As part of the review, the agency said it will consider and solicit comments on several factors, including the continued need for the rule; the nature of complaints or comments received concerning the rule; the complexity of the rule; the extent to which the rule overlaps, duplicates, or conflicts with other federal, state or local government rules; and the degree to which technology, economic conditions, or other factors have changed in the area affected by the rule.

The EPA has established an official public docket for the 610 review of the RFS on under docket identification number EPA-HQ-OAR-2019-0168. The comment period is open through Aug. 22.

A full copy of the notice is available on the Federal Register website.

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