Policy

November 23, 2022

CARB amendments to off-road regulations address renewable diesel

BY California Air Resources Board The California Air Resources Board on Nov. 17 approved amendments to the In-Use Off-Road Diesel-Fueled Fleets Regulation aimed at further reducing emissions from the off-road sector. The amendments, in part, address renewable diesel use. READ MORE

November 22, 2022

USDA seeks comments on implementation of climate-smart ag funds

BY Erin VoegeleThe Inflation Reduction Act, signed by President Joe Biden in August, allocated nearly $20 billion to support climate-smart agriculture. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is now seeking comments inform how it will implement those funds. READ MORE

November 21, 2022

EPA announces members of ag, rural communities advisory committee

BY U.S. EPA U.S. EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan has announced the appointment of 20 members, including the new committee chair and committee vice-chair to the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Federal Advisory Committee. READ MORE

November 17, 2022

EPA: 1.81 billion RINs generated in October

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on Nov. 17 released data showing nearly 1.81 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in October, up from 1.71 billion generated during the same month of last year. READ MORE

November 17, 2022

EPA: 4 new SRE petitions filed, 9 SRE petitions currently pending

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on Nov. 17 released updated SRE data, reporting that four new SRE petitions were filed under the RFS during the past month. According to the agency, 9 SRE petitions are now pending, up from five that were pending as of mid-October. READ MORE

November 16, 2022

USDA clarifies information on eligible applicants for HBIIP

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA has clarified information regarding eligible applicants for the current funding cycle of its Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program, which opened in August. Applications for this round of HBIIP funds are due Nov. 21. READ MORE

November 15, 2022

Senate ag committee holds hearing on Farm Bill energy programs

BY Erin VoegeleThe Senate Ag Committee on Nov. 15 continued its work to develop the 2023 Farm Bill with a hearing focused on rural development and energy programs, including HBIIP, REAP, the BioPreferred Program, and 9003 loan guarantee program. READ MORE

November 11, 2022

$1.5 billion in IRA funding strengthens DOE national laboratories

BY U.S. Department of Energy The Biden-Harris Administration, through the U.S. Department of Energy, on Nov. 4 announced $1.5 billion from President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act to build and upgrade America’s national laboratories. READ MORE

November 10, 2022

EPA delivers proposed rule to set 2023 RFS RVOs to the OMB

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on Nov. 9 delivered its proposed rule to set RFS blending obligations for 2023 and beyond to the White House Office of Management and Budget. OMB review marks a final stage before a proposed rule is released for public comment. READ MORE