As previously noted, "hardship waivers" were intended for refineries producing 75,000 bpd or less and suffered "disproportionate economic hardship" from the costs of RFS compliance. The waiver frees the refineries from an obligation to provide the EPA with biofuels credits proving compliance. Under the now vanquished administrator Greg Pruitt's direction, the EPA handed out 54 exemptions over two years and not a single request for an exemption was denied.
Download the letter HERE. (Source: Office of Rep. Abby Finkenauer, 21 Aug., 2019) Contact: Office of Rep. Abby Finkenauer, (202) 225-2911, finkenauer.house.gov
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According to the GAO, "In fiscal years 2013 through 2015,the federal government obligated more than $1.1 billion for advanced biofuels R&D.
Even with federal backing, it does not appear possible to meet statutory target volumes for advanced biofuels in the RFS under current market and regulatory conditions." The GAO partially blames "high production costs" for the shortfall.
(Source: GAO, aminewswire, 13 Dec., 2016)Contact: GOA, (202) 512-3000, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.gao.gov
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