40 CFR 80.1105 - What is the Renewable Fuel Standard?

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§ 80.1105 What is the Renewable Fuel Standard?
(a) The annual value of the renewable fuel standard for 2007 shall be 4.02 percent.
(b) Beginning with the 2008 compliance period, EPA will calculate the value of the annual standard and publish this value in the Federal Register by November 30 of the year preceding the compliance period.
(c) EPA will base the calculation of the standard on information provided by the Energy Information Administration regarding projected gasoline volumes and projected volumes of renewable fuel expected to be used in gasoline blending for the upcoming year.
(d) EPA will calculate the annual renewable fuel standard using the following equation:
Where:
RFStdi = Renewable Fuel Standard, in year i, in percent.
RFVi = Nationwide annual volume of renewable fuels required by section 211(o)(2)(B) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 7545), for year i, in gallons.
Gi = Amount of gasoline projected to be used in the 48 contiguous states, in year i, in gallons.
Ri = Amount of renewable fuel blended into gasoline that is projected to be used in the 48 contiguous states, in year i, in gallons.
GSi = Amount of gasoline projected to be used in noncontiguous states or territories (if the state or territory opts-in), in year i, in gallons.
RSi = Amount of renewable fuel blended into gasoline that is projected to be used in noncontiguous states or territories (if the state or territory opts-in), in year i, in gallons.
GEi = Amount of gasoline projected to be produced by exempt small refineries and small refiners, in year i, in gallons (through 2010 only, except to the extent that a small refinery exemption is extended pursuant to § 80.1141(e)).
Celli = Beginning in 2013, the amount of renewable fuel that is required to come from cellulosic sources, in year i, in gallons.
(e) Beginning with the 2013 compliance period, EPA will calculate the value of the annual cellulosic standard and publish this value in the Federal Register by November 30 of the year preceding the compliance period.
(f) EPA will calculate the annual cellulosic standard using the following equation:
Where:
RFCelli = Renewable Fuel Cellulosic Standard in year i, in percent.
Gi = Amount of gasoline projected to be used in the 48 contiguous states, in year i, in gallons.
Ri = Amount of renewable fuel blended into gasoline that is projected to be used in the 48 contiguous states, in year i, in gallons.
GSi = Amount of gasoline projected to be used in noncontiguous states or territories (if the state or territory opts-in), in year i, in gallons.
RSi = Amount of renewable fuel blended into gasoline that is projected to be used in noncontiguous states or territories (if the state or territory opts-in), in year i, in gallons.
Celli = Amount of renewable fuel that is required to come from cellulosic sources, in year i, in gallons.
[72 FR 23993, May 1, 2007]

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  • 2014-08-08; vol. 79 # 153 - Friday, August 8, 2014
    1. 79 FR 46353 - Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Extension of Compliance and Attest Engagement Reporting Deadlines for 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards
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Title 40 published on 2013-07-01

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  • 2014-08-08; vol. 79 # 153 - Friday, August 8, 2014
    1. 79 FR 46353 - Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Extension of Compliance and Attest Engagement Reporting Deadlines for 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards
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      ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
      Direct final rule.
      This rule is effective on September 29, 2014 without further notice, unless the EPA receives adverse comment by September 15, 2014. If the EPA receives adverse comment, we will publish a timely withdrawal notice in the Federal Register informing the public that the rule will not take effect.
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