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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Streamlining and Consolidating of Existing Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Programs

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Rule Summary

This action is intended to streamline and modernize EPA's existing fuels regulations. The purpose of this effort is to update EPA's existing gasoline, diesel, and other fuels regulations to help reduce compliance costs for industry as well as EPA, while improving overall compliance assurance and maintaining environmental performance. In this action, EPA proposes to streamline existing fuels regulations by deleting expired provisions, eliminating redundant compliance provisions (e.g., duplicative registration requirements that are required by every EPA fuels program), removing unnecessary and out-of-date requirements, and replacing them with a single set of provisions and definitions that will apply across all gasoline, diesel, and other fuels programs.

To submit comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2018-0227, at Follow the online instructions for submitting comments by 11:59pm on June 29, 2020. 

Public Hearing Information

Please note that EPA is deviating from its typical approach because the President has declared a national emergency. Because of current CDC recommendations, as well as state and local orders for social distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19, EPA cannot hold in-person public meetings at this time. The virtual public hearing will provide interested parties the opportunity to present data, views, or arguments concerning. In order to join the hearing, individuals must register for the hearing, even if they do not intend to provide testimony. More information on how to register can be found in the public hearing notice.

Notice of public hearing (PDF) (1 pp, 253 K, published May 19, 2020, About PDF)

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