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Office of Inspector General

Notification: Lifecycle Impacts of Renewable Fuel Standard

Project #OPE-FY16-0005, October 15, 2015.

The EPA OIG plans to to begin preliminary research on lifecycle impacts of the EPA’s renewable fuel standard.

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