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Renewable Fuel Standard Program

2011 Standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Final Rulemaking

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EPA finalizes the volume requirements and associated percentage standards that will apply under the RFS2 program in calendar year 2011 for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel. The standards will ensure that transportation fuel sold in the United States contains a minimum volume of renewable fuel as required by the Clean Air Act. EPA is required to finalize these standards by November 30, 2010. The rule also contains two regulatory provisions intended to address RIN generation for certain new pathways and documentation for certain categories of foreign feedstocks. Finally, the rule announces the 2011 price for cellulosic biofuel waiver credits and EPA's assessment of the aggregate compliance provision for domestic feedstocks.

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