81 FR 33169 - Public Hearing for Standards for 2017 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2018 Under the Renewable Fuel Standard Program

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Federal Register Volume 81, Issue 101 (May 25, 2016)

Page Range33169-33170
FR Document2016-12358

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a public hearing to be held in Kansas City, Missouri on June 9, 2016 for the proposed rule ``Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Standards for 2017 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2018.'' This proposed rule will be published separately in the Federal Register. The pre-publication version of this proposal can be found at https://www.epa.gov/renewable- fuel-standard-program/standards-2017-and-biomass-based-diesel-volume- 2018-documents. In the separate notice of proposed rulemaking, EPA has proposed amendments to the renewable fuel standard program regulations that would establish annual percentage standards for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and renewable fuels that would apply to all gasoline and diesel produced in the U.S. or imported in the year 2017. In addition, the separate proposal includes a proposed biomass-based diesel applicable volume for 2018.

Federal Register, Volume 81 Issue 101 (Wednesday, May 25, 2016)
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Public Hearing for Standards for 2017 and Biomass-Based Diesel 
Volume for 2018 Under the Renewable Fuel Standard Program

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice; announcement of public hearing.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a 
public hearing to be held in Kansas City, Missouri on June 9, 2016 for 
the proposed rule ``Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Standards for 2017 
and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2018.'' This proposed rule will be 
published separately in the Federal Register. The pre-publication 
version of this proposal can be found at https://www.epa.gov/renewable-fuel-standard-program/standards-2017-and-biomass-based-diesel-volume-2018-documents. In the separate notice of proposed rulemaking, EPA has 
proposed amendments to the renewable fuel standard program regulations 
that would establish annual percentage standards for cellulosic 
biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and renewable fuels 
that would apply to all gasoline and diesel produced in the U.S. or 
imported in the year 2017. In addition, the separate proposal includes 
a proposed biomass-based diesel applicable volume for 2018.

DATES: The public hearing will be held on June 9, 2016 at the location 
noted below under ADDRESSES. The hearing will begin at 9:00 a.m. and 
end when all parties present who wish to speak have had an opportunity 
to do so. Parties wishing to testify at the hearing should notify the 
contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT by May 31, 
2016. Additional information regarding the hearing appears below under 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The hearing will be held at the following location: Sheraton 
Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center, 2345 McGee Street, Kansas City, 
Missouri, 64108 (phone number 866-841-8134). A complete set of 
documents related to the proposal will be available for public 
inspection through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov, Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2016-0004. Documents can 
also be viewed at the EPA Docket Center, located at 1301 Constitution 
Avenue NW, Room 3334, Washington, DC between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia MacAllister, Office of 
Transportation and Air Quality, Assessment and Standards Division, 
Environmental Protection Agency, 2000 Traverwood Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 
48105; telephone number: (734) 214-4131; Fax number: (734) 214-4816; 
Email address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposal for which EPA is holding the 
public hearing will be published separately in the Federal Register. 
The pre-publication version can be found at https://www.epa.gov/renewable-fuel-standard-program/standards-2017-and-biomass-based-diesel-volume-2018-documents.
    Public Hearing: The public hearing will provide interested parties 
the opportunity to present data, views, or arguments concerning the 
proposal (which can be found at https://www.epa.gov/renewable-fuel-standard-program/regulations-and-volume-standards-under-renewable-fuel-standard). The EPA may ask clarifying questions during the oral 
presentations but will not respond to the presentations at that time. 
Written statements and supporting information submitted during the 
comment period will be considered with the same weight as any oral 
comments and supporting information presented at the public hearing. 
Written comments must be received by the last day of the comment 
period, as specified in the notice of proposed rulemaking.

How can I get copies of this document, the proposed rule, and other 
related information?

    The EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID 
No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2016-0004. The EPA has also developed a Web site for the 
Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program, including

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the notice of proposed rulemaking, at the address given above. Please 
refer to the notice of proposed rulemaking for detailed information on 
accessing information related to the proposal.

    Dated: May 19, 2016.
Christopher Grundler,
Director, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Office of Air and 
Radiation.
[FR Doc. 2016-12358 Filed 5-24-16; 8:45 am]
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PublisherOffice of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration
SectionProposed Rules
ActionNotice; announcement of public hearing.
DatesThe public hearing will be held on June 9, 2016 at the location
ContactJulia MacAllister, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Assessment and Standards Division, Environmental Protection Agency, 2000 Traverwood Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105; telephone number: (734) 214-4131; Fax number: (734) 214-4816;
FR Citation81 FR 33169 
RIN Number2060-AS72

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