The EPA has sent proposed levels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2023 and beyond to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). As the Nov. 30 deadline approaches, the EPA negotiated levels as part of a deal with Growth Energy, who previously sued the EPA for failing to deliver the proposed levels by the statutory deadline. The EPA is required to set renewable fuel standard minimum volumes for fuel providers to blend ethanol and biodiesel in their supplies.

The proposal comes after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) unveiled a new study that ultimately led to two primary recommendations for the EPA. They are: to develop new policies and procedures for making RFS decisions and construct a new approach to better meet its annual March deadline.

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