RFA anxious for OMB to finish E15 review
The president of the Renewable Fuels Association is anxious for a rule allowing year-round E15 sales in eight Midwest states to be completed.
Geoff Cooper tells Brownfield a review by the Office of Management and Budget is the final step.
“It typically takes maybe a month or so. We’ve seen these rules reviewed in as little as six or seven days before, sometimes it’s longer and sometimes it’s shorter than a month.”
The EPA rule went to OMB in mid-December.
Cooper calls the process long and arduous and says it was marked with many delays.
“We’ve got a court challenge involved, we’ve got the oil industry pushing the other way and telling the White House not to do this. So it’s been quite a journey but it feels like we are nearing the finish line.”
The states that petitioned EPA for year-round E15 are Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.