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EPA Plans National Public Hearing for Renewable Fuel Standard Program in Kansas City, Mo., June 9
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Lenexa, Kan., May 27, 2016) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing a public hearing to be held in Kansas City, Mo., on June 9, 2016, for the proposed rule "Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Standards for 2017 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2018." The hearing will provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the proposal. All persons wanting to speak should register in advance, by May 31, 2016.
What: Public Hearing on Proposed Rule - Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Program: Standards for 2017 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2018.
When: June 9, 2016. The hearing will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will end when all parties present who wish to speak have had an opportunity to do so.
Where: Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center, 2345 McGee Street, Kansas City, Mo., 64108. Phone: 866-841-8134.
Contact: To register to speak at the meeting, or for further information, send an e-mail to RFS_Hearing@epa.gov.
Oral comments and supporting information presented at the public hearing will be considered with the same weight as written statements and supporting information submitted during the public comment period. Written comments must be received by the last day of the comment period (July 11, 2016) and submitted to one of the addresses listed in the notice of proposed rulemaking. For more information about the public hearing, see the Federal Register Notice.
The pre-publication version of the proposed rulemaking can be found online.
The Clean Air Act requires EPA to set annual RFS volume requirements for four categories of biofuels. By displacing fossil fuels, biofuels help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help strengthen energy security. EPA implements the program in consultation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Energy.