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EPA's NODA "even more disappointing" says NBB

On September 26, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Notice of Data Availability (NODA) to provide "public notice and an opportunity to comment on" potential reductions in the 2018 biomass-based diesel (BBD), advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel volumes, and/or the 2019 biomass-based diesel volume under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program.

EPA’s proposal earlier this summer was inadequate, underestimating the power of domestic biodiesel production and ignoring the intent of the law. This request for comment is even more disappointing. NBB will be working with EPA to demonstrate the industry’s proven success record, continued growth and impacts to American workers who were promised that this administration had their back, said Doug Whitehead, CEO at the National Biodiesel Board (NBB), the US trade association representing the biodiesel and renewable diesel industries, including producers, feedstock suppliers and fuel distributors.

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