May 10, 2019

NCC says E15 waiver will harm chicken producers; asks for RFS ‘Off-Ramp’

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in March proposed regulatory changes to allow gasoline blended with up to 15 percent ethanol (E15) to take advantage of the 1-psi Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) waiver for the summer months that has historically been applied only to E10.

“As corn users, our industry faces potential impact by changes in biofuels policy such as modifying the volatility requirements for E15 fuel blends during the summer season,” said NCC President Mike Brown in new comments filed today.

In previous comments submitted regarding the proposed 2019 required volume obligations (Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2018-0167), the National Chicken Council (NCC) expressed concern that such an action, as anticipated at the time, holds the significant potential for adverse impacts on the chicken industry.  Read more

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