EPA issues final decision on E15

On February 23, 2024, in Ethanol, by Tom

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday approved a petition from eight Midwestern states allowing summertime sales of E15 gasoline-ethanol blend, but delayed implementation until 2025.

EPA said it was responding to request from the governors of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin to remove the 1-psi volatility waiver for gasoline-ethanol blends containing 10% ethanol in their states.

EPA added that it had “also received multiple petitions from stakeholders requesting an extension of the effective date. This action delays the effective date to April 28, 2025, due to concerns over insufficient fuel supply with an earlier effective date, consistent with statutory provisions. This action also establishes a regulatory process by which a state may request to reinstate the 1-psi waiver.”

For a copy of the rule’s summary, please visit the EPA website by clicking here.