H.R. 1462: RFS Reform Act of 2013

Introduced:
Apr 10, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee on Apr 10, 2013
Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on April 10, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced
Apr 10, 2013
Reported by Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by the President
 
Sponsor
Bob Goodlatte
Representative for Virginia's 6th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Apr 10, 2013
Length
11 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1482 (Related)
Renewable Fuel Standard Amendments Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 10, 2013

H.R. 1461 (Related)
Renewable Fuel Standard Elimination Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 10, 2013

 
Full Title

To amend the Clean Air Act to eliminate certain requirements under the renewable fuel program, to prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from approving the introduction into commerce of gasoline that contains greater than 10-volume-percent ethanol, and for other purposes.

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Prognosis

11% chance of getting past committee.
2% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Cosponsors
75 cosponsors (61R, 14D) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Energy and Power

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Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.


4/10/2013--Introduced.
RFS Reform Act of 2013 - Amends the Clean Air Act to revise the renewable fuel program. Requires "renewable fuel," beginning on January 1, 2014, to be advanced biofuel.
Revises the renewable fuel standards by: (1) decreasing the volume of renewable fuel that is required to be contained in gasoline sold or introduced into commerce in the United States in 2014 through 2022; and (2) eliminating the separate advanced biofuel volume requirements for those years.
Requires the Administrator of the Energy Information Administration, in estimating the projected volume of cellulosic biofuel production in the next year, to determine for each cellulosic biofuel production facility:
(1) the average monthly volume of biofuel produced by such facility based on the actual volume produced through October 31 of the current year, and
(2) the estimated annualized volume of biofuel production for such facility for the current year.
Requires the estimate of cellulosic biofuel projected to be sold or introduced into commerce in the following year to equal the total of the estimated annual volumes of cellulosic biofuel production for all such facilities.
Requires (currently, authorizes) the Administrator, in any year in which the Administrator reduces the applicable volume of cellulosic biofuel required in gasoline, to also reduce the applicable volume of renewable fuel and advanced biofuels required by the same (currently, by the same or a lesser) volume.
Prohibits the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from allowing the introduction into commerce of gasoline containing greater than 10-volume-percent ethanol. Nullifies waivers from requirements for new fuels and fuel additives that were granted before this Act's enactment and that allow the introduction of such gasoline for use in motor vehicles.
Nullifies portions of the rule entitled, "Regulation to Mitigate the Misfueling of Vehicles and Engines with Gasoline Containing Greater Than Ten Volume Percent Ethanol and Modifications to the Reformulated and Conventional Gasoline Programs."

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