The Environmental Protection Agency sent proposed 2014 volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard to the Office of Management and Budget for review on August 30. The review, which may last several weeks, is only about volume obligations, and pathway approvals are not included. While there is no indication of what the 2014 volumes are, the agency suggested in its 2013 rule that it could lower the 2014 levels to avoid hitting the ethanol blend wall. The deadline for the final standard is November 30.