Since the recent transmission of the 2014 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) to the Office of Management and Budget, obligated parties and affected stakeholders continue to visit federal officials regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed 2014 RVO standard, which outlines the standards for the upcoming year. Much of the activity comes as a result of speculation that differs from the released November 2013 proposal, which would scale back or reduce targets for some renewable fuels, the final numbers could reflect renewable fuel increases so as to decrease greenhouse gas emissions as compared to conventional fossil fuels. Washington insiders continue to speculate that the decision will ultimately be a political one, and that an announcement is unlikely to occur until after the election as many view the toss-up Iowa Senate race as being a significant factor in the matter.

Rick Boucher or Catherine Karen

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