Ethanol industry representatives speculated November 9 that the Environmental Protection Agency will likely miss its November 13 deadline to reply to requests from states for a reduction in the volume of ethanol that must be blended into gasoline for 2012. The ethanol industry also awaits the agency’s ethanol blending volume mandates under the 2013 renewable fuels standard. The Energy Independence and Security Act calls for 16.55 billion gallons of ethanol to blended into the gasoline supply in 2013.