Larry Elworth, chief agriculture counselor to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson, said October 3 that the agency plans to decide by mid-November which states will receive renewable fuel waivers due to the Midwest drought. Five states have asked the agency for waivers for ethanol in gasoline, and one has requested a waiver for biodiesel. The Governors of Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, and North Carolina asked the agency to waive the mandate in August.