EPA Science Inventory

Biofuels and the Environment: The First Triennial Report to Congress (External Review Draft)

Notice:

EPA is annnouncing the release of the draft report, Biofuels and the Environment: The First Triennial Report to Congress (EPA/600/R-10/183A), and the scheduling of an independent peer review meeting on March 14, 2011 in Arlington, VA. [Federal Register Jan 28, 2011]

Citation:

U.S. EPA. Biofuels and the Environment: The First Triennial Report to Congress (External Review Draft). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-10/183A, 2011.

Description:

The Biofuels and the Environment: The First Triennial Report to Congress (External Review Draft) (EPA/600/R-10/183A) report, prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA’s Office of Research and Development, is the first report published on this issue. The 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) mandates increased production of biofuels (fuels derived from organic materials) from 9 billion gallons per year in 2008 to 36 billion gallons per year by 2022. Additionally, EISA (Section 204) also requires that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) assess and report to Congress every three years on the current and potential future environmental and resource conservation impacts associated with increased biofuel production and use.

Purpose/Objective:

Produce report to Congress that addresses the environmental impact associated with current and future biofuel production and use.

URLs/Downloads:

FR Notice: Jan 28, 2011   Exit

Peer Review Plan   (PDF,NA pp, 29 KB,  about PDF)

Peer Review Charge   (PDF,3 pp, 23 KB,  about PDF)

Charge to External Reviewers   (PDF,3 pp, 23 KB,  about PDF)

Biofuels and the Environment: First Triennial Report to Congress (External Review Draft) (EPA/600/R-10/183A)   (PDF,203 pp, 5459 KB,  about PDF)

Agency Response   (PDF,NA pp, 170 KB,  about PDF)

Peer Review Comments and EPA Response   (PDF,25 pp, 166 KB,  about PDF)

Peer Review Comments and EPA Response   (PDF,25 pp, 166 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Start Date: 01/28/2011
Completion Date: 01/28/2011
Record Last Revised: 03/15/2013
Record Created: 12/09/2009
Record Released: 12/09/2009
OMB Category: Highly Influential
Record ID: 217443

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

IMMEDIATE OFFICE