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Biofuels and the Environment: the First Triennial Report to Congress (2011 Final Report)
U.S. EPA. Biofuels and the Environment: the First Triennial Report to Congress (2011 Final Report). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-10/183F, 2011.
Produce report to Congress that addresses the environmental impact associated with current and future biofuel production and use.
EPA announced the release of the final report,Biofuels and the Environment: The First Triennial Report to Congress (EPA/600/R-10/183F), prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within EPA’s Office of Research and Development, as the first EPA 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.
URLs/Downloads:RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARD (RFS) PROGRAM
Biofuels and the Environment: First Triennial Report to Congress (PDF,220 pp, 8018 KB, about PDF)
Summary of and Response to Comments Received concerning the June 8, 2011 Draft (PDF,25 pp, 204 KB, about PDF)
Summary of and Response to Comments Received concerning the January 19, 2011 External Peer Review Draft (PDF,26 pp, 185 KB, about PDF)
SUMMARY OF THE ENERGY INDEPENDENCE AND SECURITY ACT PUBLIC LAW 110-140 (2007)