Science Inventory

Biofuels and the Environment: First Triennial Report to Congress (Final Report, 2011)

Citation:

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

Impact/Purpose:

EISA Section 204 calls for EPA to report to Congress on the environmental and resource conservation impacts of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program, specifically air and water quality, water quantity, ecosystem health and biodiversity, soil quality, invasive species, and international impacts. This report is the second of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) reports to Congress required under the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA).

Description:

EPA announced the release of the final report,Biofuels and the Environment: 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.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT ( PUBLISHED REPORT/ REPORT)
Product Published Date: 01/30/2012
Record Last Revised: 02/09/2021
OMB Category: Highly Influential
Record ID: 235881