• EPA Issues Final Extension of RVP Waiver Permitting the Summertime Sale of E15 Nationwide

  • EPA Issues Final Extension of RVP Waiver Permitting the Summertime Sale of E15 Nationwide

    The U.S. EPA has issued the last extension of the temporary emergency waiver put into effect earlier this year to allow the sale of E15 gasoline during the summer driving season. The final waiver is effective August 30, 2022. The EPA cites the “extreme and unusual” global fuel supply shortages caused by the war in Ukraine affecting all regions of the nation as a continuing justification for the waiver. The temporary waiver is authorized under Clean Air Act Sections (CAA§ 211(c)(4)(C)(ii)(I), 42 U.S.C. § 7454(c)(4)(C)(ii)(I)) and extends the current waiver to PM September 15, 2022.

    This is the final one-pound RVP waiver the EPA will issue for E15 this year. No further extension is necessary because the waiver expires on September 15, 2022, which coincides with the end of the summertime RVP season. There is no restriction prohibiting the sale of E15 after September 15 until the start of the 2023 summer driving season on June 1.