To amend the Clean Air Act to eliminate certain requirements under the renewable fuel program, to prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from approving the introduction into commerce of gasoline that contains greater than 10-volume-percent ethanol, and for other purposes.

Introduced in House
RFS Reform Act of 2017

This bill amends the Clean Air Act to revise the renewable fuel standard
program. Beginning in 2017, the renewable fuel that is required to be blended
into gasoline must be advanced biofuel, which cannot be ethanol derived from
corn starch.

This bill revises the renewable fuel standards by decreasing the total volume of
renewable fuel that must be contained in gasoline sold or introduced into
commerce for years 2017 through 2022.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must determine the target amount of
cellulosic biofuel to be blended into transportation fuel based on the actual
volume of cellulosic biofuel produced in the current year. 

The EPA must reduce the required volume of renewable fuel in transportation fuel
by the same volume of cellulosic biofuel in the fuel.

The EPA may not allow gasoline containing greater than 10% ethanol by volume to
be introduced into commerce. Waivers that allow gasoline containing a greater
percentage of ethanol are nullified.



  • Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.

    Mar 17th, 2017
  • Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

    Mar 2nd, 2017
  • Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E271)

    Mar 2nd, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Mar 2nd, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Mar 2nd, 2017