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Introduced in Senate (02/26/2015)


114th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 577


To amend the Clean Air Act to eliminate the corn ethanol mandate for renewable fuel.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 26, 2015

Mr. Toomey (for himself, Mrs. Feinstein, and Mr. Flake) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works


A BILL

To amend the Clean Air Act to eliminate the corn ethanol mandate for renewable fuel.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2015”.

SEC. 2. Elimination of corn ethanol mandate for renewable fuel.

(a) Removal of table.—Section 211(o)(2)(B)(i) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7545(o)(2)(B)(i)) is amended by striking subclause (I).

(b) Conforming amendments.—Section 211(o)(2)(B) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7545(o)(2)(B)) is amended—

(1) in clause (i)—

(A) by redesignating subclauses (II) through (IV) as subclauses (I) through (III), respectively;

(B) in subclause (I) (as so redesignated), by striking “of the volume of renewable fuel required under subclause (I),”; and

(C) in subclauses (II) and (III) (as so redesignated), by striking “subclause (II)” each place it appears and inserting “subclause (I)”; and

(2) in clause (v), by striking “clause (i)(IV)” and inserting “clause (i)(III)”.

(c) Administration.—Nothing in this section or the amendments made by this section affects the volumes of advanced biofuel, cellulosic biofuel, or biomass-based diesel that are required under section 211(o) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7545(o)).