EPA: Deadline extended for substantiations of confidentiality

By Erin Voegele | January 15, 2015

The U.S. EPA has extended the deadline to respond to its notice requesting substantiations of confidentiality claims from businesses that have submitted reports and transactional information on the renewable fuels standard (RFS). While the original deadline to respond was set for Jan. 9, the agency has posted a notice to its website extending that deadline through Jan. 23. 

In December, the EPA posted a notice to its website explaining that it has received a request under the Freedom of Information Act for certain records submitted to the EPA under the RFS between Jan. 1, 2011 and November 2014. The records requested were submitted to the EPA under the RFS program’s annual, quarterly and transactional information reporting under within the EPA’s Moderated Transaction System (EMTS). “EPA has published a notice in the Federal Register requesting substantiations of confidentiality claims from businesses that have submitted any or all of the information listed in the notice and are claiming the information as confidential business information (CBI),” said the EPA in a notice posted to its website.

The extension notice and a link to the Federal Register notice is available on the EPA website.