3-3495. Area C; fuel reformulation; rules
(L15, Ch. 244, sec. 21. Eff. 7/1/16)
A. From and after May 1 through September 30 of each year, all gasoline produced and shipped to or within this state and sold or offered for sale for use in motor vehicles in area C shall comply with either of the following fuel reformulation options:
1. A gasoline that meets standards for federal phase II reformulated gasoline, as provided in 40 Code of Federal Regulations section 80.41, paragraphs (e) through (h), in effect on January 1, 1999, except that the minimum oxygen content standard does not apply. The gasoline shall also meet the maximum vapor pressure requirements in section 3-3434, subsection D.
2. California phase 2 reformulated gasoline, including alternative formulations allowed by the predictive model, as adopted by the California air resources board pursuant to California Code of Regulations title 13, sections 2261 through 2262.7 and 2265, in effect on January 1, 1997, except that the minimum oxygen content standard does not apply. The gasoline shall also meet the maximum vapor pressure requirements in section 3-3434, subsection D.
B. Any registered supplier, as defined in division rules, may petition the associate director to request that all registered suppliers be allowed to supply gasoline in area C that does not meet the standards in subsection A of this section if the petitioner demonstrates that a shortage in the supply of gasoline meeting the standards in subsection A of this section is imminent.
C. A petition under subsection B of this section shall:
1. Identify specific supply conditions that will result in a shortage of gasoline meeting the standards in subsection A of this section.
2. Identify the formulation of gasoline that will be sold in area C in lieu of gasoline meeting the standards in subsection A of this section.
3. Specify a time period for compliance with the standards of subsection A of this section not to exceed sixty days.
D. The associate director shall either grant or deny a petition under subsection B of this section in writing within seven days of its receipt. Any decision by the associate director to grant the petition shall be equally applicable to all registered suppliers and shall not be selectively applied to any single registered supplier. The petition may be granted only if the associate director verifies that the basis for requesting the petition is factual.
E. The associate director may reauthorize a petition granted under subsection B of this section if the petitioner demonstrates that the conditions identified in the petition have continued. The reauthorization of a petition shall not exceed thirty days.
F. The associate director of the division shall consult with the director of the department of environmental quality before granting, reauthorizing or denying any petition under subsection B of this section.
G. The director of the department of environmental quality in consultation with the associate director of the division shall adopt by rule:
1. Requirements to implement subsections A, B and C of this section.
2. Requirements for recordkeeping, reporting and analytical methods for fuel providers to demonstrate compliance with subsection A of this section.
H. This section does not apply to fuel sold for use at a motor vehicle manufacturer proving ground or at a motor vehicle racing event.Section: Previous 3-3474 3-3475 3-3476 3-3491 3-3492 3-3493 3-3494 3-3495 3-3496 3-3497 3-3498 3-3499 3-3511 3-3511-version-2 3-3512 Next
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