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What's New...
10-Nov-99 Updated lists of gasoline, diesel, and detergent additives
24-Oct-99 New Page!!! Diesel Fuel Home Page

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Index of Fuel Topics
*Fact Sheets on Fuel Issues*Electronic Data Interchange,
Fuels Reporting Formswww.epa.gov/oms/edi.htm
*Fuel Programs, Regulations, & Support Documents*Other Fuel Information: RVP, Alternative Fuels Home Page,
Tier 2/Gasoline Sulfur Home Page

*Reformulated Gasoline*External Links
www.epa.gov/oms/consumer/fuels/altfuels/altfuels.htm

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Information Fact Sheets on Fuel Issues

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court houseFuel Programs and Regulations

[Clean Fuel Fleets] [CNG-LPG-LNG] [Diesel]
[Fuel Additives] [Methanol] [Oxygenated Gasoline]
[Reformulated Gasoline] [RVP]

 

 

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Oxygenated Gasoline

  • 28-Oct-99 Table of winter oxygenated fuels programs by state
    [36K PDF] [34K WPD]
  • 02-Nov-98
    Final Notification Letter to API of Testing Requirements for Baseline Gasoline and Non-baseline (oxygenated) Gasoline groups under Section 211(b) of the CAA. [251K WP6] or [214K PDF]
    Contact John Brophy (202) 564-9068 [email protected]
  • 12-Nov-97 Proposed Rule: Alternative Tier 2 Requirements for Baseline Gasoline and Oxygenated Gasoline Categories of Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether, Ethyl Alcohol, and Other Oxygenates: Extension of comment period.
    [Fed Register Notice]
    Contact: John Brophy (202) 564-9068
    [email protected]

 

  • 11-Sept-97 August 20, 1997 Notification Letter to API of Testing Requirements for Baseline Gasoline and Non-baseline (oxygenated) Gasoline groups under Section 211(b) of the CAA.
    [28K ZIP WP5] or [98K PDF]
    Contact John Brophy (202) 564-9068
    [email protected]


  • 02-July-97 The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has released its final report on EPA's winter oxygenated fuels program. The report is entitled "Interagency Assessment of Oxygenated Fuels" and considers health effects, air quality, fuel economy and engine performance, and ground water and drinking water quality issues.
    bulletExecutive Summary [312K ZIP WP5] bulletIntro & Contents [0.7MB PDF] bulletChapter 1 Air Quality Effects [0.8MB PDF] bulletChapter 2 Fuel Oxygenates and Water Quality [1.7MB PDF] bulletChapter 3 Fuel Economy and Engine Performance Issues [0.4MB PDF] bulletChapter 4 Potential Health Effects of Oxygenated Gasoline [0.7MB PDF] bulletThe entire OSTP Report - This will take a long time to download
    [4MB PDF]

Hard copies of the report may be requested through GCRIO User Services:
Telephone: 914-365-8930
Fax: 914-365-8922
E-mail: [email protected]
WWW: http://www.gcrio.org (See Document Request Form)
EPA Contact: Diane Turchetta 202-564-9036 


  • 29-Apr-97 The Office of Mobile Sources recently received a copy of a final report entitled "REGRESSION MODELING OF OXYFUEL EFFECTS ON AMBIENT CO CONCENTRATIONS". This report was prepared for the Renewable Fuels and Oxygenated Fuels Associations by Systems Applications International. OMS strives to make available any new information pertaining to fuels and fuel-related programs. The Office of Mobile Sources understands that this report is still undergoing peer review and will post any revisions to the report that may be made as a result of this review.
    [103K PDF] [147K DOC]

 


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Fuel Additives/Detergents

  • 10-Nov-99 List of Registered Gasoline Additives. Contact Joseph Fernandes (202) 564-9756 or Jim Caldwell (202) 564-9303 [TXT]
  • 10-Nov-99 List of Certified Diesel Additives. Contact Joseph Fernandes (202) 564-9756 or Jim Caldwell (202) 564-9303 [TXT]
  • 10-Nov-99 List of Certified Detergent Additives. Contact Joseph Fernandes (202) 564-9756 or Jim Caldwell (202) 564-9303 [TXT]
  • 12/17/97 EPA Decision to Grant Conventional Gasoline Anti-dumping Exemption to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
    Notice of Direct Final Decision [40K WP5]
    Proposed Notice of Decision [6K WP5]
    Contact: Marilyn Winstead McCall (202) 564-9029

 

  • 11/6/97 Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: Proposed Minor Revisions to Selected Recordkeeping and Enforcement Provisions Under the Regulation of Deposit Control Gasoline Additives Regarding the Identification of the Oxygenate Content of Transferred Gasoline
    [Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)]
    [Direct Final Rule]
    Fact Sheet [Read Now] or [13K PDF]
    Contact: Judith Lubow, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (303-969-6483), Fax (303-969-6490) [email protected]il.epa.gov

 

  • 10/30/97 Modifications to ASTM D 5500-94 intake valve deposit control performance procedure. Contact Jeff Herzog (734) 214-4227
    [27K TXT] or [28K WP5]

 

  • 4/29/97 Gasoline Deposit Control (Detergent) Additive Certification Questions & Answers #2. Contact Jeff Herzog Voice - (734) 214-4227, FAX (734) 214-4051 [38K TXT] or [47K WP5]

 

  • 1/31/97 Gasoline Deposit Control (Detergent) Additive Certification Questions & Answers #1 [9K TXT] or [69K WP5]
  • 10/16/96 Decision on Petition by Guam for Exemption From Anti-Dumping and Detergent Additization Requirements for Conventional Gasoline
    Notice of direct final decision [41K TXT]
    Proposed notice of decision [4K TXT]

 

  • Prohibition on Gasoline Containing Lead or Lead Additives for Highway Use bullet6/6/96 Final Rule. [21K TXT] bullet3/4/96 Partial withdrawal of 2/2/96 Direct Final Rule. [4K TXT] bullet1/29/96 Press Release - EPA takes final step in phaseout of leaded gasoline. [4K TXT] bullet2/2/96 Direct Final Rule. [42K TXT] bullet2/2/96 Notice of Proposed Rule. [3K TXT]

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Fuel RVP
  • 01-Apr-99 EPA Guide to Federal and State RVP Standards for Conventional Gasoline.[PDF]
    Contact: M. Winstead McCall (202) 564-9029 [email protected]
  • 01-Apr-99 Guidance on Use of Opt-in to RFG and Low RVP Requirements in Ozone SIPs.[PDF] [WPD]
    Contact: M. Winstead McCall (202) 564-9029 [email protected]

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Other Fuel Information

Tier 2/Gasoline Sulfur


Refinery Baselines
  • 09-Jun-99 Modification of Compliance Baselines for Puerto Rico Gasoline
    [HTML] [ PDF]
  • Mar-97 An Overview of the Baseline Adjustment Final Rulemaking
    [12K PDF] [HTML]

Foreign Refiner Baselines

  • 08/21/97 Baseline Requirements for Gasoline Produced by Foreign Refiners. EPA has issued a revision to the requirements for importing conventional gasoline into the United States. This final rulemaking is consistent with the agency's commitment to fully protect public health and the environment, and with the United States' commitment to comply with its obligations under the Word Trade Organization agreement.
    [255K TXT] or [306K WP5]
    Contact Karen Smith (202) 564-9674
  • 06/28/96 World Trade Organization (WTO) Decision on Gasoline Rule (Reformulated and Conventional Gasoline), 6/28/96 Invitation for Public Comment [12K TXT]

Other Fuel Issues
  • 06/30/95 Technical Amendments to the Test Procedures for Methanol-Fueled Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Engines and Petroleum-Fueled Motor Vehicles; Final Rule [Text ]

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External Links
Below are links to other Web sites that may have useful information about motor vehicle fuels, in general. These links are provided for convenience only and no endorsement by EPA is intended. By visiting these non-EPA sites, you leave the domain of EPA and OMS and neither EPA nor OMS assumes any responsibility for any aspect of these sites, nor for your use of these sites. Information contained on these sites can in no way be assumed to replace EPA guidance or policies.

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