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Alabama One-Pager (State's Fuel Quality Regulation)
  Department
AL Dept of Agriculture & Industries
  NCWM Region
SWMA
 
  Primary Contact
Stacy Boshell
  Last Modified 11/17/2014  
  Phone
(334) 240-7134
 
  Email
stacy.boshell@agi.alabama.gov
 
AUTHORITY
  Fuel Authority
Statutory (enacted legislation)
 
  Statutory/Regulatory Citation
HB123 became Act No.2007-452 effective September 1, 2007. The act authorizes the Center for Alternative Fuels and defines the requirements for "Biodiesel that is a diesel fuel substitute that is derived from non-petroleum renewable sources" that "meets the current applicable ASTM Fuel Specification standard."
 
ADOPTED FUEL SPECIFICATIONS
  Fuels Currently Regulated
Diesel Fuel_yes; B100-Biodiesel_yes; Biodiesel-Blends_yes
 
  Fuel Specifications
B6-20_ASTM D7457; B1-B5_ASTM D975; B100_ASTM D6751; PetroDiesel_ASTM D975
 
  Other Specifications  
  If no spec - plan to adopt  
  Process to Adopt Specifications
Legislative Process
 
  ASTM-Rev Adopted
automatic - incorporation of "most-current" revision
 
TESTING PROGRAMS
  Proactive Tests
Bxx biodiesel blends
 
  Reactive Test Circumstance
Upon complaint
 
  Fuel Test Performed
- Viscosity; - Flash Point
 
  Where Sampled
Retailer
 
  Where Tested
State's In-House Lab but temporarily sending samples outside for testing.
 
  Penalties
Civil penalties apply.
 
REPORTING
  How to Report Q9 Report Out-of-Spec Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries Weights & Measures 800-642-7761 Note: contact information is posted on all pumps, located within the state's certification seal.
PRODUCT INDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
 
  Dispenser Labeling Requirements are currently covered by state law. Regulated products manufactured or marketed in the state must be registered such as brands. Diesel fuel containing up to 5% biodiesel may be sold as Diesel and diesel containing more than 5% and up to 20% biodiesel and blends greater than 20% may be sold as Bxx where xx is the actual percentage of Biodiesel. Follow but not enforce EPA and FTC requirements.
 
  Tank Labeling