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Connecticut One-Pager (State's Fuel Quality Regulation)
  Department
CT Dept of Consumer Protection
  NCWM Region
NEWMA
 
  Primary Contact
Frank Greene
  Last Modified 11/17/2014  
  Phone
(860) 713-6160
 
  Email
frank.greene@ct.gov
 
AUTHORITY
  Fuel Authority
Regulatory (state regulations); Statutory (enacted legislation)
 
  Statutory/Regulatory Citation
SB 8005 became law on July 1, 2007: Biodiesel means a fuel comprised of mono-alkyl esters of long chain fatty acids derived from vegetable oils or animal fats, designated B100, and meeting the requirements of designation ASTM D6751. The Department of Consumer Protection has issued Connecticut Motor Fuel Quality Regs in Section 14-327d-1 et seq. as provided via the DCP link: http://www.ct.gov/dcp/lib/dcp/pdf/mfq.pdf.
 
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 ASTM 4814 (gasoline)  
  If no spec - plan to adopt Proactively testing the quality of biodiesel but is very limited because of mimimal volumes being sold.  
  Process to Adopt Specifications
Administrative Rulemaking; Legislative Process
 
  ASTM-Rev Adopted
not automatic - use earlier revision, til law / regulations revised
 
TESTING PROGRAMS
  Proactive Tests
B100 Biodiesel; BXX Biodiesel blends. DCP has agreed to take samples with existing manpower in a quality enforcement program at the B100 level prior to blending. The new ASTM lab in the Center of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at UCONN is now able to perform the key Tier II properties of D 6751. All properties of D 6751 (minus Cetane) are available for testing. UConn grant money is needed.
 
  Reactive Test Circumstance
Typically upon complaint. Protocol indicates that if there are more than two complaints per distribution point a problem exists. Problems will occur in multiple cars and a short distance from the station. DCP advises consumer to confirm fuel quality with the station owner
 
  Fuel Test Performed
Screen using IR in the field. All properties of D 6751 (minus Cetane) are available for testing.
 
  Where Sampled
Terminal / Blender; Retailer
 
  Where Tested
Field Staff / Out-Sourced
 
  Penalties
Motor fuels excluding Jet A and Av gas must be registered. Quality issues for fuels are they must meet applicable ASTM or be "fit for intended use", meet applicable environmental use (CT DEP).
 
REPORTING
  How to Report Consumer to contact www.ct.gov/dcp. Also, phone number is on each pump: 1-860-713-7160 for consumer complaints of fuel quality.
PRODUCT INDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
 
  Dispenser Labeling Requirements are the same as HB 130.
 
  Tank Labeling