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Delaware One-Pager (State's Fuel Quality Regulation)
  Department
DE Motor Fuel Tax Administration
  NCWM Region
SWMA
 
  Primary Contact
Jeff Kohel
  Last Modified 11/17/2014  
  Phone
(302) 744-2714
 
  Email
jeff.kohel@state.de.us
 
AUTHORITY
  Fuel Authority
Statutory (enacted legislation); Regulatory (state regulations)
 
  Statutory/Regulatory Citation
Motor Fuel, as defined by 6 Del C c. 29 § 2901(6), "shall mean and include any substance or combination of substances which is intended to be or is capable of being used for the purpose of propelling or running by combustion any internal combustion engine and sold or used for that purpose". Fuel Testing:The Office of Retail Gasoline Sales is responsible for insuring that any motor fuel sold at retail or intended to be sold at retail in the State of Delaware meets or exceeds the specifications of motor fuels as defined by the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM). In order to determine whether or not these motor fuels meet the specifications, fuel testing is performed. Such testing is typically performed as part of the routine compliance process. Fuel testing is also performed when consumer complaints are received, due to automobile performance problems experienced after purchase of product from a particular station.
 
ADOPTED FUEL SPECIFICATIONS
  Fuels Currently Regulated
Diesel Fuel_yes; B100-Biodiesel_yes; Biodiesel-Blends_yes
 
  Fuel Specifications
PetroDiesel_ASTM D975; B100_ASTM D6751; B1-B5_no-adopted-spec; B6-19_no-adopted-spec
 
  Other Specifications  
  If no spec - plan to adopt  
  Process to Adopt Specifications
Legislative Process; Administrative Rulemaking
 
  ASTM-Rev Adopted
periodic - adopt & update per set schedule (e.g. annually)
 
TESTING PROGRAMS
  Proactive Tests
 
  Reactive Test Circumstance
Findings reported by one of our petroleum inspectors or receipt of a consumer complaint.
 
  Fuel Test Performed
Flash Point; Visual
 
  Where Sampled
Retailer; Receipt of Interstate Fuel
 
  Where Tested
Out-Sourced
 
  Penalties
Product is removed from sale through Department order and fines may be issued up to $5,000.
 
REPORTING
  How to Report
PRODUCT INDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
 
  Dispenser Labeling FTC only
 
  Tank Labeling