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Florida One-Pager (State's Fuel Quality Regulation)
  Department
FL Dept of Agriculture & Consumer Services
  NCWM Region
SWMA
 
  Primary Contact
Dr. Matthew Curran
  Last Modified 11/17/2014  
  Phone
850-921-1570
 
  Email
matthew.curran@freshfromflorida.com
 
AUTHORITY
  Fuel Authority
Statutory (enacted legislation)
 
  Statutory/Regulatory Citation
Chapters 525 and 526, Part I, Florida Statutes, and Rule 5F-2, Florida Administrative Code.
 
ADOPTED FUEL SPECIFICATIONS
  Fuels Currently Regulated
Diesel Fuel_yes; B100-Biodiesel_yes; Biodiesel-Blends_yes
 
  Fuel Specifications
B100_ASTM D6751; B1-B5_ASTM D975; B6-20_ASTM D7467; PetroDiesel_ASTM D975
 
  Other Specifications Proactive Tests: FAME, sulfur, visual, lubricity and flashpoint.  
  If no spec - plan to adopt Specifications have been adopted for all marketable fuels. During each rule adoption process, updated specification versions are incorporated when available and if acceptable.  
  Process to Adopt Specifications
Administrative Rulemaking; Legislative Process
 
  ASTM-Rev Adopted
Not-automatic - incorporation through rulemaking
 
TESTING PROGRAMS
  Proactive Tests
Biodiesel Blends (B6-B20); Biodiesel (B100); Petroleum Diesel
 
  Reactive Test Circumstance
Samples collected by petroleum inspectors during routine inspections or in response to consumer complaints.
 
  Fuel Test Performed
Density; - Visual; - Flash Point; - Sulfur; - Viscosity; - %FAME; - Lubricity (HFRR).
 
  Where Sampled
Producer; Terminal / Blender; Retailer
 
  Where Tested
State's In-House Lab
 
  Penalties
Substandard product is removed from the market through issuance of stop-sale orders and fines up to $5,000 may be issued.
 
REPORTING
  How to Report A toll-free consumer hot line number (1-800-HELP-FLA) is posted on all pumps.
PRODUCT INDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
 
  Dispenser Labeling Rule 5F-3.001, Florida Administrative Code 5F-2.003 Registration and Identification. (9) All biodiesel blends containing diesel fuel kept, offered, or exposed for sale, or sold, at retail that contain more than 5% biodiesel shall be identified as “Biodiesel Blend (BXX),” where XX represents the volume percent biodiesel in the biodiesel blend. All biodiesel or B99 kept, offered, or exposed for sale, or sold, at retail shall be identified as “Biodiesel (BXX),” where XX represents the volume percent biodiesel and shall be labeled with the proper sulfur grade designation “S15 (15 ppm Sulfur Maximum)” or “S500 (500 ppm Sulfur Maximum). Each dispenser shall be labeled as such on the vertical surface of each dispenser housing on each side that has measure and price meters with a sign clearly visible and located on the upper fifty percent of the dispenser front panel in a type at least 1/2 inch in height and 1/16 inch stroke (width of type). (a) Every dispenser that dispenses biodiesel, B99, or a biodiesel blend containing diesel fuel with a biodiesel percentage greater than 5% shall contain a label on the vertical surface of each dispenser housing on each side that has measure and price meters and located on the upper fifty percent of the dispenser front panel in a type at least 1/2 inch in height and 1/16 inch stroke (width of type) that reads as follows: THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS BIODIESEL. CONSULT WITH YOUR ENGINE MANUFACTURER OR OWNER’S MANUAL BEFORE USING THIS PRODUCT. (b) Every dispenser that dispenses a biodiesel blend containing diesel fuel shall also possess the proper diesel fuel sulfur grade designation conspicuously and firmly attached thereto, as specified in subsection (6) of this section, to indicate the grade of the biodiesel blend being sold therefrom. The diesel fuel sulfur grade designation shall apply to the blended fuel. (10) All biodiesel blends containing fuel oil kept, offered, or exposed for sale, or sold, at retail that contain more than 5% biodiesel shall be identified as “Fuel Oil Containing Biodiesel (XX),” where XX represents the volume percent biodiesel in the biodiesel blend, and shall be labeled as such on the vertical surface of each dispenser housing on each side that has measure and price meters with a sign clearly visible and located on the upper fifty percent of the dispenser front panel in a type at least 1/2 inch in height and 1/16 inch stroke (width of type). Every dispenser that dispenses a biodiesel blend containing fuel oil with a biodiesel percentage greater than 5% shall contain a label on the vertical surface of each dispenser housing on each side that has measure and price meters and located on the upper fifty percent of the dispenser front panel in a type at least 1/2 inch in height and 1/16 inch stroke (width of type) that reads as follows: THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS BIODIESEL. CONSULT WITH YOUR EQUIPMENT OR ENGINE MANUFACTURER OR OWNER’S MANUAL BEFORE USING THIS PRODUCT. (11) Any other alternative fuel as defined by this section shall be labeled clearly and unambiguously on the vertical surface of each dispenser housing on each side that has measure and price meters with a sign clearly visible and located on the upper fifty percent of the dispenser front panel in a type at least 1/2 inch in height and 1/16 inch stroke (width of type).
 
  Tank Labeling