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Georgia One-Pager (State's Fuel Quality Regulation)
  Department
GA Department of Agriculture
  NCWM Region
SWMA
 
  Primary Contact
David Au
  Last Modified 11/17/2014  
  Phone
(229) 386-3486
 
  Email
David.Au@agr.georgia.gov
 
AUTHORITY
  Fuel Authority
Regulatory (state regulations); Statutory (enacted legislation)
 
  Statutory/Regulatory Citation
10-1-151.1, 10-1-155 (a); 40-20-1.C.01 thru .13
 
ADOPTED FUEL SPECIFICATIONS
  Fuels Currently Regulated
Diesel Fuel_yes; B100-Biodiesel_yes; Biodiesel-Blends_yes
 
  Fuel Specifications
B6-20_ASTM D7467; B1-B5_ASTM D975; B100_ASTM D6751; PetroDiesel_ASTM D975
 
  Other Specifications The department recognizes the FTC requirements for biodiesel retail pump labeling for blends over B5.  
  If no spec - plan to adopt Will adopt more recent ASTM biodiesel specifications the next time regulations are updated.  
  Process to Adopt Specifications
Regulatory Process
 
  ASTM-Rev Adopted
--None--
 
TESTING PROGRAMS
  Proactive Tests
Petroleum Diesel; other petroleum products; biodiesel; biodiesel blends up to 20%; ethanol and ethanol blends when lab is fully operational. Samples are collected by the Department or submitted by the interested party.
 
  Reactive Test Circumstance
Complaints
 
  Fuel Test Performed
Visual; Sulfur; Flash Point; Cloud Point; Water & Sediment; Density; Viscosity: Cetane Number; Corrosion; Oxidation Stability; Carbon Residue; Cold Filter Plugging, Distillation (T90), Lubricity; Nitrogen; GC testing for FAME, Methanol, Free and Total Gly
 
  Where Sampled
Terminal / Blender; Retailer; Biodiesel Plants
 
  Where Tested
State's In-House Lab
 
  Penalties
*Misdemeanor, civil penalty, stop sale orders, marketing injunctions
 
REPORTING
  How to Report
PRODUCT INDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
 
  Dispenser Labeling Requirements are developed by the Department. Regulated products manufactured or marketed in the state must be registered. Diesel fuel containing up to 5% biodiesel may be sold as Diesel and diesel containing more than 5% and up to 20% biodiesel may be sold as B20 Biodiesel Blend and must have the applicable FTC decal. Biodiesel and Biodiesel Blends must meet applicable ASTM specifications.
 
  Tank Labeling