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Montana One-Pager (State's Fuel Quality Regulation)
  Department
MT Department of Labor & Industry
  NCWM Region
WWMA
 
  Primary Contact
Tim Lloyd
  Last Modified 11/17/2014  
  Phone
(406) 463-3289
 
  Email
tlloyd@mt.gov
 
AUTHORITY
  Fuel Authority
Regulatory (state regulations); Statutory (enacted legislation)
 
  Statutory/Regulatory Citation
The Weights and Measures Bureau responsibilities, mandated in Title 30, Chapter 12, and Title 82, Chapter 15, MCA, include licensing, inspecting, testing, and certifying all weighing or measuring devices used in commercial transactions in the State of Montana. The program also enforces laws and regulations pertaining to quantity control of prepackaged goods and quality control of petroleum products. The Weights and Meaures Program is statutorily charged with assuring that petroleum products such as gasoline and diesel fuel, offered or exposed for sale in the State of Montana , meet the nationally recognized American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) standards. For gasoline, the standard is D-4814 and for diesel, D-975.
 
ADOPTED FUEL SPECIFICATIONS
  Fuels Currently Regulated
Diesel Fuel_yes; B100-Biodiesel_yes; Biodiesel-Blends_no
 
  Fuel Specifications
B6-19_no-adopted-spec; B1-B5_no-adopted-spec; B100_ASTM D6751; PetroDiesel_ASTM D975
 
  Other Specifications  
  If no spec - plan to adopt  
  Process to Adopt Specifications
Administrative Rulemaking; Legislative Process
 
  ASTM-Rev Adopted
Most current version
 
TESTING PROGRAMS
  Proactive Tests
 
  Reactive Test Circumstance
Consumer complaint.
 
  Fuel Test Performed
 
  Where Sampled
Producer; Terminal / Blender; Retailer
 
  Where Tested
Out-Sourced. The Montana State University has received funding and is currently operating a biodiesel testing laboratory to promote biodiesel. There is not a funding source for a State fuel quality testing program.
 
  Penalties
Misdemeanor offense......1st offense, fine of not less than $10, or more than $1,000. Sub-sequent offense, a fine not less than $50 or more than $5,000, by imprisonment for a term not to exceed 1 year or both.
 
REPORTING
  How to Report Call Weights & Measures Bureau at (406) 443-8065
PRODUCT INDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
 
  Dispenser Labeling Requirements are from HB130. Current version is 2005 but expect to adopt the 2011 version in January 2012. HB130 requirements can be found in both the method of sale regulation and fuel and lubricant regulation. EPA and FTC decals are required, biodiesel blends up to 5% may be sold as a diesel fuel, blends greater than 5% up to 20% as well as blends greater than 20% may be sold as Bxx Biodiesel Blend where xx is the biodiesel percentage in the blend. There is also the requirement to label the dispenser with the statement “Consult Vehicle Manufacturer Fuel Recommendations”for Biodiesel Blends greater than 20%.
 
  Tank Labeling