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Nebraska One-Pager (State's Fuel Quality Regulation)
  Department
NE Dept Agr/Div Weights & Measures
  NCWM Region
CWMA
 
  Primary Contact
Ken Tichota
  Last Modified 01/15/2015  
  Phone
(402) 471.2341
 
  Email
ken.tichota@nebraska.gov
 
AUTHORITY
  Fuel Authority
Regulatory (state regulations); Statutory (enacted legislation)
 
  Statutory/Regulatory Citation
Chapter 73 NEBRASKA FUELS TAX ; REG-73-002 DEFINITIONS (1/8/2007)002.27 Biodiesel shall mean mono-alkyl esters of long chain fatty acids derived from vegetable oils or animal fats which conform to American Society for Testing and Materials D6751 specifications for use in diesel engines. Biodiesel refers to the pure fuel before blending with diesel fuel. This definition is necessary for the Department of Revenue to tax biodiesel as a diesel fuel. However, no regulations exist in any state department to proactively test petroleum diesel or biodiesel to insure they meet the ASTM standards
 
ADOPTED FUEL SPECIFICATIONS
  Fuels Currently Regulated
Diesel Fuel_yes; B100-Biodiesel_yes; Biodiesel-Blends_no
 
  Fuel Specifications
B6-20_no-adopted-spec; B1-B5_ASTM D975; B100_ASTM D6751; PetroDiesel_ASTM D975
 
  Other Specifications The fuels regulated and specifications referenced above are for state fuel tax purposes only.  
  If no spec - plan to adopt The Nebraska Department of Agriculture does not regulate fuel quality and no regulations for biodiesel quality enforcement are planned.  
  Process to Adopt Specifications
Legislative Process; Administrative Rulemaking
 
  ASTM-Rev Adopted
periodic - adopt & update per set schedule (e.g. annually)
 
TESTING PROGRAMS
  Proactive Tests
Do not proactively test
 
  Reactive Test Circumstance
Do not test.
 
  Fuel Test Performed
 
  Where Sampled
 
  Where Tested
 
  Penalties
a) state does not regulate fuel. b) consumer may take civil action if supplier does not resolve issue. This civil action would involve going to the Attorney General with the complaint.
 
REPORTING
  How to Report
PRODUCT INDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
 
  Dispenser Labeling No state requirements.
 
  Tank Labeling