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New Mexico One-Pager (State's Fuel Quality Regulation)
  Department
NM Department of Agriculture
  NCWM Region
WWMA
 
  Primary Contact
David Turning
  Last Modified 11/17/2014  
  Phone
(575) 646-1616
 
  Email
dturning@nmda.nmsu.edu
 
AUTHORITY
  Fuel Authority
Statutory (enacted legislation)
 
  Statutory/Regulatory Citation
Petroleum Products Standards Act: 57-19-29.QUALITY STANDARDS: Unless modified by regulation of the board, the quality standards, tests and methods of conducting analyses on petroleum products manufactured, kept, stored, sold or offered for sale in New Mexico shall be those last adopted and published by the American society for testing and materials or the society of automotive engineers and shall be used to determine compliance with the Petroleum Products Standards Act [57-19-25 to 57-19-37 NMSA 1978] and regulations adopted pursuant to that act. http://nmdaweb.nmsu.edu/weights-and-measures
 
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  
  If no spec - plan to adopt  
  Process to Adopt Specifications
Administrative Rulemaking; Legislative Process
 
  ASTM-Rev Adopted
automatic - incorporation of "most-current" revision
 
TESTING PROGRAMS
  Proactive Tests
Biodiesel Blends (Bxx); Biodiesel (B100); Petroleum Diesel
 
  Reactive Test Circumstance
Any consumer complaint or problem suspected by routine inspection and testing.
 
  Fuel Test Performed
- Water & Sediment; - Visual; - Stability; - Phosphorus; - Density; - Flash Point; - Glycerin; - Cetane; - Copper Strip; - Viscosity; - Sulfur; - Percent Biodiesel
 
  Where Sampled
Terminal / Blender; Retailer
 
  Where Tested
State's In-House Lab
 
  Penalties
Stop Sale authority, civil penalties, agriculture hearing and fines, criminal penalties.
 
REPORTING
  How to Report Call (575) 646-1616
PRODUCT INDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
 
  Dispenser Labeling Requirements are developed by the Department. 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 Bxx Biodiesel Blend, where xx is the percentage of biodiesel in the blend or includes the phrase “Biodiesel Blend between 5% and 20%” or similar words. Blends containing more than 20% Biodiesel may be sold as Bxx Biodiesel Blend, where xx is the percentage of biodiesel in the blend along and a statement that the fuel contains more than 20% biodiesel. NMAC 19.15.110
 
  Tank Labeling