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New York One-Pager (State's Fuel Quality Regulation)
  Department
NY Bureau of Weights & Measures
  NCWM Region
NEWMA
 
  Primary Contact
Michael Sikula
  Last Modified 11/17/2014  
  Phone
(518) 457-3146
 
  Email
mike.sikula@agmkt.state.ny.us
 
AUTHORITY
  Fuel Authority
Statutory (enacted legislation); Regulatory (state regulations)
 
  Statutory/Regulatory Citation
Agriculture and Markets Law Section 192-a, b, c; 1NYCRR Part 224.3; NY Tax Law 28 and 282. For purposes of this subdivision "biodiesel" shall mean a diesel motor fuel substitute produced from nonpetroleum renewable resources that meets the registration requirements for fuels and fuel additives established by the Environmental Protection Agency under section 211 of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7545) and that meets the American Society for Testing and Materials D6751-02a Standard Specification for Biodiesel Fuel (B100)Blend Stock for Distillate Fuels.
 
ADOPTED FUEL SPECIFICATIONS
  Fuels Currently Regulated
Diesel Fuel_yes; B100-Biodiesel_no; Biodiesel-Blends_no
 
  Fuel Specifications
PetroDiesel_ASTM D975; D6751; B1-B5_ASTM D975
 
  Other Specifications  
  If no spec - plan to adopt Considering regulatory adoption of ASTM D 6751 for biodiesel and D7467 for B6-B20 blends. W&M is considering use of the critical 5 property Surveillance Program for use at in-state producers.  
  Process to Adopt Specifications
Legislative Process; Administrative Rulemaking
 
  ASTM-Rev Adopted
not automatic - use earlier revision, til law / regulations revised
 
TESTING PROGRAMS
  Proactive Tests
Biodiesel Blends (B1-B5); Petroleum Diesel
 
  Reactive Test Circumstance
Any consumer complaint
 
  Fuel Test Performed
Flash Point; Visual; Cetane; Sulfur; Atmospheric Distillation
 
  Where Sampled
Retailer; Terminal / Blender
 
  Where Tested
Out-Sourced
 
  Penalties
State and Local W&M officials may issue stop-removal orders to stop sale of substandard product. Penalties for violation of standards can range from $500 to $10,000 for octane and other performance standards.
 
REPORTING
  How to Report State Weights & Measures or local Weights & Measures Director.
PRODUCT INDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
 
  Dispenser Labeling FTC only; specifies lead content labeling only
 
  Tank Labeling Agriculture and Markets Law § 192-B; http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/LAWSSEAF.cgi?QUERYTYPE=LAWS+&QUERYDATA=$$AGM192-B$$@TXAGM0192-B+&LIST=SEA3+&BROWSER=BROWSER+&TOKEN=42594056+&TARGET=VIEW