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Pennsylvania One-Pager (State's Fuel Quality Regulation)
  Department
PA Dept of Agriculture
  NCWM Region
NEWMA
 
  Primary Contact
Walter Remmert
  Last Modified 11/17/2014  
  Phone
(717) 787-9089
 
  Email
wremmert@pa.gov
 
AUTHORITY
  Fuel Authority
Regulatory (state regulations); Statutory (enacted legislation)
 
  Statutory/Regulatory Citation
Defined by State Statute as: "Biodiesel" A renewable, biodegradable, mono alkyl ester combustible liquid fuel that meets American Society for Testing and Materials Specification D-6751-02 or its successor standard, biodiesel fuel (B100) blend stock for distillate fuels. All diesel fuel sold in PA for use in compression ignition engines must contain at least 2% by volume one year after the in-state production volume of biodiesel has been reached. There is pending legislation, SB 901, SB 1282 and HB 2578, for alternative renewable energy.
 
ADOPTED FUEL SPECIFICATIONS
  Fuels Currently Regulated
Diesel Fuel_yes; B100-Biodiesel_yes; Biodiesel-Blends_yes
 
  Fuel Specifications
PetroDiesel_ASTM D975; B100_ASTM D6751; B6-20_ASTM D7467; B1-B5_ASTM D975
 
  Other Specifications  
  If no spec - plan to adopt  
  Process to Adopt Specifications
Legislative Process; Administrative Rulemaking
 
  ASTM-Rev Adopted
periodic - adopt & update per set schedule (e.g. annually)
 
TESTING PROGRAMS
  Proactive Tests
Biodiesel (B100); Biodiesel Blends (Bxx)
 
  Reactive Test Circumstance
Requests
 
  Fuel Test Performed
-Water & Sediment; - Cold Filter Plugging; - Cloud Point; - % biodiesel
 
  Where Sampled
Terminal / Blender / producer / retail
 
  Where Tested
State's In-House Lab
 
  Penalties
Quality issues are forwarded to the Attorney General office.
 
REPORTING
  How to Report
PRODUCT INDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
 
  Dispenser Labeling All such Previous TermbiodieselNext Term blend or Previous TermbiodieselNext Term must be properly labeled as to its noncompliant characteristics if released and permitted to be sold without being brought into compliance with this act or regulations promulgated under this act. A person that knowingly sells, offers for sale or otherwise transfers title to Previous TermbiodieselNext Term blend or Previous TermbiodieselNext Term in this Commonwealth subject to a stop-sale order for use by consumers in on-road compression ignition engines commits a misdemeanor of the third degree.
 
  Tank Labeling 73 P.S. § 1650.5, § 1650.5. Department authority and responsibility. http://weblinks.westlaw.com/result/default.aspx?action=Search&cfid=1&cnt=DOC&db=PA-ST-WEB&eq=search&fmqv=c&fn=_top&method=WIN&mt=Westlaw&n=3&origin=Search&query=biodiesel&rlt=CLID_QRYRLT