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Rhode Island One-Pager (State's Fuel Quality Regulation)
  Department
RI Department of Revenue
  NCWM Region
NEWMA
 
  Primary Contact
Mark Levasseur
  Last Modified 11/17/2014  
  Phone
(401) 574-8811
 
  Email
MLevasseur@tax.ri.gov
 
AUTHORITY
  Fuel Authority
Regulatory (state regulations); Statutory (enacted legislation)
 
  Statutory/Regulatory Citation
Authority over fuel is provided in state Clean Air Act:RI 23-23-5(12)which deals with emissons over stationary or mobile sources which the state can regulate to meet attainment goals. Motor Fuel Tax Code 31-36 defines biodiesel as noted above. SB 525 defines "Manufactured biodiesel fuel" as (i) Mono-alkyl esters of long chain fatty acids derived from vegetable oils or animal fats which conform to ASTM D6751 specifications for use in diesel engines; (ii) That results in employment in Rhode Island at a manufacturing facility for biodiesel fuel; and (iii) Any volume of biodiesel fuel that is subsequently blended with other fuels and is used for heating purposes or for operating or propelling a motor vehicle.” The biodiesel portion of the blend shall be exempted from taxation.
 
ADOPTED FUEL SPECIFICATIONS
  Fuels Currently Regulated
Diesel Fuel_yes; B100-Biodiesel_no; Biodiesel-Blends_no
 
  Fuel Specifications
B6-20_no-adopted-spec; B1-B5_ASTM D975; B100_ASTM D6751; PetroDiesel_ASTM D975
 
  Other Specifications  
  If no spec - plan to adopt  
  Process to Adopt Specifications
Legislative Process; Administrative Rulemaking
 
  ASTM-Rev Adopted
not automatic - use most current revision, until law / regulations revised
 
TESTING PROGRAMS
  Proactive Tests
Do not proactively test
 
  Reactive Test Circumstance
Could be done for issues that testing might solve and would be dependent on the circumstances.
 
  Fuel Test Performed
 
  Where Sampled
 
  Where Tested
Out-Sourced
 
  Penalties
N/A
 
REPORTING
  How to Report
PRODUCT INDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
 
  Dispenser Labeling FTC only; no mention
 
  Tank Labeling