Oklahoma One-Pager (State's Fuel Quality Regulation)
OK Corporation Commission, Petroleum Storage Tank Division
  NCWM Region
  Primary Contact
Ted Lowery
  Last Modified 11/17/2014  
(405) 521-6397
  Fuel Authority
Regulatory (state regulations); Statutory (enacted legislation)
  Statutory/Regulatory Citation
For tax years beginning after December 31, 2004, and before January 1, 2013, a biodiesel (B100) production facility is allowed a credit of $0.20 per gallon of biodiesel produced. An eligible biodiesel facility must produce at least 25% of its nameplate design capacity for at least six months after the first month for which it is eligible to receive the credit, on or before December 31, 2008. Reference House Bill 1956, 2008, and Oklahoma Statutes 68-2357.67). Reference SB 1267 for moratorium on tax credits from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2012 which includes biodiesel fuel production. HB 2626 provides a statutory definition for biodiesel that includes the ASTM fuel specification. Statute 68-2357.67 Tax Credit for Biodiesel Facilities broadly defines biodiesel without an ASTM specification.
  Fuels Currently Regulated
Diesel Fuel_yes; B100-Biodiesel_yes; Biodiesel-Blends_yes
  Fuel Specifications
B100_ASTM D6751; B1-B5_ASTM D975; B6-20_ASTM D7467.
  Other Specifications §68-500.3.Definitions.3.“Biodiesel” means a fuel comprised of mono-alkyl esters of long chain fatty acids generally derived from vegetable oils or animal fats, commonly known as “B100” The biodiesel blend B6-B20 is regulated under ASTM D 7467.  
  If no spec - plan to adopt Legislation has been passed to incorporate ASTM D 6751; OCC regulations will be updated to reflect statutory change.  
  Process to Adopt Specifications
Administrative Rulemaking; Legislative Process
  ASTM-Rev Adopted
"Automatic updates" for ASTM standards were changed in 2009 to "periodic updates" because constituents wanted the opportunity for public hearings before rule changes became effective.
  Proactive Tests
Petroleum Diesel
  Reactive Test Circumstance
Octane is checked at all retail sites twice a year. Diesel is tested under public complaint or request by fuel inspector.
  Fuel Test Performed
Flash Point; Water & Sediment
  Where Sampled
Retailer; Terminal / Blender
  Where Tested
State's In-House Lab; Out-Sourced
Red tag authority to shut down sale of off-spec fuel. Notice of Violation issued; fines are not typically issued unless repeated violation.
  How to Report Complaint phone number posted on all pump stickers
  Dispenser Labeling FTC only; specifies ethanol content labeling only
  Tank Labeling Reference Oklahoma Statutes 52-347