Vermont One-Pager (State's Fuel Quality Regulation)
VT Agency of Agriculture/Food & Markets
  NCWM Region
  Primary Contact
Henry Marckres / Marc Paquette
  Last Modified 11/17/2014  
(802) 828-2436
henry.marckres@state.vt.us / marc.paquette@state.vt.us
  Fuel Authority
Regulatory (state regulations); Statutory (enacted legislation)
  Statutory/Regulatory Citation
Title 9: Commerce and Trade; Chapter 73: WEIGHTS AND MEASURES; § 2697a. Motor fuel octane content and quality; (a) It shall be unlawful for a person to misrepresent the octane content or the quality of motor fuel sold or offered for sale in this state. The secretary may randomly test motor fuel dispensers and motor fuel for the accuracy of any advertised, labeled or other declarations regarding the octane content and the quality of the fuel dispensed. TITLE TEN. CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT PART 1. DEVELOPMENT OF RESOURCES CHAPTER 23. AIR POLLUTION CONTROL, 10 V.S.A. § 585 (2013)
  Fuels Currently Regulated
Diesel Fuel_no; B100-Biodiesel_no; Biodiesel-Blends_no
  Fuel Specifications
PetroDiesel_no-adopted-spec; B100_no-adopted-spec; B6-19_no-adopted-spec; B1-B5_no-adopted-spec
  Other Specifications Title 9: Commerce and Trade; Chapter 73: WEIGHTS AND MEASURES; 9 V.S.A. § 2633. (b) The specifications, etc. as published in NIST HB 44 and (c) the regulation for labeling and method of sale of commodities are adopted as part of this chapter.  
  If no spec - plan to adopt VT has no plans to adopt any new motor fuel regulations at this time.  
  Process to Adopt Specifications
Administrative Rulemaking or Statute
  ASTM-Rev Adopted
  Proactive Tests
Do not proactively test
  Reactive Test Circumstance
When a complaint is made the Agency will investigate. VT has only 600 stations in the state so they feel the problem of testing is minimal. They currently receive few complaints and usually it is water contamination.
  Fuel Test Performed
Water paste
  Where Sampled
  Where Tested
At the station for water and out sourced for other specs (rarely done)
Consumer Protection has the authority to penalize.
  How to Report Agency of Agriculture/Food & Markets, Consumer Protection Division, call 802-828-2426. POC is Henry Marckres or Marc Paquette. http://www.leg.state.vt.us/statutes/chapters.cfm?Title=09
  Dispenser Labeling FTC only
  Tank Labeling In the case of biodiesel and heating oil that has been blended by a dealer or seller of heating oil, the Secretary may allow the dealer or seller to demonstrate compliance with this section by providing documentation that the content of the blended fuel