Washington One-Pager (State's Fuel Quality Regulation)
WA Dept of Agriculture
  NCWM Region
  Primary Contact
Jerry Buendel
  Last Modified 11/17/2014  
(360) 902-1856
  Fuel Authority
Statutory (enacted legislation)
  Statutory/Regulatory Citation
RCW 19.112 (Motor Fuel Quality Act) or rules adopted under RCW 19.112 and RCW 19.94
  Fuels Currently Regulated
Diesel Fuel_yes; B100-Biodiesel_yes; Biodiesel-Blends_yes
  Fuel Specifications
B6-20_ASTM D7467; B1-B5_ASTM D975; B100_ASTM D6751; PetroDiesel_ASTM D975
  Other Specifications  
  If no spec - plan to adopt  
  Process to Adopt Specifications
Administrative Rulemaking
  ASTM-Rev Adopted
periodic - adopt & update annually.
  Proactive Tests
Biodiesel Blends (Bxx); Biodiesel (B100); Petroleum Diesel
  Reactive Test Circumstance
  Fuel Test Performed
Blend determination, Lubricity, Water & Sediment; - Acid Number; - Visual; - Glycerine; - Flash Point; - Cetane; - Cloud Point; - Oxidation Stability; - Cold filter plug point; ash content
  Where Sampled
Transport; Producer; Terminal / Blender; Retailer
  Where Tested
Out-Sourced. WSDA is testing biodiesel in the field in addition to lab testing. Fuel attributes are tested in the field using the ASTM visual test and hand held testing devices. Samples are gathered in accordance with a sampling plan and sent to a commerc
Any person who knowingly violates any provision of RCW 19.112 (Motor Fuel Quality Act) or rules adopted under RCW 19.112 is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not more then one thousand dollars. The director shall assess a civil penalty ranging form one hundred dollars to ten thousand dollars per occurrence, giving due consideration to the appropriateness of the penalty with respect to the gravity of the violation, and the history of previous violations. The director may issue a stop-sale for any motor fuel found not to be in compliance and rescind the stop-sale order if the motor fuel is brought into compliance with statute and rule.
  How to Report 360-902-1857; Washington State Department of Agriculture Weights and Measures Motor Fuel Quality Program 1111 Washington Street P.O. Box 42560 Olympia, WA 98504
  Dispenser Labeling Chapter 16-662 WAC prescribes rules. Dispensers for product of 5% or less must be labeled, “May contain up to 5% Biodiesel. Blends greater than 5% must be be labeled with letter B and numerical value and end with “Biodiesel” or “Biodiesel Blend”.
  Tank Labeling