Frequent Questions

Exactly where will EPA define downstream and upstream in regards to applying enforcement test tolerances at refineries, including terminals registered as refineries? For example, does the enforcement test tolerance apply to RFG after it has been produced

The enforcement test tolerances (which are relevant only to the "downstream standards" which are oxygen, benzene, and RVP) would apply to samples of RFG collected subsequent to movement of the RFG from the tank in which the certification sampling is conducted, even when these subsequent samples are collected within the refinery or import facility where the gasoline is produced or imported. Thus, a refiner or importer may conduct a quality assurance program of the RFG located at the refinery or import facility that previously has been certified, and use the "downstream" enforcement test tolerances when evaluating the quality assurance samples.(12/5/94)

This question and answer is posted at http://www.epa.gov/otaq/regs/fuels/rfg/qa/420r03009.pdf. The original was posted in the Q&A posted on 12/5/94 which can found at http://www.epa.gov/otaq/rfg_qa.htm" See Question ID 3857 for RFG (Taken from the first question on
http://www.epa.gov/otaq/regs/fuels/rfg/qa/420r03009.pdf)
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