Frequent Questions

If a terminal receives gasoline that is delivered directly from a foreign source but the operator or owner of the receiving terminal is not the importer of that gasoline, is that terminal still considered to be the import facility? Is it the responsibilit

The requirements for certification of RFG are applied to the importer, not the import facility. As described above, the importer is the person who is the importer of record with the Customs Service for the gasoline, and normally is either the person who owns the gasoline when the import vessel arrives at the U.S. port of entry, or the person who owns the gasoline after it has been discharged by the import vessel into a shore tank. A terminal owner or operator who is not the importer would not be responsible for compliance with the testing and certification requirements, but would, however, be responsible for the requirements applicable to distributors.(7/1/94)

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 7/1/94 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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