Frequent Questions

If a refiner produces "specified RBOB" for 3.5% oxygenate (for example, 10% vol EtOH) blending, and an oversight program shows that the downstream blender is adding less than 10% EtOH, who is liable for a compliance violation? If there a violation at all

If the downstream oxygenate blender is adding oxygenate in amounts other than that specified by the refiner of the RBOB, the blender would be liable for a violation of the regulations regardless of whether the gasoline meets the downstream standards. In such a case, the RBOB refiner would have to recalculate its batch values for the RBOB to reflect that actual level of blending that occurred (e.g., benzene and toxics emissions performance.)(11/28/94)

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 11/28/94 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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