EPA extends diesel fuel waivers in some states

The Environmental Protection Agency has extended through Wednesday, Oct. 5 emergency waivers of highway diesel fuel sulfur requirements that were issued in response to disruptions in production and distribution following Hurricane Katrina. The waiver will allow off-road diesel to be used in highway vehicles in those states.

States affected by EPA’s latest action are Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Tennessee and the District of Columbia.

In addition, EPA waived the federal enforceability of the summer grade gasoline required under state law in California, Eastern Texas and Phoenix.

More information on fuel waivers is available on EPA’s website.