EPA issues more fuel waivers

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently issued additional fuel waivers, affecting areas from California to Virginia, in an effort to minimize fuel supply disruptions resulting from hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

The only diesel-specific waiver is a delay in the start of low-emissions diesel requirements in Texas to Oct. 21.

The other waivers that were issued Sept. 27:

  • Allow the distribution of conventional gasoline, rather than the normally required reformulated gasoline, to Texas terminals in Houston-Galveston and Dallas-Fort Worth through midnight, Oct. 20.
  • Allow the distribution of conventional gasoline to Richmond, Va., terminals through midnight, Oct. 20.
  • Allow the distribution of conventional gasoline to St. Louis terminals through midnight, Oct. 7.
  • Waive the low-sulfur gasoline requirement for Atlanta for gasoline produced through midnight, Oct. 25.
  • Waive the vapor-pressure requirements in California for gasoline produced through midnight, Oct. 24.

    For more information on all emergency fuel waivers to date, visit http://www.truckline.com/rita/fuelwaivers.