RULES AND REGULATIONS
ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY BOARD
[25 PA. CODE CHS. 121, 126 AND 139]
Gasoline Volatility Requirements--Low Reid Vapor Pressure
[29 Pa.B. 5389]
An error occurred in two paragraphs of the preamble to this document as it appeared at 29 Pa.B. 5089, 5090 (October 2, 1999). The correct version of these two paragraphs is as follows, with ellipses referring to the remaining text of the preamble:
The Environmental Quality Board (Board) amends Chapters 121, 126 and 139 (relating to general provisions; standards for motor fuels; and sampling and testing) to read as set forth in Annex A. The amendments eliminate the use of Federal reformulated gasoline (RFG) as a compliant fuel in the Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley area during the ozone season. The amendments also provide that compliance records shall be kept onsite for all points in the distribution network except at retail facilities. Retail facilities are required to retain compliance records onsite for the current ozone season only. In addition, the amendments make a technical language correction relating to sampling procedures. The Board approved the final amendments at its July 20, 1999, meeting.
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D. Background and Summary of the Amendments
These amendments eliminate the use of RFG as a compliant fuel in the Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley Area during the ozone season. Because of concerns with implementation of the existing regulation as it relates to RFG, the Department is eliminating the RFG provisions. Since refiners and marketers have been supplying low Reid vapor pressure (RVP) gasoline during the ozone season, these amendments will have minimal practical consequences. While this low RVP gasoline is more stringent than the Federal requirement, it is necessary because it is part of a comprehensive plan for the Pittsburgh area to attain and maintain the National health-based standard for ground level ozone. These amendments also require that compliance records be kept onsite for all points in the distribution network except at retail facilities. Retail facilities are required to retain compliance records onsite for the current ozone season only. Finally, these amendments also correct the technical language relating to sampling procedures.
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[Pa.B. Doc. No. 99-1663. Filed for public inspection October 1, 1999, 9:00 a.m.]
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