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25 Pa. Code § 126.102. Sampling and testing.

§ 126.102. Sampling and testing.

 (a)  For the purpose of determining compliance with the requirements of this subchapter, the oxygen content of gasoline shall be determined by:

   (1)  Use of the sampling methodologies set forth at 40 CFR Part 80, Appendix D (relating to sampling procedures for fuel volatility) or other methods approved by EPA.

   (2)  Use of testing methods and calculations in the Guidelines for Oxygenated Gasoline Credit Programs under Section 211(m) of the Clean Air Act as Amended or other methods developed or approved by EPA. The Guidelines are available from EPA at the following address: United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Mobile Sources, Field Operations and Support Division (6406-J), 401 M Street, S. W., Washington, D.C. 20460.

 (b)  A blender who produces oxygenated gasoline intended for use or used in a control area during the applicable control period, other than in a truck, is required to sample, test and calculate in accordance with subsection (a), the oxygen content of each batch of oxygenated gasoline which the blender produces.

 (c)  There may not be blending of oxygenated gasoline in a truck unless the blending is done with a terminal loading rack injection/blending system. The blending shall be done in accordance with a quality assurance program approved by the Department, which includes product sampling and testing as specified in subsection (a) to verify the oxygen content listed on the record required under §  126.103(a) (relating to recordkeeping and reporting). This blending cannot violate the vapor emissions control and recovery regulations of Chapter 129 (relating to standards for sources).

 (d)  Terminal owners or operators shall develop and conduct a quality assurance program including product sampling and testing as specified in subsection (a) to verify the oxygen content listed on the record required under §  126.103(a).


   The provisions of this §  126.102 adopted August 18, 1995, effective August 19, 1995, 25 Pa.B. 3453.

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  126.103 (relating to recordkeeping and reporting).

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