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EPA Revokes Burdensome Federal Gas Formula Mandate

Release Date: 02/15/2006
Contact Information: John Millett, (202) 564-4355 / millett.john@epa.gov

(2/15/06) In a move to provide greater flexibility in producing clean-burning gasoline to protect and improve air quality, EPA is revoking the two percent oxygen content requirement for reformulated gasoline (RFG) nationwide. The Energy Policy Act authorized the action, which reduces production burdens while continuing to protect the environment with clean fuel blends as the use of ethanol increases. Currently, about 30 percent of gasoline is RFG. The revocation takes effect nationwide on May 6 and in California 60 days after the regulation's publication in the Federal Register.

More information: epa.gov/otaq/rfg_regs.htm