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Administered by: Environment
Published Date 08 Dec 2015

ASSISTANT SECRETARY, ASSESSMENTS (NSW, ACT) AND FUEL BRANCH,

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

NOTICE UNDER SECTION 17A OF THE FUEL QUALITY STANDARDS ACT 2000 CONCERNING A DECISION UNDER SECTION 13 OF THAT ACT FOR AN APPROVAL FOR A VARIATION OF THE FUEL STANDARD (PETROL) DETERMINATION 2001

I, Simon Banks, Assistant Secretary, Assessments (NSW, ACT) and Fuel Branch, delegate of the Minister for the Environment, provide the following information concerning my decision to grant an approval under section 13 of the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000.

Name of approval holder

International Motorsport Solutions Pty Ltd

Period of operation

The period of operation is from 1 January 2016 until 31 December 2017.

Details of the approval

This approval varies the fuel standard for petrol set out in the Fuel Standard (Petrol) Determination 2001 (the Petrol Determination) so that specialist unleaded racing fuels containing the following parameters:

           ·          Methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) up to 20 per cent v/v

           ·          Ethanol up to 30 per cent v/v

           ·          Di-isopropyl ether (DIPE) up to 25 per cent v/v

           ·          Oxygen up to 3.9 per cent m/m in petrol not containing ethanol

           ·          Oxygen up to 10.2 per cent m/m in petrol containing ethanol

           ·          Aromatics up to 70 per cent v/v

           ·          Olefins up to 45 per cent v/v

will be taken to comply with the MTBE, Ethanol, DIPE, oxygen, aromatics and olefins parameters specified in the Petrol Determination in respect of the supply of unleaded fuel for use in legitimate motor sport activities.

This approval applies to petrol supplied by the approval holder and the regulated persons specified in Annexure 1.

This approval is granted subject to the conditions specified in section 17 of the Act and the conditions specified in Annexure 2 of the approval instrument.

 

 

 

 

Summary of reasons for the approval

I grant the approval as provided for in section 15 of the Act for the following reasons:        

1.      Specialist unleaded racing fuels are used in small quantities in motor or water sport activities. They are supplied to regulated users in small quantities. The fuel is expensive compared with normal fuels available to the public and the price provides a disincentive for any waste, misuse or spillage.

2.      The fuel is supplied in small quantities, stored in sealed containers and safe handling procedures are used. These measures have been introduced to minimise impacts on occupational and public health and safety.

3.      Motor or water sport events provide an ongoing financial benefit to regional communities and it is not expected that use of small volumes of unleaded fuels will have an irreversible effect on the environment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Simon Banks

Assistant Secretary

1 December 2015