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Fuel Standard (Diesel) Determination 2001

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Determinations/Other as made
This Determination sets standards for the physical and chemical properties which must be met before diesel can be supplied for use in Australia.
Administered by: Environment and Energy
Registered 31 Aug 2006
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR22-Aug-2001
Tabled Senate22-Aug-2001
Gazetted 22 Aug 2001
Date of repeal 01 Oct 2019
Repealed by Sunsetting
Table of contents.

I, ROBERT MURRAY HILL, Minister for the Environment and Heritage, make this Determination under section 21 of the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000.

Dated 12 August 2001




1              Name of Determination

                This Determination is the Fuel Standard (Diesel) Determination 2001.

2              Commencement

                This Determination commences on 1 January 2002.

3              Fuel standard for diesel

         (1)   Diesel that contains a substance mentioned in the following table must not contain more than the amount mentioned for the substance from the date mentioned for the substance.







500 mg/kg

31 December 2002



50 mg/kg

1 January 2006


Ash and suspended solids

100 mg/kg

1 January 2002


PAH (Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons)

11% mass by mass

1 January 2006

         (2)   The distillation temperature at which 95% of diesel has evaporated must occur:

                (a)    from 1 January 2002 — below 371°C; and

               (b)    from 1 January 2006 — below 361°C.

         (3)   The cetane index of diesel must be at least 46.

         (4)   The density of diesel must be at least 820 kg/m3 and not more than:

                (a)    from 1 January 2002 — 860 kg/m3; and

               (b)    from 1 January 2006 — 850 kg/m3.

         (5)   The viscosity of diesel must be at least 2.0 cSt, and not more than 4.5 cSt, at 40°C.