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This instrument sets labelling requirements for E85 automotive fuel.
Administered by: Environment and Energy
Made 16 Aug 2009
Registered 27 Aug 2012
Tabled HR 10 Sep 2012
Tabled Senate 10 Sep 2012
To be repealed 01 Oct 2019
Repealed by Legislative Instruments (Fuel Standards Instruments) Sunset-altering Declaration 2016

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I, Don Farrell, Parliamentary Secretary for Sustainability and Urban Water, make the following determination under section 22A of the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000.

Dated 16th August                     2012

 

Don Farrell


1              Name of determination

                This determination is the Fuel Quality Information Standard (Ethanol E85) Determination 2012.

2              Commencement

                This determination commences on 1 November 2012.

3              Definitions

                In this determination:

E85 means a fuel blend consisting of:

                (a)    70–85% ethanol; and

               (b)    petrol that meets the requirements of the Fuel Standard (Petrol) Determination 2001.

service station means premises at which E85 is sold by retail from a fuel pump.

4              Service stations

         (1)   The fuel quality information standard for the supply of E85 from a service station is that one of the following appears, clearly displayed, on any fuel pump at the station dispensing E85:

                (a)    the words ‘Contains 70–85% ethanol’, and ‘Not Petrol or Diesel’;

               (b)    the words ‘Contains x% ethanol’, where x is a number between 70 and 85, and ‘Not Petrol or Diesel’.

         (2)   For paragraph (1) (b), a number that is not a whole number is to be rounded to the nearest whole number, with a number ending with 0.5 being rounded up.

5              Other retail supply

                The fuel quality information standard for the supply, by retail sale, of E85 other than from a service station is that:

                (a)    before the E85 is supplied, the buyer is given a document that prominently includes the words specified in paragraph 4 (1) (a) or (b); or

               (b)    if the buyer is present when the E85 is supplied, the words specified in paragraph 4 (1) (a) or (b) appear on each container of E85 so that the words can easily be read by the buyer.

6              Supply of E85 to retailer

                The fuel quality information standard for the supply of E85 to a retailer is that, at the time of the supply, the retailer is given a document that prominently displays:

                (a)    a statement that the E85 contains:

                          (i)    70–85% ethanol; or

                         (ii)    x% ethanol, where x is a number between 70 and 85; and

               (b)    a statement that the E85 is the subject of this determination.


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