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This instrument repeals and replaces the Fuel Quality Information Standard (Ethanol E85) Determination 2012 and sets out the labelling requirements for ethanol E85 fuel supplied in Australia.
Administered by: Environment and Energy
Registered 27 Sep 2019
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Tabled HR14-Oct-2019
Tabled Senate14-Oct-2019
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Fuel Quality Standards (Ethanol E85) Information Standard 2019

I, Angus Taylor, Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, determine the following information standard.

Dated   18 September 2019

Angus Taylor

Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction

 

 

  

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

5............ Definitions..................................................................................................................... 1

6............ Supply of E85 from service stations.............................................................................. 1

7............ Other retail supply of E85............................................................................................. 2

8............ Supply of E85 to retailers.............................................................................................. 2

Schedule 1—Repeals                                                                                                                                       3

Fuel Quality Information Standard (Ethanol E85) Determination 2012                                   3

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Fuel Quality Standards (Ethanol E85) Information Standard 2019.

2  Commencement

                   This instrument commences on 1 October 2019.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under section 22A of the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

5  Definitions

                   In this instrument:

Act means the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000.

E85 means a fuel blend consisting of:

                     (a)  70% to 85% ethanol; and

                     (b)  petrol that meets the requirements of the Fuel Quality Standards (Petrol) Determination 2019.

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

6  Supply of E85 from service stations

             (1)  This section specifies:

                     (a)  the information about E85 that should be provided with the supply of E85 from a service station; and

                     (b)  the way in which that information is to be provided.

             (2)  One of the following is to be clearly displayed on any fuel pump at the service station dispensing E85:

                     (a)  the words:

                              (i)  “Contains 70–85% ethanol”; and

                             (ii)  “Not petrol or diesel”;

                     (b)  the words:

                              (i)  “Contains x% ethanol”, where x is a number equal to or more than 70 but not more than 85 and is no less than the percentage of ethanol in the ethanol blend; and

                             (ii)  “Not petrol or diesel”.

             (3)  For the purposes of subparagraph (2)(b)(i), if a percentage is not a whole number, it may be rounded to the nearest whole number, with a number ending with 0.5 being rounded up.

7  Other retail supply of E85

             (1)  This section specifies:

                     (a)  the information about E85 that should be provided in relation to the supply of E85, by retail sale, other than from a service station; and

                     (b)  the way in which that information is to be provided.

             (2)  Either of the following:

                     (a)  before the E85 is supplied to a buyer, the buyer is to be given a document that prominently includes the words specified in paragraph 6(2)(a) or (b);

                     (b)  if the buyer is present when the E85 is supplied, the words specified in paragraph 6(2)(a) or (b) are to appear on each container of E85 so that the words can be easily read by the buyer.

8  Supply of E85 to retailers

             (1)  This section specifies:

                     (a)  the information about E85 that should be provided with the supply of E85 to a retailer; and

                     (b)  the way in which that information is to be provided.

             (2)  At the time of the supply, the retailer is to be given a document that prominently displays:

                     (a)  a statement that the E85 contains:

                              (i)  70% to 85% ethanol; or

                             (ii)  x% ethanol, where x is a number equal to or more than 70 but not more than 85 and is no less than the percentage of ethanol in the ethanol blend; and

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


Schedule 1Repeals

  

Fuel Quality Information Standard (Ethanol E85) Determination 2012

1  The whole of the instrument

Repeal the instrument.