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Fuel Quality Standards (Petrol) Determination 2019

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Determinations/Other as amended, taking into account amendments up to Fuel Quality Standards (Petrol) Amendment Determination 2021
Administered by: Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
Registered 16 Feb 2021
Start Date 10 Feb 2021
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Fuel Quality Standards (Petrol) Determination 2019

made under section 21 of the

Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000

Compilation No. 1                   

Compilation date:                              10 February 2021

Includes amendments up to:            Fuel Quality Standards (Petrol) Amendment Determination 2021

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Fuel Quality Standards (Petrol) Determination 2019 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 10/02/2021 (the compilation date).

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the compiled law.

Uncommenced amendments

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not shown in the text of the compiled law. Any uncommenced amendments affecting the law are accessible on the Legislation Register (www.legislation.gov.au). The details of amendments made up to, but not commenced at, the compilation date are underlined in the endnotes. For more information on any uncommenced amendments, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

If the operation of a provision or amendment of the compiled law is affected by an application, saving or transitional provision that is not included in this compilation, details are included in the endnotes.

Modifications

If the compiled law is modified by another law, the compiled law operates as modified but the modification does not amend the text of the law. Accordingly, this compilation does not show the text of the compiled law as modified. For more information on any modifications, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Self‑repealing provisions

If a provision of the compiled law has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.

  

  

  



1  Name

                   This instrument is the Fuel Quality Standards (Petrol) Determination 2019.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under section 21 of the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000.

4  Definitions

Note:          A number of expressions used in this instrument are defined in section 4 of the Act, including the following:

(a)    fuel

(b)    supply

                   In this instrument:

Act means the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000.

ASTM followed by an alphanumeric code means the testing method developed under that code by the standards development organisation called ASTM International.

CAS no., for a parameter, means the Chemical Abstracts Service Registry number for the parameter.

petrol does not include aviation gasoline (avgas) supplied for use in aircraft.

pool average for aromatic content, means the average amount of aromatics in all batches of petrol across all grades manufactured in Australia, or imported, by a supplier in each 12 months starting on 1 January.

mg/kg means milligrams per kilogram, and is equivalent to ‘parts per million’ or ‘ppm’ by mass.

% v/v means per cent volume by volume and is equivalent to ‘volume %’, ‘vol %’ and ‘% vol’.

% m/m means per cent mass by mass, and is equivalent to ‘mass %’, ‘% mass’ and ‘weight %’.

Fuel standard for petrol

             (1)  In relation to a parameter mentioned in an item of the following table, petrol must comply with the specification for that parameter mentioned in that item.

             (2)  For subsection (1), compliance with the specification for a parameter is determined by using the testing method for that parameter mentioned in that item of the table.

Item

Parameter

Specification

Testing Method

1

Aromatics

Between commencement and 31 December 2021:

45% v/v maximum with a 42% v/v maximum pool average across all grades

 

On and from 1 January 2022:

45% v/v maximum with a 35% v/v maximum pool average across all grades

ASTM D1319

2

Benzene

1.0% v/v maximum

ASTM D5580

3

Copper corrosion—3 h at 50°C

Class 1

ASTM D130

4

Diisopropyl ether (DIPE, CAS no. 108‑20‑3)

1% v/v maximum

ASTM D4815

5

Distillation—final boiling point

210°C maximum

ASTM D86

6

Ethanol

10% v/v maximum

ASTM D4815

7

Ethyl tertiary butyl ether (ETBE, CAS no. 637‑92‑3)

1% v/v maximum

ASTM D4815

8

Existent gum—washed

5 mg/100 mL maximum

ASTM D381

9

Induction period—oxidation stability

360 minutes minimum

ASTM D525

10

Lead

5 mg/L maximum

ASTM D3237

11

Methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE, CAS no. 1634-04-4)

1% v/v maximum

ASTM D4815

12

Motor octane number (MON)

91 RON grade:

81.0 minimum

95 RON grade:

85.0 minimum

ASTM D2700

13

Olefins

18% v/v maximum

ASTM D1319

14

Oxygen

Petrol without ethanol:

2.7% m/m maximum

Petrol with ethanol:

3.9% m/m maximum

ASTM D4815

15

Phosphorus

1.3 mg/L maximum

ASTM D3231

16

Research octane number (RON)

91 RON grade:

91.0 minimum

95 RON grade:

95.0 minimum

ASTM D2699

17

Sulfur

Between commencement and 30 June 2027:

91 RON grade:

150 mg/kg maximum

95 RON grade:

50 mg/kg maximum

 

On and from 1 July 2027:

All grades: 10 mg/kg maximum

ASTM D5453

18

Tertiary butyl alcohol (TBA, CAS no. 75‑65‑0)

0.5% v/v maximum

ASTM D4815

             (3)  Specifications set out in the table apply to all grades of petrol unless otherwise stated.

             (4)  Any ethanol component of petrol must comply with the fuel standard for ethanol in section 6.

             (5)  Compounds containing phosphorus must not be added to petrol.

6  Fuel standard for ethanol

             (1)  In relation to a parameter mentioned in an item of the following table, ethanol in petrol must comply with the specification for that parameter mentioned in that item.

             (2)  For subsection (1), compliance with the specification for a parameter is determined by using the testing method for that parameter mentioned in that item of the table.

Item

Parameter

Specification

Testing Method

1

Acidity—as acetic acid

0.006% m/m maximum

ASTM D7795

2

Appearance

Clear and bright and visibly free of suspended or precipitated contaminants

ASTM D4806

3

Copper

0.1 mg/kg maximum

EN 15837 (as modified in CEN/TS 15293)

4

Denaturant

1–1.5% v/v denaturant

ASTM D5501

5

Ethanol

95.6% v/v minimum

ASTM D5501

6

Inorganic chloride

10 mg/kg maximum

ASTM D7328

7

Methanol

0.5% v/v maximum

ASTM D5501

8

pHe

6.5–9.0

ASTM D6423

9

Solvent washed gum

5.0 mg/100 mL maximum

ASTM D381

10

Sulfate

4.0 mg/kg maximum

ASTM D7328

11

Sulfur

10 mg/kg maximum

ASTM D5453

12

Water

1.25% m/m maximum

ASTM E1064

             (3)  The denaturant component of ethanol must be petrol.

 


Endnotes

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

The endnotes provide information about this compilation and the compiled law.

The following endnotes are included in every compilation:

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

Endnote 3—Legislation history

Endnote 4—Amendment history

Abbreviation key—Endnote 2

The abbreviation key sets out abbreviations that may be used in the endnotes.

Legislation history and amendment history—Endnotes 3 and 4

Amending laws are annotated in the legislation history and amendment history.

The legislation history in endnote 3 provides information about each law that has amended (or will amend) the compiled law. The information includes commencement details for amending laws and details of any application, saving or transitional provisions that are not included in this compilation.

The amendment history in endnote 4 provides information about amendments at the provision (generally section or equivalent) level. It also includes information about any provision of the compiled law that has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law.

Misdescribed amendments

A misdescribed amendment is an amendment that does not accurately describe the amendment to be made. If, despite the misdescription, the amendment can be given effect as intended, the amendment is incorporated into the compiled law and the abbreviation “(md)” added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

If a misdescribed amendment cannot be given effect as intended, the abbreviation “(md not incorp)” is added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

 

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

 

ad = added or inserted

o = order(s)

am = amended

Ord = Ordinance

amdt = amendment

orig = original

c = clause(s)

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)

C[x] = Compilation No. x

/sub‑subparagraph(s)

Ch = Chapter(s)

pres = present

def = definition(s)

prev = previous

Dict = Dictionary

(prev…) = previously

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

Pt = Part(s)

Div = Division(s)

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

exp = expires/expired or ceases/ceased to have

reloc = relocated

effect

renum = renumbered

F = Federal Register of Legislation

rep = repealed

gaz = gazette

rs = repealed and substituted

LA = Legislation Act 2003

s = section(s)/subsection(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Sch = Schedule(s)

(md) = misdescribed amendment can be given

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)

effect

SLI = Select Legislative Instrument

(md not incorp) = misdescribed amendment

SR = Statutory Rules

cannot be given effect

Sub‑Ch = Sub‑Chapter(s)

mod = modified/modification

SubPt = Subpart(s)

No. = Number(s)

underlining = whole or part not

 

commenced or to be commenced

 

Endnote 3—Legislation history

 

Name

Registration

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

Fuel Quality Standards (Petrol) Determination 2019

28 March 2019

(FL2019L00455)

1 October 2019

 

Fuel Quality Standards (Petrol) Amendment Determination 2021

9 February 2021

(FL2021L00107)

10 February 2021

 

 

Endnote 4—Amendment history

 

Provision affected

How affected

s 2

rep LA s 48D

s 5

am FL2021L00107

s 6

am FL2021L00107