Or. Admin. R. 603-027-0430 - Classification and Method of Sale of Petroleum Products

(1) General Considerations:
(a) Documentation.
(A) When gasoline; gasoline-oxygenate blends; reformulated gasoline; M85 and M100 fuel methanol: E85 and E100 fuel ethanol; B100 biodiesel and biodiesel blends; biomass-based diesel and biomass-based diesel blends; diesel fuel; winter or winterized diesel fuel; premium diesel fuel; or aviation gasoline are sold, an invoice, bill of lading, shipping paper or other documentation, must accompany each delivery other than a sale by a retail or nonretail dealer. This document must identify the:
(i) Quantity,
(ii) The name of the product,
(iii) The particular grade of the product,
(iv) The word "Winter" or "Winterized" diesel if applicable,
(v) The word "Premium" diesel if applicable,
(vi) The volume percent biodiesel and biomass-based diesel used to meet requirements in 603-027-0420(12),
(vii) The applicable automotive fuel rating,
(viii) The name and address of the seller and buyer,
(ix) The date and time of the sale,
(x) For gasoline-oxygenate and gasoline-alcohol blends which contain more than 1.5 mass percent oxygen, the documentation shall state the oxygenate type and oxygenate content, in volume percent, to the nearest 0.5 volume percent, and
(xi) For non-ethanol blended gasoline the documentation shall state that the gasoline is non- ethanol blended.
(B) Each operator of a bulk facility and each person who imports motor vehicle fuels into this state for sale in this state shall keep, for at least one year, at the person's registered place of business complete and accurate records of any motor vehicle fuels sold if sold or delivered in this state.
(C) Each biodiesel producer, each operator of a biodiesel bulk facility and each person who imports biodiesel into Oregon for sale in this state shall keep, on a monthly basis for at least one year, at the person's registered place of business the certificate of analysis and the analysis records for visual appearance tests that are performed upon first receipt at a wholesale facility prior to commingling with existing product for each batch or production lot of biodiesel sold or delivered in Oregon.
(D) Each biodiesel producer in Oregon shall keep, on a monthly basis for at least one year, at the person's registered place of business, documentation declaring the producer's name, location address, date, and quantity of biodiesel production and sales. This documentation shall be completed on a form provided by the Department of Agriculture and mailed on a quarterly basis to the Department in Salem, Oregon.
(E) All retail dealers, nonretail dealers, and wholesale dealers in Oregon are required to provide, upon request of the Department, evidence of a certificate of analysis for the biodiesel received.
(F) Each ethanol production facility in Oregon shall keep, on a monthly basis for at least one year, at the person's registered place of business, documentation declaring the production facility's name, location address, net ethanol production capacity, the date that the net ethanol capacity was attained, quantity of ethanol produced, and sales in Oregon. This documentation shall be completed on a form provided by the Department of Agriculture and mailed on a quarterly basis to the Department in Salem, Oregon.

("NON-ETHANOL BLENDED GASOLINE FOR EXEMPTED USE ONLY (ORS 646.913)" in capital letters and type at least 12.7 millimeters (1/G) Retail dealers and nonretail dealers shall maintain at their facilities the octane rating certification or motor vehicle fuel delivery documentation for the three most recent deliveries to the facility for each grade of gasoline, fuel ethanol, fuel methanol, biodiesel, biodiesel blends, diesel fuel, biomass-based diesel fuel, and biomass-based diesel fuel blends sold or offered for sale.

(b) Retail and Nonretail Gasoline Dispenser Labeling. All retail and nonretail gasoline dispensing devices must identify conspicuously on each face of the dispenser(s),
(A) The type of product,
(B) The particular grade of the product,
(C) Type of oxygenate contained if applicable,
(i) Including the specific volume percent of ethanol in gasoline-ethanol blends stating, for example, "THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS 10% ETHANOL" or other similar language in type at least 12.7 millimeters (1/2 inch) in height, 1.5 millimeter (1/16 inch) stroke (width of type) located on each face and on the upper 50 percent of the dispenser front panels in a position clear and conspicuous from the driver's position,
(ii) Prohibited terms and phrases include but are not limited to, "Contains Up To 10% Ethanol", "May Contain Ethanol", or any other similar language,
(D) The applicable automotive fuel rating, and
(E) If non-ethanol blended gasoline, other than 91 octane or above, in compliance with OAR 603-027-0420, the dispensers shall be labeled, 2 inch) in height, 1.5 millimeter (1/16 inch) stroke (width of type) located on each face and on the upper 50 percent of the dispenser front panels in a position clear and conspicuous to the consumer.
(c) Posting of Exceptions for Non-Ethanol Blended Gasoline. The exceptions for non-ethanol blended gasoline, other than 91 octane or above, shall be posted at a business that sells or offers for sale non-ethanol blended gasoline in a position that is clear and conspicuous to the consumer. The exceptions shall be posted;

"NON-ETHANOL BLENDED GASOLINE FOR USE IN THE FOLLOWING APPLICATIONS ONLY;" in capital letters and type at least 6.4 millimeters (1/4 inch) in height, 1 millimeter (1/32 inch) stroke (width of type), followed by,

"AIRCRAFT WITH A SUPPLEMENTAL TYPE CERTIFICATE APPROVED BY THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION THAT ALLOWS THE AIRCRAFT TO USE GASOLINE THAT IS INTENDED FOR USE IN MOTOR VEHICLES;

AIRCRAFT ISSUED A TYPE CERTIFICATE BY AN AIRCRAFT ENGINE MANUFACTURER THAT ALLOWS THE AIRCRAFT TO USE GASOLINE THAT IS INTENDED FOR USE IN MOTOR VEHICLES;

AN AIRCRAFT THAT HAS BEEN ISSUED AN EXPERIMENTAL CERTIFICATE, DESCRIBED IN 14 C.F.R. 21.191, BY THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION AND THAT IS REQUIRED BY THE

MANUFACTURER'S SPECIFICATIONS TO USE GASOLINE THAT IS INTENDED FOR USE IN MOTOR VEHICLES;

A LIGHT-SPORT AIRCRAFT, AS DEFINED IN 14 C.F.R. 1.1, THAT IS REQUIRED BY THE MANUFACTURER'S SPECIFICATIONS TO USE GASOLINE THAT IS INTENDED FOR USE IN MOTOR VEHICLES;

A VINTAGE AIRCRAFT, AS DEFINED BY THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF AVIATION BY RULE, THAT IS REQUIRED BY THE MANUFACTURER'S SPECIFICATIONS TO USE GASOLINE THAT IS INTENDED FOR USE IN MOTOR VEHICLES;

AN ANTIQUE VEHICLE, AS DEFINED IN ORS 801.125;

A CLASS I ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE, AS DEFINED IN ORS 801.190;

A CLASS III ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE, AS DEFINED IN ORS 801.194;

A RACING ACTIVITY VEHICLE, AS DEFINED IN ORS 801.404;

A SNOWMOBILE, AS DEFINED IN ORS 801.490;

TOOLS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LAWN MOWERS, LEAF BLOWERS, AND CHAIN SAWS; OR A

WATERCRAFT (Reference ORS 646.913)" in capital letters and type at least 3 millimeters (1/8 inch) in height, 0.4 millimeter (1/64 inch) stroke (width of type).

(d) Grade Name. The sale of any product under any posted grade name that indicates to the purchaser that it is of a certain automotive fuel rating or ASTM grade indicated in the posted grade name must be consistent with the applicable standard specified in OAR 603-027-0420 "Standard Fuel Specifications".
(2) Automotive Gasoline and Automotive Gasoline-Oxygenate Blends:
(a) Posting of Antiknock Index Required. All automotive gasoline and automotive gasoline- oxygenate blends shall post the antiknock index in accordance with 16 CFR Part 306 .
(b) Use of Lead Substitute Must Be Disclosed. Each dispensing device from which gasoline or gasoline oxygenate blend containing a lead substitute is dispensed shall display the grade name followed by "With a Lead Substitute" (e.g. "Unleaded With a Lead Substitute"). The lettering of the lead substitute declaration shall not be less that 12.7 millimeters (1/2 in) in height and 1.5 centimeters (1/16 in) stroke (width of type). The color of the lettering shall be in definite contrast to the background color to which it is applied.
(c) Prohibition of Terms. It is prohibited to use specific terms to describe a grade of gasoline or gasoline-oxygenate blend unless it meets the minimum antiknock index requirement shown in Table 1.

TABLE 1. MINIMUM ANTIKNOCK INDEX REQUIREMENTS

The minimum antiknock index for Premium, Super, Supreme and High Test is 91

The minimum antiknock index for Mid Grade and Plus is 89

The minimum antiknock index for Unleaded with a Lead Substitute is 88

The minimum antiknock index for Regular and Unleaded (alone) is 87

(3) Diesel Fuel:
(a) Labeling of Product and Grade Required. Diesel fuel shall be identified by "Diesel" and grades "No. 1-D ","No. 2-D". Each retail or nonretail dispenser of diesel fuel shall be labeled "Diesel" and the grade being dispensed.
(b) Location of Label. These labels shall be located on each face and on the upper 50 percent of the dispenser front panels in a position clear and conspicuous from the driver's position, in a type at least 12.7 millimeter (1/2 in) in height, 1.5 millimeter (1/16 in) stroke (width of type). (4) Winter or Winterized Diesel Fuel:
(A) Labeling of Product and Grade Required. The dispensers of winterized diesel fuel must be labeled as required in OAR 603-027-0430(3)) and include the words "WINTERIZED DIESEL" or "WINTER DIESEL" (e.g. "WINTERIZED DIESEL No. 2-D ").
(B) Location of Winterized Diesel Fuel Label. The location of the winterized diesel label shall be as required in OAR 603-027-0430(3)(b) or on a "pump topper" mounted on top of each winterized diesel dispenser with lettering as specified in OAR 603-027-0430(3)(b) and must be in a position that is clear and conspicuous from the driver's position.
(5) Premium Diesel Fuel :
(a) Labeling of Premium Diesel Required. In addition to labeling requirements specified in OAR 603-027-0430(3), all retail and nonretail dispensers of premium diesel shall be labeled "Premium Diesel" (e.g. "Premium Diesel No. 2-D").
(b) Location of Premium Diesel Fuel Label. The location of the premium diesel fuel label shall be located on the upper 50 percent of the dispenser front panels in a position clear and conspicuous from the driver's position, in a type at least 12.7 millimeter (1/2 inch) in height, 1.5 millimeter (1/16 inch) stroke (width of type).
(6) Biodiesel and Biomass-Based Diesel:
(a) Identification of Product.
(A) Biodiesel and biodiesel blends must be identified by the capital letter B followed by the numerical value representing the volume percentage of biodiesel fuel. (Examples: B10; B20; B100)
(B) Biomass-based diesel and biomass-based diesel blends must be identified by the numerical value representing the volume percentage of biomass-based diesel immediately followed by the percentage symbol (%) and then the term "Biomass-Based Diesel" or "Biomass-Based Diesel Blend". (Examples: "10% Biomass-Based Diesel Blend"; "20% Biomass-Based Diesel Blend"; "70% Biomass-Based Diesel Blend"; "100% Biomass-Based Diesel".)
(b) Labeling of Retail and Non-Retail Dispensers Containing Between 5% and Up To and Including 20% Biodiesel or Biomass-Based Diesel.
(A) If containing biodiesel, the dispenser(s) must be labeled with either:
(i) The capital letter "B" followed by the numerical value representing the volume percentage of biodiesel fuel and ending with "Biodiesel Blend" (Examples: "B10 Biodiesel Blend"; "B20 Biodiesel Blend"); or
(ii) The phrase, "Biodiesel Blend Between 5% and 20%" or similar words; or
(iii) The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) 2011 16 CFR Part 306 approved label "Biodiesel Blend" that is appropriate for blends from 5% to 20% biodiesel, or "B20 Biodiesel Blend" that is appropriate for 20% biodiesel blends only.
(B) If containing biomass-based diesel, the dispenser(s) must be labeled with either:
(i) "XX% Biomass-Based Diesel Blend" where the abbreviation "XX" represents the volume percentage of biomass-based diesel in the blend; or
(ii) The phrase, "Biomass-Based Diesel Blend Between 5% and 20%" or similar words; or
(iii) The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) 2011 16 CFR Part 306 approved label that is appropriate for biomass-based diesel blends from 5% to 20% biomass-based diesel.
(c) Labeling of Retail and Non-Retail Dispensers Containing More Than 20% Biodiesel or More Than 20% Biomass-Based Diesel.
(A) If containing more than 20% biodiesel, the dispenser(s) must be labeled;
(i) "Consult Vehicle Manufacturer Fuel Recommendations", posted on the dispenser front panels in a position clear and conspicuous from the driver's position in block letter type at least 6 mm (1/4 inch) in height by 0.8 mm (1/32) stroke (width of type) and the color must be in definite contrast to the background color to which it is applied; and in addition,
(ii) Separately labeled with the capital letter "B" followed by the numerical value representing the volume percentage of biodiesel fuel and ending with either "Biodiesel" or "Biodiesel Blend" (Examples: "B100 Biodiesel"; "B60 Biodiesel Blend"); or
(iii) The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) 2011 16 CFR Part 306 approved label for biodiesel blends greater than 20% biodiesel.
(B) If containing more than 20% biomass-based diesel, the dispenser(s) must be labeled with:
(i) The numerical value representing the volume percentage of biomass-based diesel immediately followed by the percentage symbol (%) and then the term "Biomass-Based Diesel" or "Biomass-Based Diesel Blend" (Examples: "100% Biomass-Based Diesel"; "70% Biomass- Based Diesel Blend"); or
(ii) The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) 2011 16 CFR Part 306 approved label for biomass- based diesel blends greater than 20% biomass-based diesel.
(d) Documentation for Biodiesel, Biodiesel Blends, Biomass-Based Diesel, and Biomass-Based Diesel Blends. The operator of retail and non-retail dispensers must be provided, at the time of delivery of the fuel, with a declaration of the volume percent biodiesel, biomass-based diesel, or any combination thereof on an invoice, bill of lading, shipping paper, or other document in compliance with OAR 603-027-0430(1)(a).
(e) Exemption.
(A) Biodiesel blends containing 5% or less biodiesel by volume, 5% or less biomass-based diesel by volume, or a combination of 5% or less biodiesel by volume and 5% or less biomass-based diesel by volume, are exempted from the dispenser labeling requirements in OAR 603-027- 0430(6) except,
(B) If a dispenser is labeled with any reference to biodiesel or biomass-based diesel and the fuel contains 5% or less biodiesel, 5% or less biomass-based diesel, or 5% or less biodiesel by volume and 5% or less biomass-based diesel by volume, then it must be labeled as appropriate either:
(i) With the capital letter "B" followed by the numerical value representing the volume percentage of biodiesel fuel and ending with "Biodiesel Blend" (Example: "B5 Biodiesel Blend"); or
(ii) With the numerical value representing the volume percentage of biomass-based diesel immediately followed by the percentage symbol (%) and then the term "Biomass-Based Diesel Blend" (Example: "5% Biomass-Based Diesel Blend"); or
(iii) If a combination of biodiesel and biomass-based diesel not exceeding five percent by volume of each product, "Contains Minimum 5% Renewable Fuel" or similar language.
(f) Size of Labeling Type. Except for the FTC 2011 16 CFR Part 306 approved labels and the "Consult Vehicle Manufacturer Fuel Recommendations" labels as specified, all labeling required in OAR 603-027-0430(6), must be in type at least 12 mm (1/2 inch) in height and 1.5 mm (1/16 inch) stroke (width of type).
(7) Aviation Gasoline: Labeling of Grade Required. Aviation gasoline and dispensers shall be identified by and labeled with Grade 80, Grade 100, or Grade 100LL.
(8) E85 Fuel Ethanol:
(a) How to Identify E85 Fuel Ethanol. Fuel ethanol shall be identified as E85. (Example: E85)
(b) Retail or Nonretail E85 Fuel Ethanol Dispenser Labeling.
(A) Fuel ethanol dispensers shall be labeled with its automotive fuel rating in accordance with 16 Code of Federal Regulations Part 306.
(B) A label shall be posted which states, "For Use in Flexible Fuel Vehicles (FFV) Only". This information shall be posted on the upper 50% of the dispenser front panels in a position clear and conspicuous from the driver's position, in a type at least 12.7 mm (1/2 inch) in height, 1.5 mm (1/16 inch) stroke (width of type).
(C) A label must be posted that states, "Consult Vehicle Manufacturer Fuel Recommendations". This label must be posted on the dispenser front panels in a position clear and conspicuous from the driver's position in block letter type at least 6 mm (1/4 inch) in height by 0.8 mm (1/32 inch) stroke (width of type) and the color must be in definite contrast to the background color to which it is applied.
(9) Fuel Methanol:
(a) Identification of Fuel Methanol. Fuel methanol shall be identified by the capital letter M followed by the numerical value volume percentage of methanol. (Example: M85)
(b) Retail or Nonretail Dispenser Labeling. Each retail or nonretail dispenser of fuel methanol shall be labeled in type at least 12 mm (1/2 inch) in height and 1.5 mm (1/16 inch) stroke (width of type) with the capital letter M followed by the numerical value volume percent methanol and ending with the word "methanol". (Example: M85 Methanol).
(c) Additional Labeling Requirements. Fuel methanol shall be labeled with its automotive fuel rating in accordance with 16 CFR Part 306.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 603-027-0430
AD 19-1997, f. 12-9-97, cert. ef. 1-1-98; DOA 5-2002, f. & cert. ef. 1-28-02; DOA 17-2006, f. & cert. ef. 9-26-06; DOA 15-2007(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-15-07 thru 4-11-08; DOA. 20-2007(Temp) f. & cert. ef. 11-29-07 thru 4-11-08; DOA 8-2008, f. & cert. ef. 2-15-08; DOA 12-2008(Temp), f. 3-14-08, cert. ef. 3-17-08 thru 9-12-08; DOA 21-2008, f. & cert. ef. 9-11-08; DOA 11-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-24-09 thru 1-17-10; DOA 16-2009, f. 12-23-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DOA 19-2010, f. & cert. ef. 9-14-10; DOA 15-2011, f. & cert. ef. 9-9-11; DOA 24-2011, f. & cert. ef. 12-14-11; DOA 17-2016, f. & cert. ef. 8/4/2016; DOA 1-2018, temporary amend filed 01/18/2018, effective 01/18/2018 through 07/16/2018; DOA 20-2018, amend filed 06/21/2018, effective 6/21/2018; DOA 21-2018, amend filed 07/16/2018, effective 7/16/2018; DOA 27-2021, amend filed 11/30/2021, effective 1/1/2022

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 561.190, 646.905 - 646.990 & 646.945--963

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 183, 646.905 - 646.990 & 561.190

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