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EPA finalizes fueling guidelines

Industry News | September 1, 2011 | By:

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized guidelines outlining a gas pump warning label, as well as other misfueling controls for E15 gasoline. The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has expressed concern that the EPA’s misfueling rule does not take significant steps to address anticipated problems with the risk of misfueling. Nor does the rule ensure compatible fuels will remain available to boat owners.

Last October, the agency approved the use of E15 for model year 2007 and newer vehicles. In January, E15 was approved for model year 2001-2006 cars and trucks. Fuel and fuel additive manufacturers now must register E15 with the EPA.

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