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HF 722

as introduced - 84th Legislature (2005 - 2006) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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Introduction Posted on 02/03/2005

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A bill for an act
relating to agriculture; increasing minimum ethanol
content required for gasoline sold in this state;
requiring motor vehicle manufacturers' warranties to
extend to motor vehicles using certain fuels; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 239.761, subdivision
4; 239.791, subdivision 1; 296A.01, subdivisions 2,
25; 325F.665, by adding a subdivision.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 239.761,
subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Gasoline blended with ethanol.

(a) Gasoline may
be blended with up to deleted text beginten deleted text endnew text begin20 new text endpercent, by volume, agriculturally
derived, denatured ethanol that complies with the requirements
of subdivision 5.

(b) A gasoline-ethanol blend must:

(1) comply with the volatility requirements in Code of
Federal Regulations, title 40, part 80;

(2) comply with ASTM specification D4814-01, or the
gasoline base stock from which a gasoline-ethanol blend was
produced must comply with ASTM specification D4814-01; and

(3) not be blended with casinghead gasoline, absorption
gasoline, condensation gasoline, drip gasoline, or natural
gasoline after the gasoline-ethanol blend has been sold,
transferred, or otherwise removed from a refinery or terminal.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 239.791,
subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Minimum ethanol content required.

(a)
Except as provided in subdivisions 10 to 14, a person
responsible for the product shall ensure that all gasoline sold
or offered for sale in Minnesota must containnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1) new text endat least deleted text begin10.0 deleted text endnew text beginten new text endpercent denatured ethanol by volumenew text begin;
and
new text end

new text begin (2) at least 20 percent denatured ethanol by volume
beginning within one year of a waiver request under section 211
(f) of the Clean Air Act being granted by the United States
Environmental Protection Agency
new text end.

(b) For purposes of enforcing the minimum ethanol
requirement of paragraph (a), new text beginclause (1),new text enda gasoline/ethanol
blend will be construed to be in compliance if the ethanol
content, exclusive of denaturants and permitted contaminants,
comprises not less than 9.2 percent by volume and not more than
deleted text begin 10.0 deleted text endnew text beginten new text endpercent by volume of the blend as determined by an
appropriate United States Environmental Protection Agency or
American Society of Testing Materials standard method of
analysis of alcohol/ether content in motor fuels.

new text begin (c) For purposes of enforcing the minimum ethanol
requirement of paragraph (a), clause (2), a gasoline/ethanol
blend will be construed to be in compliance if the ethanol
content, exclusive of denaturants and permitted contaminants,
comprises not less than 18.4 percent by volume and not more than
20 percent by volume of the blend as determined by an
appropriate United States Environmental Protection Agency or
American Society of Testing Materials standard method of
analysis of alcohol/ether content in motor fuels.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 296A.01,
subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Agricultural alcohol gasoline.

"Agricultural
alcohol gasoline" means a gasoline-ethanol blend of up to deleted text beginten deleted text endnew text begin20
new text end percent agriculturally derived fermentation ethanol derived from
agricultural products, such as potatoes, cereal, grains, cheese
whey, sugar beets, forest products, or other renewable
resources, that:

(1) meets the specifications in ASTM specification
D4806-01; and

(2) is denatured as specified in Code of Federal
Regulations, title 27, parts 20 and 21.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 296A.01,
subdivision 25, is amended to read:


Subd. 25.

Gasoline blended with ethanol.

"Gasoline
blended with ethanol" means gasoline blended with up to deleted text beginten deleted text endnew text begin20
new text end percent, by volume, agriculturally derived, denatured ethanol.
The blend must comply with the volatility requirements in Code
of Federal Regulations, title 40, part 80. The blend must also
comply with ASTM specification D4814-01, or the gasoline base
stock from which a gasoline-ethanol blend was produced must
comply with ASTM specification D4814-01; and the
gasoline-ethanol blend must not be blended with casinghead
gasoline, absorption gasoline, condensation gasoline, drip
gasoline, or natural gasoline after the gasoline-ethanol blend
has been sold, transferred, or otherwise removed from a refinery
or terminal. The blend need not comply with ASTM specification
D4814-01 if it is subjected to a standard distillation test.
For a distillation test, a gasoline-ethanol blend is not
required to comply with the temperature specification at the 50
percent liquid recovery point, if the gasoline from which the
gasoline-ethanol blend was produced complies with all of the
distillation specifications.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 325F.665, is
amended by adding a subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 14. new text end

new text begin Required manufacturers' warranty. new text end

new text begin A
manufacturer's express warranty of new motor vehicles offered
for sale or lease in this state must include coverage for motor
vehicles that use fuel blended with up to 20 percent, by volume,
of agriculturally derived, denatured ethanol.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin Section 5 is effective January 1, 2007.
new text end