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                            CHAPTER 434-S.F.No. 2946 
                  An act relating to motor fuels; limiting the use of 
                  certain oxygenates in gasoline sold in Minnesota; 
                  amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 239.761, 
                  subdivision 6; Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, 
                  section 239.791, subdivision 1. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 239.761, 
        subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [GASOLINE BLENDED WITH OXYGENATE.] (a) A person 
        responsible for the product shall comply with the following 
        requirements: 
           (1) after July 1, 2000, gasoline containing in excess of 
        one-third of one percent, in total, of the oxygenates listed in 
        paragraph (b) may not be sold or offered for sale at any time in 
        this state; and 
           (2) after July 1, 2005, gasoline containing any of the 
        oxygenates listed in paragraph (b) may not be sold or offered 
        for sale in this state. 
           (b) The oxygenates prohibited under paragraph (a) are: 
           (1) methyl tertiary butyl ether, as defined in section 
        296A.01, subdivision 34; 
           (2) ethyl tertiary butyl ether, as defined in section 
        296A.01, subdivision 18; or 
           (3) tertiary amyl methyl ether. 
           (c) Gasoline that is blended with an oxygenate, other than 
        denatured ethanol, must comply with ASTM specification D 
        4814-96.  Oxygenates, other than denatured ethanol, must not be 
        blended into gasoline after the gasoline has been sold, 
        transferred, or otherwise removed from a refinery or terminal. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1999 Supplement, section 
        239.791, subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [MINIMUM OXYGEN CONTENT REQUIRED.] Except 
        as provided in subdivisions 10 to 14, a person responsible for 
        the product shall comply with the following requirements: 
           (a) After October 1, 1995, gasoline sold or offered for 
        sale at any time in a carbon monoxide control area must contain 
        at least 2.7 percent oxygen by weight. 
           (b) After October 1, 1997, all gasoline sold or offered for 
        sale in Minnesota must contain at least 2.7 percent oxygen by 
        weight. 
           (c) For the purposes of this subdivision, the oxygenates 
        listed in section 239.761, subdivision 6, paragraph (b), shall 
        not be included in calculating the oxygen content of the 
        gasoline. 
           Presented to the governor April 20, 2000 
           Signed by the governor April 24, 2000, 1:53 p.m.

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