Low Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) Gasoline
Areas affected: Anderson, Angelina, Aransas, Atascosa, Austin, Bastrop, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Bosque, Bowie, Brazos, Burleson, Caldwell, Calhoun, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Colorado, Comal, Cooke, Coryell, De Witt, Delta, Ellis, Falls, Fannin, Fayette, Franklin, Freestone, Goliad, Gonzales, Grayson, Gregg, Grimes, Guadalupe, Harrison, Hays, Henderson, Hill, Hood, Hopkins, Houston, Hunt, Jackson, Jasper, Johnson, Karnes, Kaufman, Lamar, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Limestone, Live Oak, Madison, Marion, Matagorda, McLennan, Milam, Morris, Nacogdoches, Navarro, Newton, Nueces, Panola, Parker, Polk, Rains, Red River, Refugio, Robertson, Rockwall, Rusk, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith, Somervell, Titus, Travis, Trinity, Tyler, Upshur, Van Zandt, Victoria, Walker, Washington, Wharton, Williamson, Wilson, Wise, and Wood Counties.
Start date: May 1, 2000
End date: None
Applicability Period: May 1 through October 1
Description: The original adoption of this rule in June 1999 set a cap on sulfur of 150 parts per million (ppm), and set a summer month Reid Vapor Pressure of 7.8 pounds per square inch, effective May 2000. In December of 1999, the EPA established a national standard for low-sulfur gasoline (with a sulfur content of 30 ppm and a cap of 80 ppm) starting January 1, 2004. Since the national standard was more stringent than the proposed state rule, and began around the same time, the state sulfur requirement was repealed in the December 2000 revision in lieu of the national standard. Changes were also made to prohibit producers from increasing the use of MTBE in gasoline. On September 12, 2001, the commission adopted amendments to the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) rule so as to allow research laboratories and academic institutions to conduct research using gasoline with a higher RVP, and to provide flexibility by more closely matching the exemptions established for the gasoline RVP rules to those exemptions allowed in the diesel fuel rules.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: This is a reminder that as per §114.306(c) of the Gasoline Volatility regulation, each producer and importer subject to the requirements of this rule must submit their gasoline and MTBE quantification reports to the TCEQ by no later than November 30, of each year.
To download a copy of the reporting form click HERE. (Help with PDF)
To download a copy of the registration form click HERE. (Help with PDF)
These reports can be mailed to Guy Hoffman, MC-206, P.O. Box 13087, Austin TX, 78711-3087, or faxed to 512/239-5687.
Related Rules and Associated SIP Revisions
These files are available in PDF (PDF Help).
Rule Project No. 2001-009-114-AI
This rule was proposed and adopted without an associated SIP revision.
Rule Project No. 2000-011F-114-AI
This rule was associated with the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria (HGB) SIP Dec 2000.
- Adopted Rule Withdrawal (Low Sulfur Gasoline) (12/06/2000)
- Proposed Rule Withdrawal (Low Sulfur Gasoline) (08/09/2000)
Rule Project No. 2000-002-SIP-AI
This rule was associated with the Clean Gasoline SIP April 2000.
Rule Project No. 1998-058-SIP-AI
This rule was associated with the Clean Gasoline SIP April 1999.
Air Quality Division, TCEQ