Current Regulations: Signed by the Governor on May 23, 2005, H. 188 bans ethers (including MTBE, TAME, DIPE and ETBE) greater than 0.5 vol% in gasoline, effective 1/1/07. See Act No. 26 of the General Assemby 2005-2006.
Signed by the Governor on 5/25/11 (Act 47), amended H.56 (sec. 19) requires heating oil to have a maximum 500 ppm sulfur by 7/1/14 and 15 ppm sulfur by 7/1/18; in addition, all heating oil shall contain at least 3% biodiesel by 7/1/12, 5% by 7/1/15, and 7% by 7/1/16 (see VT Statutes, Title 10, Chapter 23, section 585; and section 5-221 of the Air Pollution Control Regulations - sulfur only; and 10 V.S.A. section 585).
In a multi-state letter dated 8/31/17, to address a fuel supply emergency caused by Hurricane Harvey, EPA allowed 11.5 psi RVP gasoline throughout the state through September 15.
Legislature: Introduced in March 2003, H. 395 would require that by July 1, 2006, gasoline-dispensing facilities with an annual gasoline throughput of 400,000 gallons or more shall make available to the general public a gasoline blend that contains at least 10 vol % ethanol.
Proposed State Actions: The Commissioner of the VT Department of Environmental Conservation and representatives of ten other states signed a Letter of Intent, dated 12/31/08, to analyze low carbon fuel supply options and develop a framework for a regional Low Carbon Fuel Standard in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic region. Governor Douglas and the governors of 10 NE/MA states signed a Memorandum of Understanding dated 12/30/09 for the development of a regional LCFS.
Last updated September 2017