Current Regulations: Introduced in January 2000, LB 1234 would require a renewable fuel content in gasoline beginning on January 1, 2001. However, the version signed by the Governor in April 2000 (Sec. 17) caps MTBE content in gasoline at 1 vol% effective 7/13/00; see section 66-1227 of Nebraska Statutes.
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: Legislative Bill 389 was introduced in 1999 on oxygenated gasoline throughout the state. If a voluntary goal (half of the gasoline contained 2.875 wt% oxygen content or greater by January 1, 2001) was reached, a mandatory requirement would not be triggered.
LB 75, introduced in January 2001, would require 3.5 wt% oxygen content from renewables at retail for the lowest octane gasoline effective 10/1/01.
LB 899, introduced in January 2002, would require 3.5 wt% oxygen content from renewables at retail for the lowest octane gasoline by 1/1/03.
Introduced in January 2006, LB 848 would require at least 3.5 wt% renewable fuel (i.e., ethanol) in gasoline, except for unleaded premium grade, effective 1/1/07.
Last updated September 2017