“Boutique fuels” are state motor fuels that have been specially formulated for use in a particular region to help that region meet its local air quality requirements. They are different from federal requirements and, therefore, EPA waives federal preemption through approving the state fuel program in the State Implementation Plan (SIP). The Clean Air Act allows states to adopt unique motor fuel requirements with certain restrictions.
This is an issue when the Environmental Protection Agency revises the ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards and states with ozone nonattainment areas must decide how to regulate stationary and mobile source emissions to achieve compliance.
AFPM members work closely with local and state air quality officials to create fuels programs to provide safe, reliable, and cost-effective supplies of fuels that meet local air quality needs.
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