E-15 Fuel Update

News American Council of Snowmobile Associations

The Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act of 2019 (H.R. 1024) is bipartisan legislation that would require the EPA to revise the labeling requirements for pumps that dispense E15.

It would also include a consumer education campaign to inform the public about the risks of improper use of E15 and the vehicles and equipment that are prohibited from using E15. 

The new label would call out snowmobiles, motorcycles, ATVs, boats, lawnmowers and chainsaws with pictograms of these vehicles and equipment specifically prohibited from using E15. 

Also included in this legislation are provisions specific to blender pumps that would require warnings about residual high-ethanol-content blends left in the fueling hose from the previous customer.

U.S. Reps. Austin Scott (R-Ga.) and Lois Frankel (D-Fla.) reintroduced the bill.

 

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