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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 2. Agriculture
Agency 5. Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services
Chapter 480. Regulation Governing the Oxygenation of Gasoline
5/11/2021

2VAC5-480-10. Definitions.

The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meaning, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Administrator" "means the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency."1

"ASTM" means the American Society for Testing and Materials.

"Batch" means any discrete amount of gasoline.

"Blender" means any person who owns, leases, operates, controls, or supervises an oxygenate blending facility.

"Bulk gasoline plant operator" means any person who owns, leases, operates, or controls a plant which is a secondary distribution point for delivering gasoline to local farms, businesses, service stations, and other distribution points, where the total gasoline throughput is 20,000 gallons or less per working day, based on the daily average for the most recent 12-month period.

"Bulk gasoline terminal operator" means any person who owns, leases, operates, or controls a terminal which is a primary distribution point for delivering gasoline to bulk plants, service stations, and other distribution points, where the total gasoline throughput is greater than 20,000 gallons per working day, based on the daily average for the most recent 12-month period.

"Control area" means the Virginia counties within the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) consisting of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, and Stafford; and the Virginia cities within the Washington, D.C. MSA consisting of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, and Manassas Park.

"Control period" means a specified four months out of 12, beginning on November 1 of one year and continuing through the last day of February of the following year.

"Owner" means any person who owns or controls any batch of gasoline.

"Oxygenate" means any combustible substance or substances which, when added to gasoline, increases the amount of oxygen in that gasoline blend.

"Oxygenated gasoline" means gasoline which contains a measurable amount of oxygenate.2

"Person" includes an individual, corporation, partnership, association, state, municipality, political subdivision of a state, and any agency, department, or instrumentality of the United States and any officer, agent, or employee thereof.3

"Record" means any document which takes the form of, but is not limited to, a bill of lading, invoice, receipt, commodity manifest, or delivery ticket.

"Retail outlet operator" means any person who owns, leases, operates, or controls any establishment at which gasoline is sold or offered for sale to the ultimate consumer for use in a motor vehicle.

"Sell or transfer" means to sell, exchange, ship, receive, or to offer or expose for sale.

"Substantially similar" means "substantially similar" as stated in § 211(f)(1) of the federal Clean Air Act, 42 USC § 7545(f)(1).

"Terminal operator" means any person who owns, leases, operates or controls a gasoline terminal at which gasoline is sold or dispensed into trucks or other containers for transportation to retail outlets or wholesale purchaser-consumer facilities, and shall include, but not be limited to, any bulk gasoline plant operator and any bulk gasoline terminal operator.

"Ultimate consumer" means any person who purchases gasoline for any purpose other than resale.

"Wholesale purchaser-consumer" means any person who is an ultimate consumer of gasoline and who purchases or obtains gasoline from a supplier for use in motor vehicles and receives delivery of gasoline into a storage tank or other gasoline container.

"Wholesale purchaser-consumer facility" means any facility at which a wholesale purchaser-consumer stores gasoline in a storage tank or other gasoline container.

1Clean Air Act § 302(a), 42 USC § 7602(a).

2Proposed federal regulation as contained in Federal Register July 9, 1991. The placement of this definition as proposed in the Federal Register would be at 40 CFR § 80.1 (oo).

3Clean Air Act § 302(e), 42 USC § 7602(e).

Statutory Authority

§§ 59.1-153 and 59.1-156 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR115-04-28 § 1, eff. November 1, 1993.

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