SB 998 Allows the Director of the Department of Agriculture to waive certain fuel standard requirements
Sponsor: Schatz
LR Number: 6402S.04C Fiscal Notes
Committee: Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources
Last Action: 5/18/2018 - Formal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 998-Schatz, with SCS Journal Page:
Title: SCS SB 998 Calendar Position: 10
Effective Date: August 28, 2018

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Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 998 - Currently, all fuels shall meet American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards, in addition to rules promulgated by the Director of the Department of Agriculture. Under this act, the Director may waive specific requirements, or establish temporary alternative requirements in the event of an extreme and unusual fuel supply circumstance. Such waiver shall be as limited in scope and applicability as necessary, and shall apply equally and uniformly to all persons and companies in the impacted fuel supply and distribution system.

This provision is identical to a provision contained in SS/SCS/SB's 627 & 925 (2018), HCS/HB 2452 (2018), SCS/HCS/HB's 2277 & 1983 (2018), and HCB 16 (2018), and is similar to a provision contained in SS/SCS/HB 1355 (2018), SS/SCS/HCS/HB 1364 (2018), and HCS#2/SS#2/SCS/SB 1050 (2018).