Dispenser Labels and Product Transfer Document Language Changes As ULSD Program Enters Final Phase

Fuel retailers are reminded that effective Oct. 1, only 15 parts per million diesel fuel is allowed for use in highway and non-road vehicles as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) program enters its final phase. The final phase-in eliminates certain regulatory requirements for product transfer document language as well as dispenser labels for 500 ppm diesel fuel.

Effective Sept. 30, dispenser labels for 500 ppm diesel are no longer required. Diesel fuel labels for 15 ppm highway diesel fuel will no longer be required on Nov. 1, 2014.  

Approved PTD language for undyed 15 ppm sulfur is as follows: “15 ppm sulfur (maximum) Undyed Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel. For use in all diesel vehicles and engines.” Approved PTD language for dyed ULSD states: “15 ppm sulfur (maximum) Dyed Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel. For use in all nonroad diesel engines. Not for use in highway vehicles or engines except for tax-exempt use in accordance with section 4082 of the Internal Revenue Code.”

Retailers using alternative language approved by EPA may continue to do so.

Additional information can be found on EPA's website. 

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