Fuel retailers who abide by the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) E-15 labeling rules would be protected from liability claims by consumers who misfuel their vehicles under a new bill introduced last week by Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.)
The Domestic Fuels Act of 2013 (H.R. 1214) also would allow the EPA to issue guidelines to determine whether new and existing underground storage tanks and dispensing equipment are compatible with EPA-approved fuels. Currently, such equipment must be certified by Underwriters Laboratories.
Senate legislation hasn’t been introduced this Congress, but is expected later this year.
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