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Fuels Registration, Reporting, and Compliance Help

Is tertiary butyl alcohol (TBA) an acceptable alternative oxygenate to MTBE?

Tertiary butyl alcohol may be blended in amounts permitted under its section 211(f) waiver. There are several oxygenates available other than the two most common, MTBE and ethanol, and these oxygenates may be legally used if blended in the type and amount specified under EPA's "substantially similar" rule and any section 211(f) waiver than may apply.

Parties needing further information about the legality of a particular oxygenate should contact the Field Operations and Support Division Fuels Team at (202) 233-9050.(8/29/94)

This question and answer was posted at Consolidated List of Reformulated Gasoline and Anti-Dumping Questions and Answers: July 1, 1994 through November 10, 1997 (PDF)(333 pp, 18.17 MB, EPA420-R-03-009, July 2003, About PDF)