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What are the requirements for retailers in the covered areas?

Retailers are subject to certain controls and prohibitions on reformulated gasoline as provided in § 80.78 of the regulations, such as meeting downstream standards, not selling conventional gasoline in RFG areas, selling VOC-controlled gasoline for the proper VOC Control Region from June 1 through September 15, not adding any oxygenate to reformulated gasoline unless it is designated at OPRG, not combining any VOC-controlled reformulated gasoline that is produced using ethanol with any VOC-controlled reformulated gasoline that is produced using any other oxygenate from January 1 through September 15, or combining reformulated gasoline with conventional gasoline and selling the resulting mixture as reformulated gasoline. Retailers may be held liable for violations in accordance with the provisions of § 80.79.(7/1/94)

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)