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SUMMARY OF THE 2005 ACTS AND RESOLVES

ACT NO. 26

(H.188)

Conservation and development; gasoline additives; MTBE; prohibition

This act prohibits the sale and storage of fuel products containing a gasoline ether in a quantity of greater than one-half of one percent per volume after January 1, 2007. Gasoline ethers are any ethers added to gasoline, including methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), tertiary amyl methyl ether (TAME),

d-isopropyl ether (DIPE), and ethyl butyl ether (ETBE). Prepackaged goods containing ethers are not gasoline ethers. The act also requires the agency of natural resources to report to the house and senate committees on natural resources and energy by January 15, 2006, with a recommendation on the need to ban the sale of gasoline containing alcohols used as oxygenates.

Effective Date: July 1, 2005



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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