Introduced by Senator Condos of Chittenden District and Senator Lyons of Chittenden District
Subject: Conservation and development; gasoline additive; MTBE; prohibition
Statement of purpose: This bill proposes to prohibit the sale and storage of fuel products containing the additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE).
AN ACT RELATING TO PROHIBITING THE SALE AND STORAGE OF FUEL PRODUCTS CONTAINING THE ADDITIVE MTBE
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Sec. 1. 10 V.S.A. § 577 is added to read:
§ 577. FUEL PRODUCTS WITH ADDITIVE MTBE; PROHIBITION
(a) Effective July 1, 2006, a manufacturer or wholesaler may not sell at retail in this state to a retailer in this state or for use in this state, and a retailer may not knowingly sell or store in underground or aboveground storage tanks, any fuel product containing the additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE).
(b) As used in this section, “fuel product” means gasoline, reformulated gasoline, benzene, benzol, diesel fuel, kerosene, or any other volatile and inflammable liquid that is produced, compounded, offered for sale, or used to generate power in internal combustion engines or to generate heat or light.
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