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Introduced in Senate (03/02/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 517


To amend the Clean Air Act with respect to the ethanol waiver for Reid vapor pressure limitations under such Act.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 2, 2017

Mrs. Fischer (for herself, Mr. Donnelly, Mr. Grassley, Mr. Blunt, Mrs. McCaskill, Mrs. Ernst, Ms. Heitkamp, Mr. Hoeven, Mr. Sasse, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Thune, Mr. Roberts, Ms. Klobuchar, and Mr. Durbin) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works


A BILL

To amend the Clean Air Act with respect to the ethanol waiver for Reid vapor pressure limitations under such Act.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act”.

SEC. 2. Ethanol waiver.

(a) Reid vapor pressure limitation.—Section 211(h) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7545(h)) is amended—

(1) in paragraph (4)—

(A) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by inserting “or more” after “10 percent”; and

(B) in subparagraph (C), by striking “additional alcohol or”; and

(2) in paragraph (5)(A), by inserting “or more” after “10 percent”.

(b) Existing waivers.—Section 211(f)(4) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7545(f)(4)) is amended—

(1) by striking “The Administrator, upon” and inserting the following:

“(A) The Administrator, upon”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following:

“(B) A fuel or fuel additive that has been granted a waiver under subparagraph (A) prior to January 1, 2017, and meets all of the conditions of that waiver, other than the waiver’s limits for Reid Vapor Pressure, may be introduced into commerce if the fuel or fuel additive meets all other applicable Reid Vapor Pressure requirements.”.