Under the authority granted in Minn Stat §239.80 Subd. (b), a waiver will be granted to Magellan Terminal (Alexandria) customers effective November 3 through November 12, or until biodiesel is restored to loading from the rack, whichever comes first.
Customers of Magellan Terminal in Alexandria, MN will be exempted from the biodiesel requirement on diesel loads pulled only from the Alexandria Magellan terminal during this time period. Diesel loads pulled from any other location must have the minimum amount of biodiesel required under Minn Stat §239.77.
The Magellan Terminal located in Alexandria, Minnesota notified the Department of Commerce Division of Weights and Measures, that as of Monday, November 3, the terminal will not have biodiesel available for loading at the rack.
The Weights and Measures Division of the Minnesota Department of Commerce wants to help you understand and be ready for the change in the minimum biodiesel content to 10%.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulates labeling for fuel dispensers.
Many vendors can supply labels that bring you into compliance with the mandate.
For blends containing between 5% and 20% biodiesel, use the following labels:
Consider the cost of labeling requirements when deciding to whether to exceed to minimum biodiesel content requirement from October – March. If you choose to keep you biodiesel content between 5% and 20%, you can keep the BIODIESEL BLEND label on the dispensers all year long. All retailers must label their dispensers as either BIODIESEL BLEND or as B20 BIODIESEL BLEND when the fuel contains between 5% and 20% biodiesel.
Chapter 181 contained updates to the state’s biodiesel content mandate. These changes include:
The existing exemptions in Minnesota Statute 239.77 sub. 3 to the mandate were made permanent and the following exceptions were added:
For more information, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture has developed Frequently Asked Questions for the B10 Mandate Implementation.
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