Relaxation of Summer Gasoline Volatility Standard for Several Parishes in Louisiana
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule on December 15, 2017 to relax the federal volatility (RVP) standard applicable to gasoline supplied to the 11 Louisiana parishes of Beauregard, Calcasieu, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lafourche, Orleans, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, and St. Mary from 7.8 pounds per square inch (psi) to 9.0 psi during the summer ozone season.
Rulemaking and supporting documents
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- Fact Sheet: EPA Approves Request from Louisiana to Relax the Federal Summer Gasoline Volatility Standard in Several Parishes (PDF) (3 pp, 436 K, EPA-420-F-17-021, December 2017)
- Final Rule (PDF) (5 pp, 244 K, published December 26, 2017)
- Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (PDF) (5 pp, 237 K, published August 9, 2017)