3745-72-02 Definitions.

Comment: For dates of non-regulatory government publications, publications of recognized organizations and associations, federal rules, and federal statutory provisions referenced in this rule, see paragraph (C) of this rule titled " Reference to materials."

(A) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (B) of this rule, the definitions in rule 3745-15-01 of the Administrative Code shall apply to this chapter.

(B) For the purpose of this chapter:

(1) "Carrier" means any person who transports, stores, or causes the transportation or storage of gasoline at any point in the gasoline distribution network, without taking title to or otherwise having ownership of the gasoline and without altering the quality or quantity of the gasoline.

(2) "Clean Air Act Amendments" means the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, 42 USC 7401 to 42 USC 7671 .

(3) "Conventional gasoline" means any gasoline that is not a low Reid vapor pressure gasoline.

(4) "Distributor" means any person who transports or stores or causes the transportation or storage of gasoline at any point between any gasoline refinery or importer's facility and any retail outlet or wholesale purchaser-consumer's facility.

(5) "Ethanol blender" means a person who owns, leases, operates, controls or supervises an ethanol blending facility.

(6) "Gasoline" means any fuel sold for use in motor vehicles and motor vehicle engines, and commonly or commercially known or sold as gasoline, except such fuel used at any mobile source "research and developement source," as defined in division (O) of section 3704.01 of the Revised Code.

(7) "Gasoline distribution network" means any person involved with the distribution of gasoline starting with the refiner and ending with the retailer or wholesale purchaser-consumer.

(8) "Importer" means a person who imports gasoline or gasoline blending stocks or components from a foreign country into the United States or into the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the northern Mariana islands.

(9) "Low Reid vapor pressure control area" means a geographic area in which only gasoline with a Reid vapor pressure of 7.8 P.S.I. or less may be sold or dispensed within its boundaries. The geographic areas are specified in rule 3745-72-01 of the Administrative Code.

(10) "Low Reid vapor pressure control area terminal" means a terminal which is capable of receiving gasoline in bulk from carriers which include but are not limited to, pipelines, marine vessels or barges, and/or at which gasoline is altered either in quantity or quality. Gasoline which is intended for use in any low Reid vapor pressure control area is sold or dispensed into trucks at these low Reid vapor pressure control area terminals.

(11) "Low Reid vapor pressure control period" means the time period beginning June first and ending September fifteenth of each calendar year.

(12) "Low Reid vapor pressure gasoline" means any gasoline which has a Reid vapor pressure of 7.8 P.S.I. or less, except as provided in paragraph (A) of rule 3745-72-07 of the Administrative Code.

(13) "Motor Fuel System" shall be defined by the director through rulemaking.

(14) "Motor vehicle" has the same meaning as in section 4501.01 of the Revised Code.

(15) "P.S.I." means pounds per square inch absolute.

(16) "Refiner" means any person who owns, leases, operates, controls or supervises a refinery which produces gasoline for use in a low Reid vapor pressure control area.

(17) "Refinery" means a plant at which gasoline is produced.

(18) "Reid vapor pressure" means the absolute vapor pressure of volatile crude oil and volatile nonviscous petroleum liquids, except liquified petroleum gases, as determined by ASTM D323-99a.

(19) "Reseller" means any person who purchases gasoline and resells or transfers it to a retailer or a wholesale purchaser-consumer when the resale and/or transfer does not include changing, blending or in any way altering the specifications of the gasoline with respect to Reid vapor pressure, ethanol content or any other parameter.

(20) "Retail outlet" means any establishment at which gasoline is sold or offered for sale to the ultimate consumer for use in motor vehicles.

(21) "Retailer" means any person who owns, leases, operates, controls or supervises a retail outlet.

(22) "R.V.P." means Reid vapor pressure.

(23) "Wholesale purchaser-consumer" means any person who is an ultimate consumer of gasoline and who purchases or obtains gasoline from a distributor for use in motor vehicles.

(C) Reference to materials. This chapter includes references to certain matter or materials. The text of the referenced materials is not included in the rules contained in this chapter. Information on the availability of the referenced materials as well as the date of and/or the particular edition or version of the material is included in this rule. For materials subject to change, only the specific versions specified in this rule are referenced. Material is incorporated as it exists on the effective date of this rule. Except for referenced annual publication of existing (unmodified) Code of Federal Regulation compilations, any amendment or revision to a referenced document is not applicable unless and until this rule has been amended to specify the new dates.

(1) Availability. The referenced materials are available as follows:

(a) American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM). Information and copies of documents may be obtained by writing to: "ASTM International, 100 Bar Harbor Drive, P.O. Box C700, West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania 19426-2959." These documents are also available for purchase at www.astm.org. ASTM documents are also available for inspection and copying at most public libraries and "The State Library of Ohio."

(b) Clean Air Act as defined in this rule. Information and copies may be obtained by writing to: "Superintendent of Documents, Attn: New Orders, PO Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954." The full text of the act as amended in 1990 is also available in electronic format at www.epa.gov/oar/caa/. A copy of the act is also available for inspection and copying at most public libraries and "The State Library of Ohio."

(c) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Information and copies may be obtained by writing to: "Superintendent of Documents, Attn: New Orders, PO Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954." The full text of the CFR is also available in electronic format at www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/. The CFR compilations are also available for inspection and copying at most public libraries and "The State Library of Ohio."

(d) United States Code. Information and copies may be obtained by writing to: "Superintendent of Documents, Attn: New Orders, PO Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954." The full test of the United States Code is also available in electronic format at http://www4.law.cornell.edu.uscode/ [File Link Not Available]. The U.S.C. compilations are also available for inspection and copying at most public libraries and "The State Library of Ohio."

(2) Referenced materials.

(a) 40 CFR 80.8 ; "Sampling methods for gasoline and diesel fuel;" 67 FR 8736, Feb. 26, 2002.

(b) 40 CFR 80.46 ; "Measurement of reformulated gasoline fuel parameters;" 59 FR 7813, Feb. 16, 1994, as amended at 59 FR 36961, July 20, 1994; 61 FR 58306, Nov. 13, 1996; 63 FR 63793, Nov. 17, 1998; 65 FR 6822, Feb. 10, 2000; 65 FR 53189, Sept. 1 2000; 66 FR 17263, Mar. 29, 2001; 67 FR 8737, Feb. 26, 2002; 67 FR 40181, June 12, 2002; 68 FR 56781, Oct. 2, 2003; 68 FR 57819, Oct. 7, 2003.

(c) 40 CFR Part 50, Appendix H; "Interpretation of the 1-Hour Primary and Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone;" 44 FR 8220, Feb. 8, 1979, as amended at 62 FR 38895, July 18, 1997.

(d) 42 USC. 7401 to 42 USC. 7671q ; "The Public Health and Welfare-Air Pollution Prevention and Control;" as published January 3, 2007 in the 2006 edition of the United States Code.

(e) ASTM D323-99a; "Standard Test Method for Vapor Pressure of Petroleum Products (Reid Method);" approved April 10, 1999.

(f) Section 107(d)(1)(E) of the Clean Air Act; contained in 42 USC 7407(d)(3)(E) ; "Redesignation;" published January 3, 2007 in the 2006 edition of the United States Code.

(g) Section 181(a)(5) of the Clean Air Act; contained in 42 USC 7511(a)(5) ; "Classification and attainment dates for 1989 nonattainment areas;" published January 3, 2007 in the 2006 edition of the United States Code.

(h) Section 182(b)(1) of the Clean Air Act; contained in 42 USC 7511(b)(1) ; "New designations and reclassifications;" published January 3, 2007 in the 2006 edition of the United States Code.

(i) Section 211(c)(4)(C) of the Clean Air Act; contained in 42 USC 7545(c)(2)(C) ; "New Fuels and Fuel Additives;" published January 3, 2007 in the 2006 edition of the United States Code.

(j) Section 211(f)(4) of the Clean Air Act; contained in 42 USC 7545(f)(4) ; "New Fuels and Fuel Additives;" published January 3, 2007 in the 2006 edition of the United States Code.

Effective: 05/12/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/03/2011 and 08/04/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3704.03(E)
Rule Amplifies: 3704.03(A) , 3704.03(E)
Prior Effective Dates: 11/08/94, 01/16/06, 4/24/06(emer.), 7/17/06