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Text of A bill to prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from approving the introduction into commerce of gasoline that ...

...gasoline that contains greater than 10-volume-percent ethanol, and for other purposes.

This bill was introduced on February 14, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 14, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 344

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 14, 2013

(for himself andMr. Vitter) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to theCommittee on Environment and Public Works

A BILL

To prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from approving the introduction into commerce of gasoline that contains greater than 10-volume-percent ethanol, and for other purposes.

1.

Prohibition of gasoline blends with greater than 10-volume-percent ethanol

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, theAdministrator of the Environmental Protection Agencymay not, including by granting a waiver under section 211(f)(4) of the Clean Air Act(42 U.S.C. 7545(f)(4)), authorize or otherwise allow the introduction into commerce of gasoline containing greater than 10-volume-percent ethanol.

2.

Prohibition of waivers

(a)

In general

Any waiver granted under section 211(f)(4) of the Clean Air Act( 42 U.S.C. 7545(f)(4) )before the date of enactment of this Act that allows the introduction into commerce of gasoline containing greater than 10-volume-percent ethanol for use in motor vehicles shall have no force or effect.

(b)

Certain waivers

The waivers described insubsection (a)include the following:

(1)

The waiver entitled,Partial Grant and Partial Denial of Clean Air Act Waiver Application Submitted by Growth Energy To Increase the Allowable Ethanol Content of Gasoline to 15 Percent; Decision of the Administrator, 75 Fed. Reg. 68094 (November 4, 2010).

(2)

The waiver entitled,Partial Grant of Clean Air Act Waiver Application Submitted by Growth Energy To Increase the Allowable Ethanol Content of Gasoline to 15 Percent; Decision of the Administrator, 76 Fed. Reg. 4662 (January 26, 2011).

3.

Misfueling rule

The portions of the rule entitled,Regulation to Mitigate the Misfueling of Vehicles and Engines with Gasoline Containing Greater Than Ten Volume Percent Ethanol and Modifications to the Reformulated and Conventional Gasoline Programs, 76 Fed. Reg. 44406 (July 25, 2011) to mitigate misfueling shall have no force and effect 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act.