Fuel Quality

The Weights and Measures Services Division Fuel Quality program administers the laws and regulations for fuel quality through inspection, analysis, and enforcement to help ensure that consumers are purchasing quality transportation fuels that meet or exceed applicable air quality standards. Fuel samples are inspected and screened in the field by investigators and potentially non-compliant fuel is collected for testing at a state of the art laboratory which uses the latest analytical equipment and test procedures to provide precise results. In addition, samples are collected for laboratory analysis during randomly scheduled unannounced inspections and when fuel quality complaints are received by the Division. The Division will follow up with laboratory analysis of gasoline, diesel fuels, high octane racing fuels, and biofuels (including biodiesel blends and Ethanol Flex Fuel) to make certain they meet the specifications adopted in Arizona Revised Statutes and Arizona Administrative Code.

 

View a List of Registered Suppliers (Biofuels and Cleaner Burning Gasoline)

Compliance Assistance Program

Division is making every effort to assist the fuel industry in achieving compliance with Arizona fuel regulations. Below you will find important documents and guidance related to the Arizona fuels program. Please note that each document may cover numerous topics, and different facets of a topic may be discussed in more than one document. These documents do not establish or change legal rights or obligations. 

 

Emmissions Models

Modification of these spreadsheets could result in non-compliant specifications being generated. These spreadsheets are intended to only assist you. The use of this spreadsheet does not automatically assure compliance with the requirements in Arizona Administrative Code Title 3, Chapter 7, Article 7.

EPA Complex Model (Excel) to be used to certify Type 1 gasoline meets the emission reductions in A.A.C. R3-7-751 and Table 1.

The California Predictive Model (Excel) spreadsheet contains the predictive model procedures and calculations for the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Phase 2 PM alternative formulations for gasoline. Note: The point of compliance is the actual procedural document provided below, and not this spreadsheet. 

Documents

Arizona Retail Gasoline Specifications Download
Arizona Retail RVP Standards Download
California Procedure for Evaluating Alternative Specifications for Phase 2 Reformulated Gasoline Download
Arizona Quality Assurance/Quality Control Plan Policy Development Download
Compliance Advisory - Octane Levels of Blended Gasoline Download

Need More Information?

Contact Kevin Allen, Vapor and Fuel Program Compliance Manager, at [email protected] or 602-771-4939.

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