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16.60.010 Definitions.

City Code Section

(Amended by Ordinances 180671, 189820 and 191100, effective December 7, 2022.)

  1. As used in this Chapter, the following terms shall be defined as provided in this section:
  2. A.  “Biodiesel” means a renewable alternative to diesel fuel that consists of mono-alkyl esters of long chain fatty acids derived from plant or animal matter that meets the registration requirements for fuels and fuel additives established by the Environmental Protection Agency and standards established by the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM). 
  3. B.  “Biofuel” means any fuel that is derived from plant or animal matter that meets the registration requirements for fuels and fuel additives established by the Environmental Protection Agency and standards established by the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) as determined by the Director of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability under Subsection 16.60.020 C.  For the purposes of this Chapter, Biofuel includes Biodiesel, Renewable Diesel, and Ethanol.
  4. C.  “Blendstock” means any unfinished biofuel that is used for the purpose of blending with petroleum-based diesel fuel to make a final refined product. For example, a final product of B20 is made from a blend of 80 percent petroleum-based diesel fuel and 20 percent B100 blendstock.
  5. D.  “Carbon intensity” means the amount of lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions per unit of energy of fuel expressed in grams of carbon dioxide equivalent per megajoule (gCO2e/MJ), as determined by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Clean Fuels Program.
  6. E.  “City” means the City of Portland.
  7. F.  “Diesel” means petroleum-based liquid that is suitable for use as a fuel in diesel powered motor vehicles.
  8. G.  “Director” means the Director of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability or the Director’s authorized representative, designee or agent.
  9. H.  “E10” means a fuel mixture of 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent gasoline.
  10. I.  “Ethanol” means ethyl alcohol, a flammable liquid used or sold for the purpose of blending or mixing with gasoline.
  11. J.  “Feedstock” means the plant or animal matter from which a biofuel is derived.
  12. K.  “Fuel” means all gasoline or diesel sold within the City for the purpose of operating motor vehicles on public roadways.
  13. L.  “Fuel distributor” means a person that causes the transportation or storage of fuel at any point between a refinery or importer’s facility and any retail outlet or wholesale purchaser-consumer within the City.
  14. M.  “Gasoline” means any petroleum-based fuel sold for use in spark ignition engines.
  15. N.  “Motor vehicle” means every inanimate vehicle which is self-propelled.  For the purposes of this Chapter, the definition of motor vehicle shall not include aircraft, watercraft, or locomotives.
  16. O.  “Nonretail dealer” means any person who owns, operates, controls or supervises an establishment at which motor vehicles fuel is dispensed through a car or key-activated fuel dispensing device to nonretail customers.
  17. P.  “Product transfer document” or “PTD” means a document, or combination of documents, that authenticates the transfer of fuel ownership between parties and must include all information as required under administrative rules developed by the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. A PTD may include bills of lading, invoices, contracts, meter tickets, rail inventory sheets or RFS product transfer documents.
  18. Q.  “Renewable diesel” means a renewable alternative to diesel fuel that is produced through various thermochemical processes such as hydrotreating, gasification, and pyrolysis and is derived from plant or animal matter. Renewable diesel is chemically the same as petroleum diesel fuel. Renewable diesel meets the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specification ASTM D975 for petroleum diesel may be used in existing petroleum pipelines, storage tanks, and diesel engines.
  19. R.  “Reseller” means a person who purchases fuel and resells or transfers it to a retailer or wholesale purchaser-consumer within the City.
  20. S.  “Retail outlet” means any establishment within the City at which fuel is sold or offered for sale to the ultimate consumer for use in motor vehicles.
  21. T.  “Retailer” means any person who owns, leases, operates, controls or supervises a retail outlet within the City.
  22. U.  “Wholesale purchaser-consumer” means any organization within the City that is an ultimate consumer of fuel, and which purchases or obtains diesel or gasoline from a fuel distributor or reseller for use in motor vehicles and receives delivery of that product into a storage tank or directly into a vehicle’s tank.