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16.60.020 Minimum Biofuel Content Requirements.

City Code Section

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

  1. A.  Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel
    1. 1.  On and after May 15, 2024, all diesel fuel sold by fuel distributors or resellers to fuel retailers, nonretail dealers or wholesale purchaser-consumers within the City shall contain a minimum blend of 15 percent biodiesel or renewable diesel.
    2. 2.  On and after July 1, 2024, all diesel fuel sold by fuel retailers, dispensed by nonretail dealers, or purchased by wholesale purchaser-consumers within the City shall contain a minimum blend of 15 percent biodiesel or renewable diesel.
    3. 3.  On and after May 15, 2026, all diesel fuel sold by fuel distributors or resellers to fuel retailers, nonretail dealers, or wholesale purchaser-consumers within the City shall contain a minimum blend of 50 percent biodiesel or renewable diesel.
    4. 4.  On and after July 1, 2026, all diesel fuel sold by fuel retailers, dispensed by nonretailer dealers, or purchased by wholesale purchaser-consumers within the City shall contain a minimum blend of 50 percent biodiesel or renewable diesel.
    5. 5.  On and after May 15, 2030, all diesel fuel sold by fuel distributors or resellers to fuel retailers, nonretail dealers, or wholesale purchaser-consumers within the City shall contain a minimum blend of 99 percent biodiesel or renewable diesel.
    6. 6.  On and after July 1, 2030, all diesel fuel sold by fuel retailers, dispensed by nonretailer dealers, or purchased by wholesale purchaser-consumers within the City shall contain a minimum blend of 99 percent biodiesel or renewable diesel.
  2. B.  Ethanol
    1. 1.  On and after September 16, 2007, all gasoline sold by fuel distributors or resellers to fuel retailers, nonretail dealers or wholesale purchaser-consumers within City shall contain a minimum blend of 10 percent ethanol (E10 fuel).  This requirement shall remain in effect on a year-round basis.
    2. 2.  On and after November 1, 2007, all gasoline sold by fuel retailers, dispensed by nonretailer dealers or purchased by wholesale purchaser-consumers within City shall contain a minimum blend of 10 percent ethanol (E10 fuel).  This requirement shall remain in effect on a year-round basis.
  3. C.  The Director shall establish, and revise as necessary, standards for biofuels sold in the City.  The Director shall consult specifications established for biofuels by the American Society for Testing and Materials, the Oregon Department of Agriculture or similar specifications, in forming its standards. 
  4. D.  Biodiesel produced from a feedstock of virgin or recycled palm oil may not be used to satisfy the requirements of this Chapter.
  5. E.  Biodiesel used to satisfy the requirements of this Chapter must not exceed 20 percent in any final diesel fuel blends. The foregoing does not limit voluntary sales of higher blends of biodiesel, as long as those blends are properly labeled in accordance with state or federal guidelines.
  6. F.  The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability must study and monitor biodiesel and renewable diesel production, use, and sales in Oregon and in the City through 2030.
  7. G.  Fuel retailers are required to conspicuously place signage denoting the type of biofuel mixture available for sale by the fuel retailer in accordance with the labeling guidelines or rules established by the Oregon Department of Agriculture or by the administrative rules adopted by the Director.