KANSAS, September 13, 2017 - The Kansas Department of Agriculture has issued an order that will relax Environmental Protection Agency fuel standards, allowing the state to deliver gasoline to hurricane-stricken Texas. Kansas Agriculture Secretary Jackie McClaskey signed the order following the EPA’s determination “that an extreme and unusual fuel supply circumstance exists that will prevent the distribution of an adequate supply of gasoline to consumers due to the impact of Hurricane Harvey.” The agency issued a waiver of the Clean Air Act, which will allow the state to transport fuel through Sept. 15. McClaskey ordered that gasoline and gasoline oxygenate blends meeting the limits of American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D 4814 Volatility Class C-3 shall be permitted for immediate distribution through Sept. 30.
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