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Emergency fuel waiver approved for Florida following Hurricane Michael

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Posted at 2:00 PM, Oct 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-13 10:11:54-04

(WTXL) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved a request from Florida Governor Rick Scott for an emergency fuel waiver in order to ensure an adequate supply of diesel fuel across the state. 

EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler approved the request on Friday. 

EPA stated they waived the highway diesel fuel red dye requirements, to allow the use of 15 parts per million sulfur non-road diesel fuel for utility, emergency response and other diesel-powered highway vehicles responding to or assisting in recovery efforts in the panhandle area of Florida, effective immediately and through Oct. 26. 

Retailers and wholesale purchaser-consumers may continue selling or dispensing diesel fuel that meets the conditions of this waiver after Oct. 26 until their supplies are depleted.