EPA Temporarily Waives Clean Fuel Rule in New Jersey Due to Hurricane Sandy

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

October 31, 2012

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EPA Temporarily Waives Clean Fuel Rule in New Jersey Due to Hurricane Sandy

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has waived temporarily federal clean diesel fuel requirements in New Jersey to allow for the use of home heating oil because of Hurricane Sandy.

The Washington-based EPA said in a news release it exercised its authority under the Clean Air Act to allow for the use in most generators and pumps in emergency service in New Jersey if ultra low-sulfur fuel is not available. The EPA granted the waiver in coordination with the Department of Energy (DOE).
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson determined that, as a result of Hurricane Sandy, there may be temporary shortages of diesel fuel compliant with federal regulations.  The federal waivers will help ensure an adequate supply of fuel for emergency response in New Jersey.


About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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