Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Rule Rule 340-253-0250
Exemptions


(1)

Exempt fuels. The following fuels are exempt from the list of regulated fuels under OAR 340-253-0200 (Regulated and Clean Fuels)(2):

(a)

Fuels used in small volumes. A single type of transportation fuel supplied for use in Oregon if the producer or importer documents that all providers supply an aggregate volume of less than 360,000 gallons of liquid fuel per year.

(b)

Small volume fuel producer. A transportation fuel supplied for use in Oregon if the producer documents that:

(A)

The producer has an annual production volume of less than 10,000 gallons of liquid fuel per year; or

(B)

The producer uses the entire volume of fuel produced in motor vehicles used by the producer directly and has an annual production volume of less than 50,000 gallons of liquid fuel; or

(C)

The producer is a research, development or demonstration facility.

(2)

Exempt fuel uses.

(a)

Transportation fuels supplied for use in any of the following motor vehicles are exempt from the definition of regulated fuels under OAR 340-253-0200 (Regulated and Clean Fuels):

(A)

Aircraft;

(B)

Racing activity vehicles defined in ORS 801.404 (“Racing activity vehicle”);

(C)

Military tactical vehicles and tactical support equipment;

(D)

Locomotives;

(E)

Watercraft;

(F)

Motor vehicles registered as farm vehicles as provided in ORS 805.300 (Farm vehicle registration);

(G)

Farm tractors defined in ORS 801.265 (“Farm tractor”);

(H)

Implements of husbandry defined in ORS 801.310 (“Implement of husbandry”);

(I)

Motor trucks defined in ORS 801.355 (“Motor truck”) if used primarily to transport logs; and

(J)

Motor vehicles that meet all of the following conditions:

(i)

Not designed primarily to transport persons or property;

(ii)

Operated on highways only incidentally; and

(iii)

Used primarily for construction work.

(b)

To be exempt, the regulated party must document that the fuel was supplied for use in a motor vehicle listed in subsection (2)(a). The method of documentation is subject to approval by DEQ and must:

(A)

Establish that the fuel was sold through a dedicated source to use in one of the specified motor vehicles; or

(B)

Be on a fuel transaction basis if the fuel is not sold through a dedicated source.
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