EPA issues diesel waiver in New Jersey due to Sandy

31 October 2012 21:13  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday issued an emergency waiver of the federal clean diesel fuel requirements in New Jersey to allow the use of home heating oil in most generators and pumps in emergency service.

The waiver for otherwise mandatory ultra-low sulphur diesel fuel will allow use of high-sulphur heating oil in certain generators and pumps for emergency purposes if ultra-low sulphur fuel is not available in New Jersey through 13 November, EPA said.

The waiver will not apply to a small subset of diesel engines used in generators and pumps that could be damaged by the high sulphur fuel.

The federal waivers ensure an adequate supply of fuel for emergency response in the state, which has been hit hard by Hurricane Sandy.

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By: Anna Matherne

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