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16.60.020 Biofuel Requirements.

 
(Amended by Ordinance No. 180671, effective January 12, 2007.)
 
A.
1.  On and after July 1, 2007, all diesel fuel sold by fuel distributors or resellers to fuel retailers, nonretail dealers or wholesale purchaser-consumers within the City of Portland shall contain a minimum blend of 5% Biodiesel (B5 fuel).
 
2.  On and after August 15, 2007, all diesel fuel sold by fuel retailers, dispensed by nonretail dealers or purchased by wholesale purchaser-consumers within the City of Portland shall contain a minimum blend of 5% Biodiesel (B5 fuel). 
B.
1.   On and after July 1, 2010, all diesel fuel sold by fuel distributors or resellers to fuel retailers, nonretail dealers or wholesale purchaser-consumers within the City of Portland shall contain a minimum blend of 10% Biodiesel (B10 fuel). 
 
 2.   On and after July 1, 2010, all diesel fuel sold by fuel retailers, dispensed by nonretailer dealers or purchased by wholesale purchaser-consumers within the City of Portland shall contain a minimum blend of 10% Biodiesel (B10 fuel). 
C.
 1.  On and after September 16, 2007, all gasoline sold by fuel distributors or resellers to fuel retailers, nonretail dealers or wholesale purchaser-consumers within City of Portland shall contain a minimum blend of 10% ethanol (E10 fuel).  This requirement shall remain in effect on a year round basis.
 
 2.  On and after November 1, 2007, all gasoline sold by fuel retailers, dispensed by nonretailer dealers or purchased by wholesale purchaser-consumers within City of Portland shall contain a minimum blend of 10% ethanol (E10 fuel).  This requirement shall remain in effect on a year round basis.
D.  The Director of the Bureau of Development Services shall establish, and revise as necessary, standards for biofuels sold in the City of Portland .  The Director shall consult specifications established for biofuels by the American Society for Testing and Materials, the Oregon Department of Agriculture or similar specifications, in forming its standards. 
 
E.  Biodiesel produced from a feedstock of palm oil may not be used to satisfy the requirements of this Chapter.
 
F.  The Bureau of Development Services shall study and monitor biodiesel production, use and sales in Oregon and in the City of Portland .  When the production of biodiesel from Oregon grown feedstock and used cooking oil reaches a level of at least two million five hundred thousand gallons on an annualized basis for at least three months, the Bureau of Development Services shall notify all fuel distributors, resellers, retailers, nonretail dealers and wholesale-purchaser consumers that:
1.  The production of biodiesel from Oregon grown feedstock and used cooking oil has reached the level described above; and
 
2.  That three months from the date of the notice, all biodiesel used for the purposes of satisfying the requirements of this Chapter shall contain a minimum of 50% (by volume) of biodiesel produced from used cooking oil and/or feedstock from the Genera Brassica, Camelina, Helianthus or Carthamus.
G.  Fuel retailers shall be required to conspicuously place signage denoting the type of biofuel mixture available for sale by the fuel retailer in accordance with the labeling guidelines or rules established by the Oregon Department of Agriculture.  For example, B5 fuel shall be labeled “B5 Biodiesel Blend.”