Pursuant to authority granted by the Governor on February 24, 2021, TDLR has temporarily waived seasonal specification requirements set in ASTM D4814, adopted by reference under Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 16, Part 4, Section 97.3(2)(B)
, to allow regulated parties to produce and distribute fuel that meets any seasonal specification until March 31, 2021.
The temporary waiver will permit regulated parties to make fuel in compliance with any seasonal specifications during the waiver period and authorize parties downstream of the refinery (i.e. terminals and retail fuel stations) to distribute fuel of any seasonal specification until stocks are depleted. This allowance will expand gasoline production and distribution following the recent winter storms experienced throughout the state.