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2007 Florida Statutes

Section 525.01, Florida Statutes 2007

525.01  Gasoline and oil to be inspected.--

(1)  For the purpose of this chapter:

(a)  "Department" means the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

(b)  "Petroleum fuel" means all gasoline, kerosene (except when used as aviation turbine fuel), diesel fuel, benzine, other like products of petroleum under whatever name designated, or an alternative fuel used for illuminating, heating, cooking, or power purposes, sold, offered, or exposed for sale in this state.

(c)  "Alternative fuel" means:

1.  Methanol, denatured ethanol, or other alcohols;

2.  Mixtures containing 85 percent or more by volume of methanol, denatured ethanol, or other alcohols with gasoline or other fuels, or such other percentage, but not less than 70 percent, as determined by the department by rule, to provide for requirements relating to cold start, safety, or vehicle functions;

3.  Hydrogen;

4.  Coal-derived liquid fuels; and

5.  Fuels, other than alcohol, derived from biological materials.

(2)  All petroleum fuels shall be subject to inspection and analysis by the department. Before selling or offering for sale in this state any petroleum fuel, all manufacturers, wholesalers, and jobbers shall file with the department:

(a)  An affidavit that they desire to do business in this state, and the name and address of the manufacturer of the petroleum fuel.

(b)  An affidavit stating that the petroleum fuel is in conformity with the standards prescribed by department rule.

History.--s. 1, ch. 7905, 1919; CGL 3956; ss. 14, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 67, ch. 92-291; s. 1, ch. 94-335; s. 7, ch. 2006-165.