WASHINGTON (Nov. 1, 2012)—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has temporarily waived certain federal clean gasoline requirements under the Clean Air Act for all states affected by Hurricane Sandy, the agency said.
Sixteen states and the District of Columbia are subject to the waiver, the EPA said. The states are New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.
Hurricane Sandy created extreme and unusual conditions that may result in a shortage of gasoline that complies with Clean Air Act standards, said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. The waiver will help ensure adequate gasoline supplies in those states, she said.