Report Title:

Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether; MTBE; Drinking Water; Motor Fuel

Description:

Prohibits (within 1 year after its effective date) a person from using, selling, offering for sale, distributing, blending, or manufacturing methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) as a motor fuel additive in this State, except in "trace amounts" (i.e., not greater than 0.5 per cent by volume of the motor fuel).

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

11

TWENTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2003

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

relating to environmental health.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

SECTION 1. Chapter 340E, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"340E-    Methyl tertiary butyl ether prohibitions. (a) As used in this section:

"Trace amount" means an amount not exceeding 0.5 per cent by volume of the motor fuel.

(b) Beginning one year after the effective date of this section, no person shall use, sell, offer for sale, distribute, blend, or manufacture methyl tertiary butyl ether as a motor fuel additive in this State. It is not a violation of this section for a person to sell, offer for sale, distribute, or blend a motor fuel in this State containing a trace amount of methyl tertiary butyl ether."

SECTION 2. This Act does not affect rights and duties that matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were begun, before its effective date.

SECTION 3. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

INTRODUCED BY:

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