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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AV87 Publication ID: Fall 2022 
Title: ●Revisions to the Lists of Reformulated Gasoline Covered Areas  

To reduce vehicle emissions of ozone-forming and toxic air pollutants, the Clean Air Act (CAA) directs EPA to issue regulations that specify how gasoline can be reformulated so as to result in significant reductions of such air pollutants in relation to the 1990 baseline fuel and to require the use of such reformulated gasoline (RFG) in certain "covered" areas (certain nonattainment areas) as prescribed by the CAA. The CAA also requires that RFG be sold in any area that is reclassified as Severe for any ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). EPA recently reclassified several areas as Severe nonattainment areas for the 2008 ozone NAAQS. These areas include Dallas-Fort Worth, TX, Denver-Boulder-Greeley-Ft. Collins-Loveland, CO, and Kern County (Eastern Kern), CA. In this final action, EPA is revising its regulations at 40 CFR 1090.285(b) and (c) to indicate that these three areas are required to sell RFG beginning one year after the effective date of their reclassification as Severe for the 2008 ozone NAAQS. Pursuant to our regulations at 40 CFR 1090.290(e), we are publishing a final rule without prior proposal because the revisions to 40 CFR 1090.285(b) and (c) merely reflect changes required due to the reclassification of the areas as Severe nonattainment areas for the 2008 ozone NAAQS.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 1090   
Legal Authority: Clean Air Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Rule  09/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Mark Coryell
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
6406J, USEPA National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory/OAR, 2565 Plymouth Road,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone:734 214-4446

Rudolph Kapichak
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone:734 214-4574
Fax:734 214-4052