03.03.05.08

.08 Samples and Test Tolerances.

A. A sample taken to determine compliance with the provisions of this chapter and COMAR 03.03.06 may not exceed 4 liters.

B. Unless otherwise indicated, all samples necessary to determine compliance with this chapter and COMAR 03.03.06 shall be taken in accordance with the methodologies detailed in 40 CFR Part 80, Appendix D, which is incorporated by reference.

C. Tolerances.

(1) A producer of motor fuels shall formulate, blend, and store fuels in such a manner that consideration is given for testing tolerances.

(2) Gasoline samples obtained for analysis shall meet:

(a) Vapor pressure specifications within a tolerance limit equal to +0.3 psi; and

(b) Oxygen content specifications within a tolerance limit equal to 0.30 percent oxygen by weight.

(3) Excluding gasoline vapor pressure and oxygen content analyses, the tolerance limits for motor fuel analyses shall be as determined by the Bureau.