Under the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000 (the Act) the Minister must keep a Register of Prohibited Fuel Additives. The Minister must publish, in accordance with the Fuel Quality Standards Regulations 2001, notice of his or her intention to amend the Register by entering or removing a fuel additive or class of fuel additives. Public submissions will be called for and the Minister must consider all submissions before making a decision.
Additives which have been demonstrated to have an adverse impact on the environment or engine operability will be considered for inclusion on the Register.
Guidelines for making a decision
The Minister has developed the Fuel Quality Standards (Register of Prohibited Fuel Additives) Guidelines 2003 (the Guidelines) to assist in making a decision with respect to entering or removing a fuel additive or class of fuel additives from the Register.
The purpose of the Guidelines is to provide the Minister with a framework to ensure that a consistent, objective process is followed in determining whether a fuel additive should be added or removed from the Register. It is also intended that they provide guidance to any interested parties wishing to make submissions relating to the entering or removal of an additive on the Register.
For further details on the Register and the Minister's responsibilities in administering the Register see Division 8, Sections 32 to 36 of the Act.
No fuel additives or class of fuel additives are currently entered on the Register.
- Fuel quality standards (register of prohibited fuel additives) guidelines 2003
- Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000
- Fuel Quality Standards Regulations 2001
The information contained on this page is of a general nature only and should be read in conjunction with the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000 and the Fuel Quality Standards Regulations 2001. Fuel suppliers may wish to seek legal advice about their obligations under this legislation.
New E85 fuel quality and fuel quality information standards
A fuel quality standard and a fuel quality information (labelling) standard have been made for E85 automotive fuel. The new E85 standards commence on 1 November 2012.