Engine Fuel Specifications Regulations 2011

20 Sampling of engine fuel

(1)

The sampling requirements for obtaining a representative sample of engine fuel for testing by the test methods set out in these regulations are referred to in BS EN 228 and BS EN 590.

(2)

In the event of a dispute as to the appropriate value, nature, or rating of any of the properties listed in the schedules or referred to in these regulations, the relevant procedures specified in ISO 4259 must be used to interpret the laboratory results.

(3)

Any of the following persons may, in writing, request the Secretary to agree to the use of an alternative test method to any of those specified in the schedules:

(a)

an engine fuel importer; or

(b)

a wholesale supplier or retailer of engine fuel; or

(c)

a producer of engine fuel.

(4)

The Secretary may agree to such a request if satisfied that the alternative test method is at least as good as the test method specified in the schedules.

(5)

Any of the following persons must, if a person authorised in writing by the Secretary so requests, supply the authorised person with a certificate describing the properties and value of any such engine fuel (including, if asked, the properties and value of any blend of fuel or any blending component in a blended fuel or any additive) within 5 working days of receiving the request:

(a)

an engine fuel importer; or

(b)

a wholesale supplier or retailer of engine fuel; or

(c)

a producer of engine fuel.