HOUSE DOCKET, NO. FILED ON: 7/12/2013
HOUSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No. 3563
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen
An Act relative to the storage of ethanol or a blending facility.
Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to regulate certain storage or blending facilities, therefore, it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public safety.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
Section 14 of chapter 91 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-
An ethanol storage or blending facility that stores or blends or is intended to store or blend more than an average of 5,000 gallons of ethanol per day and is located within 1 mile of a census block that has a population density of greater than 4,000 people per square mile shall not be granted a license under this chapter. For the purposes of this section, ethanol shall be defined as any mixture composed of not less than 30 per cent ethanol.