PETROLEUM (QUALITY CONTROL) ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Contaminated petroleum

   4   Restrictions on retaining and transportation of petroleum

   5   Licensing of haulage contractors

   6   Revocation or suspension of licence

   7   Registration of licensed retailers, licensed haulage contractors and drivers

   8   Application for registration

   9   Approval of application for registration

   10   Cancellation or suspension of registration and removal from Register

   11   Notices

   12   Suspension of directions or orders of the Minister

   13   Appeals

   14   Offences in relation to contaminated petroleum

   15   Offence of possession of contaminated petroleum

   16   Designation of inspectors

   17   Powers and duties of inspectors

   18   Powers of Minister in case of failure to comply with directions

   19   Regulations

   20   Offences

      SCHEDULE

 

THE PETROLEUM (QUALITY CONTROL) ACT

[Date of Commencement: 17th May, 1990]

Acts
10 of 1990,
8 of 1996,
17 of 2001.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Petroleum (Quality Control) Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "diesel oil" means automotive diesel oil which-

   (a)   is intended primarily for use in compression ignition engines;

   (b)   has a flash point of over 140°F;

   (c)   has, on distillation, a maximum boiling point below 725°F; and

   (d)   meets such specifications as the Minister may, on the recommendation of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica, by order, prescribe;

   "domestic kerosene" means kerosene which-

   (a)   is intended for household lighting and cooking;

   (b)   has a final boiling point which does not exceed 572°F;

   (c)   has a minimum flash point of 100°F, and

   (d)   meets such specifications as the Minister may, on the recommendation of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica, by order, prescribe;

<IN:LF:0.5,RT:0,FI:-0.5>   "inspector" and "analyst" mean a person designated as such pursuant to section 16;

   "kerosene" means domestic kerosene and Turbo Jet A1 Fuel;

   "licence"-

   (a)   in relation to a licensed retailer means a licence to sell petroleum by retail pursuant to the relevant Act;

   (b)   in relation to a haulage contractor means a licence granted under this Act;

   "licensed haulage contractor" means a person who is licensed under this Act to transport petroleum in bulk within the Island;

   "licensed retailer" means a person licensed to deal in or sell petroleum by retail pursuant to the relevant Act and registered as such under this Act;

<IN:LF:0.5,RT:0,FI:-0.5>   "motor gasolene" means gasolene, other than aviation gasolene, which-

   (a)   is intended for use primarily in spark ignition engines;

   (b)   has, on distillation, a final boiling point not greater than 437°F; and

   (c)   meets such specifications as the Minister may, on the recommendation of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica, by order, prescribe;

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