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FAQ: Motor Fuel Quality Control

Can I sell the product on which a "stop sale" has been issued?

No. It's illegal to sell motor fuel that fails to meet quality standards. Penalties for not complying with the motor fuel inspection law and the stop sale order include a fine of up to $5,000 and/or one year in jail, a court ordered injunction prohibiting sale of the product and suspension of your registration.

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Motor Fuel Quality Control FAQs
  1 - What do the inspectors look for?
  2 - What happens if the inspector detects a problem at my service station?
  3 - What happens if a fuel sample does not meet specifications in one of the lab tests?
  4 - How can the "stop sale" order be lifted?
  5 - Can I sell the product on which a "stop sale" has been issued?
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