EXECUTIVE ORDER No.2005 - 18

STATE OF ENERGY EMERGENCY
TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF RULES FOR GASOLINE VAPOR PRESSURE

WHEREAS, Section 1 of Article V of the Michigan Constitution of 1963 vests the executive power of the State of Michigan in the Governor;

WHEREAS, under Section 4 of 1982 PA 191, MCL 10.84, during a declared State of Energy Emergency the Governor may by executive order suspend a statute, an order, a rule of a state agency, or a specific provision of the statute, rule, or order if strict compliance with the statute, order, rule, or a specific provision of the statute, rule, or order will prevent, hinder, or delay necessary action in coping with the energy emergency;

WHEREAS, based on the effects of Hurricane Katrina, Executive Order 2005-16 declared a State of Energy Emergency in this state beginning on August 31, 2005;

WHEREAS, appropriate measures must be taken in response to the energy emergency to ensure that gasoline supplies will remain sufficient and to assure the health, safety, and welfare of Michigan residents and visitors;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JENNIFER M. GRANHOLM, Governor of the State of Michigan, pursuant to powers vested in the Governor by the Michigan Constitution of 1963 and Michigan law, order the following:

1. Regulation No. 561, entitled, “Dispensing Facility Reid Vapor Pressure,” promulgated by the Laboratory Division of the Department of Agriculture, 1997 AACS, R 285.561.1 to 285.561.10, is suspended for the duration of the State of Energy Emergency declared in Executive Order 2005-16.

The Department of Agriculture is responsible for coordinating state compliance with this Order.

This Order is effective upon filing.

Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State of Michigan this 31st day of August in the year of our Lord, two thousand and five.
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JENNIFER M. GRANHOLM
GOVERNOR

BY THE GOVERNOR:
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SECRETARY OF STATE