EXECUTIVE ORDER No.2003 - 10

TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF ADMINISTRATIVE RULES FOR
GASOLINE VAPOR PRESSURE

WHEREAS, because significant portions of the State of Michigan have been experiencing the effects of a severe power outage, resulting in the loss of electrical power for countless Michigan residents, communities, and businesses, and causing serious hardship for the citizens of the State of Michigan, a state of emergency was declared by proclamation on August 15, 2003 in the counties of Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne (“State of Emergency”);

WHEREAS, Section 5(1)(a) of the Emergency Management Act, 1976 PA 390, MCL 30.405, empowers the Governor to suspend a regulatory statue, order, or rule prescribing the procedures for the conduct of state business when strict compliance with the statute, order, or rule would prevent, hinder, or delay necessary action in coping with the disaster or emergency;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JENNIFER M. GRANHOLM, Governor of the State of Michigan, pursuant to powers vested in me by the Michigan Constitution of 1963 and the provisions of the Emergency Management Act, 1976 PA 390, MCL 30.401 to 30.421, order:

  1. Administrative rules promulgated by the Department of Agriculture, Laboratory Division, dealing with gasoline vapor pressure, entitled, “Regulation No. 561-Dispensing Facility Reid Vapor Pressure,” 1997 AACS, R 285.561.1 to 285.561.10, are suspended in the areas of the State of Michigan subject to the State of Emergency and the counties of St. Clair and Livingston for the duration of the State of Emergency.

This Order is effective immediately.

Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State of Michigan this 15th day of August, 2003.

JENNIFER M. GRANHOLM
GOVERNOR

BY THE GOVERNOR:

Secretary of State