Type of Notification
regular notification
Date of Distribution
2018.12.13
WTO Country
Agency Responsible
National Environment Agency (NEA)
Notified Document Details
<ul> <li style="text-align: left;">Environmental Protection and Management Act (in English)</li> <li style="text-align: left;">Environmental Protection and Management (Vehicular Emissions) Regulations (in English)</li> </ul> <p style="margin:2px !important;">These documents are available online at http://statutes.agc.gov.sg/.</p>
Product
ICS Code
Covered Products
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Description of Content

Description of content:

NEA will introduce limits for methanol, methylcyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl (MMT), phosphorus and fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) additives in petrol and diesel. From 1 July 2019, all petrol and diesel retailed at petrol stations and other authorised outlets will have to comply with the new limits.

Regulation 11B(1) of the Environmental Protection and Management (Vehicular Emissions) Regulations state that a person must not, inter alia, import any diesel or petrol, with the intention for it to be used in any motor vehicle being driven in Singapore, unless the diesel or petrol confirms to the standards specified in the Eight Schedule.

The standards specified in the Eight Schedule currently limit:

· For diesel

sulphur content, cetane number, polyaromatics content, density at 15 degrees Celsius, and temperature at which 95% is evaporated

· For petrol

sulphur content, lead tetra-ethyl and similar lead-containing compounds content, olefins content, benzene content, oxygenates (manifested in the form of ethers with 5 or more carbon atoms) content, oxygen content, Reid vapour pressure at 37.8 degrees Celsius, fraction evaporated at 100 degrees Celsius, and fraction evaporated at 150 degrees Celsius

NEA intends to amend the Eight Schedule to limit the content of:

· For diesel

Fatty Acid Methyl Ester (FAME) and manganese in methylcyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl (MMT)

Parameter

Limit

Fatty Acid Methyl Ester (FAME)

7 %v/v

FAME shall comply with EN 14214: 2012

Manganese in Methylcyclopentadienyl Manganese Tricarbonyl (MMT)*

2.0 mg/L, max

Specific labelling required if MMT is used

*MMT is controlled via Manganese content in diesel.

· For petrol

methanol, manganese in methylcyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl (MMT), and phosphorus

Parameter

Limit

Methanol

3 vol%, max

Manganese in Methylcyclopentadienyl Manganese Tricarbonyl (MMT)**

2.0 mg/L, max

Specific labelling required if MMT is used

Phosphorus

Shall not be added

**MMT is controlled via Manganese content in petrol.

 

The new limits are based on EN228:2012 and EN590:2013, which are European standards for petrol and diesel.

 

Objectives & Rationale
<p style="margin:2px !important;">As part of the National Environment Agency (NEA)’s on-going efforts to further improve Singapore’s ambient air quality and safeguard public health, NEA regularly reviews and tightens vehicular emission standards, as well as fuel quality standards for automotive use under the Environmental Protection and Management (Vehicular Emission) Regulations. The objective is protection of the environment and human health by controlling and prohibiting the emission of air impurities.</p> <p style="margin:2px !important;">FAME may increase the emission of nitrogen oxides (NOx) from diesel vehicles, and NOx increases the risk of respiratory infection in humans and reacts with other compounds to form ozone.</p> <p style="margin:2px !important;">Methanol produces toxic substances such as formaldehyde, which is a carcinogen, while manganese and phosphorous damage catalytic converters in petrol vehicles leading to higher emissions over time.</p>
Relevant Documents

Notice will be published in the Republic of Singapore’s Government Gazette when adopted.

Proposed Date of Entry Into Force
2019.07.01
Final Date of Comments
2019.02.11
Contact Details
National Environment Agency (NEA) 40 Scotts Road, #13-00 Environment Building Singapore 228231 Mr Nick Tan Senior Assistant Director, Environmental Protection Policy Department Tel.: (65) 6731 9011 (DID) Fax: (65) 6731-9866 Email: Nick_Tan@nea.gov.sg
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