Information Required to be Provided on Petroleum Product Signs
Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments
Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule
The City Council enacted Local Laws 79 and 80 amending Section 20-672 of the New York City Administrative Code to require, among other things, that all gasoline stations that post road signs include on their signs the price of the lowest grade of gasoline offered for sale, and if the cash price is less than the price charged for other forms of payment, the price for each type of accepted payment. This proposed rule amends 6 RCNY § 4-63(b) to implement the changes made to Section 20-672 of the Administrative Code.
The proposed rule also removes certain requirements that were added to 6 RCNY 4-63(b) in 2013, but have not been enforced by the Department of Consumer Affairs because of difficulties faced by the industry in complying with them. For example, the proposed rule eliminates the requirement that every sign have type size of at least 430 points and the requirement that gasoline stations must have a sign that can be seen from the road and is of a certain size. Removing these requirements will provide regulatory relief and make it easier to own and operate a gasoline station.
The proposed rule was not included in the Department of Consumer Affairs regulatory agenda because the rule was not anticipated at the time the regulatory agenda was created.