Information Required to be Provided on Petroleum Product Signs

Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Effective Date: 
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Download Copy of Adopted Rule (.pdf): 

Department of Consumer Affairs

Notice of Adoption of Rule

Notice of Adoption of an amended Rule regarding the requirements for signage at gasoline stations pertaining to the price and grade of gasoline for sale.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORITY VESTED IN the Commissioner of the Department of Consumer Affairs by Section 2203(f) of the New York City Charter and Sections 20-672 and 20-675 of Subchapter 5 of Chapter 4 of Title 20 of the New York City Administrative Code, and in accordance with the requirements of Section 1043 of the New York City Charter, that the Department amends Subdivision (b) of section 4-63 of subchapter E of chapter 4 of title 6 of the Rules of the City of New York.

The rule was proposed and published on March 1, 2017.  The required public hearing was held on March 31, 2017.


Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule

The City Council enacted Local Laws 79 and 80 of 2015 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 rule amends 6 RCNY § 4-63(b) to implement the changes made to Section 20-672 of the Administrative Code.

The 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 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.