Petroleum Price Signage Requirements
Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments
Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule
The City Council enacted Local Law 9 of 2013 amending section 20-672 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York to require that all gas stations post road signs displaying the total selling price of gasoline or diesel motor fuel. The law also requires that, where the total selling price for purchases made with cash is less than for purchases made with another form of payment, such as debit or credit card, the road signs disclose the total selling price for cash, debit card and credit purchases. The proposed rule amends 6 RCNY 4-63(b) to implement the requirements of Local Law 9.
The proposed rule amends 6 RCNY 4-63(b)(1) to require gas stations to post a road sign not less than 60 inches wide and 36 inches high advertising the price of the petroleum products for sale. The current rule does not require such a sign, but only sets forth the required content of a sign if the gas station chooses to advertise the petroleum product for sale.
The proposed rule adds a new subparagraph (iv) to 6 RCNY 4-63(b)(2) to require that, when the price of the petroleum product is less for a cash purchase than other forms of purchase, the mandated road sign and all other curb signs advertising the sale of gasoline and diesel motor fuel must display the total selling price per gallon with cash, debit card, credit card or other form of payment for each grade of the petroleum product offered for sale.
The proposed rule amends subparagraph (ii) of section 4-63(b)(5) to require that the minimum type size used on the mandated road sign is at least 430 points to ensure that the price and other information can be read by motorists.
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.