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Proposed Rules: Open to Comments

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Friday, March 31, 2017
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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.

Subject: 

Information Required to be Provided on Petroleum Product Signs

Location: 
42 Broadway (5th Floor)
New York, NY 10004
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Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of 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 rule amends 6 RCNY 4-63(b) to implement the requirements of Local Law 9.

 

The 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 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 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.

 

 

Effective Date: 
Tue, 11/12/2013

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Monday, September 16, 2013
Proposed Rules Content: 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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