WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission
(FTC) announced Nov. 29 that it has granted Gilbarco Inc. and other ethanol flex
fuel retailers a partial exemption to its Fuel Rating Rule labeling
The Fuel Rating Rule labeling requirements deal with the
signage needed at retail locations disclosing fuel types and ingredients.
Gilbarco petitioned the FTC for a partial exemption that would allow it to
slightly reduce the required label size for disclosing ethanol content of
ethanol flex fuels on the fuel selection buttons of retail pumps. The FTC
granted the request.
The agency has granted similar requests before for octane
labels placed on fuel selection buttons.
The FTC voted 3-0 to approve the Federal Register Notice
announcing the partial exemption grant.