WSR 98-13-074

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

[Filed June 15, 1998, 3:05 p.m.]



Date of Adoption: June 10, 1998.

Purpose: This rule would change the signage requirements for posting the alcohol content of motor fuel. The rule change prescribes the minimum size of the lettering.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 16-657-040.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 19.94.505.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 98-10-120 on May 6, 1998.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

June 10, 1998

James M. Jesernig

Director

OTS-2193.1

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 1829, filed 5/30/84)



WAC 16-657-040  Posting of alcohol blend gasolines. (1) All retail motor fuel devices dispensing alcohol blend gasolines shall state on the face of the device that alcohol ingredients are contained therein. The statement shall disclose what alcohol products are included, i.e., methyl alcohol, ethyl alcohol, and the percentage of alcohol that is contained therein. The statement shall be conspicuously posted in ((gothic letters at least one inch in height)) letters at least one-half inch in height, at least one-sixteenth inch in stroke, in contrasting letters, in a location as to be easily seen by consumers and in the following format:



contains % ethyl/methyl alcohol

(2) The percentage of alcohol disclosed on the dispensing device shall be the ratio between the amount of ethyl alcohol, or methyl alcohol including co-solvents or proprietary inhibitors, or any other alcohol, to the total product volume.



[Statutory Authority: Chapter 19.94 RCW. 84-12-040 (Order 1829), 16-657-040, filed 5/30/84.]

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