Code of Alabama - Title 8: Commercial Law and Consumer Protection - Section 8-17-82 - Labeling requirement

Section 8-17-82 - Labeling requirement.

(a) Each person selling, offering for sale, storing or using in the state any petroleum product must label, or cause to be labeled, each tank car, tank, barrel, pump, or other container in which such petroleum product is contained or marketed with the words "guaranteed legal standards" and with an additional word or words denoting the precise character of the petroleum product in the container so labeled. Each word in such label shall be legibly printed in letters not less than one-half inch in height.

(b) An alternate manner for container and other labeling information as required under subsection (a) of this section may be prescribed by the Board of Agriculture and Industries pursuant to rules and regulations which shall be consistent with the evident intent and purposes of this section.

(c) In addition to the requirements of subsections (a) and (b) of this section each person selling, offering for sale, storing or using in the state any petroleum product to be used as a motor fuel containing a minimum of 10 percent blend of ethyl alcohol of a purity of at least 99 percent denatured in conformity with one of the approved methods set forth by the U.S. Department of Treasury Division of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and derived from agricultural or forest products or other renewable resource products commonly known as gasohol must label or cause to be labeled each container, pump, or dispenser from which such petroleum product is sold or dispensed with the word "GASOHOL." Each such container or pump shall be conspicuously, clearly and distinctly labeled on each side which faces the motor vehicle and readily visible in an upright position with the word "GASOHOL" printed in black letters at least three inches in height and one-quarter inch in width on a yellow background. The Board of Agriculture and Industries shall have authority to make and issue rules and regulations relating to the implementation of the provisions of this subsection; provided, however, no alternate method of labeling shall be prescribed by such board for this subsection nor shall the requirements of this subsection be in any manner delayed.

(Acts 1971, No. 1403, p. 2363, §3; Acts 1971, 3rd Ex. Sess., No. 339, p. 4643, §2; Acts 1987, No. 87-277, p. 385, §1.)

Last modified: May 3, 2021