02 NCAC 42 .0504             REGISTRATION PROVISIONS

(a)  The director may decline to register any brand name containing a qualitative word or term inconsistent with any quality specification certified on the application for registration.

(b)  Any person who registered a brand name for a motor fuel and fails to or discontinues to sell or deliver the registered product shall notify the director within 60 days after registration or last invoice or delivery ticket.  Failure to notify shall automatically terminate and cancel the registration of the brand name and the quality specifications.

(c)  The director may decline to register any brand name which actually or by implication would deceive or tend to deceive a purchaser as to the identity or the quality of the motor fuel.

(d)  Any denied application for registration may be appealed to the Board.

(e)  The director may establish and maintain a normal prevailing range of quality specifications of motor fuels for similar or customary classifications, grades, or designations of motor fuels intended for the same use or application.  For automotive gasolines and gasoline/oxygenate blends, the minimum octane index shall be 87 except that for those designated as "Premium" or by a word or term of equivalent meaning, the minimum octane index shall be 91.

(f)  The director shall provide for amendments to registered specifications.  Said amendments shall in no way limit liability for violation of these Regulations or G.S. 119‑14 et. seq. prior to submission of said amendments.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 119‑26;

Eff. December 1, 1981;

Amended Eff. March 1, 1989;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. September 19, 2015.