The Fuel Rating Rule

ICR 202309-3084-001

OMB: 3084-0068

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Supporting Statement A
ICR Details
3084-0068 202309-3084-001
Received in OIRA 202007-3084-001
The Fuel Rating Rule
Extension without change of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 09/15/2023
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 09/30/2023
175,448 180,490
31,976 32,907
104,888 77,960

The Federal Trade Commission seeks an additional three-year clearance for the information collection requirements in its Fuel Rating Rule (or Rule). This Rule establishes standard procedures for determining, certifying, and disclosing the octane rating of automotive gasoline and the automotive fuel rating of alternative liquid automotive fuels, as required by the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act. 15 U.S.C. 2822(a)-(c). The Rule also requires refiners, producers, importers, distributors, and retailers to retain records showing how the ratings were determined, including delivery tickets or letters of certification.

US Code: 15 USC 2801 et seq. Name of Law: Petroleum Marketing Practices Act
PL: Pub.L. 110 - 140 205 Name of Law: Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007

Not associated with rulemaking

  88 FR 27514 05/02/2023
88 FR 63576 09/15/2023

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 175,448 180,490 0 0 -5,042 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 31,976 32,907 0 0 -931 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 104,888 77,960 0 0 26,928 0
There is a slight adjustment downward for the estimated annual hours of burden (31,976 hours in 2023 and 32,907 hours in 2020) and an upward adjustment for the annual labor costs ($481,374 in 2023 and $389,646 in 2020).

Hampton Newsome 202 326-2889 [email protected]


On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.

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