FTC to Review Biodiesel Fuel Labeling Requirements

The Federal Trade Commission has approved the publication of a Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking regarding the labeling requirements for biodiesel fuels. As detailed in the notice, the commission is proposing to amend the Fuel Rating Rule (16 C.F.R. Part 306) to include rating, certification, and labeling requirements for biodiesel fuel.

The proposed labeling requirements are mandated by Section 205 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Each of the proposed changes is described in the Federal Register notice, which also provides general information on the Fuel Rating Rule, the definition of "biodiesel," questions commenters may wish to address, and how such comments should be submitted.

All comments on the proposed rulemaking must be received by April 7, 2008.

Copies of the documents mentioned are available from http://www.ftc.gov and from the FTC's Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580. Call toll-free: 1-877-FTC-HELP.

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