Retailing of Gasoline and Diesel Fuel
336. (1) In this Division, “meter” means a volumetric liquid measuring machine for use in the retail trade of gasoline or diesel fuel.
(2) Subject to subsections (3), (4), (5) and (7), only the unit of measurement set out in column I of an item in the following table shall be used for offering, advertising or displaying gasoline or diesel fuel for retail trade in terms of the price per unit of measurement during the period of time set out in column II of that item:
Item Column I Column II Unit of Measurement Period of Time 1. gallon up to and including December 31, 1978 2. gallon or litre from January 1, 1979 to December 31, 1980 inclusive 3. litre on and after January 1, 1981
(3) On the coming into force of this Part, any retail outlet may continue to offer, advertise or display gasoline or diesel fuel by the litre if it did so prior to the coming into force of this Part.
(4) Up to and including December 31, 1980, where a price per unit of measurement of gasoline or diesel fuel is displayed in a meter, the half-gallon may be the unit of measurement so displayed in the meter if
(a) the price of the commodity exceeds 99.9 cents per gallon; and
(b) when the monetary value shown on the meter at the end of each transaction is multiplied by a factor of 2, the total price to be paid is in mathematical agreement with the quantity indication and unit price.
(5) A retail outlet
(a) situated outside a metropolitan government area, city, town or other urban municipality, and
(b) serving a sparsely populated area
may, during 1981 or any year thereafter, continue to
(c) offer, advertise or display gasoline or diesel fuel for retail trade by the gallon, or
(d) where a price per unit of measurement of gasoline or diesel fuel is displayed in a meter, display in the meter the half-gallon as that unit of measurement provided the conditions of paragraphs (4)(a) and (b) are met
if, in the preceding year, total retail sales of gasoline and diesel fuel of that retail outlet did not exceed 100,000 gallons.
(6) The mathematical agreement requirement of section 140 and the unit price display requirement of section 253 do not apply to a meter where a price per half-gallon is displayed in the meter and the requirements of subsection (4) or (5), whichever is applicable, are met.
(7) Where, pursuant to subsection (4) or (5), whichever is applicable, the price displayed in a meter is a price per half-gallon, the gallon shall be the unit of measurement used by that retail outlet for otherwise offering, advertising or displaying gasoline or diesel fuel for retail trade.
- SOR/78-152, s. 1;
- SOR/79-390, s. 2(E).
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