The purposes of this measure are to signal to motorists availability of motor fuel for purchase at stations through the display of flags and to permit retailers to limit sales to priority users only.
Each motor fuel retail station shall clearly indicate its motor fuel supply and servicing status by displaying a flag of one of the three colors listed below:
A green flag indicates that motor fuel is available to the public subject to the purchase restrictions imposed by these parts. A station flying a green flag cannot show preference to any customer, except that emergency vehicles may be allowed to move to the front of an existing line to be fueled.
A yellow flag indicates that motor fuel is available only to first priority vehicles, as defined in part 7620.0410, and to ridesharing vehicles which have been identified by employers according to the terms and provisions of a state-certified conservation plan, as described in part 7620.0610. A station flying a yellow flag shall not show preference in the sale of motor fuel to any priority vehicle.
Flags shall be square and at least two feet by two feet but no greater than three feet by three feet in size. They shall be made of cloth or plastic. Flags shall be located on the boulevard or near enough to the street to allow visibility of at least 100 yards in each direction of the station.
MS s 216C.15
L 1987 c 312 art 1 s 9
October 11, 2007