16 CFR Part 306; Automotive Fuel Ratings, Certification and Posting; Project No. R811005 #00111

Submission Number:
00111
Commenter:
Jonathan LaLone
State:
Virginia
Initiative Name:
16 CFR Part 306; Automotive Fuel Ratings, Certification and Posting; Project No. R811005
To the United States Federal Trade Commission regarding the regulation and labeling of ethanol content in gasoline fuel: Fuel sold in the United States with an ethanol rating above 10 (such as E15)--which has been publicly acknowledged by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a threat to motorcycle and all-terrain vehicle engines--must be properly labeled at the fuel pump. I am an American citizen dependent on a motorcycle for transportation. It is extremely important that fuels that can damage my vehicle be clearly and explicitly labeled at the fuel pump according to the ethanol rating. I am very concerned about damage to my motorcycle engines. The best solution for this issue is a ban on all gasoline fuels with a rating above E10. Seeing that this is not a realistic request at this point, it is pertinent that fuel be clearly labeled with ratings rounded to the nearest integer (11,12,13,etc.). Clear and obvious labels will enable motorcycle and ATV owners with the information needed to avoid servicing their vehicles with potentially damaging fuel. Please continue to pursue an acceptable solution to the growing appearance of E15 fuel at our pumps. As you take initiative in addressing this issue, please urge other government agencies to take action on behalf of the more than 22 million drivers who are at risk. Sincerely, Jonathan LaLone [redacted] Patron of the American Motorcycle Association (AMA)