Measurement Standards Regulations

The Division of Measurement Standards follows the rulemaking procedures in the Administrative Procedure Act (Government Code section 11340 et seq.) and regulations adopted by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL). For information about OAL, visit their webpage. For detailed information about the rulemaking process, please see www.oal.ca.gov/rulemaking_process/.

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Proposed Regulations Under Review

Fireplace and Stove Wood

(Notice File No. Z-2019-1217-01)

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (Department) proposes to amend California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 4, §§ 4530 through 4536.2, inclusive, relating to the method of sale and test procedures for stacked and packaged natural firewood (fireplace and stove wood), manufactured wood (artificial compressed or processed logs), stove wood pellets or chips, and wood flavoring chips. Any interested person or his or her authorized representative may submit to the Department written comments relevant to the proposed regulatory action.

A public hearing is not scheduled. A public hearing will be held if any interested person or his or her duly authorized representative submits to the Department a written request for a public hearing no later than 15 days prior to the close of the public comment period. Address the written request for a public hearing to the primary contact person below.

All written comments regarding the 45-Day Notice and Text must be submitted to the Department no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Please include ‘Firewood Regulation’ in the subject line of any letter or email regarding this rulemaking.

45-Day Comment Period – December 27 to February 11, 2020


Recently Approved Regulatory Action

Hydrogen Gas-Measuring Devices

(Notice File No. Z-2019-0521-01)

On January 23, 2020, the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved the proposed amendments to the Hydrogen Gas-Measuring Devices Regulation in CCR Title 4, Sections 4001 and 4002.9. These changes are effective upon filing on January 23, 2020. An Erratum Notice Memo was Filed by OAL on February 5, 2020, to correct a publication error of the final text of the regulation.

Final documents for this rulemaking:


Electric Vehicle Fueling Systems

On December 16, 2019, the Office of Administrative Law approved the proposed amendments to the Electric Vehicle Fueling Systems Specifications in the CCR Title 4, §§ 4001 and 4002.11. These changes are effective January 1, 2020.

Most recent Notices and documents for this rulemaking:


Natural Gas Motor Vehicle Fuel Specifications

On January 24, 2018, the Office of Administrative Law approved the proposed amendments to the Natural Gas Motor Vehicle Fuel Specifications in the CCR Title 4, Div. 9, Ch. 1 §§ 4001 and 4002.10, and Ch. 7 §§ 4200, 4201, 4206 and 4207. These changes are effective April 1, 2018.

Most recent Notices and documents for this rulemaking:


Motor Oil Assessment Fee

On December 28, 2017, the Office of Administrative Law approved the proposed amendments to the Motor Oil Fee in the California Code of Regulations, Title 4, Division 9, Chapter 8. These changes are effective January 1, 2018.

Notice of Pre-Rulemaking


Archive

Please contact the Division to request any prior rulemaking activity that is not listed below or email DMS@CDFA.CA.GOV