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

No proposals under review at this time.


Recently Approved Regulatory Action

Fireplace and Stove Wood

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

On May 4, 2020, the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved the proposed amendments to the Fireplace and Stove Wood in CCR Title 4, Sections 4530 through 4536.2. These changes are effective upon filing on July 1, 2020.

Most recent Notices and documents for this rulemaking:


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.

For more information, the Department posted Frequently Asked Questions about the 2020 Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Regulation on DMS’ Zero Emission Vehicle Projects webpage.

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


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