Division of Measurement Standards

Publications

The following forms and publications files are available in Portable Document Format (PDF).


California Law

CA Legislative Information Website - Business and Professions Code (BPC)
Division 5. Weights and Measures (12001-13800)

Revision Index for the 2022 BPC (Extract) (PDF)

Combined 2022 BPC Chapters 1 through 16 (PDF)

  • Chapter 1. General Provisions (12001-12027)
  • Chapter 2. Administration (12100-12246) REVISED 2022
  • Chapter 3. Standards of Weights and Measures (12300-12314)
  • Chapter 5. Weighing and Measuring Devices (12500-12519)
  • Chapter 5.5. Service Agencies for Weighing and Measuring Devices (12531-12544) REVISED 2022
  • Chapter 6. Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (12601-12615.5)
  • Chapter 6.5. Unit Pricing (12655-12656)
  • Chapter 7. Weighmasters (12700-12737)
  • Chapter 9. Special Provisions Relating to Farm Products (12925-12930)
  • Chapter 13. Automatic Checkout Systems (13300-13357)
  • Chapter 14. Fuels and Lubricants (13400-13630) REVISED 2022
  • Chapter 14.5. Service Stations (13650-13660)
  • Chapter 15. Automotive Products (13700-13741)
  • Chapter 16. Rental Vehicles (13800)

Repealed Chapters

  • Chapter 4.Unit of Measure (PDF)
  • Chapter 6.6. Standard Bread Loaf (PDF)
  • Chapter 8. Terminal Weighing (PDF)
  • Chapter 10. Flour and Meal Containers (PDF)
  • Chapter 11. Textile Products (PDF)
  • Chapter 12. Animal Euthanasic Devices (PDF)
  • Chapter 17. Automatic Transmission Fluid (PDF)

California Regulations (No Changes)

California Code of Regulations (CCR)

Title 4. Business Regulations
Division 9. Division of Measurement Standards, Department of Food and Agriculture (§§ 4000 - 4900 and Appendix A)

Revision Index for the 2021 CCR (Extract) [PDF]
NIST Publications - Handbooks 44, 130, 133

Chapter 1: Tolerances and Specifications for Commercial Weighing and Measuring Devices (§§ 4000 - 4029.6)
REVISED 2022

  • Article 1. National Uniformity, Exceptions and Additions (§§ 4000 - 4009.6)
  • Article 2. Specification and Tolerances and Other Technical Requirements for Commercial Weighing and Measuring Devices (§§ 4010 - 4011.5)
  • Article 2.1 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Tanks when Mounted on Highway Vehicles and Used as Measures (§§ 4012 - 4026.6)
  • Article 2.2 Electric Watthour Meters (§§ 4027- 4028.6)
  • Article 2.3 Carbon Dioxide Liquide-Measuring Devices (§§ 4029 - 4029.6)

Chapter 2. Special Equipment (§ 4050 - 4055)

  • Article 1. Compressed Gas Cylinders (§§ 4050 - 4053)
  • Article 2. Procedures for Type Approval Certification Evaluation and Field Compliance Testing of Vapor Recovery Systems (§§ 4054 - 4055)

Chapter 3. Device Inspection (§§ 4070 - 4075)

  • Article 1. Frequency of Inspection (§ 4070)
  • Article 2. Alternatives to Specified Frequency of Inspection (§§ 4071 - 4074)
  • Article 3. Annual Device Administrative Fee (§ 4075)

Chapter 4. Registration of Service Agencies for Commercial Weighing and Measuring Devices (§§ 4080 - 4088)

Chapter 5. Billing for Utility Services (§ 4090)

Chapter 6. Automotive Products Specifications (§§ 4100 - 4191)

  • Article 1. Brake Fluid Standards (§ 4100)
  • Article 2. Brake Fluid Labeling (§§ 4110 - 4112)
  • Article 3. Automatic Transmission Fluid Standards [Repealed]
  • Article 4. Automatic Transmission Fluid Registration [Repealed]
  • Article 5. Engine Fuel Standards (§§; 4140 - 4149)
  • Article 6. Engine Oil Labeling and Exemptions (§§ 4150 - 4152)
  • Article 7. Labeling and Specifications of Engine Coolants (§§ 4160 - 4175)
  • Article 8. Specifications for Hydrogen Gas Used in Internal Combustion Engines and Fuel Cells ( §§ 4180 - 4181)
  • Article 9. Specifications for Dimethyl Ether Used as a Motor Vehicle Fuel (§§ 4190 - 4191)

Chapter 7. Advertising and Labeling of Gasoline and Other Motor Vehicle Fuels (§§ 4200 - 4207)

Chapter 8. Motor Oil Fee (§§ 4300 - 4309)

Chapter 9. Weighmaster Enforcement (§§ 4400 - 4496.6)

Chapter 10. Quantity Control (§§ 4500 – 4536.2) REVISED 2022

Chapter 11. Sampling and Testing Procedures for Determining the Net Contents of Packaged Commodities (§§ 4600 – 4657)

  • Article 1. Definitions (§§ 4600 - 4626)
  • Article 2. Sampling and Testing Procedures for Determining the Net Contents of Packaged Commodities (§§ 4650 - 4657)

Chapter 12. Administration (§§ 4700 – 4900 and Appendix A)

Field Reference Manual

Revision Index for the 2022 Field Reference Manual

2022 Combined Field Reference Manual.

Program Manuals, Brochures, and Information Guides

Device Enforcement Program Manual [Examination Procedure Outlines (EPO)]

Metrology Program Information Guide

Registered Service Agency Information Guide