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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 http://www.oal.ca.gov/. For detailed information about the rulemaking process, please see http://www.oal.ca.gov/rulemaking_process/.

NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING - ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATION REQUIREMENTS

On August 17, 2016, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Division of Measurement Standards conducted a pre-rulemaking workshop to develop regulatory language to amend Section 3.40. Electric Vehicle Fueling Systems – Tentative Code contained in the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Handbook 44, “Specifications, Tolerances, and Other Technical Requirements for Weighing and Measuring Devices,” and adopted by reference by the Department.

Workshop Notice
Workshop Agenda
Handbook 44 §3.40. Electric Vehicle Fueling Systems Code
EVSE Workshop August 17, 2016 PowerPoint Presentation

NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING – Natural Gas Motor Vehicle Fuel Specifications

On June 24, 2016, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Division of Measurement Standards, Notice of Proposed Regulation for Natural Gas Motor Vehicle Fuel Specifications was published by the Office of Administrative Law.

The Department is providing a Notice and comment period for modifications made to California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 4, Division 9, Chapter 1. Tolerances and Specifications for Commercial Weighing and Measuring Devices, § 4001. Exceptions and § 4002. Additional Requirements. The modified documents are posted below and include a 15-Day Notice and the modified regulation text. Any person may submit written comments regarding the 15-Day Notice and modified regulation text according to the instructions contained in the Notice. The comment period for modified Chapter 1. Tolerances and Specifications for Commercial Weighing and Measuring Devices, § 4001. Exceptions and § 4002. Additional Requirements regulatory text begins on May 2, 2017 and closes at 5:00 pm on May 17, 2017.

Notice of Modifications to the Proposed Regulation (5/2/2017)
Modified CCR Chapter 1 (5/2/2017)

The Department is providing a Notice and comment period for modifications made to California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 4, Division 9, Chapter 6. Automotive Product Specifications. The modified documents are posted below and include a 15-Day Notice and the modified regulation text. Any person may submit written comments regarding the 15-Day Notice and modified regulation text according to the instructions contained in the Notice. The comment period for modified Chapter 6. Automotive Product Specifications regulatory text begins on April 27, 2017 and closes at 5:00 pm on May 12, 2017.

Notice of Modifications to the Proposed Regulation (4/27/2017)
Modified CCR Chapter 6 (4/27/2017)
Modified CCR Chapter 6 (4/27/2017) (Text with no Markup)

Notice of Modifications to the Proposed Regulation (4/4/2017)
Notice of Additional Documents and Information Relied Upon (4/4/2017)
Modified CCR Chapter 1 (4/4/2017)

Notice of Extension of Public Comment Period for Modified Text (3/20/2017)
Notice of Extension of Public Comment Period for Initial Statement of Reasons (3/20/2017)
Notice of Revision of Initial Statement of Reasons (3/6/2017)
Notice of Additional Documents and Information Relied Upon (3/6/2017)
Notice of Modifications to Proposed Regulation (3/6/2017)
Revised Initial Statement of Reasons (3/6/2017)
Modified CCR Chapter 6 (3/6/2017)
Modified CCR Chapter 6 (Text with no Markup)
Modified CCR Chapter 7 (3/3/2017)
Modified CCR Chapter 7 (Text with no Markup)

Modified Notice of Proposed Regulation (12/1/16)
Modified CCR Chapter 6 (12/1/16)
Modified Notice of Additional Documents and Information Relied Upon (12/1/16)

Notice of Additional Documents and Information Relied Upon (10/4/2016)
Modified Notice of Proposed Regulation (9/13/2016)
Modified CCR Chapter 6 (9/13/16)
Modified CCR Chapter 6 (Text with no Markup)
Modified CCR Chapter 7 (9/13/16)
Modified CCR Chapter 7 (Text with no Markup)

Notice of Public Hearing (8/11/2016)
Notice of Proposed Regulation (6/24/2016)
Initial Statement of Reasons (6/24/2016)
CCR Chapter 1 (6/24/2016)
CCR Chapter 6 (6/24/2016)
CCR Chapter 7 (6/24/2016)

NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING – FUELS, LUBRICANTS AND AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS; METHOD OF SALE, ADVERTISING AND LABELING

On May 12, 2016, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Division of Measurement Standards conducted a pre-rulemaking workshop to develop regulatory language to further refine, clarify, and make consistent the specifications, standards, advertising, labeling, and method of sale requirements for fuels, lubricants, and automotive products under its jurisdiction.

CCR Chapter 6 Draft Text
CCR Chapter 7 Draft Text
FL&AP PowerPoint Presentation
Workshop Notice
Workshop Agenda

NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING – TRANSPORTATION NETWORK SYSTEMS

On December 3, 2015, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Division of Measurement Standards conducted a pre-rulemaking workshop regarding specifications, tolerances, and other technical requirements for software systems used to provide on-demand transportation services.

Transportation Network Systems – PowerPoint Presentation, December 3, 2015
Workshop Notice
Workshop Agenda
Draft Text

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SPECIFICATIONS FOR DIMETHYL ETHER USED IN COMPRESSION IGNITION ENGINES

This regulation was proposed on July 25, 2014. It was approved and published by the Secretary of State, with an effective date of January 1, 2015.

California Code of Regulations
Title 4. – Business Regulations
Division 9. – Measurement Standards
Chapter 6. – Automotive Product Specifications
Article 9. – Specifications for Dimethyl Ether Used as a Motor Vehicle Fuel
Sections – 4190. Definitions Used in this Article. and 4191. Specifications – Dimethyl Ether Used as a Motor Vehicle Fuel.



HYDROGEN GAS–MEASURING DEVICES

This regulation was proposed on November 22, 2013. It was approved and published with the Secretary of State, with an effective date of June 16, 2014.

California Code of Regulations
Title 4. – Business Regulations
Division 9. – Measurement Standards
Chapter 1. – Tolerances and Specifications for Commercial Weighing and Measuring Devices
Article 1. – National Uniformity, Exceptions and Additions
Sections – 4001. Exceptions. and 4002. Additional Requirements, Subsection Hydrogen Gas-Measuring Devices (3.39).



HYDROGEN FUEL QUALITY SPECIFICATIONS

This regulation was proposed on May 10, 2013. It was approved and published by the Secretary of State, with an effective date of January 1, 2014.

California Code of Regulations
Title 4. – Business Regulations
Division 9. – Measurement Standards
Chapter 6. – Automotive Products Specifications
Article 8. – Specifications for Hydrogen Used in Internal Combustion Engines & Fuel Cells
Sections – 4180. Definitions Used in this Article. and 4181. Specifications – Hydrogen Fuel Used in Internal Combustion Engines and Fuel Cells.



UNATTENDED WEIGHING SYSTEMS

This regulation was proposed on April 26, 2013. It was approved and published by the Secretary of State, with an effective date of October 1, 2014.

California Code of Regulations
Title 4. – Business Regulations
Division 9. – Measurement Standards
Chapter 9. – Weighmaster Enforcement
Article 1. – General Provisions
Sections – 4402. Requirement for Zero-Load Balance Condition. and 4403. Legally Relevant Data.
Article 12.– Unattended Weighing Systems
Section – 4496. Application.

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