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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/Regular_Rulemaking_Process.htm.



NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING - ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATION REQUIREMENTS

On August 17, 2016, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Division of Measurement Standards will conduct a 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 CDFA.

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's Notice of Proposed Regulation for Natural Gas Motor Vehicle Fuel Specifications was published in the California Regulatory Notice Register by The Office of Administrative Law. The Department received a request for a public hearing which extended the original 45-day comment period for this proposal to August 11, 2016. The Department is publishing post-hearing modifications to Title 4, Business Regulations, Division 9, Chapter 6. Automotive Product Specifications, Article 10. Specifications for Natural Gas Used as a Motor Vehicle Fuel and Title 4. Business Regulations, Division 9, Chapter 7. Advertising of Gasoline and Other Motor Vehicle Fuels. Any person may submit written comments on the proposed modifications by 5:00 pm, October 13, 2016, according to the instructions contained in the Modified Notice of Proposed Regulations.

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 will conduct a 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 (CDFA), Division of Measurement Standards (DMS) will conduct a pre-rulemaking workshop on the 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



SPECIFICATIONS FOR DIMETHYL ETHER USED IN COMPRESSION IGNITION ENGINES

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

TITLE 4. – Business Regulations

DIVISION 9. – Measurement Standards

CHAPTER 6. – Automotive Product Specifications

Notice
Initial Statement of Reasons
Text

For questions about the Regulation, please contact: Katherine De Contreras.



HYDROGEN GAS–MEASURING DEVICES

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

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 4002.9. Hydrogen Gas–Measuring Devices (3.39)

15 Day Notice of Text Modification
Modified Text
Notice
Initial Statement of Reasons
Text

For questions about the Regulation, please contact: Katherine De Contreras.



HYDROGEN FUEL QUALITY SPECIFICATIONS

The following regulation was proposed on May 10, 2013. It has since been approved and published by the Secretary of State and will become effective January 1, 2014.

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 and 4181

Notice
Initial Statement of Reasons
Text

For questions about the Regulation, please contact: Katherine De Contreras.



UNATTENDED WEIGHING SYSTEMS

The regulation was proposed on April 26, 2013. It has been approved and published by the Secretary of State and will become effective October 1, 2014.

TITLE 4. – Business Regulations

DIVISION 9. – Measurement Standards

CHAPTER 9. – Weighmaster Enforcement

ARTICLE 1. – General Provisions

SECTIONS – 4402 and 4403

ARTICLE 12.– Unattended Weighing Systems

SECTION – 4996

15 Day Notice of Text Modification
Addendum to Initial Statement of Reasons
Modified Text
Second Notice
Modified Text
Notice
Initial Statement of Reasons
Text

For questions about the Regulation, please contact: Katherine De Contreras.