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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/.

RECENT APPROVED REGULATORY ACTION


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:

Final Regulation Endorsed by the Secretary of State
Final Statement of Reasons

Earlier Documents Related to this Rulemaking (+/-)

Notice of Modifications to Regulation Text And Addition of Documents and Information to Rulemaking File
Supplement to the Revised Initial Statement of Reasons for Natural Gas Motor Vehicle Fuels
Annex A – Document Relied Upon
Chapter 1 – Proposed Text
Chapter 7 – Proposed Text




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.

Final Regulation Endorsed by the Secretary of State
Final Statement of Reasons

Earlier Documents Related to this Rulemaking (+/-)

PROPOSED REGULATIONS UNDER REVIEW

None at this time.

NOTICE OF PRE-RULEMAKING


ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATION REQUIREMENTS

The Division of Measurement Standards is in the pre-rulemaking stages of proposed rulemaking 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.

Pre-rulemaking Documents and Proposed Text (+/-)




FUELS, LUBRICANTS AND AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS; METHOD OF SALE, ADVERTISING AND LABELING

The Division of Measurement Standards is in the pre-rulemaking stages of proposed rulemaking 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.

Pre-rulemaking Documents and Proposed Text (+/-)




TRANSPORTATION NETWORK SYSTEMS

The Division of Measurement Standards is in the pre-rulemaking stages of proposed rulemaking regarding specifications, tolerances, and other technical requirements for software systems used to provide on-demand transportation services.

Pre-rulemaking Documents and Proposed Text (+/-)

Archive



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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