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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 – MOTOR OIL FEE

The California Department of Food and Agriculture, Division of Measurement Standards, is proposing changes to the California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 4, Division 9, Chapter 8. Motor Oil Fee. The Department is providing an additional 15-day comment period for this proposed regulation. Any person(s) may submit written comments according to the instructions contained in the Notice. The new comment period closes at 5:00 p.m. on September 5, 2017.

Notice of Modifications to Text of Proposed Regulations
Proposed Regulation Text
Proposed Changes in Regulations-Initial Statement of Reasons

Notice of Rulemaking
Regulation Text
Initial Statement of Reasons

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

The public comment period on the proposed regulations for the Natural Gas Motor Fuel Specifications closed May 17, 2017.  The Department considered all official comments received.  The proposed regulations have been submitted to the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) for review.  The Department should receive OAL's conclusion by August 8, 2017.

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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