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 2019 BPC (Extract) (PDF)

  • Chapter 1. General Provisions (12001-12027)
  • Chapter 2. Administration (12100-12246) REVISED 2019
  • 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)
  • Chapter 6. Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (12601-12615.5) REVISED 2019
  • Chapter 6.5. Unit Pricing (12655-12656)
  • Chapter 7. Weighmasters (12700-12737) REVISED 2019
  • 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 2019
  • Chapter 14.5. Service Stations (13650-13660)
  • Chapter 15. Automotive Products (13700-13741)
  • Chapter 16. Rental Vehicles (13800)
      • 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

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 2019 CCR (Extract) [PDF]
NIST Publications - Handbooks 44, 130, 133

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

  • 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)

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)

Program Manuals, Brochures, and Information Guides

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

Metrology Program Information Guide

Registered Service Agency Information Guide