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Business and Professions Code - BPC

DIVISION 5. WEIGHTS AND MEASURES [12001 - 13800]

  ( Division 5 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 43. )

CHAPTER 14. Fuels and Lubricants [13400 - 13620]

  ( Heading of Chapter 14 amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 591, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 6. Standards for Compression-Ignition Engine Fuels, Kerosene, and Fuel Oils [13450 - 13451]
  ( Heading of Article 6 amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 591, Sec. 22. )

13450.
  

The department shall establish specifications for compression-ignition engine fuel, kerosene, and fuel oil. The department shall adopt by reference the latest standards established by a recognized consensus organization or standards writing organization such as the ASTM International or the SAE International, for compression-ignition engine fuels, kerosene, and fuel oil, except that no specification shall be less stringent than required by any California state law.

(a) Diesel fuel oil and renewable diesel fuel oil shall meet the specifications set forth in ASTM International Standard Specification D975.

(b) Kerosene shall meet the specifications set forth in ASTM International Standard Specification D3699.

(c) Fuel oil shall meet the specifications set forth in ASTM International Standard Specification D396.

(d) Biodiesel blends shall meet the latest specifications set forth in ASTM International Standard Specification D7467.

(e) Dimethyl ether used as a motor vehicle fuel shall meet the latest specifications set forth in ASTM International Standard Specification D7901.

(f) Renewable diesel fuel shall meet the specifications set forth in ASTM International Standard Specification D975.

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 591, Sec. 23. (AB 808) Effective January 1, 2016.)

13451.
  

It is unlawful for any person to sell or deliver to any premises for the purpose of sale, any product as or purported to be “compression-ignition engine fuel,” “diesel fuel,” “kerosene,” or “fuel oil,” unless the product conforms to the specifications of this article.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 521, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1995.)

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