Business and Professions Code - BPC


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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. Petroleum and Hydrogen Fuels [13400 - 13630]

  ( Heading of Chapter 14 amended by Stats. 2005, Ch. 91, Sec. 1. )
ARTICLE 6. Standards for Diesel Fuel, Kerosene, and Fuel Oils [13450 - 13451]
  ( Article 6 added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 636, Sec. 5. )

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 shall meet the specifications set forth in ASTM D-975, except that sulfur specifications shall not exceed the maximum specified by any California state law.

(b) Kerosene shall meet the specifications set forth in ASTM D-3699.

(c) Fuel oil shall meet the specifications set forth in ASTM D-396, except that sulfur specifications shall not exceed the maximum specified by any California state law.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 661, Sec. 53. Effective January 1, 2013.)

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.)