State of California Regulations
Hydrogen Fuel Standard


The Division of Measurement Standards (DMS) is responsible for overseeing the fuel quality, dispensing accuracy, and advertising of fuels sold at retail, including hydrogen. DMS began its hydrogen-related activities in 2005, when Senate Bill 76bplaced responsibility to adopt specifications for hydrogen fuel on the Department of Food and Agriculture. DMS developed interim California standards until the SAE International hydrogen fuel quality standard J2719 became available. The SAE standard is now effective in California.


SAE J2719:201109
Hydrogen Fuel Quality for Fuel Cell Vehicles



Effective 2013.  Available at