While some laws include specific requirements, others grant authority to other bodies that are responsible for regulations under those laws. The Standards Division operates under and enforces two sections of the North Carolina General Statutes.

Chapter 81A - Weights and Measures Act of 1975 includes the Fee Schedule for work performed at the Metrology Laboratory. It provides the authority to perform inspections on weighing and measuring devices and the enforcement actions when there is a problem. There are also Laws for the Public Weighmaster License and misrepresentation of pricing or quantity or products.

Chapter 119 - Gasoline and Oil Inspection Regulation provides for the establishment of a laboratory to test the quality of motor fuels and lubricants offered for sale as well as labeling of these products. Article 5 is specific to the LP-Gas Program.



Correctly called the North Carolina Administrative Code (NCAC), regulations, or rules, are approved by designated bodies and are complimentary and often more in depth than some laws. The division has two chapters it is responsible for under NCAC Title 02- Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Chapter 38 - Consumer Standards are approved by the Board of Agriculture. It includes adoptions by reference of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) handbooks used primarily our Weights and Measures program and the posting of prices at retail motor fuel dispensers. The LP-Gas Code is adopted in section 38 .0701 and includes some additions or variances to that document.

Chapter 42 - Gas and Oil Inspection is approved by the Gasoline and Oil Inspection Board. It includes the adoption by reference of ASTM International specifications for fuels sold in North Carolina as well as some rules for labeling of dispensers and branding of fuels. The requirements for Petroleum Device Technicians are in section 42 .0701-.0702.

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