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2402.6.  (a) The commissioner may adopt and enforce regulations and
standards with respect to fuel containers and fuel systems on
vehicles using compressed or liquefied natural gas and liquefied
petroleum gas used in conjunction with a propulsion system certified
by the State Air Resources Board as producing as few or fewer
emissions as a State Air Resources Board approved system using
compressed or liquefied natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas and
with respect to the operation of vehicles using any of those fuels to
ensure the safety of the equipment and vehicles and of persons and
property using the highways.
   (b) The commissioner may also adopt and enforce regulations and
standards with respect to fuel containers and fuel systems on
vehicles using compressed or liquefied hydrogen gas or liquid fuels
that generate hydrogen gas.
   (c) All motor vehicles with compressed natural gas fuel systems
used for propulsion shall comply either with the regulations adopted
pursuant to subdivision (a) or with National Fire Protection
Administration Standard NFPA 52, "Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)
Vehicular Fuel Systems" in effect at the time of manufacture, until
standards for those fuel systems have been incorporated into the
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards by the United States
Department of Transportation. Whenever those Federal Motor Vehicle
Safety Standards include requirements for gaseous fuel systems, all
motor vehicles with gaseous fuel systems which are manufactured after
the effective date of those requirements shall comply with those
requirements.
   (d) It is an infraction for any person to operate any motor
vehicle in violation of any provision of a regulation adopted
pursuant to this section.
   (e) The operator of every facility for filling portable liquefied
natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas containers having a capacity
of four pounds or more but not more than 200 pounds of gas shall post
in a conspicuous place the regulations applicable to that filling
procedure.

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