BULLETIN: Order Issued Sept. 1, 2017

An extreme and unusual fuel supply circumstance has been identified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that could prevent the distribution of an adequate supply of gasoline to consumers in several states, including Kansas. On Sept. 1, Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey signed an order to assist in alleviating the anticipated shortage in fuel supplies due to Hurricane Harvey throughout the region.

The order will relax the enforcement of fuel standards related to the sale and distribution of gasoline during the transition period between summer and winter fuel this month. Gasoline meeting the EPA fuel standards of the order are permitted for immediate distribution in Kansas through Sept. 30, 2017.

The full order can be accessed here.

Weights and Measures

Weights and measures is one of the oldest government functions. It is specifically mentioned in the Articles of Confederation and the United States Constitution. The global and United States economies depend on uniform standards of mass, volume and length. Thus, the Kansas Department of Agriculture's Weights and Measures program serves a very important role in consumer protection and in facilitating trade.

Weights and measures inspectors test all kinds of commercial weighing and measuring devices. They test scales used in grocery stores, grain elevators, livestock sale barns, pawn shops and other locations. They test gas pumps and meters used to sell chemicals or to sell propane to home owners. They check packages containing edible and inedible products to ensure that the consumer receives the quantity stated on the label. They even verify that in-store scanners scan the correct price. Essentially, all consumer goods are subject, in one way or another, to the weights and measures law.

To file a complaint, please contact the Weights and Measures office at
(785) 564-6681 or select an online complaint form.

Fuel Complaint Form

Packages, Price Errors, and Scales Complaint Form

When you make a complaint, please include: 
  • WHEN and WHERE the purchase was made, including date, time, street address and city.
  • A clear explanation of the complaint, whether it has to do with price verification, fuel quality, or the quantity of fuel received.