WSR 99-07-056

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed March 16, 1999, 11:18 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: March 16, 1999.

Purpose: This change adopts the 1999 versions of NIST Handbook 130 and Handbook 44 as required by RCW 19.94.195. The change modifies NIST Handbook 44 by extending the dates for Section UR 2.2, Ticket Printer, Customer Ticket two years to January 1, 2001.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 19.94.195.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 99-04-111 on February 3, 1999.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

March 16, 1999

James M. Jesernig

Director

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-13-072, filed 6/15/98, effective 7/16/98)

WAC 16-662-105
Adoption--Weighing and measuring equipment requirements--Package checking--Packaging and labeling--Method of sale--Price verification.

(1) The specifications, tolerances, and other technical requirements for the design, manufacture, installation, performance test, and use of weighing and measuring equipment shall be those contained in the ((1998)) 1999 Edition of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Handbook 44, published by the U.S. Department of Commerce, entitled the National Institute of Standards and Technology Handbook 44 - Specifications, Tolerances, and Other Technical Requirements for Commercial Weighing and Measuring Devices.

(2) The procedures for checking the accuracy of the net contents of packaged goods shall be those contained in the Third Edition of National Bureau of Standards (NBS) Handbook 133 published by the United States Department of Commerce, entitled the National Bureau of Standards Handbook 133 - Third Edition - Checking the Net Contents of Packaged Goods as modified by NIST Handbook 133 Supplements 1, 2, 3, and 4, issued in 1990, 1991, 1992, and 1994 respectively.

(3) The requirements for packaging and labeling, method of sale of commodities, and the examination procedures for price verification shall be those contained in the ((1998)) 1999 Edition of National Institute of Standards and Technology Handbook 130, entitled the NIST Handbook 130 - Uniform Laws And Regulations in the areas of legal metrology and motor fuel quality, specifically:

(a) Weights and measures requirements for all food and nonfood commodities in package form shall be the Uniform Packaging and Labeling Regulation requirements as adopted by the National Conference on Weights and Measures and published in NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Handbook 130, 1998 Edition.

(b) Weights and measures requirements for the method of sale of food and nonfood commodities shall be those found in the Uniform Regulation for the Method of Sale of Commodities as adopted by the National Conference on Weights and Measures and published in NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Handbook 130, ((1998)) 1999 Edition.

(c) Weights and measures requirements for price verification shall be the Examination Procedures for Price Verification as adopted by the National Conference on Weights and Measures and published in NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Handbook 130, ((1998)) 1999 Edition.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 19.94.195.  98-13-072, 16-662-105, filed 6/15/98, effective 7/16/98.  Statutory Authority: Chapter 19.94 RCW.  97-12-075, 16-662-105, filed 6/4/97, effective 7/5/97.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-12-075, filed 6/4/97, effective 7/5/97)

WAC 16-662-110
Modifications to NIST Handbook 44.

The following modifications are made to Handbook 44, identified in WAC 16-662-105:

(1) General Code:

(a) Section G-T.  Tolerances.  In paragraphs (b), (c), and (d) of subsection G-T.1.  "Acceptance Tolerances", change "30 days" to "90 days."

(b) Section G-UR.  User Requirements.  In the last sentence of subsection G-UR.4.1.  "Maintenance of Equipment", change "device user" to "device owner or operator."

(2) Scale Code: Section UR.3.  Use Requirements.  At the end of subsection UR.3.7.(a) add "and homeowner refuse."

(3) Vehicle-Tank Meters Code: Section UR.2.2 Ticket Printer; Customer Ticket. Change the effective dates in brackets at the end of the section to read as follows (Nonretroactive as of June 30, 1999. To become retroactive as of January 1, 2001.)

(4) Appendix D Definitions, Direct Sale.  Replace with the following: "A sale in which both parties in the transaction are present when the quantity is being determined."

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 19.94 RCW.  97-12-075, 16-662-110, filed 6/4/97, effective 7/5/97.]

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