WSR 07-01-115A

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed December 20, 2006, 10:44 a.m. , effective January 20, 2007 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: This rule-making order amends chapter 16-662 WAC by:

(1) Adopting the 2007 edition of NIST Handbook 44 (Specifications, Tolerances, and Other Technical Requirements for Weighing and Measuring Devices) as required by RCW 19.94.195; and

(2) Repealing the modification to NIST Handbook 44 relative to scales identified in WAC 16-662-110.

The adopted version of NIST Handbook 130 (Uniform Laws and Regulations in the areas of legal metrology and engine fuel quality) and NIST Handbook 133 (Checking the Net Contents of Packaged Goods) remain the most current.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 16-662-105 and 16-662-110.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapters 19.94 and 34.05 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 06-21-083 on October 17, 2006.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: December 20, 2006.

Valoria H. Loveland

Director

OTS-9321.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-08-102, filed 4/5/06, effective 5/6/06)

WAC 16-662-105   What national weights and measures standards are adopted by the Washington state department of agriculture (WSDA)?   The WSDA adopts the following national standards:


National standard for: Contained in the:
(1) The specifications, tolerances, and other technical requirements for the design, manufacture, installation, performance test, and use of weighing and measuring equipment ((2006)) 2007 Edition of NIST Handbook 44 - Specifications, Tolerances, and Other Technical Requirements for Weighing and Measuring Devices
(2) The procedures for checking the accuracy of the net contents of packaged goods Fourth Edition (January 2005) of NIST Handbook 133 - Checking the Net Contents of Packaged Goods
(3) The requirements for packaging and labeling, method of sale of commodities, and the examination procedures for price verification 2006 Edition of NIST Handbook 130 - Uniform Laws and Regulations in the areas of legal metrology and engine fuel quality, specifically:
(a) Weights and measures requirements for all food and nonfood commodities in package form Uniform Packaging and Labeling Regulation as adopted by the National Conference on Weights and Measures and published in NIST Handbook 130, 2006 Edition
(b) Weights and measures requirements for the method of sale of food and nonfood commodities Uniform Regulation for the Method of Sale of Commodities as adopted by the National Conference on Weights and Measures and published in NIST Handbook 130, 2006 Edition
(c) Weights and measures requirements for price verification Examination Procedure for Price Verification as adopted by the National Conference on Weights and Measures and published in NIST Handbook 130, 2006 Edition

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 19.94 and 34.05 RCW. 06-08-102, 16-662-105, filed 4/5/06, effective 5/6/06; 05-10-088, 16-662-105, filed 5/4/05, effective 6/4/05; 04-12-025, 16-662-105, filed 5/26/04, effective 6/26/04; 03-08-017, 16-662-105, filed 3/25/03, effective 4/25/03. Statutory Authority: Chapter 19.94 RCW. 02-12-029, 16-662-105, filed 5/29/02, effective 6/29/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.94.195. 01-16-005, 16-662-105, filed 7/19/01, effective 8/19/01; 00-14-005, 16-662-105, filed 6/23/00, effective 7/24/00; 99-07-056, 16-662-105, filed 3/16/99, effective 4/16/99; 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 05-10-088, filed 5/4/05, effective 6/4/05)

WAC 16-662-110   Does the WSDA modify NIST Handbook 44?   The WSDA adopts the following modification((s)) to NIST Handbook 44, which is identified in WAC 16-662-105(1):


Modified Section: Modification:
(1) General Code: Section G-UR.4.1. Maintenance of Equipment In the last sentence of G-UR.4.1., Maintenance of Equipment, change the words "device user" to "device owner or operator." As a result of this modification, the last sentence of G-UR.4.1. will read:
"Equipment in service at a single place of business found to be in error predominantly in a direction favorable to the device owner or operator shall not be considered "maintained in a proper operating condition."
(((2) Scales: Section UR.3.7. Minimum Load on a Vehicle Scale At the end of UR.3.7.(a) add "and homeowner refuse." As a result of this modification, UR.3.7.(a) will read:
"10 d when weighing scrap material for recycling and homeowner refuse;"))

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 19.94 and 34.05 RCW. 05-10-088, 16-662-110, filed 5/4/05, effective 6/4/05; 03-08-017, 16-662-110, filed 3/25/03, effective 4/25/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.94.195. 01-16-005, 16-662-110, filed 7/19/01, effective 8/19/01; 99-07-056, 16-662-110, filed 3/16/99, effective 4/16/99. Statutory Authority: Chapter 19.94 RCW. 97-12-075, 16-662-110, filed 6/4/97, effective 7/5/97.]

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