WSR 98-13-072

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

[Filed June 15, 1998, 3:02 p.m.]



Date of Adoption: June 10, 1998.

Purpose: This rule adopts the current versions of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) handbooks. Specifically NIST Handbook 44 and NIST Handbook 130.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 16-662-105 and 16-662-115.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 19.94.195.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 98-10-118 on May 6, 1998.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: The correct title for NIST Handbook 130 is, "Uniform Laws and Regulations in the areas of legal metrology and engine fuel quality.".

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, amended 2, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

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

June 10, 1998

James M. Jesernig

Director

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



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 ((1997)) 1998 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 ((1997)) 1998 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, ((1997)) 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, ((1997)) 1998 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, ((1997)) 1998 Edition.



[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 16-662-115  Modifications to NIST Handbook 130. The following modifications are made to the Uniform Regulation for the Method of Sale of Commodities requirements published in NIST Handbook 130, identified in WAC 16-662-105 (3)(b):

(1) ((Section 2.5. Peat and Peat Moss. Modify Section 2.5.2.2. Cubic Measure by deleting the struck-through words as follows: 2.5.2.2. Cubic Measure. -- Peat and peat moss sold in terms of cubic measures shall be offered and exposed for sale only in liters and/or cubic feet. If the commodity is labeled in terms of compressed cubic measurement, the quantity declaration shall represent the quantity in the compressed state.

(2))) Section 2.20. Gasoline-Oxygenate Blends. Delete Section 2.20 because requirements for this subject are addressed in RCW 19.94.505 and chapter 16-657 WAC.

(((3))) (2) Section 2.23. Animal Bedding. Add a new subsection 2.23.1. Sawdust, Barkdust, Decorative Wood Particles, and Similar Products. As used in this subsection, "unit" means a standard volume equal to 200 cubic feet. Quantity representations for sawdust, barkdust, decorative wood particles, and similar loose bulk materials when advertised, offered for sale, or sold within the state of Washington shall be in terms of cubic measure or units and fractions thereof.



[Statutory Authority: Chapter 19.94 RCW. 97-12-075, 16-662-115, filed 6/4/97, effective 7/5/97.]

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