WSR 07-13-051

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed June 14, 2007, 3:48 p.m. , effective July 15, 2007 ]


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

Purpose: This rule-making order amends chapter 16-675 WAC, Calibration services, special inspection and testing fees, by increasing the fees charged by the metrology laboratory for inspection, tolerance testing and calibration services and the fees charged for request inspections and tests of weighing or measuring devices within the OFM fiscal growth factor for fiscal year 2008 (5.53%).

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 16-675-045 and 16-675-055.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapters 19.94 and 34.05 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 07-10-110 on May 2, 2007.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.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: June 14, 2007.

Valoria H. Loveland

Director

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-23-043, filed 11/10/04, effective 12/11/04)

WAC 16-675-045   What fees does the laboratory charge for the services it performs?   The metrology laboratory charges the following fees for services performed:


Service Performed Fee
Inspection, tolerance testing and calibration services performed at the metrology laboratory $((100.00)) 105.50 per hour
Inspection, tolerance testing and calibration services performed at other than the metrology laboratory $((100.00)) 105.50 per hour plus mileage and per diem at the rates established by the office of financial management (OFM) when the service is performed
Any service provided by the laboratory Minimum one-half hour charge

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 19.94 and 34.05 RCW. 04-23-043, 16-675-045, filed 11/10/04, effective 12/11/04.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-23-043, filed 11/10/04, effective 12/11/04)

WAC 16-675-055   What fees are charged when the inspecting and testing of a weighing or measuring device is specifically requested by the device's owner?   The fees in the following table apply to inspecting and testing weighing or measuring devices when the inspection or test is:

(1) Specifically requested by the device's owner or his/her representative; or

(2) Performed on devices used by an agency or institution that receives money from the legislature or the federal government.


Weighing and Measuring Device Inspection and/or Testing Fee
Small scales "zero to four hundred pounds capacity" $((15.95)) 16.80 per scale
Intermediate scales "four hundred pounds to five thousand pounds capacity" $((53.20)) 56.10 per scale
Large scales "over five thousand pounds capacity" $((133.02)) 140.30 per scale
Large scales with supplemental devices $((159.62)) 168.40 per scale
Railroad track scales $((1,064.19)) 1,123.00 per scale
Liquid fuel meters with flows of less than twenty gallons per minute $((15.95)) 16.80 per meter
Liquid fuel meters with flows of at least twenty but not more than one hundred fifty gallons per minute $((53.20)) 56.10 per meter
Fuel meters with flows over one hundred fifty gallons per minute $((159.62)) 168.40 per meter
Liquid petroleum gas meters with one-inch diameter or smaller dispensers $((53.20)) 56.10 per meter
Liquid petroleum gas meters with greater than one-inch diameter dispensers $((159.62)) 168.40 per meter
Inspection services not covered by the above special inspection fees $((35.91)) 37.80 per hour for labor and travel time

(minimum one hour charge)

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 19.94 and 34.05 RCW. 04-23-043, 16-675-055, filed 11/10/04, effective 12/11/04.]

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