WSR 98-12-030

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

[Filed May 28, 1998, 2:10 p.m.]



Date of Adoption: May 27, 1998.

Purpose: Increase metrology laboratory fees from $65.00 per hour to $75.00 per hour.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 16-675-030 and 16-675-040 (1) and (2).

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 19.94.216.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 98-09-099 on April 22, 1998.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, amended 2, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.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

May 27, 1998

James M. Jesernig

Director

OTS-2157.1

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 97-12-024, filed 5/29/97, effective 6/29/97)



WAC 16-675-030  Condition of submitted weights and measures. Weights and measures standards submitted to the laboratory for tolerance testing or calibration must be in a physical condition that makes them acceptable for the service to be performed. Unacceptable weights and measures standards may be returned to the sender at the sender's expense or, if repairs can be made, these repairs shall be charged at the rate of (($65.00)) seventy-five dollars an hour. Repair fees shall be charged in addition to any testing or other calibration fees. Repairs will only be done by written agreement between the department and the owner of the weights or measures to be repaired.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 19.94.216 and 19.94.325. 97-12-024, 16-675-030, filed 5/29/97, effective 6/29/97; 95-21-097 (Order 5084), 16-675-030, filed 10/18/95, effective 11/18/95. Statutory Authority: Chapter 19.94 RCW. 94-12-035, 16-675-030, filed 5/25/94, effective 6/25/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.94.190 and chapter 19.94 RCW. 90-24-004 (Order 2063), 16-675-030, filed 11/26/90, effective 12/27/90.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 97-12-024, filed 5/29/97, effective 6/29/97)



WAC 16-675-040  Schedule of laboratory fees. The following fees will be charged for services performed by the metrology laboratory of the department:

(1) An hourly fee of ((sixty-five)) seventy-five dollars per hour will be charged for inspection, tolerance testing and calibration services performed at the metrology laboratory.

(2) Inspection, tolerance testing and calibration services performed at other than the metrology laboratory will be charged an hourly rate of ((sixty-five)) seventy-five dollars per hour plus the current mileage and per diem rates established by the office of financial management.

(3) There will be a minimum one-half hour charge for any services provided by the laboratory.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 19.94.216 and 19.94.325. 97-12-024, 16-675-040, filed 5/29/97, effective 6/29/97; 95-21-097 (Order 5084), 16-675-040, filed 10/18/95, effective 11/18/95. Statutory Authority: Chapter 19.94 RCW. 94-12-035, 16-675-040, filed 5/25/94, effective 6/25/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.94.190 and chapter 19.94 RCW. 90-24-004 (Order 2063), 16-675-040, filed 11/26/90, effective 12/27/90.]

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