Schedule for General Inspection and Testing of Weights and Measures
[28 Pa.B. 4800]
The Department of Agriculture (Department) hereby gives notice of its schedule for the general testing and inspection of commercially used weighing and measuring devices.
Section 4112 of the Agriculture Code (3 Pa.C.S. § 4112) requires the Department inspect all commercially used weighing and measuring devices for accuracy at least once every 12 months unless a different inspection interval is prescribed by the Department in its inspection schedule. This notice establishes that inspection schedule.
A. 12 Month Inspection Period.
The Department will (as required by § 4112(b) of the Agriculture Code) inspect the following types of commercially used weighing and measuring devices for accuracy at intervals of no greater than 12 months:
Small capacity retail computing scales
Retail package shipping scales
Small platform scales which weigh items to 1,000 pounds
Truck-mounted fuel oil meters
Truck-mounted liquid petroleum gas meters
Compressed natural gas meters
Retail motor fuel dispensers
The foregoing inspections may be conducted by a State Inspector employed by the Department, by a county sealer or city sealer performing the inspection in accordance with a memorandum of understanding with the Department, or by a Certified Examiner of Weights and Measures.
The Department will (as required by § 4112(c) of the Agriculture Code) inspect the following types of commercially used weighing and measuring devices for accuracy by June 30, 1999, and thereafter at intervals of no greater than 12 months:
Universal Product Code scanning systems
Price look up devices
Inspections of Universal Product Code scanning systems and price look up devices may be conducted by a State Inspector employed by the Department or by a county sealer or city sealer performing the inspection in accordance with memorandum of understanding with the Department. A Universal Product Code scanning system or price look up device is exempt from this annual inspection and testing if it is inspected at least annually on an unannounced basis as part of a private certification program which conforms with the examination procedures for price verification as adopted by the National Conference of Weights and Measures.
B. 36-Month Inspection Period.
The Department will inspect all types of commercially used weighing and measuring devices not specifically assigned a 12-month inspection interval above by June 30, 1999, and thereafter at intervals of no greater than 36 months.
C. Revisions to the Inspection Schedule.
The Department may revise this inspection schedule from time to time. The revisions will be published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
D. Further Information.
Further information is available by contacting the Department at the following address or telephone number: Bureau of Ride and Measurement Standards, Department of Agriculture, 2301 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9408, (717) 787-6772.
The foregoing Inspection Schedule is effective as of publication.
SAMUEL E. HAYES, Jr.,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 98-1556. Filed for public inspection September 25, 1998, 9:00 a.m.]
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