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70 Pa. Code § 6.6. Newly-installed or repaired commercial weighing and measuring devices.

§ 6.6. Newly-installed or repaired commercial weighing and measuring devices.

 (a)  Inspection required. A newly-installed or repaired commercial weighing or measuring device, other than a UPC scanning system or PLU device, may not be used in commerce unless it has been inspected and sealed in accordance with the act and this part, or unless use in commerce occurs during a period of conditional short-term use as described in subsection (d).

 (b)  Responsibilities of installer or repairer. A registrant under this chapter shall promptly notify the Department of a commercial weighing or measuring device it installs or repairs. Although the initial notification may be made by telephone, written notice shall be mailed, faxed or delivered to the Department within 48 hours of the installation or repair. The written notice shall provide the following with respect to the device:

   (1)  The location of the newly-installed or repaired device, the date of the installation or repair and a statement of whether the device is a newly-installed device or a repaired device.

   (2)  The manufacturer’s name or brand name.

   (3)  The model number listed on the device.

   (4)  The capacity of the device, if applicable.

   (5)  The serial number of the device.

   (6)  The category or type of weighing or measuring device to which the newly-installed or repaired device belongs.

   (7)  The name and telephone number of a contact person through which the Department, a county sealer or a city sealer may arrange an inspection of the device.

 (c)  Responsibilities of inspector.

   (1)  State inspectors. If the Department has not delegated inspection responsibility to a county sealer or city sealer, it will inspect the newly-installed or repaired weighing or measuring device at the earliest date practicable, but within 15 days of the installation or repair, and affix a seal (as required) if the device meets the requirements of the act and this part.

   (2)  County sealers and city sealers. If the Department has delegated this inspection responsibility to a county sealer or city sealer, it will promptly notify the sealer of the installation or repair and the sealer shall inspect the newly-installed or repaired weighing or measuring device at the earliest date practicable, but within 15 days of the installation or repair, and affix a seal (as required) if the device meets the requirements of the act and this part.

 (d)  Conditional short-term use. If the installer has fulfilled the responsibilities described in subsection (b), an uninspected, newly-installed or repaired commercial weighing or measuring device may be used in commerce for no more than 15 days from the date of installation or repair. If, for any reason, the inspection referenced in subsection (c) is not accomplished during this 15-day period of conditional short-term use, the device will be removed from commercial use until the inspection is completed and the Department is notified of the completed inspection.



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