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Subject 40-15-2 WEIGHTS AND MEASURES

Rule 40-15-2-.01 Application

(1) All weights and measures or weighing and measuring devices used commercially to fix rates or charges for services, buying or selling, together with the products bought, sold, bartered, or traded over, measured therewith, or contained therein shall come within the scope of these regulations.
(2) These regulations shall apply equally to all weighing and measuring devices used or employed in institutions of the State of Georgia, for which public funds have been appropriated, in checking the receipt or disbursement of supplies.
(3) These regulations shall not apply except to exclude those weighing and measuring devices advertised or declared to be "not suitable for commercial uses;" and for which it shall be illegal to use in any commercial situations or conditions.

Rule 40-15-2-.02 Legal Weights Declared

(1) The legal weight of the following articles or commodities per bushel, box, crate, lug, bag, or barrel shall be the legal weight or volume as indicated in the following table, or as determined by a federal licensed inspector whenever applicable:
(a) TABLE I

WEIGHTS PER BUSHEL, BOX, CRATE, LUG, BAG, OR BARREL

ITEM

WEIGHT

Alfalfa Seed

60 lb per Bushel

Apples

140 lb per Barrel

Apples, Eastern

54 lb per Box

Apples, N.W.

44 lb per Box

Apples, Dried

24 lb per Bushel

Apples

48 lb per Bushel

Apricots

24 lb per Lug

Artichokes, Globe

40 lb per Box

Artichokes, Jerusalem

50 lb per Bushel

Asparagus

24 lb per Bushel

Asparagus

30 lb per Crate

Avocados

12 lb to 15 lb per Lug

Barley

47 lb per Bushel

Beans, Lima (Unshelled)

30 lb per Bushel

Beans, Pole

28 lb per Bushel

Beans, Snap

30 lb per Bushel

Beans, Velvet

60 lb per Bushel

Beans, White

60 lb per Bushel

Beets, (without tops)

52 lb per Bushel

Beets, (Mangel Stock)

30 lb per Bushel

Beets, (Nailed Crate) (Bunched)

40 lb per Crate

Bermuda Grass Seed

40 lb per Bushel

Bermuda Grass Seed (Hulled)

60 lb per Bushel

Blackberries, 24-Quart Crate

36 lb per Crate

Blue Grass Seed

14 lb per Bushel

Broom Corn, (6 Bales per Ton)

333 lb per Bale

Broom Corn Seed, Clean

48 lb per Bushel

Broom Corn Seed, Rough

44 lb to 50 lb per Bushel

Buckwheat

52 lb per Bushel

Cabbage (Open Mesh Bags)

50 lb per Bag

Cabbage (Wirebound Crate)

50 lb per Crate

Cabbage (Western)

80 lb per Crate

Cantaloupes

60 lb per Crate

Carrots

50 lb per Bushel

Carrots (Bunched Western)

75 lb per Crate

Celery

60 lb per Crate

Clover Seed

60 lb per Bushel

Castor Beans

46 lb per Bushel

Cauliflower (1½ Bu Crate)

37 lb per Crate

Cherries, Unstemmed

56 lb per Bushel

Cherries, Stemmed

64 lb per Bushel

Cherries, Western

15 lb per Lug (Box)

Clover Seed

60 lb per Bushel

Coal Stone

80 lb per Bushel

Corn, Shelled

56 lb per Bushel

Corn in Ear

70 lb per Bushel

Corn Oil

7.7 lb per Gallon

Corn Syrup

11.72 lb. per Gallon

Corn Meal, Bolted or Unbolted

48 lb per Bushel

Cotton

500 lb Gross Bale

Cotton

480 lb Net Bale

Cotton Seed

30 lb per Bushel

Cotton Seed Oil

7.7 lb per Gallon

Cowpeas

60 lb per Bushel

Cranberries

100 lb per Bushel

Cranberries (Box)

25 lb per Box

Crotalaria

40 lb per Box

Cucumbers

48 lb per Bushel

Dallis Grass

10 lb per Bushel

Dewberries (24 qts)

36 lb per Crate

Dried Apples

24 lb per Bushel

Dried Peaches (Unpeeled)

33 lb per Bushel

Dried Peaches (Peeled)

38 lb per Bushel

Eggplant

33 lb per Bushel

Escarole

25 lb per Bushel

English Peas (In Hull)

30 lb per Bushel

Fescue, Ky. 31

24 lb per Bushel

Figs (Box Single Layer)

6 lb per Box

Flaxseed

56 lb per Bushel

Granite, Lexington

166 lb per Cubic Foot

Granite, Lithonia

167 lb per Cubic Foot

Granite, Stone Mountain

167 lb per Cubic Foot

Grapefruit, Florida & Texas ½ Box or Mesh Bag

40 lb per Bag

Grapefruit, California

65 lb per Box

Grapes

48 lb per Bushel

Grapes, Western

28 lb per Lug

Grapes, Eastern (12 qt.)

18 lb per Basket

Grapes, Eastern (4 qt.)

6 lb per Basket

Hemp Seed

44 lb per Bushel

Hickory Nuts

50 lb per Bushel

Honey

11.78 lb per Gallon

Hop

200 lb per Bale

Horseradish Roots

35 lb per Bushel

Kafir

56 lb per Bushel

Kale

18 lb per Bushel

Kapok Seed, Rough

35 lb to 40 lb per Bushel

Lemons, California

79 lb per Box

Lentils

60 lb per Bushel

Lettuce, Western

70 lb per Crate

Limes, Florida

80 lb per Crate

Lespedeza, Korean

40 lb per Bushel

Lespedeza, Sericea (Hulled)

60 lb per Bushel

Lespedeza, Kobe

25 lb per Bushel

Linseed Oil

7½ lb per Gallon

Malt

34 lb per Bushel

Maple Syrup

11.03 lb per Gallon

Meadow Fescue Seed

24 lb per Bushel

Marble Averages

170 lb per Cubic Foot

Milk Weight: Weight of various types and blends of milk shall be established per standard volume designation, based on 231 cubic inches per gallon or standard fraction thereof at 40° Fahrenheit (4° Celsius).

Millet

48 lb to 50 lb per Bushel

Molasses

11.72 lb per Gallon

Muscadines, Scuppernons

50 lb per Bushel

Mustard Greens

18 lb per Bushel

Mustard Seed, Clean

60 lb per Bushel

Mustard Seed, Rough

58 lb per Bushel

Oats (Common) 3½ bu in 100 lb

32 lb per Bushel

Oats, Hulless

45 lb per Bushel

Okra

30 lb per Bushel

Onions

57 lb per Bushel

Onions, Dry

50 lb per Bag

Onions, Green (Crate)

50 lb per Toss

Oranges

80 lb per Crate

Oranges

40 lb per bag

*Oysters, in Shell

U.S. Standard Bushel (2150.4 cubic inches)

Peaches-Approx.

50 lb per Bushel

Peaches, Dried, Peeled

38 lb per Bushel

Peaches, Dried, Unpeeled

33 lb per Bushel

Peanuts, Runners, SE

28 lb per Bushel

Peanuts, Unshelled, Virginia Type

22 lb per Bushel

Peanuts, Spanish

30 lb per Bushel

Pears, Western

46 lb per Box

Pears, Western

22 lb per Crate

Peas, Field

25 lb per Bushel

Peas, Field, Seed

60 lb per Bushel

Peas, Ground

25 lb per Bushel

Peppers, Ground

25 lb per Bushel

Peppers

50 lb per Crate

Perilla Seed

28 lb per Bushel

Pineapples

70 lb per Crate

Plastering Hair

8 lb per Bushel

Plums

70 lb per Crate

Plums, N.W. Suitcase

16 lb per Box

Popcorn, on Ear

70 lb per Bushel

Popcorn, Shelled

56 lb per Bushel

Poppy Seed

46 lb per Bushel

Irish Potatoes

60 lb per Bushel

Sweet Potatoes (Green)

55 lb per Bushel

Sweet Potatoes (Dry)

50 lb per Bushel

Prunes, Fresh

56 lb per Bushel

Prunes, Western

20 lb per Box

Prunes, N.W. Suitcase

16 lb per Box

Quince

48 lb per Bushel

Rape Seed

60 lb to 50 lb per Bushel

Raspberries, 24 qt

36 lb per Crate

Red Top Seed

50 lb to 60 lb per Bushel

Rice, Rough

43 lb per Bushel

Rice, Rough

162 lb per Barrel

Rice, Rough

100 lb per Bag

Rice, Seed

45 lb per Bushel

Rice, Milled

100 lb per Pocket or Bag

Rosin

580 lb per Barrel

Rutabagas

56 lb per Bushel

Rye

56 lb per Bushel

Rye Grass

24 lb per Bushel

Sesame Seed

46 lb per Bushel

Sorgo Seed

50 lb per Bushel

Sorghum Syrup Seed

50 lb per Bushel

Sorghum Syrup

11.4 lb per Gallon

Soybeans

60 lb per Bushel

Spelt

40 lb per Bushel

Spinach

20 lb per Bushel

Strawberries, 24 qt Crate

36 lb per Bushel

Sudan Grass Seed

40 lb per Bushel

Sunflower Seed

24 lb to 32 lb per Bushel

Squash

40 lb per Bushel

Timothy Seed

45 lb per Bushel

Turnips (without tops)

54 lb per Bushel

Turnips (bunched)

60 lb to 80 lb per Crate

Turnips

55 lb per Bushel

Turnip Greens (Dry)

16 lb per Bushel

Turnip Greens (Wet)

18 lb per Bushel

Tan Bark

2250 lb per Cord

Tomatoes

53 lb per Bushel

Tomatoes (Ga.)

60 lb per Crate

Tomatoes (Lug)

32 lb per Lug

Turpentine

7.23 lb per Gallon

Unslaked Lime

80 lb per Bushel

Vetch

60 lb per Bushel

Walnuts

50 lb per Bushel

Water (60 Degrees F.)

8.33 lb per Gallon

Wheat

60 lb per Bushel

Wheat, Winter (Ga.)

60 lb per Bushel

Wheat, Egyptian, Shallau (Ga.)

50 lb per Bushel

Wheat Bran

20 lb per Bushel

*The establishment of this standard shall not preclude the sale of this commodity by the pound or by the hundredweight in the shell, nor purport to regulate method of sale subsequent to in-plant processing.

(2) Any grains may be sold, exchanged, bartered or traded in hundred weight unit when such unit facilitates sale or transfer.
(3) Other commodities, whenever the Commissioner of Agriculture determines in the case of existing practices that the declaration of the quantity by weight, or unit of measure, numerical count, or combination thereof does not facilitate value comparisons by the consumer or offers an opportunity for consumer confusion, he may issue, advertise and establish such table or tables of values to become official and legal weights and measures of commodities as is deemed necessary. These tables of values shall then become a part of these regulations.

Rule 40-15-2-.03 Weighing and Measuring Devices

Persons selling or servicing weighing and measuring devices shall conform to these minimum requirements of regulation:

(a) The specifications, tolerances, and regulations for commercial weighing and measuring devices, together with the amendments thereto, as recommended by the National Conference on Weights and Measures and published in the National Bureau of Standards HANDBOOK 44, as supplemented, shall be the specifications, tolerances and regulations for commercial weighing and measuring devices in the State of Georgia; provided, however, that no provision of the referenced handbook shall take precedence over the laws of the State of Georgia, or any regulation promulgated thereunder.
(b) No new weighing or measuring device, nor any accessory for such device, shall be manufactured for sale, offered for sale, held for sale, or sold for commercial service in the State of Georgia without the prototype of such device or accessory having first been examined and approved by the National Bureau of Standards-National Type Approval Program as in compliance with NBS HANDBOOK 44 and current supplements thereto as adopted, except in the case of in-motion railroad track scales, in which case, must comply with American Railway Engineering Association Standards.
(c) All sales or transfers or relocations of new, used, repaired, reconditioned, or relocated scales used to weigh commercial commodities shall be reported within three (3) working days of the date of sale and installation or relocation, which ever comes later, to the Weights and Measures Division, Georgia Department of Agriculture, Capitol Square, Atlanta, Georgia 30334-2001.
1. If the new or used scale is installed by the buyer, or if the scale is relocated by the owner, the scale shall not be put into service prior to inspection by an inspector of the Weights and Measures Division. The division office should be notified within the required time, on forms provided by the seller of the new scale, or provided, on request, by the division office.
2. If the scale is new, and is installed by the seller, his agents, salesmen, scale servicemen, or other representative, that person making the installation shall notify the division office of the installation and putting into service within the required time.

Rule 40-15-2-.04 Accessibility to Use of Scales for Package Check-weighing

When a vendor offers for sale the major portion of his meats and meat products and fresh produce as pre-packaged items as the basis from which the customer's selection for purchases is made:

(a) The vendor shall provide a readily accessible and operable scale on which the customer may check-weigh his purchase selection, or
(b) Upon the request of the customer, the vendor shall weigh the purchase item in the presence of the buyer,
(c) The vendor shall post a legible conversion chart over, or near, the scale to enable the customer to compare weight values if the fractional part of the pound values are in different systems.

Rule 40-15-2-.05 Registration of Servicemen and Service Agencies for Commercial Weight and Measuring Devices

(1) Policy. Registration of either an individual or an agency that shall install, repair, recondition, or test commercial weighing and measuring devices shall be required; and in requiring that registration, the Commissioner of Agriculture does establish, publish and declare that the standards established in Paragraph 40-15-2-.05(5) of this regulation to be the requirements for all registered individuals and agencies engaged in the business of installing, repairing, reconditioning of weighing and measuring devices in the State of Georgia.
(2) Definitions.
(a) Registered Serviceman. The term "Registered Serviceman" shall be construed to mean any individual who for hire, award, commission, or any other payment of any kind, installs, services, repairs, or reconditions a commercial weighing or measuring device, and who meets the requirements of Paragraph 40-15-2-.05(5) of this regulation.
(b) Registered Service Agency. The term "Registered Service Agency" shall be construed to mean any agency, firm, company, or corporation which, for hire, award, commission, or any other payment of any kind, installs, services, repairs or reconditions a commercial weighing or measuring device, and which meets the requirements of Paragraph 40-15-2-.05(5) of these regulations. Under the agency registration, identification of individual servicemen shall not be required, except as hereinafter provided.
(c) Commercial Weighing and Measuring Device. The term "Commercial Weighing and Measuring Device" shall be construed to include any weight or measure or weighing or measuring device commercially used or employed in establishing the size, quantity, extent, area, or measurement of quantities, things, produce or articles for distribution or consumption, purchased, offered, or submitted for sale, hire, or award, or in computing any basic charge or payment for services rendered on the basis of weight or measure, and shall also include any accessory attached to or used in connection with a commercial weighing or measuring device where such accessory is so designed or installed that its operation affects, or may affect, the accuracy of the device.
(3) Reciprocity. The Commissioner may enter into an informal reciprocal agreement with any other state or states that has (or have) similar registration policies. Under such agreement, the registered servicemen and the registered service agencies of the state, party to reciprocal agreement, are granted full reciprocal authority, including reciprocal recognition of certification of standards and testing equipment, in all states party to such agreement.
(4) Registration Renewal. Effective with the next weights and measures field standards inspection and recalibration due, registration renewals for the serviceman and/or service agency shall be completed at the time weights and measures field standards are submitted to the Georgia Weights and Measures Laboratory for inspection and recalibration. Registration for service persons entering the occupation for the first time shall coincide with the serviceman meeting initially all other requirements of this Regulation.
(5) General Requirements for Registered Servicemen and/or Service Agencies. The Commissioner of Agriculture establishes these requirements to be met initially by the applicant for "Servicemen's Registration." It shall be the prerogative of the Commissioner to change these requirements, after due notice and hearing, to maintain good order in the fulfilling of the duties of his office.
(a) Character and work reference requirements established by the Commissioner of Agriculture shall be met initially by the applicant for his probationary certification of six months.
(b) Evidence of proper equipment, including all weights and/or measurement standards having been inspected and tolerance tested biennially, is a requirement to be met by the applicant for registration.
(c) Compliance with weights and/or measurement standards for the type of certification requested or applied for is mandatory.
(d) An interview of the applicant for registration as a part of the probationary application procedure may be arranged with the Commissioner as a part of, or in lieu of formal examinations for certification.
(e) Each registered serviceman or registered service agency engaged in the repair, service, installation, or reconditioning of or testing of weighing or measuring devices must furnish a surety bond in the amount of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000), except that all repairmen, operating from the headquarters in which the service agency is located, employed by a service agency may be covered by a single bond.
(f) In subsequent years of certification, the serviceman or service agency must submit all weights and measures to a weights and measures laboratory biennially for inspection and testing. Failure to comply with this requirement will be considered just cause for revocation of the serviceman's or service agency's registration status, after a public hearing.
(g) When a serviceman's or service agency's weights and measures are carried to an out-of-state weights and measures laboratory for inspection, the serviceman or service agency shall be responsible for providing the Director of the Weights and Measures Laboratory a copy of the current certification of all weights and measures used in the repair, service, or testing of weighing and measuring devices within the State of Georgia.
(h) In the event an out-of-state scale serviceman is installing a commercial weighing or measuring device and does not have either (1) a Certificate of Registration, or (2) currently state-calibrated test weights in sufficient amount to perform final adjustments of the device to meet NBS HANDBOOK 44 requirements, he or the company he represents, must engage or employ an in-state registered scale serviceman to perform final adjustments and tests for device conformity with NBS HANDBOOK 44.
(i) Any serviceman or service agency residing or situated at a distance greater than fifty (50) miles from the parent service agency, and servicing the area in which he is situated, shall be considered to be separate, apart, and independent from his home agency, and must meet all the requirements required of individual or agency registrants, including the inspection of weights and measures and individual or agency registration.
(j) All registered servicemen or service agencies, or companies holding their bond, must, upon the request of the Commissioner, show proof, or provide evidence that he, or his service agency, has sufficient tools and other equipment necessary to render satisfactory service.
(k) Each service agency shall provide twice yearly (January 1 and July 1) a listing of servicemen covered under the agency's registration.
(l) Each registered serviceman must show his registration-identification card, upon request, before installing, adjusting, repairing, or rebuilding any weighing or measuring device.
(m) The installing salesman, serviceman, or scale mechanic, must report, on forms provided by the Commissioner, every commercial weighing or measuring device installed, or adjusted and repaired, and returned to service after rejection or condemnation, within twenty-four hours after such installation, repair, adjustment or rebuilding.
(n) In the installation of new commercial weighing and measuring devices within the jurisdiction of the Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Commissioner, the vendor or the jobber and the installer (who is bonded) shall be held, equally and together, responsible for the performance of the newly-installed weighing device prior to the approval by inspectors of the Weights and Measures Division.
(o) To perform the duties required of a "Registered Serviceman" he may break a seal and/or remove a REJECTION/CONDEMNATION tag placed on a weighing or measuring device by an inspector of the Division of Weights and Measures, only to repair the defective device. When the repairing and/or rebuilding is completed, the serviceman must mail the REJECTION/CONDEMNATION tag, together with his report of putting into service, within the prescribed time, to the Commissioner. Out-of-state servicemen shall not remove a REJECTION/CONDEMNATION tag unless he or his agency is registered with Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture.
(p) Classes of individual Scale Servicemen and Scale Service Agency Registration. A scale serviceman or service agency shall register for and service only those commercial scales and other commercial weighing and measuring devices within the class(es) he is registered to install, service, repair, or recondition. His classification shall be based on:
1. evidence of competence;
2. working knowledge of weighing and measuring devices;
3. knowledge of applicable Georgia Weights and Measures Laws, Rules, and Regulations, and NBS HANDBOOK 44, and
4. proper and sufficient on-site test weights and other equipment to provide and perform required tests to determine that the device is being properly installed, adjusted, serviced or repaired, and is weighing correctly at the completion of servicing or repair, based on the following classification criteria:
(i) Class 1. An individual or agency registered to install, repair, service, test counter and price-computing scales shall have for each registered serviceman a minimum of (1) thirty-pound weight kit, or the equivalent in assorted and sufficient denominations of weights to test to the capacity of the scale.
(ii) Class II. An individual or agency registered to install, repair, service, test small scales, portable and monorails, of capacities of up to 1,500 pounds, must have a minimum of 500 pounds of inspected test weights for beam scales, or 1,000 pounds for dial scales.
(iii) Class III. Individuals and agencies registered to install, repair, service, test livestock and medium-range scales, up to a capacity of 10,000 pounds, must have a minimum of 5,000 pounds of inspected test weights for scale repair, servicing, or testing purposes.
(iv) Class IV. Individuals and agencies registered to install, repair, service or recondition heavy-capacity scales, beyond the capacity of 10,000 pounds, must have a minimum of 12,000 pounds of inspected test weights, or one-tenth (1/10) the load capacity of the scales, or sufficient gross weight to test the scale through the first drop-weight range (if the device is equipped with a dial), whichever is the greater amount.
(v) Class V. Shall be limited to those servicemen and service agencies who have 30,000 pounds or more of approved test weights, transported as a single test unit for installing, repairing, servicing, or reconditioning heavy capacity commercial and industrial scales above fifty tons.
(vi) Class VI. Individuals and agencies registered to install, repair, service, or recondition railroad track scales shall have for each test crew, available on site, suitable test equipment of not less than 30,000 pounds, or an amount recommended (proposed) in the National Bureau of Standards HANDBOOK 44, as supplemented, whichever is the greater amount. ADDITIONALLY, the test equipment must have with it, or on the person of the individual assigned to use the test equipment, the most recent sealing certificate showing that the test equipment has been sealed on a master scale within the last twelve calendar months.
(vii) Class VII. Individuals and agencies registered to install, repair, service, or recondition other types of weighing devices not covered by the above six classes shall provide suitable test equipment, or follow acceptable procedures for testing as outlined in NBS HANDBOOK 44, as supplemented.
(6) Each serviceman or service agency shall have a current copy of National Bureau of Standards HANDBOOK 44.
(7) Revocation of Registration. The Commissioner of Agriculture may for good cause, after careful investigation and hearing, suspend or revoke a scale serviceman's (or service agency) Certificate of Registration and/or forfeit his bond for any of the following infractions or violations:
(a) falsifying applications for registration;
(b) failure to comply with NBS HANDBOOK 44 Scale Code, Georgia Weights and Measures Law, or Georgia Weights and Measures Regulations; or,
(c) falsifying Report of Test subsequent to installation, servicing or repair.

Rule 40-15-2-.06 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Liquid Measuring Devices

(1) Application. These regulations, including NBS HANDBOOK 44, entitled "Specifications, Tolerances and Other Technical Requirements for Weighing and Measuring Devices" and more particularly LPG Liquid Measuring Devices Code, shall apply to devices used for the measurement of liquid petroleum gas in the liquid state, whether such devices are installed in a permanent location or mounted on a vehicle. Insofar as they are clearly appropriate, the requirements and provisions of the Regulations including the NBS Code on Cryogenic Liquid Measuring Devices shall apply to the measurement of other liquids that do not remain in a liquid state at atmospheric pressures and temperatures. Other requirements follow which also apply in commercial operations of this equipment.
(2) Automatic Temperature Compensated Equipment Operations. All wholesale commercial LP gas metering equipment in use in the State of Georgia shall be temperature compensated to 60° Fahrenheit (15° Celsius).
(a) On a device equipped with an automatic temperature compensating mechanism that will indicate or record only in terms of gallons compensated to 60° F, provision shall be made to facilitate the deactivation of the automatic-temperature compensating mechanism for testing purposes so that the meter may indicate, and record, if it is equipped to record, in terms of uncompensated volume.
(b) Provision shall be made for applying security seals in such a manner that an automatic temperature-compensating system cannot be disconnected and that no adjustment may be made externally to the system.
(c) Automatic temperature-compensated equipment shall not be deactivated, nor rendered inoperable except for test purposes.
(d) All written invoices shall be based on temperature-compensated measurements.
(e) The sale and/or delivery of liquefied petroleum gas in tanks with capacities of up to and including 100 pound units, when accompanied with a sales ticket giving the net weight of the LP gas in the tank shall be considered as complying with Rule 40-1 5-3-.07 as to labeling of the container.
(3) Repair of In-plant Scales. The owner of an LP gas business, or a full-time employee of that business, shall be permitted to install and/or adjust the portable beam scale or the counter-beam scale which is used to establish the fill weight of any LP gas tank having a capacity of up to 100 pounds net weight. Such individual shall not be required to register under provisions of Rule 40-15-2-.05, Registration of Servicemen and Service Agencies for Commercial Weighing and Measuring Devices. Such devices installed or adjusted under the conditions must fully comply with all performance requirements of NBS HANDBOOK 44, as supplemented, and all Georgia Department of Agriculture Rules and Regulations as are applicable.
(4) Special Piping Requirements. When a commercial LP gas metering device is mounted on a vehicle, all new or replacement piping shall have as a part of its LP gas circulating system a separate and workable by-pass designed to return to the unit's supply tank any and all LP gas circulated within the system's pipes when its pump is operating and the system's outlet valve is closed. This bypass shall be in addition to the pump's safety by-pass. The system by-pass must be located on the up-steam side of the metering device.
(5) Definitions. The terms defined herein have a special and technical meaning when used in the Rules and Regulations for Liquid Petroleum Gas Liquid Measuring Devices:
(a) "Liquefied Petroleum Gas" means a product composed predominantly of any of the following hydrocarbons, or mixtures thereof: propane, propylene, butanes (normal butane or isobutane), and butylenes.
(b) "Liquefied Petroleum Gas Liquid-Measuring Device" means a mechanical-measuring system of the meter-type designed to measure and deliver liquefied petroleum gas in the liquid state by a definite volume, whether installed in a permanent location or mounted on a vehicle.
(c) "Motor Fuel Device" means a stationary metering device primarily used for retail deliveries of liquefied petroleum gas as a motor fuel to the fuel tanks of individual highway vehicle.
(d) "Retail Device" means a metering device used for single deliveries of liquefied petroleum gas for domestic or non-resale.
(e) "Wholesale Device" means LP gas metering devices other than those used for retail sales.

Rule 40-15-2-.07 Liquid Measuring Devices

Liquid measuring devices used commercially in the State of Georgia shall conform to the requirements of the current Code for these devices found in the National Bureau of Standards HANDBOOK 44, entitled "Specifications, Tolerances, and Other Requirements for Commercial Weighing and Measuring Devices," and supplements thereto.

Rule 40-15-2-.08 Vehicle Tank Measures

Vehicle tank measures used commercially in the State of Georgia shall conform to the requirements of the current Code for these devices found in the National Bureau of Standards HANDBOOK 44, entitled "Specifications, Tolerances, and Other Requirements for Weighing and Measuring Devices," and supplements thereto.

Rule 40-15-2-.09 Vehicle Tank Meters

Vehicle tank meters used commercially in the State of Georgia shall conform to the requirements of the current Code for these devices in the National Institute of Standards and Technology HANDBOOK 44, entitled "Specifications, Tolerances, and Other Technical Requirements for Weighing and Measuring Devices," and supplements thereto; however, provision UR 2.2 Ticket Printer; Customer Ticket, of Section 3.31 Vehicle-Tank Meters, User Requirements, shall not be adopted or required.

Rule 40-15-2-.10 Weights and Measures Laboratory Calibration Fees

Authority and Application. This schedule of fees for calibrations and certifications of standards (a device, item or equipment used to determine mass, volume or length) is pursuant to O.C.G.A. 10-2-5(15) and shall be assessed for metrology services performed by the Weights and Measures Laboratory of the Georgia Department of Agriculture. The fees are based at $55.00 per hour for tolerance calibrations and $65.00 per hour for precision calibrations.

(2) Schedule of Fees:
(a) Mass (Echelon I and II) Precision Calibrations:
1. NBS 547 Classes M, S, S-1 and ASTM E617 Classes 1, 2, 3. All mass standards of the above classes .................... $30.00 each
2. NBS 547 Class P and ASTM E617 Class 4. All mass standards of the above classes .................... $20.00 each

The above calibrations are required for the manufacturer classified weights. Standards are not adjusted or classified by the laboratory. The above calibrations include a Certificate of Traceability, "As Found" values/corrections and the associated uncertainty.

(b) Mass (Echelon III) Tolerance Calibrations:
1. NIST 105-1 Class F, ASTM E617 Classes 5, 6, 7 or NBS Classes C, Q, T: 2 kg (5 lb.) and less ............................................. $5.50 each greater than 2 kg (5 lb.) up to 20 kg (50 lb.)............... $7.50 each

20 kg (50 lb.) ......................................................$12.50 each greater than 20 kg (50 lb.) up to and including 500 kg (1000 lb.)..........................................................$16.50 each greater than 500 kg (1000 lb.) but not exceeding 1000 kg (2000 lb.)...................................................... By Quote

The above calibrations include a Certificate of Traceability. Standards are adjusted (when possible) if out of tolerance and classified. The "As Found/As Left" values/corrections, and the associated uncertainty will be reported upon request.

(c) Volume (based on $55.00 per hour)

LP Gas Provers .................................................$135.00 each

All other volume tests ......................................... By Quote

Note: LP Gas provers must be presented cleaned and purged. All valves, reflex gauges, lines, hoses and fittings must be in safe condition and properly installed.

(d) Rigid/Flex Rules

6 inches (150 mm) .............................................. $55.00 each

12 inches (300 mm) ............................................ $65.00 each

18 inches (450 mm) ............................................ $85.00 each

24 inches (600 mm) ............................................$105.00 each

36 inches (900 mm) ............................................$125.00 each

48 inches (1000 mm) ...........................................$145.00 each

60 inches (1500 mm) ...........................................$165.00 each

72 inches (1800 mm) ...........................................$185.00 each

(e) Tapes

0 - 10 feet (3 meters) .......................................... $55.00 each

11 - 50 feet (15 meters) ....................................... $75.00 each

51 - 100 feet (30 meters) ......................................$100.00 each

Over 100 feet .................................................... By Quote

(f) Cleaning stainless steel, steel, aluminum, brass, chrome, and cast iron. Painting cast iron weights and removing decals ..... Based on $55.00 standards per hour.
(g) Serializing weights ........................ $1.00 per digit or letter
(h) Minimum charge (Any calibration, service or test) ...... $55.00
(i) Special tests .............................. based on $55.00 per hour
(j) Adjustments to price quote. Any price quoted is subject to change due to unforeseen lab preparations, device adjustments, special handling and/or abnormal costs for lab service or materials.
(k) Quality Manual (uncontrolled copy) ............. $15.00 per copy
(3) General Considerations.
(a) All calibrations, service and special certifications (i.e.: ISO 9000, MIL-STDS) requests must be approved by appointment prior to presenting standards to the Weights and Measures Laboratory.
(b) Customers are responsible for any related shipping arrangements and costs.
(c) Payment must be received prior to release of standards.
(d) The Weights and Measures Lab may decline or refuse to service standards submitted in a hazardous, disrepair or unstable condition.
(e) Out-of-State Customer Charges. Individuals, industries or business located outside of Georgia shall be charged double the calibration/ service rates; Provided that the customer has, located within their own state, a governmental metrology lab available to conduct comparable calibrations.