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WAC 16-662-100

Purpose.

(1) This chapter establishes, under the authority of the Washington state department of agriculture (WSDA), requirements for the state of Washington that are reasonably consistent with the uniform rules adopted by the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) and published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This chapter also establishes requirements for the retail sale and advertising of motor fuel, and establishes a matrix for determining civil penalties under RCW 19.112.060 (1)(b) for motor fuel quality violations.
(2) This chapter applies specifically to the:
(a) Uniform specifications, tolerances and other technical requirements for weighing and measuring devices addressed in NIST Handbook 44;
(b) Uniform regulation for weighing and measuring devices under the national type evaluation program (NTEP) addressed in NIST Handbook 130;
(c) Uniform procedures for checking the net contents of packaged goods addressed in NIST Handbook 133;
(d) Uniform packaging and labeling regulation addressed in NIST Handbook 130;
(e) Uniform regulation for the method of sale of commodities addressed in NIST Handbook 130;
(f) Uniform examination procedure for price verification addressed in NIST Handbook 130;
(g) Engine fuels, petroleum products, and automotive lubricants regulation addressed in NIST Handbook 130;
(h) Specifications and tolerances for reference standards and field standard weights and measures addressed in the NIST Handbook 105 series;
(i) Requirements for the retail sale and advertising of motor fuel; and
(j) Civil penalties for motor fuel quality violations as provided for under RCW 19.112.060 (1)(b).
(3)(a) NISTHandbook 44, NIST Handbook 130, NIST Handbook 133, and NIST Handbooks 105 are available on the NIST web site at http://www.nist.gov/pml/wmd/pubs/handbooks.cfm or may be purchased on the NCWM web site at http://www.ncwm.net/publications or by mail from the National Conference on Weights and Measures, 1135 M Street, Suite 110, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508. Copies of the NIST handbooks and ASTM standards are available for viewing at the Washington State Department of Agriculture, 2nd Floor, Natural Resources Building, 1111 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504-2560.
(b) You may search the NTEP database for certificates of conformance (CC) on the NCWM web site at http://www.ncwm.net/ntep/cert_search.
(c) For information regarding the contents and application of these publications and database, contact the weights and measures program at the Washington State Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, Washington 98504-2560, telephone number 360-902-1857, or email wts&measures@agr.wa.gov.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 19.94.190, 19.94.195, 19.112.020, 19.112.140, and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 16-19-093, § 16-662-100, filed 9/21/16, effective 10/22/16; WSR 14-19-033, § 16-662-100, filed 9/9/14, effective 10/10/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.94.190, 19.112.020, 19.112.140 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 13-03-054, § 16-662-100, filed 1/11/13, effective 2/11/13. Statutory Authority: Chapters 19.94, 19.112, and 34.05 RCW. WSR 12-02-021, § 16-662-100, filed 12/28/11, effective 1/28/12; WSR 09-19-007, § 16-662-100, filed 9/3/09, effective 10/4/09. Statutory Authority: Chapters 19.112 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 07-05-083, § 16-662-100, filed 2/21/07, effective 3/24/07. Statutory Authority: Chapters 19.94 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 05-10-088, § 16-662-100, filed 5/4/05, effective 6/4/05; WSR 03-08-017, § 16-662-100, filed 3/25/03, effective 4/25/03. Statutory Authority: Chapter 19.94 RCW. WSR 97-12-075, § 16-662-100, filed 6/4/97, effective 7/5/97.]
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