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SR 2004 No. 132 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the National Measurement Regulations 1999.
Administered by: DITR
General Comments: This instrument was backcaptured in accordance with Section 36 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
Registered 01 Jan 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR21-Jun-2004
Tabled Senate21-Jun-2004
Gazetted 18 Jun 2004
Date of repeal 09 Aug 2013
Repealed by Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2013
Table of contents.

National Measurement Amendment Regulations 2004 (No. 1)1

Statutory Rules 2004 No. 1322

I, PHILIP MICHAEL JEFFERY, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the National Measurement Act 1960.

Dated 10 June 2004

P. M. JEFFERY

Governor-General

By His Excellency’s Command

WARREN ENTSCH


Contents

                        1     Name of Regulations                                                       2

                        2     Commencement                                                              2

                        3     Amendment of National Measurement Regulations 1999    2

Schedule 1              Amendments commencing on 1 July 2004                     3

Schedule 2              Amendments commencing on 1 July 2005                   41

 


1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the National Measurement Amendment Regulations 2004 (No. 1).

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence as follows:

                (a)    on 1 July 2004 — regulations 1 to 3 and Schedule 1;

               (b)    on 1 July 2005 — Schedule 2.

3              Amendment of National Measurement Regulations 1999

                Schedules 1 and 2 amend the National Measurement Regulations 1999.


Schedule 1        Amendments commencing on 1 July 2004

(regulation 3)

  

[1]           Regulation 3, definition of permissible variation

substitute

maximum permissible uncertainty, for a standard of measurement, means the maximum uncertainty permitted in the verification of the standard under these Regulations.

maximum permissible variation, for a standard of measurement, means the maximum amount by which the standard may differ from the denomination indicated by the standard in these Regulations.

[2]           Regulation 3, definition of standard reference conditions

omit

[3]           Regulation 3, definition of verifying authority, paragraph (b)

omit

[4]           Regulation 5, note

substitute

Note   The Chief Metrologist may issue written guidelines governing the way in which Australian legal units of measurement may be combined to produce an Australian legal unit of measurement — see Act, paragraph 7B (1) (a).

[5]           Regulation 7, note

substitute

Note   The Chief Metrologist may issue written guidelines governing the way in which Australian legal units of measurement or a combination of Australian legal units of measurement may be combined with these prefixes to produce Australian legal units of measurement — see Act, paragraph 7B (1) (b).

[6]           Subregulation 16 (3)

omit

13 (3)

insert

13 (4)

[7]           Paragraph 18 (2) (e)

omit

range of

[8]           Subregulation 18 (3)

omit

[9]           Paragraph 19 (1) (f)

omit

range of

[10]         Subregulations 20 (1) and (2)

substitute

         (1)   The Chief Metrologist must send a copy of a determination made under subregulation 17 (2), 18 (4) or 19 (2) to each verifying authority appointed to verify standards of measurement to which the determination relates.

[11]         Subregulation 20 (3)

omit

subregulation (1) or (2).

insert

subregulation (1).

[12]         Regulation 21

substitute

21            Recognition of foreign reference standards of measurement

         (1)   The Chief Metrologist may issue a written notice recognising a reference standard of measurement that is verified (however described) in a foreign country as a reference standard of measurement if:

                (a)    the verified values of the standard of measurement are established by means of, by reference to, by comparison with or by derivation from the primary standards of measurement of the foreign country; and

               (b)    appropriate comparability is established between:

                          (i)    the relevant primary standards of measurement of the foreign country; and

                         (ii)    one or more Australian primary standards of measurement.

         (2)   A recognised reference standard of measurement is taken to be a verified reference standard of measurement.

         (3)   A written notice issued under subregulation (1) in relation to a reference standard of measurement is taken to be a certificate issued under regulation 19 for the reference standard of measurement.

[13]         Regulation 24

omit

[14]         Regulation 25, heading

substitute

25            Accuracy of State secondary standards of measurement — maximum permissible uncertainty

[15]         Regulation 26, heading

substitute

26            Accuracy of State tertiary standards of measurement — maximum permissible uncertainty

[16]         Regulation 27, heading

substitute

27            Accuracy of Inspectors’ Class 1 standards of measurement — maximum permissible uncertainty

[17]         Regulation 28, heading

substitute

28            Accuracy of Inspectors’ Class 2 standards of measurement — maximum permissible uncertainty

[18]         Regulation 29, heading

substitute

29            Accuracy of Inspectors’ Class 3 standards of measurement — maximum permissible uncertainty

[19]         Subregulation 39 (2)

omit

subregulation (3)

insert

subregulation (1)

[20]         Subregulation 39 (3)

substitute

         (3)   The Chief Metrologist must give a copy of a determination made under subregulation (1) to each certifying authority appointed in relation to a measuring instrument to which the determination applies.

[21]         Subregulation 39 (4)

omit

subregulation (3).

insert

subregulation (1).

[22]         Regulation 40

substitute

40            Recognition of foreign certification of measuring instruments

         (1)   The Chief Metrologist may issue a written notice recognising a measuring instrument that has been certified (however described) in a foreign country as a certified measuring instrument if:

                (a)    the certified values of the measuring instrument are established by means of, by reference to, by comparison with or by derivation from, the primary standards of measurement of the foreign country; and

               (b)    appropriate comparability is established between:

                          (i)    the relevant primary standards of measurement of the foreign country; and

                         (ii)    one or more Australian primary standards of measurement.

         (2)   A recognised measuring instrument is taken to be a certified measuring instrument.

         (3)   A written notice issued under subregulation (1) in relation to a measuring instrument is taken to be a certificate issued under regulation 37 for the measuring instrument.

[23]         Regulation 53

substitute

53            Recognition of foreign reference materials

         (1)   The Chief Metrologist may issue a written notice recognising a reference material, or a reference material of a stated kind, that is certified (however described) in a foreign country as a certified reference material if:

                (a)    the certified values of the reference material, or of reference materials of that kind, are established by means of, by reference to, by comparison with or by derivation from, the primary standards of measurement of the foreign country; and

               (b)    appropriate comparability is established between:

                          (i)    the relevant primary standards of measurement of the foreign country; and

                         (ii)    one or more Australian primary standards of measurement.

         (2)   A recognised reference material, or a recognised reference material of a stated kind, is taken to be a certified reference material.

         (3)   A written notice issued under subregulation (1) in relation to a reference material, or a reference material of a stated kind, is taken to be a certificate issued under regulation 48 for the reference material or the reference material of that kind.

[24]         Subregulation 60 (2)

omit

certifying

insert

approving

[25]         After subregulation 60 (3)

insert

      (3A)   The Chief Metrologist may issue a certificate of approval other than on application.

[26]         Subregulation 61 (2)

omit

certifying

insert

approving

[27]         After subregulation 61 (4)

insert

         (5)   The Chief Metrologist may, other than on application, vary a certificate of approval issued by the Chief Metrologist.

[28]         Regulation 68

substitute

68            Effect of variation and cancellation of approvals

                If an approved pattern is varied or cancelled under this Part or under Part 8, a measuring instrument manufactured in accordance with the pattern before the variation or cancellation has effect is taken to continue to be in accordance with a pattern approved under these Regulations.

[29]         Subregulation 73 (1)

substitute

         (1)   On application under regulation 72, the Chief Metrologist may appoint as a verifying or certifying authority an applicant who:

                (a)    in the opinion of the Chief Metrologist, is capable, or has direct control of staff who are capable, of verifying a standard of measurement, or certifying a measuring instrument or reference material, to which the application relates; or

               (b)    holds National Association of Testing Authorities accreditation that the Chief Metrologist considers appropriate to the functions mentioned in paragraph (a).

[30]         Subregulation 79 (1)

substitute

         (1)   The grounds for cancelling the appointment of an authority, other than on application, are as follows:

                (a)    that the authority has not complied with a condition to which the appointment is subject;

               (b)    that, in the opinion of the Chief Metrologist, the authority does not have the necessary or appropriate facilities or standards to perform the functions or duties to which the appointment relates;

                (c)    that, in the opinion of the Chief Metrologist, the authority does not have the necessary competent staff to perform the functions or duties to which the appointment relates.

[31]         Regulation 87

substitute

87            Exempt utility meters (Act s 3)

                For the definition of utility meter in subsection 3 (1) of the Act, the following classes of meters are exempted from the operation of Part VA of the Act:

                (a)    gas meters;

               (b)    electricity meters;

                (c)    water meters installed before 1 July 2004;

               (d)    water meters installed on or after 1 July 2004, other than cold water meters with:

                          (i)    a maximum continuous flow rate capacity of not more than 4 000 litres per hour; and

                         (ii)    maximum permissible errors mentioned in clause 13 of Division 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12.

Note   Meters with a maximum continuous flow rate capacity of not more than 4 000 litres per hour are normally, but not exclusively, used for metering water supply to domestic premises.

[32]         Regulation 88A

omit

[33]         After regulation 90

insert

90A         Identity cards

                For subsection 18ZN (1) of the Act, an identity card issued to a person must set out the following information:

                (a)    the person’s full name;

               (b)    the name of the Commonwealth, State or Territory authority that employs the person or the name of the office that the person holds;

                (c)    a statement that the person has been appointed by the Secretary as an authorised officer under section 18ZM of the Act;

               (d)    a statement that the powers and obligations of an authorised officer are set out in Division 5 of Part VA of the Act;

                (e)    the person’s signature;

                (f)    the date of issue of the card;

               (g)    the identity card number;

               (h)    the expiry date of the identity card;

                (i)    instructions for the return of a lost identity card if found.

90B         Fees

         (1)   For paragraph 20 (1) (l) of the Act, the fees for activities undertaken by the Commonwealth are set out in Schedule 13.

         (2)   In Schedule 13, level 1 applies to the following kinds of measuring instruments:

                (a)    simple liquor measures or dispensers;

               (b)    class 3 and 4 weighing instruments £100 kg;

                (c)    simple indicators or counters (for example, for weighing and flow);

               (d)    driveway flowmeter fuel dispenser consoles (excluding computer-based systems);

                (e)    pulse counters generators;

                (f)    milk tanks;

               (g)    vehicle and other tanks.

         (3)   In Schedule 13, level 2 applies to the following kinds of measuring instruments:

                (a)    multi-liquor measuring systems;

               (b)    class 1 and 2 weighing instruments;

                (c)    class 3 and 4 weighing instruments >100 kg;

               (d)    load cells;

                (e)    overhead-track weighing instruments;

                (f)    driveway flowmeters fuel dispensers (except liquefied petroleum gas flowmeters and multiproduct pumps);

               (g)    semi-automatic multi-dimensional measuring instruments;

               (h)    tank level gauges (excluding volume conversion devices);

                (i)    electronic flowmeter indicators or calculators;

                (j)    indicators with conversion or linearisation functions;

               (k)    milk meters;

                (l)    computer operated consoles for fuel dispensers;

              (m)    static wheel weighers;

               (n)    length measuring instruments;

               (o)    area measuring instruments;

               (p)    mass flowmeters.

         (4)   In Schedule 13, level 3 applies to the following kinds of measuring instruments:

                (a)    milk metering systems;

               (b)    belt weighers;

                (c)    bulk flowmeters (including mass meters);

               (d)    weighing-in-motion systems for trains and road vehicles;

                (e)    catchweighers;

                (f)    controllers and indicator calculators with conversion or linearisation functions;

               (g)    totalising hopper weighers;

               (h)    multi-product fuel dispensers and driveway and bulk flowmeters for liquefied petroleum gas;

                (i)    automatic multi-dimensional measuring instruments.

[34]         Regulation 93, heading

substitute

93            Transitional — 1 October 1999

[35]         Subregulations 93 (1) and (2)

omit

[36]         Subregulation 93 (4)

omit

An

insert

Subject to subregulation (4A), an

[37]         After subregulation 93 (4)

insert

      (4A)   An appointment mentioned in subregulation (4) expires:

                (a)    if an expiry date is not specified in the instrument of appointment — on 1 July 2005; and

               (b)    if an expiry date is specified in the instrument of appointment — on that date.

[38]         After regulation 93

insert

94            Transitional — 1 July 2004

         (1)   In this regulation:

certificate of approval includes a varied certificate of approval.

Commission means the National Standards Commission.

Organisation means the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation established under the Science and Industry Research Act 1949.

         (2)   An instrument issued by the Commission under regulation 21, 40 or 53 before 1 July 2004 is taken to be a written notice issued by the Chief Metrologist under that regulation.

         (3)   A determination that was made by the Commission or the Organisation under these Regulations and that was in force immediately before 1 July 2004 continues to have effect on and after that day as if it had been made by the Chief Metrologist under these Regulations.

         (4)   A certificate of approval issued by the Commission under these Regulations before 1 July 2004 is taken to be issued by the Chief Metrologist under these Regulations.

         (5)   A certificate issued under these Regulations before 1 July 2004 by the Commission or the Organisation acting in the capacity of a certifying authority is taken to be issued by the Chief Metrologist under these Regulations, subject to any condition stated in the certificate.

         (6)   A certificate of verification issued under these Regulations before 1 July 2004 by the Commission or the Organisation acting in the capacity of a verifying authority is taken to be issued by the Chief Metrologist under these Regulations, for the period, if any, for which the certificate is given.

         (7)   Subject to regulations 68 and 69, the cancellation, variation or withdrawal of an instrument by the Commission under Part 6 or 8 before 1 July 2004 is taken to be a cancellation, variation or withdrawal of the instrument by the Chief Metrologist under that Part.

         (8)   An appointment made by the Commission under these Regulations before 1 July 2004 is taken to be an appointment by the Chief Metrologist under these Regulations.

[39]         Schedule 1, Part 2, after item 2.20

insert

2.21

catalytic activity

katal

kat

The katal is a unit of catalytic activity equal to 1 mole per second.

[40]         Schedule 1, Part 3, items 3.13, 3.14 and 3.15

omit each mention of

interval

[41]         Schedules 4 to 10

substitute

Schedule 4        Maximum permissible uncertainty — length (State primary and secondary standards)

(paragraphs 18 (5) (a) and 25 (a))

 

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

 

Denomination

Maximum permissible uncertainty (at 95% confidence interval): State primary standard

Maximum permissible uncertainty (at 95% confidence interval): State secondary standard

Part 1     Flexible standards

£ 10 m

0.08 mm

0.15 mm

> 10 m

0.001%

0.002%

Part 2     Rigid standards

£ 1 m

0.008 mm

0.015 mm

Schedule 5            Maximum permissible uncertainty — mass (State primary, secondary and tertiary standards)

(paragraphs 18 (5) (b) and (c), 25 (b) and 26 (a) and subparagraphs 25 (d) (i) and 26 (c) (i))

Column 1

Denomination

Column 2

Maximum permissible uncertainty (at 95% confidence interval): State primary standard (in mg)

Column 3

Maximum permissible uncertainty (at 95% confidence interval):
State secondary standard (in mg)

Column 4

Maximum permissible uncertainty (at 95% confidence interval): State tertiary standard (in mg)

50 kg

 

115.000

150.00

25 kg

 

55.000

75.00

20 kg

15.000

45.000

60.00

10 kg

8.000

20.000

30.00

5 kg

4.000

10.000

15.00

2 kg

2.000

5.000

10.00

1 kg

1.000

2.000

7.00

500 g

0.400

1.100

4.90

200 g

0.200

0.500

3.20

100 g

0.100

0.200

2.30

50 g

0.040

0.110

1.60

20 g

0.020

0.050

1.00

10 g

0.010

0.020

0.70

5 g

0.010

0.020

0.49

2 g

0.010

0.020

0.32

1 g

0.010

0.020

0.23

500 mg

0.004

0.010

0.16

200 mg

0.004

0.010

0.10

100 mg

0.004

0.010

0.07

50 mg

0.002

0.005

0.05

20 mg

0.002

0.005

0.03

10 mg

0.002

0.005

0.02

5 mg

0.002

0.005

0.02

2 mg

0.002

0.005

0.01

1 mg

0.002

0.005

0.01

Schedule 6        Maximum permissible uncertainty — volume (State secondary and tertiary standards)

(paragraph 25 (c), subparagraph 25 (d) (ii),
paragraph 26 (b) and subparagraph 26 (c) (ii))

Column 1

Denomination

Column 2

Maximum permissible uncertainty (at 95% confidence interval): State secondary standard (in mL)

Column 3

Maximum permissible uncertainty (at 95% confidence interval): State tertiary standard (in mL)

10 000 L

750.000

1 500.000

5 000 L

400.000

750.000

2 000 L

150.000

300.000

1 000 L

75.000

150.000

500 L

40.000

75.000

200 L

15.000

30.000

100 L

8.000

15.000

50 L

4.000

7.000

20 L

1.500

4.000

15 L

1.100

3.000

10 L

0.800

2.000

5 L

0.400

2.000

2 L

0.200

1.000

1 L

0.100

0.500

500 mL

0.040

0.300

250 mL

0.020

0.200

200 mL

0.020

0.170

100 mL

0.010

0.110

50 mL

0.004

0.070

25 mL

0.004

0.050

20 mL

0.004

0.040

10 mL

0.004

0.020

5 mL

0.004

0.020

2 mL

0.004

0.010

1 mL

0.002

0.003

0.5 mL

0.001

0.002

0.2 mL

0.001

0.002

0.1 mL

0.001

0.002

Schedule 7            Maximum permissible uncertainty and maximum permissible variation — length (Inspectors’ Class 1 and Class 2 standards)

(paragraphs 27 (a), 28 (a), 32 (a) and 33 (a))

Column 1

Denomination

Column 2

Maximum permissible uncertainty (at 95% confidence interval): Inspectors’ Class 1 standard

Column 3

Maximum permissible variation: Inspectors’ Class 1 standard

Column 4

Maximum permissible uncertainty (at 95% confidence interval): Inspectors’ Class 2 standard

Column 5

Maximum permissible variation: Inspectors’ Class 2
standard

Part 1     Flexible standards

£ 10 m

0.4 mm

1.5 mm

1.1 mm

5.0 mm

> 10 m

0.004%

0.015%

0.011%

0.05%

Part 2     Rigid standards

£ 500 mm

0.04 mm

0.15 mm

 

 

> 500 mm but £ 1 m

0.04 mm

0.20 mm

 

 

> 1 m but £ 2 m

0.05 mm

0.20 mm

 

 

Schedule 8            Maximum permissible uncertainty and maximum permissible variation — area (Inspectors’ Class 1 standards)

(paragraph 27 (b), subparagraph 27 (e) (i) and
regulation 32)

Column 1

Denomination not exceeding (in dm2)

Column 2

Maximum permissible uncertainty (at 95% confidence interval)
(in dm2)

Column 3

Maximum permissible variation
(in dm2)

£35

0.05

0.18

40

0.05

0.20

50

0.06

0.25

60

0.08

0.30

70

0.09

0.35

80

0.10

0.40

90

0.11

0.45

100

0.13

0.50

150

0.15

0.75

Schedule 9            Maximum permissible uncertainty and maximum permissible variation — mass (Inspectors’ Class 1, Class 2 and Class 3 standards)

(paragraph 27 (c), subparagraph 27 (e) (ii),
paragraphs 28 (b) and (c) and regulations 29, 32, 33
and 34)

Column 1

Denomin-ation

Column 2

Maximum permissible uncertainty (at 95% confidence interval): Inspectors’ Class 1 standard (in mg)

Column 3

Maximum permissible variation: Inspectors’ Class 1 standard (in mg)

Column 4

Maximum permissible uncertainty (at 95% confidence interval): Inspectors’ Class 2 standard (in mg)

Column 5

Maximum permissible variation: Inspectors’ Class 2 standard (in mg)

Column 6

Maximum permissible uncertainty (at 95% confidence interval): Inspectors’ Class 3 standard (in mg)

Column 7

Maximum permissible variation: Inspectors’ Class 3 standard (in mg)

10 000 kg

 

 

 

 

177 000

700 000

1 000 kg

 

 

 

 

17 700

70 000

500 kg

 

 

 

 

8 800

35 000

200 kg

 

 

 

 

3 500

14 000

100 kg

 

 

 

 

1 750

7 000

50 kg

150.00

200.00

150.00

400.000

870

3 500

25 kg

75.00

100.00

75.00

200.000

440

1 750

20 kg

60.00

80.00

60.00

160.000

380

1 550

10 kg

30.00

40.00

30.00

80.000

270

1 100

5 kg

15.00

28.00

15.00

55.000

200

780

2 kg

10.00

18.00

10.00

35.000

125

500

1 kg

7.00

13.00

7.00

25.000

85

350

500 g

4.90

9.00

4.90

18.000

60

250

200 g

3.20

6.00

3.20

11.000

40

160

100 g

2.30

4.00

2.30

8.000

25

110

50 g

1.60

3.00

1.60

5.000

 

 

20 g

1.00

2.00

1.00

3.500

 

 

10 g

0.70

1.50

0.70

2.500

 

 

5 g

0.49

1.00

0.49

2.000

 

 

2 g

0.32

0.60

0.32

1.000

 

 

1 g

0.23

0.40

0.23

0.800

 

 

500 mg

0.16

0.30

0.16

0.600

 

 

200 mg

0.10

0.20

0.10

0.350

 

 

100 mg

0.07

0.15

0.07

0.250

 

 

50 mg

0.05

0.10

0.05

0.200

 

 

20 mg

0.03

0.06

0.03

0.100

 

 

10 mg

0.02

0.04

0.02

0.080

 

 

5 mg

0.02

0.03

0.02

0.060

 

 

2 mg

0.01

0.02

0.01

0.035

 

 

1 mg

0.01

0.02

0.01

0.025

 

 

Schedule 10      Maximum permissible uncertainty and maximum permissible variation — volume (Inspectors’ Class 1 standards)

(paragraph 27 (d), subparagraph 27 (e) (iii) and
regulation 32)

Column 1

Denomination

Column 2

Maximum permissible uncertainty (at 95% confidence interval) (in mL)

Column 3

Maximum permissible variation (in mL)

10 000 L

1 500.000

6 000.00

5 000 L

750.000

3 000.00

2 000 L

300.000

1 200.00

1 000 L

150.000

600.00

500 L

75.000

300.00

200 L

30.000

120.00

100 L

15.000

60.00

50 L

7.000

27.00

20 L

4.000

15.00

15 L

3.000

12.00

10 L

2.000

9.00

5 L

2.000

6.00

2 L

1.000

3.00

1 L

0.500

2.00

500 mL

0.300

1.20

250 mL

0.200

0.80

200 mL

0.170

0.70

100 mL

0.110

0.40

50 mL

0.070

0.27

25 mL

0.050

0.17

20 mL

0.040

0.15

10 mL

0.020

0.09

5 mL

0.020

0.06

2 mL

0.010

0.03

1 mL

0.003

0.02

0.5 mL

0.002

0.01

0.2 mL

0.002

0.01

0.1 mL

0.002

0.01

[42]         Schedule 12, Part 1, after clause 3.3

insert

3.3A        Beverage dispensers for alcoholic liquor

 

Maximum permissible error

Capacity (mL)

Verification/certification

Reverification

10

±0.5 mL

+1.0, –0.5 mL

15

±0.6 mL

+1.2, –0.6 mL

30

±1.0 mL

+2.0, –1.0 mL

60–100

±1.5 mL

+3.0, –1.5 mL

> 100

±1.5% of quantity dispensed

+3.0%, –1.5% of quantity dispensed

[43]         Schedule 12, Part 1, clause 3.5, heading

substitute

3.5           Portable measures for potable liquids

[44]         Schedule 12, Part 1, clause 3.8, table heading

after

error

insert

at each scale mark on a particular measure

[45]         Schedule 12, Part 1, Division 2, heading

substitute

Division 2       Measuring instruments

[46]         Schedule 12, Part 1, clause 6, at the foot

insert

Maximum capacity (L)

Maximum scale interval (L)

£ 1 000

2

1 000 £ 2 500

5

2 500 £ 5 000

10

5 000 £ 10 000

20

10 000 £ 25 000

50

[47]         Schedule 12, Part 1, after subclause 8.2.3

insert

8.2.4       Maximum permissible errors on calculators

                Maximum permissible errors on quantities of liquid indications applicable to calculators, positive or negative, when they are tested separately, are equal to 1/10 the maximum permissible error defined in line A of table 2. However, the magnitude of the maximum permissible error must not be less than one half-scale interval of the measuring system in which the calculator is intended to be included.

[48]         Schedule 12, Part 1, clause 8.5

omit

[49]         Schedule 12, Part 1, clause 9.3

substitute

9.3           Belt weighers

Class

Maximum permissible error

0.5

                ±0.25%

1.0

                ±0.5%

2.0

                ±1.0%

[50]         Schedule 12, Part 1, after clause 9.3

insert

9.4           Catch weighers

The maximum permissible error for any load equal to or greater than the minimum capacity and equal to or less than the maximum capacity in automatic operation is:

 

Load (m) expressed in verification scale intervals (e)

Maximum permissible error for class Y(y) instruments

Class Y (a)

Class Y (b)

Initial verification

In-service

0<m £ 500

0<m £ 50

±1.5 e

±2 e

500<m £ 2 000

50<m £ 200

±2 e

±3 e

2 000<m £ 10 000

200<m £ 1 000

±2.5 e

±4 e

[51]         Schedule 12, Part 1, clause 10.1

omit everything after paragraph (d), insert

An instrument may be in an accuracy class for wagon weighing that is different from that for train weighing.

[52]         Schedule 12, Part 1, subclause 10.2.1

omit everything after Table 1, insert

10.2.1.1   Wagon weighing

                The maximum permissible error for coupled or uncoupled wagon weighing is the greatest of the following values:

                (a)    the value calculated according to table 1, rounded to the nearest scale interval (d);

               (b)    the value calculated according to table 1, rounded to the nearest scale interval for the weight of a single wagon equal to 35% of the maximum wagon weight (as inscribed on the descriptive markings);

                (c)    1 d.

10.2.1.2   Train weighing

                The maximum permissible error for coupled or uncoupled wagon weighing is the greatest of the following values:

                (a)    the value calculated according to table 1, rounded to the nearest scale interval (d);

               (b)    the value calculated according to table 1 for the weight of a single wagon equal to 35% of the maximum wagon weight (as inscribed on the descriptive markings) multiplied by the number of reference wagons in the train (not exceeding 10 wagons) and rounded to the nearest scale interval;

                (c)    1 d for each wagon in the train, but not exceeding 10 d.

[53]         Schedule 12, Part 1, after clause 10

insert

11            Multi-dimensional measuring (cubing) instruments

11.1        Scale intervals, minimum dimension

                The lower limit of the minimum dimension for all values of the scale interval (d) is:

 

Scale interval (d)

Minimum dimension (lower limit)

d £ 2 cm

10 d

2 cm < d £ 10 cm

20 d

10 cm < d

50 d

11.2        Value of maximum permissible error

                The maximum permissible error applicable to the measurement by the instrument of any of the 3 dimensions for initial and subsequent verification is ± 1 d.

12            Grain protein measuring instruments

                The maximum permissible errors at verification, certification and reverification are:

                (a)    wheat — 0.4%; and

                (b)   barley — 0.5%.

Division 3   Utility meters

13            Water meters

13.1        Maximum permissible errors

13.1.1      The maximum permissible errors for water meters are:

 

Table 1   Maximum permissible errors (%)

Initial verification

In-service

±5% in the flow rate range where the flow rate (Q) is greater than or equal to the minimum flow rate (Q1)and less than the transitional flow rate (Q2).

ie: Q1 £ Q < Q2

±2% in the flow rate range if the flow rate (Q) is greater than or equal to the transitional flow rate (Q2) and less than or equal to the maximum flow rate (Q4).

ie: Q2 £Q £ Q4

±4% in the flow rate range if the flow rate (Q) is greater than or equal to 0.075 times the maximum continuous flow rate (Q3) and less than or equal to the maximum flow rate (Q4).

ie: 0.075 Q3 £ Q £ Q4

Note   The definitions in this table are taken from NSC R 49-1, which is based on OIML R 49-1:2000.

[54]         Schedule 12, Part 2

substitute

Part 2          Reverification or in-service inspection of measures and measuring instruments

                The maximum permissible errors (where v is the absolute value of the maximum permissible error at certification or verification) for measures and measuring instruments for use for trade, except utility meters, are:

 

 

Maximum permissible error

Item

Measure or measuring instrument

Deficiency

Excess

1

Measure of length

      v

      v

2

Measure of weight

      0.5v

      v

3

Measures of volume

   (a)  Glass measures

         (i)   Line measures

        (ii)   Brim measures

 

 

      v

      0

 

 

      v

      v

 

  (b)  Metal measures

         (i)   Line measures

        (ii)   Brim measures

 

      2v

      v

 

      2v

      v

4

Length-measuring instruments

      2v

      2v

5

Area-measuring instruments

      2v

      2v

6

Farm milk tanks

      v

      v

7

Vehicle tanks

      v

      v

8

Liquid-measuring instruments

      v

      v

9

Weighing instruments

      v

      v

10

Weighing-in-motion

      2v

      2v

11

Beverage measures

      v

      2v

[55]         After Schedule 12

insert

Schedule 13      Fees

(regulation 90B)

Part 1          Examination and certification of patterns of measuring instruments

Division 1     Volume measuring instruments

 

 

 

 

Fee ($)

 

Item

Activity code

Activity

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

1.1

AP

Application for examination

220

220

220

1.2

IA

Initial assessment

440

880

1 430

1.3

IP

Initial performance

1 650

3 520

4 620

1.4

TT

Temperature test

1 320

1 650

1 760

1.5

HU

Humidity test

1 540

1 760

1 870

1.6

VT

Voltage test

550

660

770

1.7

LB

Line-borne test

660

660

660

1.8

SD

Static discharge test

880

990

1 100

1.9

EMS

Electromagnetic susceptibility tests

1 650

1 870

1 980

1.10

ESS

Endurance span stability tests

1 100

1 540

2 090

1.11

EXT

Extra or miscellaneous tests

220

550

660

1.12

CHK

Completion of checklist

330

660

770

1.13

SR

Preparation of summary report

220

330

440

1.14

RSF

Resubmission

880

880

880

1.15

CP

Issue of certificate of approval

440

550

660

1.16

HRS

Consultations, performance and other tests (plus charges for equipment used)

136.40/hr

136.40/hr

136.40/hr

Division 2     Weighing instruments

 

 

 

 

Fee ($)

 

Item

Activity Code

Activity

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

2.1

AP

Application for examination

220

220

220

2.2

IA

Initial assessment

440

550

660

2.3

IP

Initial performance

2 090

2 640

3 190

2.4

TT

Temperature test

2 090

2 310

2 750

2.5

HU

Humidity test

2 090

2 420

2 750

2.6

VT

Voltage test

660

880

990

2.7

LB

Line-borne test

660

770

880

2.8

SD

Static discharge test

880

1 100

1 320

2.9

EMS

Electromagnetic susceptibility tests

1 760

2 090

2 420

2.10

ESS

Endurance span stability tests

440

550

660

2.11

EXT

Extra or miscellaneous tests

550

660

770

2.12

CHK

Completion of checklist

660

880

990

2.13

SR

Preparation of summary report

440

550

660

2.14

RSF

Resubmission

880

880

880

2.15

CP

Issue of certificate of approval

440

660

770

2.16

HRS

Consultations, performance and other tests (plus charges for equipment used)

136.40/hr

136.40/hr

136.40/hr

2.17

GENCERT

Analysis of 6B/0 calculations

154

154

154

Division 3     Utility meters

 

Item

Activity code

Activity

Fee
($)

3.1

AP

Application for examination

220

3.2

SR

Preparation of summary report

1 650

3.3

CP

Issue of certificate of approval

660

3.4

HRS

Consultations, performance and other tests (plus charges for equipment used)

136.40/hr

Division 4     Examination and certification of patterns of measuring instruments under mutual recognition agreements

Item

Activity code

Activity

Fee
($)

4.1

AP

Application for examination

220

4.2

SR

Preparation of summary report

1 650

4.3

CP

Issue of certificate of approval

660

4.4

HRS

Consultations, performance and other tests (plus fees for equipment used)

136.40/hr

Division 5     Additional fees for use of equipment

Item

Activity code

Equipment used

Fee ($/hr)

5.1

LARLOA

Large load cell facility (capacity 600 kg to 50 000 kg)

44

5.2

SMALOA

Small load cell facility (capacity 50 kg to 500 kg)

33

5.3

LIQHYD

Liquid hydrocarbons test facility

132

5.4

LPG

Liquefied petroleum gas test facility

55

5.5

TEMP

Temperature controlled chamber

22

5.6

HUM

Humidity test chamber

33

5.7

REL

Reliability testing equipment

11

5.8

LINBOR

Line-borne interference test equipment

44

5.9

EMS

Electromagnetic susceptibility testing chamber

110

5.10

ESD

Electrostatic discharge test equipment

44

Part 2          Verification of utility meters used for trade

Item

Activity code

Activity

Fee
($)

1

VUM

Verification of utility meters

1 000

[56]         Further amendments — Chief Metrologist

 

Provision

omit each mention of

insert

Regulation 3, definition of approving authority, paragraph (a)

Commission;

Chief Metrologist;

Regulation 3, definition of certifying authority, paragraph (a)

Commission or the Organisation;

Chief Metrologist;

Regulation 3, definition of certifying authority, paragraph (b)

Commission;

Chief Metrologist;

Regulation 3, definition of verifying authority, paragraph (a)

Organisation;

Chief Metrologist;

Regulation 3, note

·   the Commission
·   the Organisation

·   the Chief Metrologist

Regulation 9

Organisation

Chief Metrologist

Paragraph 12 (2) (a)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Subregulation 16 (2)

Organisation

Chief Metrologist

Subregulation 17 (2)

Organisation.

Chief Metrologist.

Subregulation 18 (4)

Organisation.

Chief Metrologist.

Subregulation 19 (2)

Commission.

Chief Metrologist.

Paragraph 36 (2) (a)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Subregulation 39 (1)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Paragraph 46 (2) (a)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Subregulation 51 (2)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Regulation 52, heading

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Subregulation 52 (1)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Subregulation 52 (2)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Subregulation 52 (3)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Paragraph 55 (j)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Paragraph 58 (2) (a)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Subregulation 60 (3)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Subregulation 61 (3)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Subregulation 61 (4)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Paragraph 64 (1) (b)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Subregulation 64 (2)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Subregulation 64 (3)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Paragraph 64 (3) (a)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Subregulation 64 (4)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Subregulation 64 (5)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Paragraph 65 (1) (b)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Paragraph 65 (1) (c)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Subregulation 65 (2)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Subregulation 65 (3)

Commission:

Chief Metrologist:

Paragraph 65 (3) (b)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Subregulation 71 (1)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Subregulation 71 (2)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Paragraph 72 (1) (a)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Paragraph 72 (1) (b)

Commission.

Chief Metrologist.

Subregulation 72 (2)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Subregulation 72 (3)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Subregulation 72 (4)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Subregulation 73 (3)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Subregulation 76 (1)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Subregulation 76 (2)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Subregulation 76 (4)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Paragraph 77 (1) (a)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Paragraph 77 (1) (b)

Commission;

Chief Metrologist;

Paragraph 77 (1) (c)

Commission,

Chief Metrologist,

Subregulation 78 (1)

Commission:

Chief Metrologist:

Subregulation 78 (2)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Regulation 80, definition of Commission

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Subregulation 82 (1)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Paragraph 82 (1) (a)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Paragraph 82 (1) (b)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Paragraph 82 (1) (e)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Subregulation 82 (2)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Subregulation 82 (3)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Subregulation 82 (4)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Paragraph 82 (4) (b)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Paragraph 83 (a)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Paragraph 83 (b)

Commission

Chief Metrologist

Regulation 84, definition of decision maker, paragraph (b)

Commission.

Chief Metrologist.

Schedule 1, Part 1, clause 1.1, note

Commission

Chief Metrologist

[57]         Further amendments — maximum permissible uncertainty and maximum permissible variation

 

Provision

omit each mention of

insert

Paragraph 18 (5) (a)

amount of

maximum

Paragraph 18 (5) (b)

amount of

maximum

Paragraph 18 (5) (c)

amount of

maximum

Paragraph 23 (b)

not within the

exceeding the maximum

Paragraph 25 (a)

amount of

maximum

Paragraph 25 (b)

amount of

maximum

Paragraph 25 (c)

amount of

maximum

Paragraph 25 (d)

amount of

maximum

Paragraph 25 (d)

amounts of

maximum

Paragraph 26 (a)

amount of

maximum

Paragraph 26 (b)

amount of

maximum

Paragraph 26 (c)

amount of

maximum

Paragraph 26 (c)

amounts of

maximum

Paragraph 27 (a)

amount of

maximum

Paragraph 27 (b)

amount of

maximum

Paragraph 27 (c)

amount of

maximum

Paragraph 27 (d)

amount of

maximum

Paragraph 27 (e)

amount of

maximum

Paragraph 27 (e)

amounts of

maximum permissible

Paragraph 28 (a)

amount of

maximum

Paragraph 28 (b)

amount of

maximum

Paragraph 28 (c)

amount of

maximum

Paragraph 28 (c)

amounts of

maximum

Paragraph 29 (a)

amount of

maximum

Paragraph 29 (b)

amount of

maximum

Paragraph 29 (b)

amounts of

maximum

Regulation 30, heading

permissible

maximum permissible

Subregulation 30 (2)

permissible

maximum permissible

Regulation 30, note

permissible

maximum permissible

Regulation 31, heading

permissible

maximum permissible

Subregulation 31 (1)

permissible

maximum permissible

Subregulation 31 (2)

permissible

maximum permissible

Regulation 32, heading

Permissible

Maximum permissible

Regulation 32

permissible

maximum permissible

Paragraph 32 (a)

amount

maximum permissible variation

Paragraph 32 (b)

amount

maximum permissible variation

Paragraph 32 (b)

amounts of

maximum

Regulation 33, heading

Permissible

Maximum permissible

Paragraph 33 (a)

amount

maximum permissible variation

Paragraph 33 (b)

amount

maximum permissible variation

Paragraph 33 (b)

amounts of

maximum

Regulation 34, heading

Permissible

Maximum permissible

Regulation 34

permissible

maximum permissible

Paragraph 34 (a)

amount

maximum permissible variation

Paragraph 34 (b)

amount

maximum permissible variation

Paragraph 34 (b)

amounts of

maximum


 

Schedule 2        Amendments commencing on 1 July 2005

(regulation 3)

  

 

[1]           Schedule 5

substitute

Schedule 5            Maximum permissible uncertainty — mass (State primary, secondary and tertiary standards)

(paragraphs 18 (5) (b) and (c), 25 (b) and 26 (a) and subparagraphs 25 (d) (i) and 26 (c) (i))

Column 1

Denomination

Column 2

Maximum permissible uncertainty (at 95% confidence interval): State primary standard (in mg)

Column 3

Maximum permissible uncertainty (at 95% confidence interval): State secondary standard (in mg)

Column 4

Maximum permissible uncertainty (at 95% confidence interval): State tertiary standard (in mg)

50 kg

 

84.000

267.00

25 kg

 

42.000

127.00

20 kg

10.000

33.000

100.00

10 kg

5.000

17.000

53.00

5 kg

3.000

8.000

27.00

2 kg

1.000

3.000

10.00

1 kg

0.500

2.000

6.00

500 g

0.300

0.800

2.70

200 g

0.100

0.300

1.00

100 g

0.050

0.200

0.60

50 g

0.030

0.100

0.40

20 g

0.030

0.080

0.30

10 g

0.020

0.070

0.20

5 g

0.020

0.050

0.17

2 g

0.010

0.040

0.14

1 g

0.010

0.030

0.10

500 mg

0.008

0.030

0.09

200 mg

0.007

0.020

0.07

100 mg

0.005

0.020

0.06

50 mg

0.004

0.010

0.04

20 mg

0.003

0.010

0.04

10 mg

0.003

0.008

0.03

5 mg

0.002

0.007

0.02

2 mg

0.002

0.007

0.02

1 mg

0.002

0.007

0.02

Note   The maximum permissible uncertainties in this table are based on OIML R 111.

[2]           Schedule 9

substitute

Schedule 9            Maximum permissible uncertainty and maximum permissible variation — mass (Inspectors’ Class 1, Class 2 and Class 3 standards)

(paragraph 27 (c), subparagraph 27 (e) (ii),
paragraphs 28 (b) and (c) and regulations 29, 32, 33
and 34)

Column 1

Denomin-ation

Column 2

Maximum permissible uncertainty (at 95% confidence interval): Inspectors’ Class 1 standard (in mg)

Column 3

Maximum permissible variation: Inspectors’ Class 1 standard (in mg)

Column 4

Maximum permissible uncertainty (at 95% confidence interval): Inspectors’ Class 2 standard (in mg)

Column 5

Maximum permissible variation: Inspectors’ Class 2 standard (in mg)

Column 6

Maximum permissible uncertainty (at 95% confidence interval): Inspectors’ Class 3 standard (in mg)

Column 7

Maximum permissible variation: Inspectors’ Class 3 standard (in mg)

10 000 kg

 

 

 

 

533 333

1 066 667

5 000 kg

 

 

 

 

266 667

533 333

2 000 kg

 

 

 

 

100 000

200 000

1 000 kg

 

 

 

 

53 333

106 667

500 kg

 

 

 

 

26 667

53 333

200 kg

 

 

 

 

10 000

20 000

100 kg

 

 

 

 

5 333

10 667

50 kg

267.000

533.000

833.000

1 667.00

2 667

5 333

25 kg

127.000

253.000

417.000

833.00

1 267

2 533

20 kg

100.000

200.000

333.000

667.00

1 000

2 000

10 kg

53.000

107.000

167.000

333.00

533

1 067

5 kg

27.000

53.000

83.000

167.00

267

533

2 kg

10.000

20.000

33.000

67.00

100

200

1 kg

6.000

11.000

17.000

33.00

53

107

500 g

2.700

5.300

8.500

16.70

27

53

200 g

1.000

2.000

3.500

6.70

10

20

100 g

0.600

1.070

1.700

3.30

5

11

50 g

0.400

0.670

1.000

2.00

 

 

20 g

0.300

0.530

0.800

1.70

 

 

10 g

0.200

0.400

0.700

1.30

 

 

5 g

0.170

0.330

0.550

1.10

 

 

2 g

0.140

0.270

0.400

0.80

 

 

1 g

0.100

0.200

0.350

0.67

 

 

500 mg

0.085

0.170

0.270

0.53

 

 

200 mg

0.070

0.130

0.200

0.40

 

 

100 mg

0.055

0.110

0.170

0.33

 

 

50 mg

0.040

0.080

0.130

0.27

 

 

20 mg

0.035

0.070

0.100

0.20

 

 

10 mg

0.030

0.050

0.080

0.17

 

 

5 mg

0.020

0.040

0.070

0.13

 

 

2 mg

0.020

0.040

0.070

0.13

 

 

1 mg

0.020

0.040

0.070

0.13

 

 

Note   The maximum permissible uncertainties in this table are based on OIML R 111.


Notes

1.       These Regulations amend Statutory Rules 1999 No.110, as amended by 1999 No. 185; Act No. 27, 2004.

2.       Notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 18 June 2004.