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SLI 2009 No. 151 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the National Measurement Regulations 1999 to allow variation of charges for pattern approval activities to reflect increased costs and to allow changes of a minor and machinery nature.
Administered by: Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
Registered 25 Jun 2009
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR11-Aug-2009
Tabled Senate11-Aug-2009
Date of repeal 09 Aug 2013
Repealed by Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2013

National Measurement Amendment Regulations 2009 (No. 1)1

Select Legislative Instrument 2009 No. 151

I, QUENTIN BRYCE, 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 24 June 2009

QUENTIN BRYCE

Governor-General

By Her Excellency’s Command

KIM CARR


1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the National Measurement Amendment Regulations 2009 (No. 1).

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence on 1 July 2009.

3              Amendment of National Measurement Regulations 1999

                Schedule 1 amends the National Measurement Regulations 1999.


Schedule 1        Amendments

(regulation 3)

 

[1]           Regulation 3, definition of maximum permissible error, at the foot

insert

Note   Paragraph (b) extends to certificates of approval that refer to Document 118, Schedule of Maximum Permissible Errors for Trade Measuring Instruments, published by the former National Standards Commission in 1986, as the source of maximum permissible errors.

[2]           Subregulation 13 (2)

substitute

         (2)   The Chief Metrologist may verify a standard of measurement other than on application.

      (2A)   A verifying authority other than the Chief Metrologist:

                (a)    may, with the written consent of the Chief Metrologist, reverify a standard of measurement otherwise than on application; but

               (b)    is not otherwise authorised to verify or reverify a standard of measurement otherwise than on application.

Note   Regulation 90AB preserves rights and entitlements accrued in relation to verifications and reverifications conducted before the commencement of paragraph (2A) (a).

[3]           Subregulation 16 (2)

substitute

         (2)   Immediately after verifying an Australian primary or secondary, or a State primary, standard of measurement, the Chief Metrologist must mark the standard with a statement of the date of verification of the standard.

[4]           Paragraph 42 (h)

omit

verification

insert

certification

[5]           Paragraph 55 (i)

omit

verification

insert

certification

[6]           Paragraph 57 (2) (b)

omit

approval

insert

certification

[7]           Regulation 60, at the foot

insert

Note   Regulation 90AA relates to certificates of approval of the patterns of measuring instruments issued before 1 July 2004.

[8]           Paragraph 77 (1) (a)

omit

[9]           Subparagraph 87 (d) (ii)

omit

Part 3

insert

Part 4

[10]         After regulation 90A

insert

90AA      Pattern approval certificates issued between 1 October 1999 and 1 July 2004

                A certificate of approval of the pattern of a measuring instrument that was purported to have been issued by an approving authority in the period starting on 1 October 1999 and ending at the end of 30 June 2004 is taken, for the purposes of these Regulations:

                (a)    to have been issued in accordance with the requirements of these Regulations as in force when the certificate was purported to have been issued; and

               (b)    to be a valid certificate.

90AB      Preservation of verifications and reverifications made before 1 July 2009

                The reverification of a standard of measurement under paragraph 13 (2A) (a) does not affect a right or an entitlement resulting from a verification or a reverification conducted in accordance with these Regulations as in force before 1 July 2009.

[11]         Schedule 2, Part 1, table, after item 1.11

insert

1.12

mass concentration

 

 

grams of alcohol per 210 litres of exhaled breath

[12]         Schedule 2, Part 2, table, after item 2.11

insert

2.12

 

measurement of the mass concentration of alcohol in exhaled breath

[13]         Schedule 12, Part 2, after Division 3

insert

Division 3A     Multi-dimensional measuring instruments

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

[14]         Schedule 12, Part 3, Division 5, table 8

substitute

Table 8    Price computing devices

Item

Scale interval

Maximum permissible error for certification, verification and reverification

1

1 cent

±0.5 cent

2

2 cents

±1.0 cent

3

5 cents

±2.5 cents

4

10 cents

±5.0 cents

[15]         Schedule 13, Parts 1 to 6

substitute

Part 1          Examination and certification of volume measuring instruments

Table 1    Examination and certification of volume measuring instruments

Item

Activity code

Activity

Level 1 Fee ($)

Level 2 Fee ($)

Level 3 Fee ($)

1

AP

Application processing

310

310

310

2

IA

Initial assessment

1 050

1 350

1 650

3

IP

Initial performance

1 550

1 850

3 500

4

TT

Temperature test

1 250

2 050

2 200

5

HU

Humidity test

1 450

1 550

1 700

6

VT

Voltage test

620

850

950

7

LB

Line‑borne interference test

1 550

1 550

1 550

8

SD

Static discharge test

950

1 850

2 000

9

EMS

Electromagnetic susceptibility test

3 100

3 600

4 000

10

ESS

Endurance span stability test

620

1 250

1 550

11

EXT

Extra or miscellaneous test

210

620

850

12

CHK

Checklist

850

1 050

1 300

13

SR

Summary report

620

1 050

1 200

14

CP

Certificate preparation

500

850

1 200

15

HRS

Consultations, performance and other tests

212
per hour

212
per hour

212
per hour

Note   Table 1 sets out three levels of fees that apply to the instruments described, respectively, by subparagraphs 90B (2) (a) (i), (3) (a) (i) and (4) (a) (i).

Part 2          Examination and certification of weighing and dimensional measuring instruments

Table 2    Examination and certification of weighing and dimensional measuring instruments

Item

Activity code

Activity

Level 1 Fee ($)

Level 2 Fee ($)

Level 3 Fee ($)

1

AP

Application processing

310

310

310

2

IA

Initial assessment

620

1 000

1 250

3

IP

Initial performance

2 050

3 600

3 900

4

TT

Temperature test

1 850

2 300

2 500

5

HU

Humidity test

1 000

1 200

1 600

6

VT

Voltage test

750

850

950

7

LB

Line‑borne interference test

700

800

1 000

8

SD

Static discharge test

700

800

900

9

EMS

Electromagnetic susceptibility test

3 500

4 000

4 500

10

ESS

Endurance span stability test

750

1 000

1 250

11

EXT

Extra or miscellaneous test

300

650

800

12

CHK

Checklist

850

1 000

1 250

13

SR

Summary report

620

1 000

1 200

14

CP

Certificate preparation

500

800

1 200

15

HRS

Consultations, performance and other tests

212
per hour

212
per hour

212
per hour

Note   Table 2 sets out three levels of fees that apply to the instruments described, respectively, by subparagraphs 90B (2) (a) (ii), (3) (a) (ii) and (4) (a) (ii).

Part 3          Examination and certification of patterns of measuring instruments (including under mutual recognition agreements)

Table 3    Examination and certification of patterns of measuring instruments

Item

Activity code

Activity

Level 1 Fee ($)

Level 2 Fee ($)

Level 3 Fee ($)

1

AP

Application processing

310

310

310

2

IA

Initial assessment

1 200

2 200

2 600

3

SR

Summary report

700

800

1 000

4

EXT

Extra or miscellaneous test

500

600

800

5

CP

Certificate preparation

800

1 100

1 250

6

HRS

Consultations, performance and other tests

212
per hour

212
per hour

212
per hour

Note   Table 3 sets out three levels of fees that apply to the instruments described, respectively, by:

(a)   paragraph 90B (2) (b) — the level 1 fee; and

(b)   paragraph 90B (3) (b) — the level 2 fee; and

(c)   paragraphs 90B (4) (b) and (c) and subregulation 90B (5) — the level 3 fee.

Part 4          Examination and certification of evidential breath analysers

Table 4    Examination and certification of evidential breath analysers

Item

Activity code

Activity

Fee ($)

1

AP

Application processing

310

2

IA

Initial assessment

620

3

IP

Initial performance

1 000

4

TT

Temperature test

500

5

HU

Humidity test

500

6

VT

Voltage test

1 050

7

LB

Line‑borne interference test

2 400

8

SD

Static discharge test

2 100

9

EMS

Electromagnetic susceptibility test

23 000

10

MS

Mechanical shock

450

11

ME

Magnetic effect

650

12

HC

Hydrocarbons

650

13

SF

Supply frequency

310

14

HTS

High temperature storage

310

15

DHC

Damp heat cyclic

310

16

DCP

DC power supply

3 000

17

DCR

Ripple on DC

2 500

18

VB

Vibration

8 500

19

DB

Durability

3 200

20

EXT

Extra or miscellaneous test

800

21

CHK

Checklist

850

22

SR

Summary report

600

23

CP

Certificate preparation

850

24

HRS

Consultations, performance and other tests

212
per hour

Part 5          Examination and certification of grain protein measuring instruments

Table 5    Examination and certification of grain protein measuring instruments

Item

Activity code

Activity

Fee ($)

1

AP

Application processing

310

2

IA

Initial assessment

620

3

IP

Initial performance

1 550

4

TT

Temperature test

4 400

5

HU

Humidity test

1 500

6

VT

Voltage test

800

7

LB

Line‑borne interference test

750

8

SD

Static discharge test

700

9

EMS

Electromagnetic susceptibility test

3 500

10

EXT

Extra or miscellaneous test

800

11

CHK

Checklist

800

12

SR

Summary report

1 000

13

CP

Certificate preparation

800

14

HRS

Consultations, performance and other tests

212
per hour

Part 6          Examination and certification of utility meters

Table 6    Examination and certification of utility meters

Item

Activity code

Activity

Fee ($)

1

AP

Application processing

310

2

IA

Initial assessment

1 500

3

SR

Summary report

750

4

CP

Certificate preparation

900

5

HRS

Consultations, performance and other tests

212
per hour

[16]         Schedule 13, Part 8

substitute

Part 8          Additional fees for use of equipment in examination of instruments

Table 8    Additional fees for use of equipment in examination of instruments

Item

Activity code

Equipment used

Fee per hour ($)

1

LARLOA

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

100

2

SMALOA

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

80

3

LIQHYD

Liquid hydrocarbons test facility

200

4

LPG

Liquefied petroleum gas test facility

200

5

CNG

Compressed natural gas test facility

200

6

TEMP

Temperature controlled chamber

80

7

HUM

Humidity test chamber

100

8

REL

Reliability testing equipment

80

9

LINBOR

Line‑borne interference test equipment

80

10

EMS

Electromagnetic susceptibility testing chamber

250

11

ESD

Electrostatic discharge test equipment

80

12

HRS

Labour for operation of test facilities

212


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