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SLI 2011 No. 125 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the National Measurement Regulations 1999 to adjust fees charged for pattern approval services of the National Measurement Institute, will allow further consolidation of the provisions for measuring instruments for use for trade into the National Trade Measurement Regulations 2009, and make other minor and machinery changes.
Administered by: Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
Registered 30 Jun 2011
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR06-Jul-2011
Tabled Senate06-Jul-2011
Date of repeal 09 Aug 2013
Repealed by Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2013

Commonwealth Coat of Arms

National Measurement Amendment Regulations 2011 (No. 1)1

Select Legislative Instrument 2011 No. 125

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 30 June 2011

QUENTIN BRYCE

Governor-General

By Her Excellency’s Command

KIM CARR


1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the National Measurement Amendment Regulations 2011 (No. 1).

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence on 1 July 2011.

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 certificate of verification

substitute

certificate of verification means:

                (a)    a certificate issued under regulation 13; or

               (b)    a certificate issued under regulation 34C; or

                (c)    a batch verification certificate issued under regulation 2.36B of the National Trade Measurement Regulations 2009.

[2]           Regulation 3, definitions of recertification and reverification

omit

[3]           Regulation 3, after definition of maximum permissible variation

insert

point of sale system means a component of a measuring instrument that is:

                (a)    approved for use for trade; and

               (b)    used for creating labels, receipts or documents; and

                (c)    able to convert the result of a measurement made by the measuring instrument; and

               (d)    not able to control the measuring instrument or to affect its metrological performance.

recertification, for a measuring instrument or reference material, means certification of the instrument or material after the initial certification of the instrument or material.

reverification, for a standard of measurement or a measuring instrument, means verification of the standard or instrument after the initial verification of the standard or instrument.

[4]           Regulation 87

omit

[5]           Paragraph 90B (2) (a)

substitute

                (a)    the following kinds of measuring instruments:

                          (i)    volume measuring instruments of the following kinds:

                                   (A)     simple mechanical liquor measures or dispensers;

                                   (B)     simple mechanical indicators or counters for flow;

                                   (C)     fuel dispenser consoles (excluding computer‑based systems);

                                   (D)     pulse counters and pulse generators;

                                   (E)     point of sale systems;

                         (ii)    weighing and dimensional measuring instruments of the following kinds:

                                   (A)     class 3 and 4 weighing instruments with a maximum range of 100 kg;

                                   (B)     simple instruments for weighing or dimensioning;

                                   (C)     point of sale systems; and

[6]           Paragraph 90B (3) (a)

substitute

                (a)    the following kinds of measuring instruments:

                          (i)    volume measuring instruments of the following kinds:

                                   (A)     simple electronic and multi-liquor measuring systems;

                                   (B)     single product fuel dispensers (except for use with gaseous products);

                                   (C)     tank level gauges (excluding volume conversion and correction devices);

                                   (D)     electronic flowmeter indicators or calculators;

                                   (E)     computer‑operated consoles for fuel dispensers;

                                    (F)     mass flowmetering systems (excluding liquefied petroleum gas);

                         (ii)    weighing and dimensional measuring instruments of the following kinds:

                                   (A)     class 2 non-automatic weighing instruments;

                                   (B)     class 3 and 4 non-automatic weighing instruments with a range of more than 100 kg and less than 600 kg;

                                   (C)     baseworks for non-automatic weighing instruments with a maximum range of more than 600 kg;

                                   (D)     loadcells;

                                   (E)     simple indicators with no linearisation;

                                    (F)     overhead-track weighing instruments;

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

                                   (H)     static wheel weighers;

                                    (I)     length measuring instruments;

                                    (J)     area measuring instruments; and

[7]           Subparagraph 90B (4) (a) (i)

substitute

                          (i)    volume measuring instruments of the following kinds:

                                   (A)     milk metering systems;  

                                   (B)     other flowmetering systems;

                                   (C)     controllers and calculator-indicators with conversion, linearisation or correction functions for flow;

                                   (D)     multi-product dispensers;

                                   (E)     single product dispensers for use with gaseous products;

[8]           Sub-subparagraphs 90B (4) (a) (ii) (E) and (F)

substitute

                                   (E)     class 1 weighing instruments;

                                    (F)     controllers and indicators with conversion or linearisation functions for weighing;

                                   (G)     automatic multi-dimensional measuring instruments; and

[9]           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

3

AP

Application processing

$300

$300

$300

2

AA

Application assessment

$204/hour

$204/hour

$204/hour

3

IP

Instrument performance

$204/hour

$204/hour

$204/hour

4

TT

Temperature test

$1 220

$1 955

$2 120

5

HU

Humidity test

$1 410

$1 550

$1 640

6

VT

Voltage test

$610

$830

$920

7

LB

Line‑borne interference test

$1 500

$1 500

$1 510

8

SD

Static discharge test

$950

$1 780

$1 970

9

EMS

Electromagnetic susceptibility test

$3 300

$3 600

$3 900

10

ESS

Endurance

$600

$1 220

$1 500

11

EXT

Extra or miscellaneous test

$195

$580

$820

12

CHK

Checklist

$204/hour

$204/hour

$204/hour

13

SR

Summary report

$204/hour

$204/hour

$204/hour

14

CP

Certificate preparation

$204/hour

$204/hour

$204/hour

15

HRS

Consultations, performance and other tests

$204/hour

$204/hour

$204/hour

Note   Table 1 sets out 3 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

$300

$300

$300

2

AA

Application assessment

$204/hour

$204/hour

$204/hour

3

IP

Instrument performance

$204/hour

$204/hour

$204/hour

4

TT

Temperature test

$1 800

$2 350

$2 440

5

HU

Humidity test

$970

$1 200

$1 550

6

VT

Voltage test

$740

$850

$920

7

LB

Line‑borne interference test

$680

$800

$980

8

SD

Static discharge test

$720

$780

$880

9

EMS

Electromagnetic susceptibility test

$3 320

$3 870

$4 350

10

EMHF

Electromagnetic Susceptibility Test High Frequency

$1 632

$2 040

$2 448

11

ESS

Endurance

$770

$980

$1 210

12

EXT

Extra or miscellaneous test

$280

$600

$740

13

CHK

Checklist

$204/hour

$204/hour

$204/hour

14

SR

Summary report

$204/hour

$204/hour

$204/hour

15

CP

Certificate preparation

$204/hour

$204/hour

$204/hour

16

HRS

Consultations, performance and other tests

$204/hour

$204/hour

$204/hour

Note   Table 2 sets out 3 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

$300

$300

$300

2

AA

Application assessment

$204/hour

$204/hour

$204/hour

3

SR

Summary report

$204/hour

$204/hour

$204/hour

4

EXT

Extra or miscellaneous test

$465

$564

$740

5

CP

Certificate preparation

$204/hour

$204/hour

$204/hour

6

HRS

Consultations, performance and other tests

$204/hour

$204/hour

$204/hour

Note   Table 3 sets out 3 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 3A       Examination and certification of point of sale systems

Table 3A   Examination and certification of point of sale systems

Item

Activity code

Activity

Fee

1

AP

Application processing

$300

2

AA

Application assessment

$204/hour

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

$300

2

AA

Application assessment

$204/hour

3

IP

Instrument performance

$204/hour

4

TT

Temperature test

$490

5

HU

Humidity test

$490

6

VT

Voltage test

$1 020

7

LB

Line‑borne interference test

$2 350

8

SD

Static discharge test

$2 030

9

EMS

Electromagnetic susceptibility test

$22 200

10

MS

Mechanical shock

3rd party provider cost + $204/hour

11

ME

Magnetic effect

3rd party provider cost + $204/hour

12

HC

Hydrocarbons

3rd party provider cost + $204/hour

13

SF

Supply frequency

3rd party provider cost + $204/hour

14

HTS

High temperature storage

$300

15

DHC

Damp heat cyclic

$300

16

DCP

DC power supply

3rd party provider cost + $204/hour

17

DCR

Ripple on DC

3rd party provider cost + $204/ hour

18

VIB

Vibration

3rd party provider cost + $204/hour

19

DB

Durability

3rd party provider cost + $204/hour

20

EXT

Extra or miscellaneous test

$740

21

CHK

Checklist

$204/hour

22

SR

Summary report

$204/hour

23

CP

Certificate preparation

$204/hour

24

HRS

Consultations, performance and other tests

$204/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

$300

2

AA

Application assessment

$204/hour

3

IP

Instrument performance

$204/hour

4

TT

Temperature test

$4 240

5

HU

Humidity test

$1 430

6

VT

Voltage test

$780

7

LB

Line‑borne interference test

$710

8

SD

Static discharge test

$730

9

EMS

Electromagnetic susceptibility test

$3 470

10

EXT

Extra or miscellaneous test

$740

11

CHK

Checklist

$204/hour

12

SR

Summary report

$204/hour

13

CP

Certificate preparation

$204/hour

14

HRS

Consultations, performance and other tests

$204/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

$300

2

AA

Application assessment

$204/hour

3

SR

Summary report

$204/hour

4

CP

Certificate preparation

$204/hour

5

HRS

Consultations, performance and other tests

$204/hour

[10]         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)

105

2

SMALOA

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

85

3

LIQHYD

Liquid hydrocarbons test facility

190

4

LPG

Liquified petroleum gas test facility

190

5

CNG

Compressed natural gas test facility

190

6

TEMP

Temperature controlled chamber

85

7

HUM

Humidity test chamber

100

8

REL

Reliability testing equipment

85

9

LINBOR

Line‑borne interference test equipment

85

10

EMS

Electromagnetic susceptibility testing chamber

240

11

ESD

Electrostatic discharge test equipment

85

12

HRS

Labour for operation of test facilities

204


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