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SLI 2012 No. 84 Regulations as made
This regulation amends the National Measurement Regulations 1999 to adjust the fees prescribed in Schedule 13 for the pattern approval services of the National Measurement Institute to reflect the increased cost of providing these services consistent with the requirements of the Australian Government Cost Recovery Guidelines. It also consolidates the information that specifies which of the three levels of fees apply into Schedule 13.
Administered by: Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
Registered 29 May 2012
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR31-May-2012
Tabled Senate18-Jun-2012
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Repealed by Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2013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 Regulation 2012 (No. 1)1

Select Legislative Instrument 2012 No. 84

I, QUENTIN BRYCE, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulation under the National Measurement Act 1960.

Dated 24 May 2012

QUENTIN BRYCE

Governor-General

By Her Excellency’s Command

GREG COMBET


1              Name of regulation

                This regulation is the National Measurement Amendment Regulation 2012 (No. 1).

2              Commencement

                This regulation commences on 1 July 2012.

3              Amendment of National Measurement Regulations 1999

                Schedule 1 amends the National Measurement Regulations 1999.


Schedule 1        Amendments

(section 3)

 

[1]           Regulation 90B

substitute

90B         Fees

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

[2]           Schedule 13

substitute

Schedule 13      Fees

(regulation 90B)

Part 1A       Fee levels

1A.1        Level 1, 2 and 3 fees

                The following table sets out the kinds of instruments and activities in relation to which level 1, 2 and 3 fees are prescribed in Parts 1 to 3.

Item

Instrument or activity

Level 1 fees

1

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

2

Weighing and dimensional measuring instruments of the following kinds:

   (a)  class 3 and 4 weighing instruments with a capacity of up to 100 kg;

  (b)  simple instruments for weighing or dimensional measurement

3

Examination and certification, under mutual recognition agreements, of patterns of measuring instruments of the following kinds:

   (a)  simple instruments with one or 2 variants;

  (b)  load cells with one or 2 variants

Level 2 fees

4

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)

5

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 capacity of more than 100 kg and less than 600 kg;

   (c)  baseworks for non-automatic weighing instruments with a capacity of 600 kg and above;

  (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

6

Examination and certification, under mutual recognition agreements, of patterns of measuring instruments of the following kinds:

   (a)  simple instruments with 3 or 4 variants;

  (b)  load cells with 3 or 4 variants;

   (c)  instruments with integral printers;

  (d)  fuel dispensers

Level 3 fees

7

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

Weighing and dimensional measuring instruments of the following kinds:

   (a)  belt weighers;

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

   (c)  catchweighers;

 

  (d)  totalising hopper weighers;

   (e)  class one weighing instruments;

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

   (g)  automatic multi-dimensional measuring instruments

9

Examination and certification, under mutual recognition agreements, of patterns of measuring instruments of the following kinds:

   (a)  simple instruments with 5 variants or more;

  (b)  automatic instruments

10

Examination and certification of patterns of measuring instruments other than those covered in items 7 to 9

Part 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

AA

Application assessment

$211/hour

$211/hour

$211/hour

3

IP

Instrument performance

$211/hour

$211/hour

$211/hour

4

TT

Temperature test

$1 260

$2 010

$2 190

5

HU

Humidity test

$1 450

$1 600

$1 700

6

VT

Voltage test

$630

$860

$950

7

LB

Line‑borne interference test

$1 550

$1 560

$1 570

8

SD

Static discharge test

$1 000

$1 840

$2 030

9

EMS

Electromagnetic susceptibility test

$3 400

$3 710

$4 020

10

ESS

Endurance

$600

$1 220

$1 500

11

EXT

Extra or miscellaneous test

$195

$580

$820

12

CHK

Checklist

$211/hour

$211/hour

$211/hour

13

SR

Summary report

$211/hour

$211/hour

$211/hour

14

CP

Certificate preparation

$211/hour

$211/hour

$211/hour

15

HRS

Consultations, performance and other tests

$211/hour

$211/hour

$211/hour

Part 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

AA

Application assessment

$211/hour

$211/hour

$211/hour

3

IP

Instrument performance

$211/hour

$211/hour

$211/hour

4

TT

Temperature test

$1 860

$2 420

$2 520

5

HU

Humidity test

$1 010

$1 260

$1 610

6

VT

Voltage test

$770

$880

$950

7

LB

Line‑borne interference test

$710

$830

$1 020

8

SD

Static discharge test

$750

$830

$910

9

EMS

Electromagnetic susceptibility test

$3 420

$3 980

$4 480

10

EMHF

Electromagnetic Susceptibility Test High Frequency

$1 690

$2 100

$2 530

11

ESS

Endurance

$800

$1 010

$1 250

12

EXT

Extra or miscellaneous test

$280

$600

$740

13

CHK

Checklist

$211/hour

$211/hour

$211/hour

14

SR

Summary report

$211/hour

$211/hour

$211/hour

15

CP

Certificate preparation

$211/hour

$211/hour

$211/hour

16

HRS

Consultations, performance and other tests

$211/hour

$211/hour

$211/hour

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

Item

Activity code

Activity

Level 1 fee

Level 2 fee

Level 3 fee

1

AP

Application processing

$310

$310

$310

2

AA

Application assessment

$211/hour

$211/hour

$211/hour

3

SR

Summary report

$211/hour

$211/hour

$211/hour

4

EXT

Extra or miscellaneous test

$465

$564

$740

5

CP

Certificate preparation

$211/hour

$211/hour

$211/hour

6

HRS

Consultations, performance and other tests

$211/hour

$211/hour

$211/hour

Part 3A       Examination and certification of point of sale systems

Item

Activity code

Activity

Fee

1

AP

Application processing

$310

2

AA

Application assessment

$211/hour

Part 4          Examination and certification of evidential breath analysers

Item

Activity code

Activity

Fee

1

AP

Application processing

$310

2

AA

Application assessment

$211/hour

3

IP

Instrument performance

$211/hour

4

TT

Temperature test

$505

5

HU

Humidity test

$505

6

VT

Voltage test

$1 050

7

LB

Line‑borne interference test

$2 410

8

SD

Static discharge test

$2 080

9

EMS

Electromagnetic susceptibility test

$22 500

10

MS

Mechanical shock

3rd party provider cost + $211/hour

11

ME

Magnetic effect

3rd party provider cost + $211/hour

12

HC

Hydrocarbons

3rd party provider cost + $211/hour

13

SF

Supply frequency

3rd party provider cost + $211/hour

14

HTS

High temperature storage

$310

15

DHC

Damp heat cyclic

$310

16

DCP

DC power supply

3rd party provider cost + $211/hour

17

DCR

Ripple on DC

3rd party provider cost + $211/ hour

18

VIB

Vibration

3rd party provider cost + $211/hour

19

DB

Durability

3rd party provider cost + $211/hour

20

EXT

Extra or miscellaneous test

$740

21

CHK

Checklist

$211/hour

22

SR

Summary report

$211/hour

23

CP

Certificate preparation

$211/hour

24

HRS

Consultations, performance and other tests

$211/hour

Part 5          Examination and certification of grain protein measuring instruments

Item

Activity code

Activity

Fee

1

AP

Application processing

$310

2

AA

Application assessment

$211/hour

3

IP

Instrument performance

$211/hour

4

TT

Temperature test

$4 340

5

HU

Humidity test

$1 470

6

VT

Voltage test

$800

7

LB

Line‑borne interference test

$750

8

SD

Static discharge test

$760

9

EMS

Electromagnetic susceptibility test

$3 550

10

EXT

Extra or miscellaneous test

$740

11

CHK

Checklist

$211/hour

12

SR

Summary report

$211/hour

13

CP

Certificate preparation

$211/hour

14

HRS

Consultations, performance and other tests

$211/hour

Part 6          Examination and certification of utility meters

Item

Activity code

Activity

Fee

1

AP

Application processing

$310

2

AA

Application assessment

$211/hour

3

SR

Summary report

$211/hour

4

CP

Certificate preparation

$211/hour

5

HRS

Consultations, performance and other tests

$211/hour

Part 7          Verification of utility meters used for trade

Item

Activity code

Activity

Fee

1

VUM

Verification of utility meters

$1 000

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

Item

Activity code

Equipment used

Fee

1

LARLOA

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

$110/hour

2

SMALOA

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

$85/hour

3

LIQHYD

Liquid hydrocarbons test facility

$195/hour

4

LPG

Liquified petroleum gas test facility

$195/hour

5

CNG

Compressed natural gas test facility

$195/hour

6

TEMP

Temperature controlled chamber

$90/hour

7

HUM

Humidity test chamber

$105/hour

8

REL

Reliability testing equipment

$85/hour

9

LINBOR

Line‑borne interference test equipment

$90/hour

10

EMS

Electromagnetic susceptibility testing chamber

$250/hour

11

ESD

Electrostatic discharge test equipment

$90/hour

12

HRS

Labour for operation of test facilities

$211/hour


Note

1.       All legislative instruments and compilations are registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments kept under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003. See www.comlaw.gov.au.