National Measurement Amendment Regulation 2012 (No. 1)

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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
Minister for Industry and Innovation
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.