National Measurement Amendment Regulations 2011 (No. 1)

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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
Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
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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