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Placed in service requirements

Definitions

OAR 603-027-0670 definitions
As used in this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise:
  1. "Placed in service" means to install or repair following official rejection of any weighing or measuring device used commercially or intended to be used commercially.
  2. "Predominantly in favor" means any and all weighing or measuring equipment, by group or entirety, in service at a single place of business found to be in error predominantly in a direction favorable to the device owner or operator:
    • (a) More than 50 percent of the total devices with errors in favor of the device owner or operator, and
    • (b) In the case of measuring devices, more than 50 percent of the devices dispensing any single product or grade with errors in favor of the device owner or operator. Devices that are not consistently minus (i.e. have either one "zero" or one "plus" error in addition to one minus error) on either the normal or special test will not be included in the calculations to determine if the entire site or a specific product or grade is predominantly minus.
  3. "Repair," in any of its variant forms, means to adjust or recondition any weighing or measuring device following official rejection.
  4. "Service agency" means any agency, firm, company or corporation which for hire, award, commission, or any other payment of any kind, installs, services, repairs or reconditions a commercial weighing or measuring device.
  5. "Serviceperson" means any individual who for hire, award, commission, or any other payment of any kind, installs, services, repairs, or reconditions a commercial weighing or measuring device.

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Placed in service

OAR 603-027-0680 placed in service
A weighing or measuring device shall not be used commercially in the state of Oregon until
  1. it is licensed as required in ORS 618.121.
  2. either:
    • (a) A placed in service report is completed and distributed as required in OAR 603-027-0690
    • (b) Express permission is given to the device owner or operator by a representative of the Measurement Standards Division.
  3. the devices are in compliance with all applicable requirements of the 2007 Edition of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Handbook 44.
  4. the devices are issued an active National Type Evaluation Program (NTEP) Certificate of Conformance (CC) on the entire weighing or measuring system unless otherwise exempted.
  5. the devices are installed in accordance with the manufacture´s instructions.
  6. the devices are adjusted within applicable tolerances and not predominantly in favor of the device owner or operator.
  7. the devices are adjusted as closely as practicable to zero error.
  8. security seals are appropriately affixed to any mechanism designed to be sealed.

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Placed in service report

OAR 603-027-0690 placed in service report
The Measurement Standards Division shall make available to each service agency report forms to be known as "placed in service reports." A serviceperson or a serviceperson representing a service agency shall sign such a form and execute it in triplicate for each rejected device restored to service and for each newly installed device placed in service. Properly completed rejection tag(s) shall suffice in lieu of a placed in service report for device(s) restored to service following official rejection. Within 24 hours after a device is restored to service, or placed in service, the original of the properly executed placed in service report or any completed official rejection tag removed from the device, shall be mailed to the Measurement Standards Division, 635 Capitol Street NE, Salem, Oregon, 97301-2532. The duplicate copy of the report shall be handed to or mailed to the owner or operator of the device, and the triplicate copy of the report shall be retained by the serviceperson or agency.

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Serviceperson responsibilities

OAR 603-027-0700 responsibilities of a serviceperson or service agency
The service person or service agency is responsible for placing in service, installing, repairing, and adjusting devices such that
  1. the devices are in compliance with all applicable requirements of the 2007 Edition of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Handbook 44 .
  2. the devices are issued an active National Type Evaluation Program (NTEP) Certificate of Conformance (CC) on the entire weighing or measuring system unless otherwise exempted.
  3. the devices are installed in accordance with the manufacture´s instructions.
  4. the devices are adjusted within applicable tolerances and not predominantly in favor of the device user.
  5. the devices are adjusted as closely as practicable to zero error.
  6. security seals are appropriately affixed to any mechanism designed to be sealed.
  7. a placed in service report is completed and distributed as required in 603-027-0690.

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