GEN-17—Interpretation of the schedule of fees

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Date:
Bulletin: GEN-17 (rev. 5)
Category: General
Supercedes: CEG-92-08; CEG93-03; GEN-17 (rev. 4)
Document(s): EGIR section 47; GEN-25


Table of contents


1.0 Purpose

This bulletin provides an interpretation of the assessment of fees pursuant to section 47 of the Electricity and Gas Inspection Regulations.

2.0 Terminology

For the purpose of this bulletin, the following definitions apply:

Act

Electricity and Gas Inspection Act

Auxiliary timing device

A mechanical, electro-mechanical or electronic device that provides an input to a recording system at predetermined time intervals in order to determine demand billing. An auxiliary device is always located external to the source meter and forms part of a telemetering system.

Data recorder

An auxiliary device or source meter component (e.g. pulse recorder) that receives and stores energy legal units of measure (LUM) values or legally relevant (LR) energy data from one or more data initiators (e.g., pulse generators). The data recorder may process LR data or LUM values, provide a means of indication, and provide one or more interpretable outputs that can be converted into a processed LUM value.

Electronic volume conversion (EVC) device

An electronic device designed for the primary purpose of converting a volume of gas measured at one set of conditions to a volume of gas expressed at another set of conditions. The device incorporates integral (internal or external) temperature and/or pressure measurement transducers. It may be directly mounted onto a single meter (with mechanical drive or magnetic drive coupling) or connected to a remotely-located meter from which it is fed volumetric pulses. The device may perform additional functions such as supercompressibility correction, meter accuracy curve correction (linearization) and energy calculations.

Element

The combination of a voltage sensing unit (i.e. sensor or coil) with an associated current sensing unit (i.e. sensor or coil).

Energy calculating meter

A device that automatically converts a gas volume at base conditions into an energy value based on one of the following input methods:

Input method 1

An input into an energy calculating meter that represents the energy density value of the gas measured by associated instruments;

Input method 2

A user-programmable input that is stored in an energy calculating meter's memory.

Fee schedule

Part X, section 47 of the Electricity and Gas Inspection Regulations.

Flow computer

An electronic multi-channel device that calculates, totalizes, memorizes, and displays time-stamped data representing the following quantities of gas flowing through one or more pipe runs, expressed at line conditions and/or base conditions: gas volume (converted and non-converted), flow rate, energy consumption, energy flow rate, etc. Calculations are performed using a combination of parameters that either have a fixed value or are based on live inputs. The flow computer can also perform flow calculations using approved standard algorithms. Flow measurement input signals are obtained from one or more types of connected gas meters, and non-volumetric input signals are obtained from connected devices that measure differential pressure and/or static pressure, line temperature, gas composition, relative density, etc.

Function

An operation within a device that provides the operational parameters that a specific meter has been designed for. These operations could include measurement and/or calculation functions or operational functions (e.g. time clock or calendar, etc.).

Mode

Operating modes included in a multi‑function device, e.g. normal, alternate, and test.

Multiple‑customer measuring system

Metering systems that fulfil one or both of the following criteria:

  1. Systems that require on-site central processing of metrological information for more than one metering point.
  2. Systems that employ external sensors that are integral to the meter. These systems generally are used in multi-customer applications; however, they can operate as stand-alone, single-point meters.
Multi‑rate register

A device including more than one register where, depending on a fixed set of conditions, (e.g. time of day, calendar season, etc.), the metered quantity is stored in a specific register. Each register is associated with billing rates for the quantities stored under the specified rate conditions.

Operational location

The service or installation site of the meter or measurement device where verification or reverification testing is performed.

Other location

The site of the test facilities, other than the service or installation site, where verification or reverification testing is performed using certified measuring apparatus or standards. These sites include utility meter shops, service organization facilities, manufacturer facilities and Measurement Canada laboratories.

Register
Electronic register
A memory location internal or external to the meter where the value of a measured quantity is electronically recorded.
Mechanical register
A mechanical device internal or external to the meter where the value of a measured quantity is recorded and visually presented.
Regulations

Electricity and Gas Inspection Regulations

Request inspection

An inspection, other than verification, reverification, measuring apparatus certification, measurement dispute investigation or voltage inspection required under the Electricity and Gas Inspection Act and Regulations that is performed at the request of a contractor, purchaser, meter manufacturer or service organization.

Rotary meter volume simulator

A measuring apparatus used for the verification testing of mechanical and/or electronic rotary meter modules with any of the following capabilities: standard counter, temperature converting, pressure converting, and supercompressibility correcting. The apparatus simulates a rotary pressure body's rotating magnetic cup to provide a known volumetric input to the module under test.

Supercompressibility
Input method 1
An input into a supercompressibility correcting meter that utilizes a complete compositional analysis of the gas in the determination of the supercompressibility factor (Part IV, 18(b)(i) of the Fee Schedule in Part X, Section 47 of the Regulations).
Input method 2
An input into a supercompressibility correcting meter that approximates the complete compositional analysis method by using combinations of relative density, heating value, carbon dioxide content, nitrogen content and methane content in the determination of the supercompressibility factor (Part IV, 18(b)(ii) of the Fee Schedule in Part X, Section 47 of the Regulations).
Telemetering system

Any devices and equipment used to duplicate and/or interpret source electricity or gas meter register readings at a distance. Telemetering systems include automatic meter readers and remote registers.

Automatic meter reader

A device that collects stores and/or transmits usage information from one or more meters. It is not a remote register.

Remote register

A remote slave display that contains only the information that is resident in the register of the primary measuring device to which it is connected. This remote register is typically hard-wired to the primary measuring device, but it can also obtain the information via other communications media such as fibre optics or radio signals.

Transducer

A sensing element that provides an output quantity having a specified relation to the input quantity or measurement. Transducers may or may not be incorporated into the meter or device enclosure.

Transmitter

A device containing a sensing element or transducer and processing such that a proportional analog output signal is generated (e.g. 0-20/4-20 mA, 0-5/1-5 Vdc, etc.), or a digital representation is provided and the output signal can be read by an independent device or test equipment. The transmitter is considered to be a non-integral device. It may or may not be contained in the meter or device enclosure.

3.0 Assessment of fees

3.1 Summary of fee schedule, Part X, Section 47, regulations

3.1.1 Electricity meters and metering installations

Operational Location: Part I, Column II

Other Location: Part I, Column III

3.1.1.1 Electricity installations

The fees charged shall be based on the total number of transformers externally connected to the meter performing the function of transforming current or voltage to metering levels and thus causing the need to use the associated billing multiplier in calculating the actual usage. If the installation has no transformer(s) (i.e., self-contained commercial installation), apply the fee set out in Part I, Column II, item 17.

Fee applied, each transformer utilized in the installation: Part I, Column II, item 16

3.1.1.2 Multiple-mode electronic devices

Fees shall be charged once for each quantity delineated in 3.1.1, subject to verification or reverification testing, whether in an operational mode or through a data communication device (e.g. optical port). A fee is charged for verifying a measurement quantity at the source only, not for each time it is seen or where it is located.

3.1.1.3 Multiple-customer measuring system

Installation inspections shall be charged at $25 for each half an hour (or part thereof) of the total time spent for conducting the inspection.

3.1.2 Electricity meter inspection or service

Voltage Test: Part II, Column II

3.1.3 Electricity measuring apparatus

Electricity Measuring Apparatus accuracy: Part VIII, Column II

3.1.3.1 In all cases, the fees for work performed in certifying measuring apparatus shall be established in accordance with subsection 47(9) of the Regulations.

3.1.3.2 Fees for contractor, manufacturer or service organization owned calibration consoles are charged on a per item basis. No additional fee is to be charged for related travel expenses or travel time.

3.1.3.3 Where Measurement Canada staff participates with an organization in the development of certification requirements or procedures for a new type of technology of electricity measuring apparatus, no fees or time shall be charged to the owner for this work.

3.1.3.4 Fees shall be charged to the owner as per section 3.1.3.1 above, in cases where measuring apparatus certification test results are rejected.

3.1.3.5 No fees shall be charged for work performed by Measurement Canada engineering staff in evaluating the results of tests performed on measuring apparatus.

3.1.3.6 No fees are charged for extending the certification of an electricity measuring apparatus.

3.1.4 Gas meters and metering installations

Operational Location: Part IV, Column II

Other Location: Part IV, Column III

3.1.4.1 Multiple-mode electronic devices

Fees shall be charged once for each quantity delineated in 3.1.4, subject to verification or reverification testing, whether in an operational mode or through a data communication device (e.g. optical port). A fee is charged for verifying a measurement quantity at the source only, not for each time it is seen or where it is located.

3.1.5 Gas meters presented for verification with test results from recognized test facilities

When a gas meter is presented for verification or reverification with calibration test results from a recognized test facility (as listed under bulletin G-16), the fees to be charged shall be established in accordance with section 3.1.4.

3.1.6 Gas meter inspection or service

Relative Density, Water Vapour: Part V, Column II

3.1.7 Gas measuring apparatus

Gas Measuring Apparatus accuracy: Part IX, Column II

3.1.7.1 Except where stated otherwise, the fees for all work performed in certifying measuring apparatus shall be established in accordance with subsection 47(10) of the Regulations.

3.1.7.2 The applicable fees for all work performed in the certification of bell provers that are subject to the strapping process shall be established on a per item basis. The per item fee shall be applied for each distinct set of strapping results established using the cardinal points for a specific unit of measure (e.g. ft3 or m3) on the bell prover's scale. No additional fee is to be charged for related travel expenses or travel time.

3.1.7.3 Where a bell prover referenced under 3.1.7.2 is of a size not listed in Part IX of the fee schedule, the per item fee for the closest size that is listed shall apply. For example, the per item fee for a 20 cubic foot bell prover would be equivalent to the per item fee for a 10 cubic foot bell prover (Item 3, Part IX).

3.1.7.4 The applicable fees for all work performed in the certification of gas measuring apparatus such as production bell provers, transfer provers (rotary or turbine type) and sonic nozzle provers shall be established on a per item basis. No additional fee is to be charged for related travel expenses or travel time.

3.1.7.5 The applicable fees for all work performed in the certification of rotary meter volume simulators shall be established based on $25 for each half an hour (or part thereof) of the total time spent, not to exceed $500. No additional fee is to be charged for related travel expenses or travel time.

3.1.7.6 The applicable fees for all work performed in the certification of one or more reference meters to be installed in a gas measuring apparatus shall be based on $25 for each half an hour (or part thereof) of the total time spent, not to exceed $500. No additional fee is to be charged for related travel expenses or travel time.

3.1.7.7 The Measurement Canada region or laboratory responsible for the issuance of the calibration certificate shall also be responsible for the issuance of certification fee invoices.

3.1.7.8 Where Measurement Canada staff participates with an organization in the development of certification requirements or procedures for a new type of technology of gas measuring apparatus, no fees shall be charged to the owner for this work.

3.1.7.9 In cases where the reference meter and/or gas measuring apparatus certification test results are rejected, applicable fees shall be charged to the owner.

3.1.7.10 No additional fees are to be applied for administrative work such as processing requests for calibration services, review of test results, generation of reports and calibration certificates, etc. This work is considered to be part of the work performed in the certification of a reference meter and/or gas measuring apparatus for which fees are already prescribed.

3.1.8 Request inspection

Charges for Inspector's Time and Expenses: Part VI, Column II

3.1.9 Audits

Audit Function: Part VII, Column II

3.1.10 Quality monitoring

Level 1: as per 3.1.1 and 3.1.4

Level 2: 2/3 fees in 3.1.1 and 3.1.4

Level 3: 1/3 fees in 3.1.1 and 3.1.4

3.1.11 Devices subject to sealing moratorium

Electricity Device not Sealed: Part I, item 19

Gas Device not Sealed: Part IV, item 32

3.2 Devices presented for approval-of-type evaluation

3.2.1 Section 47(11) of the Regulations prescribes the fees to be charged for electricity and gas devices presented for approval-of-type evaluation. The charge payable for the determination of conformance of a device to the specifications includes the time required for set-up of test equipment, the performance of the evaluation, and the documentation of results and associated communications with the approval applicant.

3.2.2 Where the performance of approval-of-type work is done at another location, the Approval and Calibration Services Laboratories (ACSL) are to charge only for the time spent on the determination of device conformance as defined under section 3.2.1 above, which does not include costs associated with travel, accommodations and meals.

3.2.3 In summary, the fees to be charged for approval-of-type work shall be as follows:

  • $25 for each half-hour (or part thereof) of the total time spent for the:
  • Preparation of the approval evaluation work (shall include document reading, communications with the client, set-up and pre-qualifying of the test equipment, etc.).
  • Evaluation of the device (shall include any time spent on witness testing, etc.).
  • Documentation of results (shall include preparation and writing of the notice of approval (NOA), etc.).

When the approval examiner travels to client premises for evaluation of a device, no travel expenses are to be charged to the client.

3.3 Generic reference tables

Reference tables containing generic device examples are attached in Annex 1 and are intended as guidance for inspectors when assessing fees for meter functions that have been verified or reverified. The tables are not intended to capture all existing and anticipated future devices.

4.0 Revisions

4.1 The purpose of revision 1 ( ) was to:

  1. Add section 3.5 and Annex II, related to the fees for verification or reverification of meters by sampling.
  2. Make minor revisions to the text.

4.2 The purpose of revision 2 ( ) was to:

  1. Add section 3.5, which was missing in the French version.
  2. Remove section 3: Quantities and Functions, this section will be included in bulletin GEN-25 "Policy for the Approval, Initial Verification and Reverification for Electricity and Gas Meters—Legal Units of Measurement and Functions used for Billing@.
  3. Make changes to Annex 1: Fees—Generic Reference Table for Gas Meters.
  4. Make minor revisions to the text.

4.3 The purpose of revision 3 ( ) was to:

  1. Add clarifications on fees to be charged for:
  2. the verification (or reverification) of gas meters presented with test results from recognized test facilities;
    1. the certification of gas measuring apparatus such as bell provers, transfer provers (rotary or turbine type) and sonic nozzle provers;
    2. the certification of electricity measuring apparatus;
    3. the inspection of multiple-customer measuring system (MCMS) installations;
  3. electricity and gas devices presented for approval-of-type evaluation.
  4. Amend some definitions in section 2.0 "Terminology@.
  5. Remove Annex 2 from the bulletin that refers to the assessment of fees when using sampling plans.

4.4 The purpose of revision 4 was to:

  1. Revise the Generic Reference Tables to make them more accessible.
  2. Make minor revisions to the text.

4.5 The purpose of revision 5 is to:

  1. Remove from section 2.0 "Terminology" the definitions for "apportionment billing system" and "controller" (no longer applicable); revise the definition for "auxiliary timing device"; add a definition for "data recorder" in consideration of new electricity requirements; and add a definition for "rotary meter volume simulator".
  2. Add clarifications for fees to be charged for the certification of reference meters and gas measuring apparatus of the rotary volume meter simulator type.
  3. Add clarifications for fees to be charged for the certification of bell provers that are subject to the strapping process.
  4. Make minor corrections to Tables 3, 4 and 5.
  5. Reword parts of 3.1.1.1 for clarification.

Annex 1—Generic reference tables—fees and charges

Table 1—Other location fees for electricity meters

1 element energy meter equipped with a single-rate register
1 element energy meter equipped with a single-rate register
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Total: 3.50  
1 element 2.00 Part I, Item 1(a)
Register, single-rate energy 1.50 Part I, Item 3(a)
1 ½ element energy meter equipped with a single-rate register
1 ½ element energy meter equipped with a single-rate register
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Total: 4.50  
1 element 2.00 Part I, Item 1(a)
1 half-element 1.00 Part I, Item 1(b)
Register, single-rate energy 1.50 Part I, Item 3(a)
1 element combination energy and demand meter equipped with a single-rate register
1 element combination energy and demand meter equipped with a single-rate register
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Total: 23.50  
Energy measurement, 1 element 2.00 Part I, Item 1(a)
Demand measurement, thermal 20.00 Part I, Item 2(c)
Register, single-rate energy 1.50 Part I, Item 3(a)
1½ element combination energy and demand meter equipped with a single-rate register
1½ element combination energy and demand meter equipped with a single-rate register
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Total: 24.50  
Energy measurement, 1 element 2.00 Part I, Item 1(a)
Energy measurement, 1 half element 1.00 Part I, Item 1(b)
Demand measurement, thermal 20.00 Part I, Item 2(c)
Register, single-rate energy 1.50 Part I, Item 3(a)
2 element energy meter equipped with a single-rate register
2 element energy meter equipped with a single-rate register
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Total: 5.50  
Energy measurement, 2 elements at $2 each 4.00 Part I, Item 1(a)
Register, single-rate energy 1.50 Part I, Item 3(a)
2 element combination energy and demand meter equipped with a single-rate register
2 element combination energy and demand meter equipped with a single-rate register
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Total: 25.50  
Energy measurement, 2 elements at $2 each 4.00 Part I, Item 1(a)
Demand measurement, thermal 20.00 Part I, Item 2(c)
Register, single-rate energy 1.50 Part I, Item 3(a)
2½ element energy meter equipped with a single-rate register
2½ element energy meter equipped with a single-rate register
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Total: 6.50  
Energy measurement, 2 elements at $2 each 4.00 Part I, Item 1(a)
1 half-element 1.00 Part I, Item 1(b)
Register, single-rate energy 1.50 Part I, Item 3(a)
2½ element combination energy and thermal demand meter equipped with a single-rate register
2½ element combination energy and thermal demand meter equipped with a single-rate register
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Total: 26.50  
Energy measurement, 2 elements at $2 each 4.00 Part I, Item 1(a)
Energy measurement, 1 half element 1.00 Part I, Item 1(b)
Demand measurement, thermal 20.00 Part I, Item 2(c)
Register, single-rate energy 1.50 Part I, Item 3(a)
3 element energy meter equipped with a single-rate register
3 element energy meter equipped with a single-rate register
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Total: 7.50  
Energy measurement, 3 elements at $2 each 6.00 Part I, Item 1(a)
Register, single-rate energy 1.50 Part I, Item 3(a)
3 element combination energy and thermal demand meter equipped with a single-rate register
3 element combination energy and thermal demand meter equipped with a single-rate register
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Total: 27.50  
Energy measurement, 3 elements at $2 each 6.00 Part I, Item 1(a)
Demand measurement, thermal 20.00 Part I, Item 2(c)
Register, single-rate energy 1.50 Part I, Item 3(a)
Thermal or Recti-thermal demand meter
Thermal or Recti-thermal demand meter
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Total: 20.00  
All types 20.00 Part I, Item 2(c)
1½ element energy meter equipped with a remote register
1½ element energy meter equipped with a remote register
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Total: 7.50  
Energy measurement, 1 element 2.00 Part I, Item 1(a)
Energy measurement, 1 half element 1.00 Part I, Item 1(b)
Register, single-rate energy 1.50 Part I, Item 3(a)
Telemetering system, remote register 3.00 Part I, Item 9(b)
1½ element energy meter equipped with a multi-rate register
1½ element energy meter equipped with a multi-rate register
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Total: 15.00  
Energy measurement, 1 element 2.00 Part I, Item 1(a)
Energy measurement, 1 half element 1.00 Part I, Item 1(b)
Register, multi-rate energy, normal display mode with 4 rates at $3 per rate 12.00 Part I, Item 3(d)(i)
Register, multi-rate energy, alternate display mode with 4 rates 0.00 N/A
Pulse Recorder
Pulse Recorder
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Total: 30.00  
4 channels at $6 per channel 24.00 Part I, Item 6
Battery 0.00 N/A
Time clock 6.00 Part I, Item 11
2 element combination energy and demand meter equipped with a single-rate register and one set of pulse outputs
2 element combination energy and demand meter equipped with a single-rate register and one set of pulse outputs
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Total: 31.50  
Energy measurement, 2 elements at $2 each 4.00 Part I, Item 1(a)
Demand measurement, thermal 20.00 Part I, Item 2(c)
Register, single-rate energy 1.50 Part I, Item 3(a)
Output pulse initiator, one set 6.00 Part I, Item 5
3 element combination energy and demand meter equipped with 2 single-rate registers and 2 sets of pulse outputs
3 element combination energy and demand meter equipped with 2 single-rate registers and 2 sets of pulse outputs
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Total: 87.00  
Energy measurement, Watt-hours, 3 elements at $2 per element 6.00 Part I, Item 1(a)
Energy measurement, VAR-hours, 3 elements at $2 per element 6.00 Part I, Item 1(a)
Demand measurement, electronic; normal mode, Watts and VA at $20 per unit of measurement 40.00 Part I, Item 2(e)(i)
Demand measurement, electronic; alternate mode, Watts at $0, VARs at $20 20.00 Part I, Item 2(e)(i)
Register, single-rate energy, 2 at $1.50 each 3.00 Part I, Item 3(a)
Output pulse initiator, Watts and VARs at $6 per set 12.00 Part I, Item 5
2½ element combination energy and demand meter equipped with 2 single-rate registers and 2 sets of pulse outputs
2½ element combination energy and demand meter equipped with 2 single-rate registers and 2 sets of pulse outputs
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Total: 90.00  
Energy measurement, Watt-hours, VA-hours and VAR-hours, 2 elements at $2 each per unit of measurement 12.00 Part I, Item 1(a)
Energy measurement, Watt-hours, VA-hours and VAR-hours, 1 half element at $1 per unit of measurement 3.00 Part I, Item 1(b)
Demand measurement, electronic; Watts, VA and VARs at $20 per unit of measurement 60.00 Part I, Item 2(e)(i)
Cumulative demand, electronic; Watts and VA at $3 per demand function 6.00 Part I, Item 2(e)(ii)
Register, single-rate energy, 2 at $1.50 each 3.00 Part I, Item 3(a)
Output, optical port 6.00 Part I, Item 5

Table 2—Operational location fees for electricity metering installations

3-Phase 4-Wire Wye with 3 Voltage Transformers and 3 Current Transformers
3-Phase 4-Wire Wye with 3 Voltage Transformers and 3 Current Transformers
Type of Electricity Metering Installation Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Total: 60.00  
Instrument transformers, 3 voltage and 3 current at $10 each 60.00 Part I, Item 16
3-Phase 3-Wire Delta with 2 Voltage Transformers and 2 Current Transformers
3-Phase 3-Wire Delta with 2 Voltage Transformers and 2 Current Transformers
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Total: 40.00  
Instrument transformers, 2 voltage and 2 current at $10 each 40.00 Part I, Item 16
Polyphase, self-contained metering installation
Polyphase, self-contained metering installation
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Total: 10.00  
Other 10.00 Part I, Item 17
Single-Phase 3-Wire with one 3-wire current transformer
Single-Phase 3-Wire with one 3-wire current transformer
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Total: 10.00  
Instrument transformer, donut or 3-wire current 10.00 Part I, Item 16

Table 3—Other location fees for gas meters

Registers
Registers
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Register, single-rate 1.50 Part IV, Item 4(a)
Output Signal Initiator of contact relay, current loop, fibre optic, optical pickup, telephone output, or transistor output type
Output Signal Initiator of contact relay, current loop, fibre optic, optical pickup, telephone output, or transistor output type
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Mechanical pulse initiator, electronic pulse initiator, communication port, modem port - each output 6.00 Part IV, Item 9
Diaphragm Meter
Diaphragm Meter (< 28 m3/h or 1000 f3/h)
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Total: 4.50  
Capacity of less than 28 cubic metres per hour or 1,000 cubic feet per hour 3.00 Part IV, Item 1(a)
Register, single-rate 1.50 Part IV, Item 4(a)
Diaphragm Meter (≥ 28 m3/h or 1000 f3/h)
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Total: 9.50  
Capacity of 28 cubic metres per hour or more or 1,000 cubic feet per hour or more 8.00 Part IV, Item 1(b)
Register, single-rate 1.50 Part IV, Item 4(a)
Rotary Meter
Rotary Meter (< 283 m3/h or 10,000 f3/h)
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Total: 16.50  
Capacity of 283 cubic metres per hour or less or 10,000 cubic feet per hour or less 15.00 Part IV, Item 2(a)
Register, single-rate 1.50 Part IV, Item 4(a)
Example of a 7,000 f3/h capacity and a 5,000 f3/h rotary meters
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Total: 16.50  
7000 cfh capacity rotary meter with Instrument Drive, no register 15.00 Part IV, Item 2(a)
5000 cfh capacity rotary meter 15.00 Part IV, Item 2(a)
with standard counter index 1.50 Part IV, Item 4(a)
Example of a 3,000 f3/h capacity rotary meter
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Total: 22.50  
3000 cfh capacity rotary meter 15.00 Part IV, Item 2(a)
with standard counter index 1.50 Part IV, Item 4(a)
with unconverted pulse output 6.00 Part IV, Item 9
Rotary Meter (≥ 283 m3/h or 10,000 f3/h)
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
For capacity greater than 283 m3/h or 10,000 cfh, the first 283 m3/h or 10,000 cfh 15.00 Part IV, Item 2(a)
each additional 283 m3/h or 10,000 cfh or part thereof 10.00 Part IV, Item 2(b)
Register, single-rate 1.50 Part IV, Item 4(a)
Example of 16,000 pi3/h capacity rotary meter
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Total: 25.00  
16000 cfh capacity rotary meter, Instrument Drive, no register (for the first 10,000 cfh) 15.00 Part IV, Item 2(a)
each additional 283 m3/h or 10,000 cfh or part thereof 10.00 Part IV, Item 2(b)
Example of 23,000 pi3/h capacity rotary meter
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Total: 36.50  
23000 cfh capacity rotary meter (for the first 10,000 cfh) 15.00 Part IV, Item 2(a)
each additional 283 m3/h or 10,000 cfh or part thereof 20.00 Part IV, Item 2(b)
with standard counter index 1.50 Part IV, Item 4(a)
Temperature or Pressure Measuring, Recording or Converting Meter
Temperature or Pressure Measuring, Recording or Converting Meter
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Mechanical type 8.00 Part IV, Item 5(a)
Example 1 for Temperature or Pressure Measuring, Recording or Converting Meter
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Total: 11.00  
Mechanical temperature conversion module 8.00 Part IV, Item 5(a)
with unconverted volume register 1.50 Part IV, Item 4(a)
with converted volume register 1.50 Part IV, Item 4(a)
Example 2 for Temperature or Pressure Measuring, Recording or Converting Meter
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Total: 23.00  
Mechanical temperature conversion module 8.00 Part IV, Item 5(a)
with unconverted volume register 1.50 Part IV, Item 4(a)
with converted volume register 1.50 Part IV, Item 4(a)
with unconverted volume pulse output 6.00 Part IV, Item 9
with converted volume pulse output 6.00 Part IV, Item 9
Turbine Meter
Turbine Meter (≤ 283 m3/h or 10,000 f3/h)
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Total: 16.50  
Capacity of 283 cfh or less (or 10,000 cfh or less) 15.00 Part IV, Item 3(a)
Register, single-rate 1.50 Part IV, Item 4(a)
Example of 9,000 pi3/h capacity turbine meter
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Total: 16.50  
9000 cfh capacity turbine meter 15.00 Part IV, Item 3(a)
with mechanical register 1.50 Part IV, Item 4(a)
Turbine Meter (> 283 m3/h or 10,000 f3/h)
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Total: 16.50  
For capacity greater than 283 m3/h or 10,000 cfh, the first 283 m3/h or 10,000 cfh 15.00 Part IV, Item 3(a)
each additional 283 m3/h or 10,000 cfh or part thereof 10.00 Part IV, Item 3(b)
Register, single-rate 1.50 Part IV, Item 4(a)
Example of 30,000 pi3/h capacity turbine meter
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Total: 45.50  
30000 cfh capacity turbine meter (for the first 10,000 cfh) 15.00 Part IV, Item 3(a)
each additional 283 m3/h or 10,000 cfh or part thereof 20.00 Part IV, Item 3(b)
with mechanical unconverted volume register 1.50 Part IV, Item 4(a)
with slot sensor pulse output 6.00 Part IV, Item 9
Temperature or Pressure Measuring, Recording or Converting Meter
Temperature or Pressure Measuring, Recording or Converting Meter
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Electronic type, per range 8.00 Part IV, Item 5(b)
Example—Electronic temperature converting module
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Total: 21.50  
Temperature converting 8.00 Part IV, Item 5(b)
with electronic register 1.50 Part IV, Item 4(a)
with unconverted volume pulse output 6.00 Part IV, Item 9
with converted volume pulse output 6.00 Part IV, Item 9
Supercompressibility Correcting Meter
Supercompressibility Correcting Meter
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Mechanical type 8.00 Part IV, Item 18(a)
Microprocessor-based type using input method 1 20.00 Part IV, Item 18(b)(i)
Microprocessor-based type using input method 2 10.00 Part IV, Item 18(b)(ii)
Microprocessor-based type with user-programmable input method 10.00 Part IV, Item 18(b)(iii)
Example—Electronic Volume Conversion (EVC) Device
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Total: 63.00  
Temperature converting 8.00 Part IV, Item 5(b)
Pressure converting 8.00 Part IV, Item 5(b)
Supercompressibility correcting, input method 2 10.00 Part IV, Item 18(b)(ii)
Event logger 6.00 Part IV, Item 14
Serial communications port 6.00 Part IV, Item 9
Energy calculating meter, input method 2 10.00 Part IV, Item 25Footnote 1
with electronic register 1.50 Part IV, Item 4(a)
with mechanical unconverted volume register 1.50 Part IV, Item 4(a)
with unconverted volume pulse output 6.00  
with converted volume pulse output 6.00  
Ultrasonic Domestic Meter
Ultrasonic Domestic Meter
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Total: 7.50  
Other gas meter 6.00 Part IV, Item 30
with electronic register 1.50 Part IV, Item 4(a)
Fluidic Oscillation Meter
Fluidic Oscillation Meter
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Total: 7.50  
Other gas meter 6.00 Part IV, Item 30
with electronic register 1.50 Part IV, Item 4(a)

Table 4—Operational location fees for gas meters

Mass Flow Meter Installation
Mass Flow Meter Installation
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Other gas meter 10.00 Part IV, Item 30
Ultrasonic Meter Installation
Ultrasonic Meter Installation
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Meter 10.00 Part IV, Item 30
Meter tube (per section) 10.00 Part IV, Item 30
Example—Ultrasonic Meter Installation
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Total: 30.00  
Meter 10.00 Part IV, Item 30
Upstream Meter Tube 10.00 Part IV, Item 30
Downstream Meter Tube 10.00 Part IV, Item 30
Vortex Meter Installation
Vortex Meter Installation
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Meter 10.00 Part IV, Item 30
Meter tube (per section) 10.00 Part IV, Item 30
Natural Gas for Vehicles (NGV) Dispenser
Natural Gas for Vehicles (NGV) Dispenser
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Natural Gas Dispenser (per pump) 10.00 Part IV, Item 29
Flow Computer
Flow Computer
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
per meter-run 20.00 Part IV, Item 22
Transmitter or Transducer
Transmitter or Transducer
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Pressure 12.00 Part IV, Item 8
Temperature 12.00 Part IV, Item 8
Pressure Factor Metering (PFM) Installation
Pressure Factor Metering (PFM) Installation
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Pressure regulator 10.00 Part IV, Item 16
Chromatograph
Chromatograph
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
per device 40.00 Part IV, Item 23

Table 5—Determination of gas measuring apparatus accuracy

Gas Measuring Apparatus Certification—Bell Provers
Gas Measuring Apparatus Certification —Certification of bell prover accuracy by means of strapping
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
2 cubic foot capacity or metric equivalent, up to 5 points 150.00 Part IX, Item 1
5 cubic foot capacity or metric equivalent, up to 6 points 200.00 Part IX, Item 2
10 cubic foot capacity or metric equivalent, up to 11 points 300.00 Part IX, Item 3
50 cubic foot capacity or metric equivalent, up to 6 points 400.00 Part IX, Item 4
100 cubic foot capacity or metric equivalent, up to 11 points 500.00 Part IX, Item 5
Certification of any size production bell prover accuracy using volumetric transfer standard 500.00 Part IX, Item 6
Gas Measuring Apparatus Certification—Transfer Provers, All Sizes
Gas Measuring Apparatus Certification—Transfer Provers, All Sizes
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Rotary, single run, up to 15 flow-rates 500.00 Part IX, Item 11
Rotary, multiple run, up to 15 flow-rates per run 500.00 Part IX, Item 11
Turbine, single run, up to 15 flow-rates 500.00 Part IX, Item 11
Turbine, multiple run, up to 15 flow-rates per run 500.00 Part IX, Item 11
Gas Measuring Apparatus Certification—Other Provers, All Sizes
Gas Measuring Apparatus Certification—Other Provers, All Sizes
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Sonic Nozzle type, up to 15 flow-rates 500.00 Part IX, Item 11
Gas Measuring Apparatus Certification—Reference Meter, All Sizes
Gas Measuring Apparatus Certification—Reference Meter, All Sizes
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Any type, per half-hour (not to exceed $500) 25.00 Part IX, Item 11
Gas Measuring Apparatus Certification—Rotary Meter Volume Simulator
Gas Measuring Apparatus Certification—Rotary Meter Volume Simulator
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
Any type, per half-hour (not to exceed $500) 25.00 Part IX, Item 11
Gas Measuring Apparatus Certification—All Types
Gas Measuring Apparatus Certification—All Types
Item Fee ($) Schedule Reference
For each additional point tested, 10% of the fee for that item   Part IX Item 27

Footnotes

Footnote 1

Revised Fee

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