Regulations Amending the Weights and Measures Regulations
Measurement Canada announces the registration of the amendments to section 29 of the Weights and Measures Regulations (Regulations).
These changes do not have an impact on device examinations.
Now that the implementation period for mandatory examinations is over (as of August 1, 2017), a number of provisions in the Regulations have now been removed including:
- Mention of the start date of the implementation period.
- Scenarios used to determine the first mandatory examination date.
- Postal code tables for geographic determination of the first mandatory examination date.
The regulatory text has been shortened to focus on the continuing requirement for periodic examinations of devices and the examination frequency that applies to new devices that are examined and certified for the first time.
Along with the changes mentioned above, the amended Regulations also more clearly outline the types of examinations that count toward the determination of the due date of the next periodic examination, namely:
- Examinations carried out before a device is first used in trade.
- Examinations carried out at the request of the device owner or person who has a device in their possession for use in trade.
For more information
A detailed list of changes can be found in the official text of the Regulations Amending the Weights and Measures Regulations (SOR/2017-198) published in the Canada Gazette, Part II, Volume 151, Number 20, on October 4, 2017.
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