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12/19/2012

Director Ruben Arroyo urges caution when purchasing firewood for the cold winter weather.

10/27/2011

The proposed Annual Device Administrative Fee on commercial weighing, measuring and counting devices will go out for another 45-day comment period. This shifts the timeline for implementation to February, 2012 at the earliest.

08/30/2011

CDFA has proposed an Annual Device Administrative Fee on commercial weighing, measuring and counting devices and a California Type Approval Fee for approval of type or design of a weight, weighing, measuring or counting device used for commercial purposes. The comment period for these proposed fees runs through October 24, 2011.

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Device Repairman: Device Repairmen install, repair, and service commercial weighing and measuring devices. Weights and Measures Inspectors routinely monitor their work.

Devices: Commercial devices are inspected to verify their accuracy. A few examples of these devices are scales, gas pumps, water dispensers, taxi meters, and timing devices.

Petroleum: Petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel, motor oil, and brake fluid are routinely tested for octane, viscosity, and contamination. Advertising signs and pump price indicators are checked for accuracy, sizing, and legibility.

Quantity Control: Store scanner systems are routinely inspected to verify that customers are charged the correct price. Packaged commodities are inspected to verify that they are labeled correctly and that they contain the correct weight, count, or volume.

Weighmaster: Commodities are weighed, measured, or counted for the purpose of purchase or sale of that commodity. Weighmasters issue certificates to certify the weight, measure, or count for the buyer and seller.




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