Weights and Measures Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1605)

Regulations are current to 2014-09-01 and last amended on 2014-08-01. Previous Versions

Weights and Measures Regulations

C.R.C., c. 1605

WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ACT

Regulations Respecting Weights and Measures

SHORT TITLE

 These Regulations may be cited as the Weights and Measures Regulations.

INTERPRETATION

 In these Regulations,

“acceptance limits of error”

“acceptance limits of error” means the limits of error that apply to a device when the performance of the device is tested

  • (a) at the time the class, type or design of that device is evaluated for approval;

  • (b) at the time the device is examined before its first use in trade;

  • (c) at the time the measuring elements of the device are overhauled or repaired following the failure of the device on examination to measure within the applicable limits of error; or

  • (d) at any time within 30 days after the time referred to in paragraph (b) or (c); (marge de tolérance à l’acceptation)

“Act”

“Act” means the Weights and Measures Act; (Loi)

“automatic weighing device”

“automatic weighing device” [Repealed, SOR/2005-130, s. 1]

“Canadian unit”

“Canadian unit” means a unit of measurement set out in Schedule II to the Act; (unité canadienne)

“examination mark”

“examination mark” means a mark that indicates the year in which a device was examined; (marque d’examen)

“examination sticker”

“examination sticker” means a self-adhesive label that indicates the month and year in which a device was examined and, if applicable, the month and year of the next examination required under section 15 of the Act, as determined in accordance with section 29; (étiquette d’examen)

“height”

“height” means, with respect to the height of a letter, the height of an upper case letter where words appear in upper case and the height of the lower case letter “o” where words appear in lower case or in a mixture of upper and lower case; (hauteur)

“in-service limits of error”

“in-service limits of error” means the limits of error that apply to a device when the performance of the device is tested at any time other than a time referred to in the definition of “acceptance limits of error”; (marge de tolérance en service)

“inspection mark”

“inspection mark”[Repealed, SOR/2014-111, s. 1]

“Measurement Canada office”

“Measurement Canada office” means any office of the Department of Industry for use by persons employed in the administration of the Act; (bureau de Mesures Canada)

“measuring tank”

“measuring tank” means a tank for use in trade for measuring the volume of liquid received or delivered, and includes a fixed, portable or vehicle-mounted tank; (réservoir jaugeur)

“metric unit”

“metric unit” means a unit of measurement set out in Schedule I to the Act; (unité métrique)

“non-automatic weighing device”

“non-automatic weighing device” [Repealed, SOR/2005-130, s. 1]

“packing device”

“packing device” means a device that, as part of a mechanical packaging system, measures a predetermined quantity of commodity without recording the measurement of each quantity of commodity measured by the device or without being operated by a person who observes or records the measurement of each quantity of commodity measured by the device; (instrument d’emballage)

“previous enactment”

“previous enactment” means any Act of Parliament relating to weights and measures, and any regulations made under that Act, enacted prior to the Weights and Measures Act, S.C. 1970-71-72, c. 36; (texte législatif antérieur)

“standard quantity commodity”

“standard quantity commodity” means a commodity that is part of a lot made up of the same commodity, with identical net quantity statements; (marchandise à quantité standard)

“tank”

“tank”[Repealed, SOR/2014-111, s. 1]

“vehicle tank”

“vehicle tank” means a measuring tank that is mounted on a vehicle other than a vehicle for railway use. (réservoir sur véhicule)

“weights and measures office”

“weights and measures office” [Repealed, SOR/2005-297, s. 1]

  • SOR/89-570, s. 6(F);
  • SOR/90-118, s. 1;
  • SOR/93-234, s. 2;
  • SOR/98-115, s. 1;
  • SOR/2005-130, s. 1;
  • SOR/2005-297, ss. 1, 41(F);
  • SOR/2014-111, ss. 1, 47(F).