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Weights and Measures Regulations

Version of section 4 from 2006-03-22 to 2014-07-31:

  •  (1) The following classes or types of devices are exempt from section 8 of the Act:

    • (a) water meters;

    • (b) parking meters;

    • (c) taxi meters;

    • (d) odometers of motor vehicles;

    • (e) coin-operated machines for weighing persons;

    • (f) coin-operated machines that dispense a predetermined quantity of liquid into a container and that do not register by a mechanical or an electrical indicator the quantity of liquid dispensed;

    • (g) clocks, watches, chronometers and other time measuring devices;

    • (h) milk measuring tanks for farm use;

    • (i) measuring tanks mounted on railway cars;

    • (j) tanks that have a capacity in excess of 55 000 L or 12,000 gallons;

    • (k) meters for the measurement of grease and other commodities having flow properties similar to grease;

    • (l) static measures that are used as containers in which a commodity is sold or offered for sale;

    • (m) packing devices; and

    • (n) weighing machines designed for use in laboratories, scientific study or weighing precious metals and that are used for weighing precious metals or other commodities of comparable value, if they conform to applicable specifications for performance, installation and use established by these Regulations and if, prior to December 31, 1981, they are inspected and certified as meeting such specifications.

  • (2) A device used exclusively to weigh or measure standard quantity commodities is exempt from section 8 of the Act.

  • SOR/80-429, s. 2
  • SOR/90-118, s. 3
  • SOR/93-234, s. 2(F)
  • SOR/2005-297, ss. 2, 41(F)
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