9 CFR 201.71 - Scales; accurate weights, repairs, adjustments or replacements after inspection.

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§ 201.71 Scales; accurate weights, repairs, adjustments or replacements after inspection.
(a) All scales used by stockyard owners, swine contractors, market agencies, dealers, packers, and live poultry dealers to weigh livestock, livestock carcasses, live poultry, or feed for the purposes of purchase, sale, acquisition, payment, or settlement shall be installed, maintained, and operated to ensure accurate weights. Such scales shall meet applicable requirements contained in the General Code, Scales Code, and Weights Code of the 2009 edition of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Handbook 44, “Specifications, Tolerances, and Other Technical Requirements for Weighing and Measuring Devices,” which is hereby incorporated by reference. This incorporation by reference was approved by the Director of the Federal Register in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. These materials are incorporated as they exist on the date of approval and a notice of any change in these materials will be published in the Federal Register. All approved material is available for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For more information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030 or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html. Also, it is available for inspection at USDA, GIPSA, P&SP, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250, (202) 720-7363. The handbook is for sale by the National Conference of Weights & Measures (NCWM), 1135 M Street, Suite-110, Lincoln, Nebraska, 68508. Information on these materials may be obtained from NCWM by calling 402-434-4880, by e-mailing nfo@ncwm.net, or on the Internet at http://www.nist.gov/owm.
(b) All scales used by stockyard owners, swine contractors, market agencies, dealers, packers, and live poultry dealers to weigh livestock, livestock carcasses, live poultry, or feed for the purpose of purchase, sale, acquisition, payment, or settlement of livestock or live poultry and all scales used for the purchase, sale acquisition, payment, or settlement of livestock on a carcass weight basis shall be equipped with a printing device which shall record weight values on a scale ticket or other document.
(c) All vehicle scales used to weigh livestock, live poultry, or feed for purposes of purchase, sale, acquisition, payment, or settlement of livestock or live poultry shall be of sufficient length and capacity to weigh the entire vehicle as a unit: Provided, That a trailer may be uncoupled from the tractor and weighed as a single unit.
(d) No scales shall be operated or used by any stockyard owners, swine contractors, market agencies, dealers, packers, or live poultry dealers to weigh livestock, livestock carcasses, live poultry, or feed for the purposes of purchase, sale, acquisition, payment, or settlement of livestock, livestock carcasses or live poultry unless it has been found upon test and inspection, as specified in § 201.72, to be in a condition to give accurate weight. If a scale is inspected or tested and adjustments or replacements are made to a scale, it shall not be used until it has been inspected and tested and determined to meet all accuracy requirements specified in the regulations in this section.
[65 FR 17763, Apr. 5, 2000, as amended at 69 FR 18803, Apr. 9, 2004; 74 FR 53640, Oct. 20, 2009]

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  • 2014-04-29; vol. 79 # 82 - Tuesday, April 29, 2014
    1. 79 FR 23892 - Scales; Accurate Weights, Repairs, Adjustments or Replacements After Inspection
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      DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
      Direct final rule.
      This rule is effective June 30, 2014. The incorporation by reference of certain publications in this rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of June 30, 2014. Comments are due May 29, 2014. If adverse comments are received, GIPSA will publish a timely withdrawal of the rule in the Federal Register .
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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 7 - AGRICULTURE

§ 181 - Short title

§ 182 - Definitions

§ 183 - When transaction deemed in commerce; “State” defined

§ 191 - “Packer” defined

§ 192 - Unlawful practices enumerated

§ 193 - Procedure before Secretary for violations

§ 194 - Conclusiveness of order; appeal and review

§ 195 - Punishment for violation of order

§ 196 - Statutory trust established; livestock

§ 197 - Statutory trust established; poultry

§ 197a - Production contracts

§ 197b - Choice of law and venue

§ 197c - Arbitration

§ 198 - Definitions

§ 198a - Swine packer marketing contracts offered to producers

§ 198b - Report on the Secretary’s jurisdiction, power, duties, and authorities

§ 201 - “Stockyard owner”; “stockyard services”; “market agency”; “dealer”; defined

§ 202 - “Stockyard” defined; determination by Secretary as to particular yard

§ 203 - Activity as stockyard dealer or market agency; benefits to business and welfare of stockyard; registration; penalty for failure to register

§ 204 - Bond and suspension of registrants

§ 205 - General duty as to services; revocation of registration

§ 206 - Rates and charges generally; discrimination

§ 207 - Schedule of rates

§ 208 - Unreasonable or discriminatory practices generally; rights of stockyard owner of management and regulation

§ 209 - Liability to individuals for violations; enforcement generally

§ 210 - Proceedings before Secretary for violations

§ 211 - Order of Secretary as to charges or practices; prescribing rates and practices generally

§ 212 - Prescribing rates and practices to prevent discrimination between intrastate and interstate commerce

§ 213 - Prevention of unfair, discriminatory, or deceptive practices

§ 214 - Effective date of orders

§ 215 - Failure to obey orders; punishment

§ 216 - Proceedings to enforce orders; injunction

§ 217 - Proceedings for suspension of orders

§ 217a - Fees for inspection of brands or marks

§ 218 to 218d - Repealed.

§ 221 - Accounts and records of business; punishment for failure to keep

§ 222 - Federal Trade Commission powers adopted for enforcement of chapter

§ 223 - Responsibility of principal for act or omission of agent

§ 224 - Attorney General to institute court proceedings for enforcement

§ 225 - Laws unaffected

§ 226 - Powers of Interstate Commerce Commission unaffected

§ 227 - Powers of Federal Trade Commission and Secretary of Agriculture

§ 228 - Authority of Secretary

§ 228a - Authority of Secretary to request temporary injunction or restraining order

§ 228b - Prompt payment for purchase of livestock

7 U.S. Code § 218 to 218d - Repealed.

7 U.S. Code § 218 to 218d - Repealed.

7 U.S. Code § 218 to 218d - Repealed.

7 U.S. Code § 218 to 218d - Repealed.

§ 228c - Federal preemption of State and local requirements

§ 228d - Annual assessment of cattle and hog industries

§ 229 - Annual report

§ 229c - Separability

Title 9 published on 2014-01-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 9 CFR 201 after this date.

  • 2014-04-29; vol. 79 # 82 - Tuesday, April 29, 2014
    1. 79 FR 23892 - Scales; Accurate Weights, Repairs, Adjustments or Replacements After Inspection
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      DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
      Direct final rule.
      This rule is effective June 30, 2014. The incorporation by reference of certain publications in this rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of June 30, 2014. Comments are due May 29, 2014. If adverse comments are received, GIPSA will publish a timely withdrawal of the rule in the Federal Register .
      9 CFR Part 201