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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 2. Agriculture
Agency 5. Department of Agriculture And Consumer Services
Chapter 240. Rules and Regulations for Enforcement of the Grain Handlers Law

2VAC5-240-10. Weighing devices and procedures employed to give accurate weight.

A. All weighing devices used by handlers shall be those approved under the Weights and Measures Law. The handlers shall give written notice to the Weights and Measures Bureau, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, of the installation of any new commercial weighing devices, or of the use of any commercial weighing devices after reconditioning, overhaul, repair, or readjustment.

B. The balance condition of all vehicle and railway track weighing devices shall be determined before each weighing. The balance condition of hopper-type (nonautomatic) weighing devices shall be determined before and after each weighing. The balance condition of automatic weighing and dumping devices shall be determined daily prior to the commencement of weighing operations.

For the purpose stated in the preceding paragraph, balance condition means a visual determination that the weighing device is in zero balance condition.

C. Gross weight shall be determined by weighing the container (truck, trailer, railway car, etc.) after loading or before unloading. Tare weight shall be determined by weighing the container before loading or after unloading. Net weight of a lot of grain shall be determined by subtracting tare weight from gross weight, or by actual weighing of a lot of grain.

D. Each handler shall be required to issue a weight ticket for each lot of grain that is commercially weighed. The form of the weight ticket shall be approved by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and shall contain the following information:

1. Date of issuance;

2. Owner of grain;

3. Commodity identity;

4. Container identity;

5. Net weight;

6. Gross and tare weight (when applicable);

7. Signature of person actually weighing grain.

E. Unless otherwise agreed to at the time of weighing, the handler or his agent, shall deliver a copy of the weight ticket to the person who:

1. Is delivering the grain to the handler for storage,

2. Is selling the grain to the handler, or

3. Is buying the grain from the handler.

F. The handler shall be responsible for seeing that all grain is properly weighed, and that an accurate statement of the weight is entered upon the weight ticket.

Statutory Authority

§ 3.2-4324 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR115-03-02 § 1, eff. April 16, 1987.

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