Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
12/4/2021

Part VI. Processing

17VAC15-20-100. Processors.

Processors shall be certified by the manufacturer as capable of producing archival quality processed film as required by IT 9.17-1993 Photography - Determination of Residual Thiosulfate and Other Related Chemicals in Processed Photographic Materials - Methods Using Iodine-Amylose, Methylene Blue and Silver Sulfide.

Statutory Authority

§§ 42.1-8 and 42.1-82 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR440-01-137.1 § 6.1, eff. July 9, 1986; amended, Virginia Register Volume 7, Issue 24, eff. October 1, 1991; Volume 17, Issue 14, eff. May 1, 2001.

17VAC15-20-110. Certification.

Certification for archival quality processing shall be based upon the methylene blue test analysis. Processed microfilm must have a concentration of greater than zero but shall not exceed .014 g/m2 in a clear film area. This concentration is different for fine-grain archival films; see ANSI 9.1 – 1992 for these settings. Film processed in-house shall be tested and certified once every two weeks or as deemed necessary by the Imaging Services Branch, LVA. Processing services performed off-site shall include provisions requiring that the methylene blue test shall be performed every 24 hours.

Statutory Authority

§§ 42.1-8 and 42.1-82 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR440-01-137.1 § 6.2, eff. July 9, 1986; amended, Virginia Register Volume 7, Issue 24, eff. October 1, 1991; Volume 17, Issue 14, eff. May 1, 2001.

17VAC15-20-120. Certificate.

A certificate documenting that the microfilm passes the methylene blue test shall be sent to the Imaging Services Branch, LVA. The certificate shall contain the name of the agency whose film was processed, the date of processing, the date the methylene blue test was performed, the test results, the processor used, and the signature of the person who did the test. Records documenting the daily off-site testing shall be maintained and provided to the Imaging Services Branch, LVA, at least once a month.

Statutory Authority

§§ 42.1-8 and 42.1-82 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR440-01-137.1 § 6.3, eff. July 9, 1986; amended, Virginia Register Volume 7, Issue 24, eff. October 1, 1991; Volume 17, Issue 14, eff. May 1, 2001.

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