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Gas, Diesel or Kerosene Pump Installation or Repair Notification
Requirements for reporting newly installed or repaired commercial weighing or measuring devices in Pennsylvania as required by PA Act 1996-155.
1. Inspection required
A device, other than a UPC scanning system or PLU device, may not be used in commerce unless it has been inspected and sealed in accordance with PA Act 1996-155. Conditional short-term use may be permitted. See paragraph 3 for requirements. Devices may be type-approved for use in Pennsylvania.
2. Responsibilities of installer or repairer
All installers and repair persons must be registered with the State Bureau of Ride and Measurement Standards. A registrant shall prompyly notify Bucks County Weights and Measures (BCWM) of a commercial weighing or measuring device it installs or repairs. Although the initial notification may be made by telephone, written notice shall be mailed, faxed or submitted below to BCWM within 48 hours of the installation or repair.
3. Conditional short-term use
If the installer/repairer has fulfilled the responsibilities described above, an unspecified, newly-installed or repaired commercial weighing or measuring device may be used in commerce for no more than 15 days from the date of installation or repair. If the device is not inspected in this 15-day period of conditional short-term use, the device will be removed from commercial use until inspection is completed.