ATCP 92.30(3)(e)1.1. In every scale pit, there shall be a clearance of not less than 6 feet (1.8 meters) between the finished floor line of the scale pit and the top edge of the pit coping, or a clearance of not less than 48 inches (1.2 meters) between the finished floor line of the scale pit and the bottom of the load receiving element, the bottom of the beam supporting the load receiving element, or the top of the fully electronic load receiving element. The clearance between the load receiving element and the coping of every scale pit wall shall be not less than 1/2 inch (1.2 cm) and not more than 3/4 inch (1.8 cm).
ATCP 92.30(3)(e)2. 2. In every above-ground vehicle scale, there shall be a clearance of not less than 6 inches (15 cm) between the top surface of the base slab and the bottom of the load receiving element. This subdivision does not apply to above-ground scales constructed prior to January 1, 1992.
ATCP 92.30(3)(e)3. 3. In a scale pit containing a lever–type weighing element, there shall be a clearance of at least 27 inches (70 cm) on one side of the transverse lever between the transverse lever and the pit neck wall.
ATCP 92.30(3)(f) (f) Mechanical indicating elements; support. Mechanical indicating elements, including weigh beams and dials, shall be placed on reinforced concrete footings or metal structural members which are sufficiently strong to prevent deflection.
ATCP 92.30(3)(g) (g) Scale pit entrance. Every scale pit shall include an entrance through which persons may enter the scale pit. The entrance shall take one of the following forms:
ATCP 92.30(3)(g)1. 1. In a scale pit containing a lever–type weighing element, a square opening in the pit neck, with dimensions of at least 22 inches (58 cm) by 22 inches (58 cm).
ATCP 92.30(3)(g)2. 2. An opening, at least 24 inches (60 cm) in diameter, in the scale platform.
ATCP 92.30(3)(g)3. 3. An opening in the pit wall, not less than 36 inches (90 cm) wide. The top of the opening shall be no lower than the bottom of the weigh bridge, and the bottom of the opening shall be approximately even with the pit floor.
ATCP 92.30(3)(h) (h) Approach surfaces. Entry and exit approaches to a vehicle scale shall be at least as wide as the scale platform and at least 1/2 the length of the scale platform. Where it meets the end wall of a scale, each approach shall be supported on a step in the top of the end wall as provided under par. (b). Extending for the first 10 feet from the scale, each approach surface shall be on the same plane with the scale platform and shall be constructed of reinforced concrete, compacted asphaltic materials, steel grating, or structural steel plate of sufficient strength to withstand all loads equal to the concentrated load capacity of the scale. The remainder of the approach surface shall be constructed of a durable material and shall have a slope of not more than 1:12 (vertical rise/horizontal run). The approach shall be constructed and maintained to drain away from the scale, to provide easy vehicle access to the scale, and to provide easy access by the department or a scale service company to test compliance with s. ATCP 92.02 (1).
ATCP 92.30(3)(i) (i) Livestock scales; test weight unloading platform. A concrete test weight unloading platform shall be constructed and maintained next to every livestock scale. The test weight unloading platform shall be at least 10 feet (3 meters) long and 8 feet (2.4 meters) wide. The test weight unloading platform shall be on the same level and plane as the scale platform. The test weight unloading platform shall be situated so that a test truck can easily lower test weights onto the test weight unloading platform, and so that test weights can easily be moved from the test weight unloading platform to the scale platform.
ATCP 92.30(4) (4)Vehicle and livestock scales; tolerances. Vehicle and livestock scales installed or relocated under sub. (1) shall comply with acceptance tolerances under s. ATCP 92.02 throughout the period starting with the first date of use and ending 90 days after the department first receives notice under sub. (5) that the scale is in use. After that initial period, the scale shall comply with applicable tolerances under s. ATCP 92.02.
ATCP 92.30(5) (5)Vehicle and livestock scales; installation report. If a person installs or relocates a vehicle or livestock scale, that person shall report the completed installation or relocation to the department within 5 days after the installation or relocation is completed. The report shall be filed in writing and shall include all of the following:
ATCP 92.30(5)(a) (a) The number of the permit under sub. (1) that authorized the scale installation or relocation, if the scale is a vehicle scale.
ATCP 92.30(5)(b) (b) The date of installation or relocation, and the location at which the scale was installed or to which the scale was relocated.
ATCP 92.30(5)(c) (c) The name of the scale manufacturer, the brand name of the scale, and the model or serial number of the scale.
ATCP 92.30(5)(d) (d) The capacity of the scale.
ATCP 92.30(5)(e) (e) The sectional capacity of the scale if the scale was constructed before January 1, 1989, or the concentrated load capacity of the scale if the scale was manufactured on or after January 1, 1989.
ATCP 92.30(5)(f) (f) A scale test report showing that the scale was tested and correct before it was put into use. The scale test shall comply with sub. (7).
ATCP 92.30(5)(g) (g) A statement indicating whether the scale was sold in connection with the installation or relocation. If the scale was sold, the report shall include the name and address of the buyer and seller, and shall indicate the date of sale.
ATCP 92.30(6) (6)Vehicle scales; construction variances.
ATCP 92.30(6)(a)(a) The department may grant a variance from a construction requirement under sub. (3) if the department determines that the variance is justified by special circumstances and will not compromise the structural integrity or accuracy of the scale. The department may impose any conditions on the variance, including alternative construction requirements, which it considers necessary.
ATCP 92.30(6)(b) (b) A person applying for a variance under par. (a) shall submit the application in writing, on a form provided by the department. The application shall include all of the following:
ATCP 92.30(6)(b)1. 1. A detailed written justification for the variance. The justification shall demonstrate that the proposed variance is justified by special circumstances and will not compromise the structural integrity or accuracy of the scale.
ATCP 92.30(6)(b)2. 2. A nonrefundable variance application fee of $150.
ATCP 92.30(6)(c) (c) The department may deny a variance application under par. (b) if the requester begins construction in violation of any requirement under sub. (3) before the department grants a variance from that requirement.
ATCP 92.30 Note Note: A variance application form under sub. (6) (b) may be obtained at https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Programs_Services/WeightsAndMeasures.aspx or by writing to:
ATCP 92.30 Note Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Division of Trade and Consumer Protection
Weights & Measures Program
P.O. Box 8911
Madison, WI 53708-8911.
ATCP 92.30(7) (7)Vehicle and livestock scales; annual testing.
ATCP 92.30(7)(a)(a) The owner or operator of a vehicle or livestock scale with a weighing capacity of 5,000 pounds or more that is used for the commercial weighing of commodities or livestock shall at least annually cause the scale to be inspected and tested for accuracy by a person licensed under s. ATCP 92.20 (1). The person performing the inspection and test shall prepare a written inspection and test report for the scale owner or operator.
ATCP 92.30(7)(b) (b) If a report under par. (a) shows that a scale is inaccurate, the scale may not be used until a person licensed under s. ATCP 92.20 (1) re-inspects and retests the scale and delivers a written report to the scale owner or operator confirming that the inaccuracy has been corrected.
ATCP 92.30(7)(c) (c) The owner or operator of a vehicle or livestock scale shall file with the department a copy of each report prepared in connection with the inspection or testing of that scale, including any report required under par. (a) or (b), not more than 15 days after the owner or operator receives the test report and not more than 30 days after the reported inspection or test occurred.
ATCP 92.30(7)(d) (d) If the department finds that a vehicle scale operator who is required to be licensed under s. ATCP 92.31 (1) has failed to file a vehicle scale inspection or test report as required by par. (c), the department shall assess against that operator a license surcharge of $200. The department may not issue or renew an annual license under s. ATCP 92.31 (1) if the operator fails to include the amount of any unpaid surcharge assessed under this paragraph with the operator's annual license application. The department may suspend or revoke an annual license if the license holder fails to pay a surcharge assessed under this paragraph within 120 days after the department assesses the surcharge. A surcharge payment under this paragraph does not relieve a vehicle scale operator of any other civil or criminal liability for violating sub. (1), but is not evidence of a violation.
ATCP 92.30 Note Note: The testing and reporting requirements under sub. (7) (a) to (c) apply to all vehicle scales and livestock scales. However the license surcharge under par. (d) applies only to vehicles scales whose operators are required to be licensed under s. ATCP 92.31 (1). See surcharge authorization in s. 98.16 (3m) (c), Stats. Violations by vehicle scale or livestock scale operators are also subject to penalties under s. 98.26, Stats.
ATCP 92.30(8) (8)Rejection notice. A department weights and measures inspector or a municipal weights and measures sealer may issue a rejection notice under s. 98.05 (2), Stats., prohibiting the commercial use of a vehicle or livestock scale which does not comply with this section.
ATCP 92.30(9) (9)Exemptions. Subsections (1) to (7) do not apply to any of the following:
ATCP 92.30(9)(a) (a) A vehicle scale that is used for less than one year at the same location.
ATCP 92.30(9)(b) (b) Portable vehicle scales installed with all of the following:
ATCP 92.30(9)(b)1. 1. Durable load bearing foundations that comply with the vehicle scale manufacturer's engineering drawings and specifications.
ATCP 92.30(9)(b)2. 2. Durable vehicle approaches that provide adequate drainage away from the scale and easy access for the department or a scale service company to test compliance with s. ATCP 92.02 (1).
ATCP 92.30(9)(b)3. 3. Durable approach bulkheads that provide a barrier between the scale's weighing element, approach material, and run off.
ATCP 92.30(9)(c) (c) A vehicle scale used exclusively for highway construction if that use is supervised by the state of Wisconsin department of transportation.
ATCP 92.30 Note Note: Scales identified under sub. (8) are not exempt from s. ATCP 92.02, from licensing requirements under s. 98.16, Stats., or from the testing requirement under s. 98.16 (3m), Stats.
ATCP 92.30 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1991, No. 432, eff. 1–1–92; am. (1), (3) (b) 3., (c) 1. and 3., (e) 1. and 3., and (h), r. and recr. (8), Register, December, 1995, No. 480, eff. 1-1-96; CR 02-141: renum. from ATCP 92.03 Register August 2003 No. 572, eff. 9-1-03; CR 09-105: am. (title), (2) (title), (3) (title), (intro.), (4) (title), (5) (f), r. and recr. (1), (5) (title), (a), (6), renum. (7), (8) to be (8), (9), cr. (7) Register December 2010 No. 660, eff. 1-1-11; correction in (5) (f) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2010 No. 660; CR 13-043: am. (1) (c), (3) (e) 2., (6) (title) Register February 2014 No. 698, eff. 5-1-14.
ATCP 92.31 ATCP 92.31Vehicle scale; license to operate.
ATCP 92.31(1)(1)License required. No person may operate a vehicle scale without a license from the department, as provided under s. 98.16, Stats. A separate license is required for each scale. A license is not transferable between persons, scales, or scale locations. A license expires on March 31 annually.
ATCP 92.31(2) (2)License application. A person applying for a license under sub. (1) shall apply on a form provided by the department. The application shall include all the following:
ATCP 92.31(2)(a) (a) The applicant's correct legal name and business address, and any trade name under which the applicant proposes to operate the vehicle scale.
ATCP 92.31(2)(b) (b) The nature and location of the vehicle scale.
ATCP 92.31(2)(c) (c) The fees and surcharges required under sub. (3).
ATCP 92.31(2)(d) (d) Other information that the department reasonably requires for licensing purposes.
ATCP 92.31 Note Note: A license application form under sub. (2) (d) may be obtained at https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Programs_Services/WeightsAndMeasures.aspx or by writing to:
ATCP 92.31 Note Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Division of Trade and Consumer Protection
Weights & Measures Program
P.O. Box 8911
Madison, WI 53708-8911.
ATCP 92.31(3) (3)License fees and surcharges. A person applying for a vehicle scale license under sub. (1) shall pay the following fees and surcharges:
ATCP 92.31(3)(a) (a) An annual license fee of $115 for each vehicle scale.
ATCP 92.31(3)(b) (b) A license surcharge of $200 if the department determines that, within one year before submitting the license application, the applicant operated a vehicle scale without a license in violation of sub. (1). A surcharge payment under this paragraph does not relieve the applicant of any other civil or criminal liability for violating sub. (1), but is not evidence of a violation.
ATCP 92.31(3)(c) (c) Any unpaid license surcharge that has been assessed against the license applicant under s. ATCP 92.30 (7) (d).
ATCP 92.31(3)(d) (d) Reinspection fees, if any, required under s. ATCP 92.60.
ATCP 92.31(4) (4)Action on license application. The department shall grant or deny a license application under sub. (2) within 20 business days after the department receives a complete application.
ATCP 92.31(5) (5)Exemption. Subsection (1) does not apply to a person who operates a vehicle scale only as an employee of a person who is required to hold a license under sub. (1).
ATCP 92.31 History History: CR 02-141: cr. Register August 2003 No. 572, eff. 9-1-03; CR 09-105: am. (title), (2) (c), r. and recr. (3) Register December 2010 No. 660, eff. 1-1-11; correction in (3) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2010, No. 660.
subch. V of ch. ATCP 92 Subchapter V — Liquefied Petroleum Gas
ATCP 92.40 ATCP 92.40Thermometer and thermometer well specifications.
ATCP 92.40(1)(1) Every meter used for the liquid measurement of liquefied petroleum gas sold or delivered to consumers shall be equipped with a thermometer well. The well shall extend into the flowing liquid either in the liquid chamber of the meter or in the meter inlet or discharge line immediately adjacent to the meter.
ATCP 92.40(2) (2) The thermometer well shall be constructed so as to permit insertion of a Fahrenheit thermometer which has one-degree graduations, spaced at least 0.04 inch apart.
ATCP 92.40 History History: CR 02-141: renum. from ATCP 92.05 (1) Register August 2003 No. 572, eff. 9-1-03; CR 14-047: am. (2) Register May 2015 No. 713, eff. 6-1-15.
ATCP 92.41 ATCP 92.41Manual volume correction. When liquefied petroleum gas is sold or delivered to consumers by liquid measurement through use of a liquid meter that is not equipped with an automatic temperature compensating mechanism, then its volume shall be corrected to a temperature of 60° F. through use of the volume correction factor table set forth in this paragraph. To correct measured volume to volume at 60° F., determine the temperature of the liquid after midpoint in the delivery from the thermometer referred to in s. ATCP 92.40, find the observed temperature in the temperature column in the table, refer to the appropriate column for the product delivered, read the volume conversion factor opposite the observed temperature, and multiply the volume delivered as indicated by the meter by the factor to obtain the volume at 60° F. - See PDF for table PDF
ATCP 92.41 History History: CR 02-141: renum. from ATCP 92.05 (2) Register August 2003 No. 572, eff. 9-1-03; correction made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register August 2003 No. 572.
ATCP 92.42 ATCP 92.42Sales tickets.
ATCP 92.42(1) (1) When delivery of liquefied petroleum gas is made through a liquid meter equipped with an automatic temperature compensating mechanism, the word “gallon" or any abbreviation thereof shall not appear alone on the sales ticket but shall be immediately preceded or followed by the words“automatically corrected to 60°F." in the same size and style of type.
ATCP 92.42(2) (2) When delivery of liquefied petroleum gas is made through a liquid meter not equipped with an automatic temperature compensating mechanism, the sales ticket shall show the delivered gallons, the temperature of the liquid at the time of delivery, the volume correction factor, and the corrected gallonage. Wherever a statement of corrected gallonage appears on the sales ticket the words “corrected to 60°F." shall appear immediately adjacent thereto.
ATCP 92.42 History History: CR 02-141: renum. from ATCP 92.05 (3) Register August 2003 No. 572, eff. 9-1-03.
ATCP 92.43 ATCP 92.43Liquified petroleum gas meter; license to operate.
ATCP 92.43(1)(1)License required.
ATCP 92.43(1)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), no person may operate a liquefied petroleum gas meter without an annual license from the department. An annual license expires on November 30. A separate license is required for each liquefied petroleum gas meter. A license is not transferable between persons or meters.
ATCP 92.43(1)(b) (b) Paragraph (a) does not apply to an individual who operates a liquefied petroleum gas meter only as an employee of a person who holds a license under par. (a) to operate that meter.
ATCP 92.43(2) (2)License application. A person shall apply for a license under sub. (1) on an application form provided by the department. The application shall include a test report that complies with s. ATCP 92.45 and shows the liquefied petroleum gas meter is correct.
ATCP 92.43 Note Note: An application form under sub. (2) may be obtained athttps://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Programs_Services/WeightsAndMeasures.aspx or by writing to:
ATCP 92.43 Note Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Division of Trade and Consumer Protection
Weights & Measures Program
P.O. Box 8911
Madison, WI 53708-8911.
ATCP 92.43(3) (3)License fees and surcharges. An application under sub. (2) shall include all of the following fees and surcharges:
ATCP 92.43(3)(a) (a) A license fee of $40 for each liquefied petroleum gas meter for the license year December 1, 2011, to November 30, 2012, and a license fee of $60 for each liquefied petroleum gas meter for license years beginning after November 30, 2012.
ATCP 92.43(3)(b) (b) A surcharge of $200 if the department determines that, within one year prior to submitting the application, the applicant operated the liquefied petroleum gas meter without the license required under sub. (1). A surcharge payment under this paragraph does not relieve the applicant of any other civil or criminal liability for violating sub. (1), but is not evidence of a violation.
ATCP 92.43(3)(c) (c) A surcharge of $200 if the department determines that, within one year prior to submitting the application, the applicant failed to comply with a test reporting requirement under s. ATCP 92.45. A surcharge payment under this paragraph does not relieve the applicant of any other civil or criminal liability for violating s. ATCP 92.45, but is not evidence of a violation.
ATCP 92.43(3)(d) (d) Reinspection fees, if any, required under s. ATCP 92.60.
ATCP 92.43(4) (4)Action on license application. The department shall grant or deny a license application under sub. (2) within 20 business days after the department receives a complete application.
ATCP 92.43 History History: CR 02-141: renum. from ATCP 92.05 (4) Register August 2003 No. 572, eff. 9-1-03; CR 09-105: r. and recr. Register December 2010 No. 660, eff. 1-1-11.
ATCP 92.45 ATCP 92.45Liquified petroleum gas meter; testing and reporting. The operator of a liquid petroleum gas meter shall at least annually have the meter tested for accuracy by a person who is licensed under s. ATCP 92.20 (1) to perform the testing. The person performing the test shall provide the meter operator with a written report of test results. The meter operator shall provide a copy of the test report to the department within 30 days after the testing is completed, and shall retain the test report for at least 3 years.
ATCP 92.45 Note Note: A tester may, on behalf of a meter operator, provide a copy of a test report to the department as required under s. ATCP 92.45. However, the meter operator is ultimately responsible for ensuring that the department receives a copy of the test report.
ATCP 92.45 History History: CR 09-105: cr. Register December 2010 No. 660, eff. 1-1-11.
subch. VI of ch. ATCP 92 Subchapter VI — Vehicle Tank Meters
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Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.