[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 110 (Monday, June 9, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 32859]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-13218]



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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration

9 CFR Part 201


Scales; Accurate Weights, Repairs, Adjustments or Replacements 
After Inspection

AGENCY: Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA.

ACTION: Direct final rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: The Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration is 
correcting a direct final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on 
April 29, 2014 (FR Doc. 2014-9655). The direct final rule required all 
scales used to weigh livestock, livestock carcasses, live poultry, or 
feed meet requirements contained in section 5.59, Electronic Livestock, 
Meat, and Poultry Evaluation Systems and/or Devices of the National 
Institute of Standards and Technology, Specifications, Tolerances, and 
other Technical Requirements for Weighing and Measuring Devices (NIST 
Handbook 44) 2013 edition. The NIST Handbook 44 includes additional 
requirements for scales used to weigh live animals, livestock and 
poultry carcasses, which should not have been excluded by this rule. 
The direct final rule should have incorporated, by reference, all of 
the General Code, Scales Code, and Weight Code from the 2013 edition of 
the NIST Handbook 44. Additionally, the direct final rule must reflect 
the change to the heading of Sec.  201.71, as a result of NIST Handbook 
44 requirements for electronic devices and systems and the correct 
email address for the National Conference for Weights and Measures.

DATES: This correction is effective June 30, 2014. The incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in the rule is approved by the 
Director of the Federal Register as of June 30, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: S. Brett Offutt, Director, Policy and 
Litigation Division by Email at s.brett.offutt@usda.gov, or by 
telephone at (202) 720-7363.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In FR Doc. 2014-9655 appearing on page 23892 
in the Federal Register of Tuesday, April 29, 2014, the following 
corrections are made:


Sec.  201.71  [Corrected]

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1. On page 23893, in the first column, in Part 201--Regulations Under 
the Packers and Stockyards Act, the section heading ``Sec.  201.7 1 
Scales; accurate weights, repairs, adjustments or replacements after 
inspection'' is corrected to read ``Sec.  201.71 Scales and or 
Electronic Evaluation Devices or Systems; accurate weights and 
measures, repairs, adjustments or replacements after inspection.''

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2. On page 23893, in the first column, in Part 201--Regulations Under 
the Packers and Stockyards Act, Section 201.71, in paragraph (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 section 5.59, Electronic Livestock, Meat, and 
Poultry Evaluation Systems and/or Devices, pages 5-85 and 5-86 of the 
``U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and 
Technology, Specifications, Tolerances, and other Technical 
Requirements for Weighing and Measuring Devices (NIST Handbook 44), 
2013 edition'' 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'' is 
corrected to read ``(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. All electronic evaluation devices or systems for measuring the 
composition or quality constituents of live animals, livestock and 
poultry carcasses, and individual cuts of meat or a combination thereof 
for the purpose of determining value shall be installed, maintained, 
and operated to ensure accuracy. Such scales or electronic evaluation 
devices or systems shall meet applicable requirements contained in the 
General Code, Scales Code, Weights Code, and Electronic Livestock, 
Meat, and Poultry Evaluation Systems and/or Devices Code of the NIST 
Handbook 44. The 2013 edition of the National Institute of Standards 
and Technology (NIST) Handbook 44, ``Specifications, Tolerances, and 
Other Technical Requirements for Weighing and Measuring Devices'' is 
hereby incorporated by reference and was approved by the Director of 
the Federal Register in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 
51''

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3. On page 23893, in the second column, in paragraph (a), the National 
Conference of Weights and Measures (NCWM) email address of 
``nfo@ncwm.net'' is corrected to read ``nfo@ncwm.net">info@ncwm.net.''

    Dated: June 3, 2014.
Larry Mitchell,
Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration.
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