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The 2004 Florida Statutes

Title XXXIII
REGULATION OF TRADE, COMMERCE, INVESTMENTS, AND SOLICITATIONS
Chapter 531
WEIGHTS, MEASURES, AND STANDARDS
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Section 531.415, Florida Statutes 2004

531.415  Fees.--

(1)  The department shall charge and collect the following fees for actual metrology laboratory calibration and testing services rendered:

(a)  For each mass standard that is tested or certified to meet tolerances less stringent than American National Standards Institute/American Society for Testing and Materials (ANSI/ASTM) Standard E617 Class 4, the department shall charge a fee of not more than:

Weight

Fee/Unit

0 - 2 lb.

$6

3 - 10 lb.

$8

11 - 50 lb.

$12

51 - 500 lb.

$20

501 - 1000 lb.

$30

1001 - 2500 lb.

$40

2501 - 5000 lb.

$50

(b)  For each mass standard that is tested or certified to meet ANSI/ASTM Standard Class 4 or National Institute of Standards and Technology Class P tolerances, the department shall charge a fee of not more than:

Weight

Fee/Unit

0 - 10 lb.

$20

11 - 50 lb.

$30

51 - 500 lb.

$40

501 - 1000 lb.

$50

1001 - 2500 lb.

$60

2501 - 5000 lb.

$75

(c)  For each mass standard that is calibrated to determine actual mass or apparent mass values, the department shall charge a fee of not more than:

Weight

Fee/Unit

0 - 20 lb.

$40

21 - 50 lb.

$50

51 - 1000 lb.

$70

1001 - 2500 lb.

$150

2501 - 5000 lb.

$250

(d)  For each volumetric flask, graduate, or test measure, the department shall charge a fee of not more than:

Vessel

Fee/Test Point

0 - 5 gal.

$35

Over 5 gal.

Plus $0.75 for each additional gallon

(e)  For each linear measure that is tested or certified, the department shall charge a fee of not more than $75.

(f)  For each linear measure that is calibrated to determine actual values, the department shall charge a fee of not more than $100.

(g)  For each liquid-in-glass or electronic thermometer that is tested or certified, the department shall charge a fee of not more than $50.

(h)  For each liquid-in-glass or electronic thermometer that is calibrated to determine actual values, the department shall charge a fee of not more than $100.

(i)  For each special test or special preparation, the department shall charge a fee of not more than $50 per hour.

(2)  Each fee is payable to the department at the time the testing is done, regardless of whether the item tested is certified. The department may refuse to accept for testing any item deemed by the department to be unsuitable for its intended use. The department shall deposit all fees collected under this section into the General Inspection Trust Fund.

(3)  The department shall notify the Legislature when the fees provided in this section are no longer sufficient to cover the direct and indirect costs of tests and calibrations described in this section.

(4)  Any petroleum product taxed under s. 525.09 and any petroleum equipment owned by a person licensed pursuant to chapter 206 is exempt from the fees established in this section.

History.--s. 5, ch. 93-142.

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