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15.03.11.00.htm 15.03.11.00. Title 15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 03 WEIGHTS AND MEASURES Chapter 11 Qualifications for Registration of a Service Technician and Service Agency Authority: Agriculture Article, §11-203(a)3) Annotated Code of Maryland
15.03.11.01.htm 15.03.11.01. 01 Scope and Purpose.. This chapter describes the Department's voluntary registration of service technicians and service agencies. This certification program is intended to allow owners of commercially used weighing and measuring devices to immediately place into service devices that have been installed, serviced, or repaired by a service technician or service agency registered with the Department.
15.03.11.02.htm 15.03.11.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) Commercial Weighing and Measuring Device.. a) "Commercial weighing and measuring device" means any weighing or measuring device commercially used:i) In establishing size, quantity, extent, area, or measurement of products for distribution or consumption which are purchased, offered, or submitted for sale, hire, or award; or
15.03.11.03.htm 15.03.11.03. 03 Application.. A. A person seeking certification shall obtain the appropriate form from, and make application to, the Department. An applicant shall pay a one-time application fee of $25 and provide the following information in an application:1) Name of the applicant or service agency;. 2) Principal business address of the applicant or service agency;. 3) Whether the applicant has a previous or current registration with any state government relating to service technicians or
15.03.11.04.htm 15.03.11.04. 04 Qualifications for Registration.. A. Registered Service Technician. An applicant seeking to become a certified service technician shall:1) Except as provided in §B of this regulation, pass a written examination for each type of weighing and measuring device the applicant intends to install, service, or repair;2) Possess a working knowledge of weighing and measuring devices for which the applicant intends to be registered;
15.03.11.05.htm 15.03.11.05. 05 Notice of Pass or Fail.. A. The Department shall notify the applicant of the examination results for each type of weighing and measuring device for which the applicant tested.B. An applicant who fails and wants to retake an examination shall pay a $10 reexamination fee..
15.03.11.06.htm 15.03.11.06. 06 Additional Examinations following Certification.. A service technician possessing a current certificate of registration from the Department may take additional examinations for other types of weighing and measuring devices. The certified service technician shall submit to the Department, before the testing date, a $10 examination fee in the form of a check or money order.
15.03.11.07.htm 15.03.11.07. 07 Certificate of Registration Fee.. A. The Department shall issue a certificate of registration to a qualified person under Regulation .04 of this chapter, upon receipt of the appropriate fee specified in §B of this regulation.B. A qualified person seeking a certificate of registration shall pay to the Department one of the following fees for the appropriate type of registration for which certification is sought:1) $50 for a service technician certificate; or.
15.03.11.08.htm 15.03.11.08. 08 Registration Renewal.. A. A registration expires on September 30 of the second year after the date issued.. B. The Department shall renew without penalty a registration which has lapsed for less than 3 months.C. The Department shall renew a registration which has lapsed for 3 months or more only after the applicant meets the qualifications outlined in Regulation .04 of this chapter.D. A service agency or service technician shall notify the Department in wr
15.03.11.09.htm 15.03.11.09. 09 Report Forms.. Within 5 days after a device is serviced, restored to service, or placed into service, a registered service technician or registered service agency shall notify and provide to the Department the following information:A. Name and address of service agency, service technician, or both;. B. Location of device; and. C. Make and model of device..
15.03.11.10.htm 15.03.11.10. 10 Examination of Testing Equipment.. A. At least once every two calendar years, each registered service agency and registered service technician shall submit for examination and certification all standards, except for those noted in §B of this regulation, that are used or intended to be used for servicing and testing commercial weighing and measuring devices for which competence is registered to one of the fo3) A NIST-approved out-of-State weights and measures laboratory..
15.03.11.11.htm 15.03.11.11. 11 Record-Keeping Requirements.. A. Report Forms. Each service technician or service agency seeking registration with the Department shall submit, with the application for certificate of registration, a report form for approval by the Department. There is no specific format for the requested information, which shall include:1) Name and address of service agency, service technician, or both;. 2) Name and address of device owner;. 3) Location of device;. 4) Date of service;.
15.03.11.12.htm 15.03.11.12. 12 Denial, Revocation, or Suspension of Application or Registration.. For good cause or for a violation of this chapter, the Secretary may deny an application for renewal of registration, or revoke or suspend the current registration, of any service technician or service agency:A. Upon reasonable notice to an applicant; and. B. After an opportunity for a hearing..
15.03.11.13.htm 15.03.11.13. 13 Publishing of Registrant Lists.. The Secretary upon request shall publish or provide lists of registered service technicians and registered service agencies.
15.03.11.9999.htm 15.03.11.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―13 adopted as an emergency provision effective October 1, 2003 (30:21 Md. R. 1527) adopted permanently effective January 5, 2004 (30:26 Md. R. 1917)
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