15.03.05.06

.06 Correct Weight, Measure and Test.

A. Conversion of Volume to Weight. When a volume of raw unhomogenized milk is converted to weight, it shall be on the basis of 8.6 pounds per gallon.

B. Weighing and Measuring Device Requirements. Weighing and measuring devices used for determining the weight and measure of milk or other fluid dairy products, when the weight or measure is used as the basis of payment, shall meet all specifications, tolerances, and other technical requirements of National Bureau of Standards Handbook 44 and any amendments to it. All weighing and measuring devices are subject to test and inspection by the Secretary as often as deemed necessary.

C. Manifest Tag, Quantity Ticket and Record Keeping. The quantity of a lot of milk or other fluid dairy products shall be determined by a person licensed under these regulations and shall be correctly entered on a manifest tag or quantity ticket with the producer's name or number and the date the quantity is determined. When the information recorded on a manifest tag or quantity ticket is transferred to a permanent record, the manifest tag or quantity ticket shall be kept on file for 12 months from the date the information is entered on the permanent record, at a place designated on the permit application. During the 12-month period, the indicated record and manifest tag or quantity ticket shall be open to inspection by the Secretary at all reasonable times.