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Weights and Measures
This rule updates technical standards incorporated by reference in current rules related to fair packaging and labeling (ch. ATCP 90, Wis. Adm. Code), methods of sale of commodities (ch. ATCP 91, Wis. Adm. Code), and fair weights and measures (ch. ATCP 92, Wis. Adm. Code). The technical standards are published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This rule incorporates the latest published editions of the relevant NIST standards, which include routine technical updates to the previously-cited editions.
Other Minor Edits
This rule corrects typographical errors and makes other non-substantive edits to current rules, as needed.
Comparison with federal regulations
This rule updates references to weights and measures technical standards published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). By incorporating the latest NIST standards, this rule keeps Wisconsin standards consistent with applicable national standards.
Comparison with rule(s) in surrounding states
This rule does not have a significant impact on programs in this state or other states, or create any significant disparity between this state and other states. The updated national weights and measures standards (NIST standards) incorporated by this rule are the same standards used in other states.
Data and analytical methodologies
This rule does not depend on any complex analysis of data. This rule merely makes minor or technical changes to current rules.
Standards incorporated by reference
This rule updates references to certain weights and measures technical standards (NIST standards) that are incorporated by reference in current rules. Updated technical standards include standards found in NIST Handbooks 44, 130 and 133 (2011 editions).
Pursuant to s. 227.21, Stats., DATCP will request permission from the Department of Justice to incorporate the updated technical standards by reference in this rule. Copies of the updated standards will be kept on file with DATCP and the Legislative Reference Bureau.
Fiscal Impact
This rule will have no significant fiscal impact on DATCP or local units of government This rule will not have a substantial impact on DATCP administrative or operating costs.
Small Business Impact
This rule will not have any significant impact on small business or other business. This rule makes minor technical “housekeeping" changes that will not have a significant impact on business standards, costs or operations.
Environmental Impact
This “housekeeping" rule will have no significant environmental impact.
Agency Contact Person
Questions or comments related to this rule may be sent to the following address:
Karen Schultz
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
2811 Agriculture Drive
Madison, WI 53718
Telephone: (608) 224-5023
Notice of Hearing
Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) announces that it will hold public hearings on proposed rules to revise Chapter ATCP 70, related to food processing plant license exemptions. DATCP adopted a temporary emergency rule, effective April 22, 2010, to create license exemptions for certain small-scale home canners and maple syrup processors.
Hearing Information
DATCP will hold public hearings at the times and places shown below:
Thursday, November 11, 2010
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Clark County Courthouse - Auditorium
517 Court Street
Neillsville, WI 54456
Friday, November 12, 2010
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Vernon County Courthouse Annex
Third Floor County Board Room
400 Courthouse Square
Viroqua, WI 54665
Monday, November 15, 2010
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Eau Claire County – UW Extension
227 1st Street West
Altoona, WI 54720-4712
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Spooner Ag Research Station
W6646 HWY 70
Spooner, WI 54801
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Northern Great Lakes Center Theater
29270 County Highway G
Ashland, WI 54806
Thursday, November 18, 2010
9:00 a.m. – 12:00p.m.
Oneida County – UW Extension
3375 Airport Road, #10
Rhinelander, WI 54501
Friday, November 19, 2010
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Shawano County Courthouse
311 N. Main Street
Shawano, WI 54166
Monday, November 22, 2010
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Fond du Lac County - UW Extension
Admin./Extension Building
400 University Drive, Room: AE 205/206
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
Monday, November 22, 2010
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Outagamie County - UW Extension
3365 W Brewster Street, Room: ABC
Appleton, WI 54911
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Washington County Courthouse
Room 1020 – Lower Level
432 E. Washington Street
West Bend, WI 53095
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Jefferson County - UW Extension
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