02 NCAC 38 .0502             BASKETS

No basket shall be used in a tobacco auction warehouse which deviates from the established average weight by a weight in excess of one pound either over or under.  The average weight shall be established by weighing 100 baskets, picked at random, and this weight divided by 100.  The said average basket weight shall be posted on the scale or scale house in a plain and conspicuous place.  Any and every basket in said warehouse which does not conform to this requirement shall be moved from the premises or destroyed by the operators of the warehouse.  Each warehouse shall be equipped with a metal test weight which shall be equal in weight to the established and posted average weight of basket.  Said test weight shall be used by the weighmaster in making allowance for the basket when setting total tare on tare beams of scale and thereby protect himself in the issuing of weight certificate provided in G.S. 81A‑53.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 81A‑2; 81A‑4; 81A‑15(9);

Eff. May 1, 1983;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 22, 2015.