02 NCAC 38 .0505             VARIATIONS IN WEIGHT

A tolerance not exceeding two pounds on each basket of tobacco weighing not more than 175 pounds, and a tolerance of four pounds on each basket of tobacco weighing more than 175 pounds shall be considered a reasonable variation in weight; provided, however, such variation shall be allowable only when supported by the facts in each case and applicable to each individual basket of tobacco; and further provided that in no case shall any allowance be made for variation in weight on basket erroneously weighed or illegally packed; and also provided that consistent short weights on baskets peculiar to any warehouse on a given market shall raise a presumption of erroneous weighing.


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.