GIPSA Corrects Scale Testing Regulation

On April 8, 2011, in Regulatory, by Maggie Ernst

The Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) published a correction this week to its January 20 final regulation governing when scales must be tested.  The correction specifically applies to the section addressing scales that are used on a limited seasonal basis.  That section now states “… Except that if scales are used on a limited seasonal basis (during any continuous six-month period) for purposes of purchase, sale, acquisition, payment or settlement, the stockyard owner, swine contractor, market agency, dealer, live poultry dealer, or packer using such scales may use the scales within a six-month period following each test.”