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For Immediate Release:
August 17, 2016

Office of The Attorney General
Christopher S. Porrino, Attorney General

Division of Consumer Affairs
Steve C. Lee, Director

Division of Law
Michelle Miller, Acting Director
  For Further Information and Media Inquiries:
Lisa Coryell (973) 504-6327

Proposed Regulation – Office of Weights and Measures

NEWARK – The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has proposed amendments and new rules to the regulations governing the Office of Weights and Measures ("OWM").

The proposed amendments add data change audit trails to the definition of a "security sealing device." Data change audit trails are also defined in an amendment as "an electronic count and/or information record of the changes to the values of the calibration or configuration parameters of a device." In addition, an amendment allows data change audit trails to be used when provisions for using other security sealing devices are not available.

A proposed new rule would require OWM employees to attend training when conducted by the State. In addition, a proposed new rule establishes a record retention policy for OWM officers' certification. Each officer will have to keep a record of the certificates they have received. The OWM Superintendent will also have to keep records of and issues certificates to officers who have successfully completed the Basic Weights and Measures course or other in-service training. Lastly, if certificates are earned from training conducted by an agency other than OWM, that local jurisdiction will have to keep a record of the certificates issued to OWM officers.

The proposed regulation, and information on how to submit a comment by October 13, 2016, can be viewed here.

Follow the Division of Consumer Affairs on its website.

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