SOLID FUEL


§ 9.21. Weighmaster’s certificate required.

 (a)  Rule for lots exceeding 100 pounds. A person may not sell, transport over a public highway, deliver or cause to be delivered or start out to deliver a solid fuel in a lot or lots in amounts exceeding 100 pounds unless each lot is in a separate compartment of the vehicle or vehicle and trailer and each lot is accompanied by a weighmaster’s certificate.

 (b)  Exceptions. The rule in subsection (a) does not apply to solid fuel when any of the following occur:

   (1)  The weighing takes place at the point of delivery or sale.

   (2)  The producer of the solid fuel furnishes proof, satisfactory to the Department or to an inspector of weights and measures, that the solid fuel being transported comes from the producer’s own mine, is the producer’s own property and is being transported for purposes other than sale.

   (3)  The sale transaction entails the sale of a boatload or railroad carload of solid fuel delivered directly from the boat or car to a purchaser and accepted as to weight by the purchaser on the bill of lading or other voucher issued by the carrier.

 (c)  Rule for lots of 100 pounds or less. A person may not sell, transport over a public highway, deliver or cause to be delivered or start out to deliver a solid fuel in a lot or lots in amounts of 100 pounds or less unless each lot is in a separate compartment of the vehicle or vehicle and trailer and each lot is accompanied by a weighmaster’s certificate. These requirements need not be met if the solid fuel is in closed containers or closed bags and the following information is plainly printed on the container or bag or on a tag securely attached to the container or bag:

   (1)  The net contents of the container or bag (expressed in avoirdupois pounds).

   (2)  The type of solid fuel.

   (3)  The name, address, city, state and zip code of the seller.



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