News Release
California Department of Food and Agriculture
Media Contact:
Steve Lyle, Office of Public Affairs, (916) 654-0462,
Release #02-019
Group to consider regulatory issues
SACRAMENTO- The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is seeking nominations for a new measurement standards advisory committee, which will study issues and make recommendations on regulatory issues pertaining to commercial weighing and measuring equipment.

To be considered for positions, candidates must represent one of the following groups: service agencies, county sealers, manufacturers of commercial weighing and measuring devices, industry clients of service agencies, and the general public. Advisory committee members will not receive compensation for their time but may be reimbursed for authorized travel expenses. The committee will meet at the call of CDFA or any committee member, but not less often than once each year.

Commercial weighing and measuring devices are instruments used as the basis of settlement in the buying and selling of every sort of commodity or service. Examples are service station gasoline dispensers, grocery store check-stand registers, vehicle scales, truck-mounted meters for deliveries of various liquids, taxi meters, and utility submeters. County sealers, working under the authority of the CDFA Secretary, routinely inspect these devices to insure that all parties to transactions receive accurate measurements.
Individuals who wish to serve are invited to submit a letter of interest and a statement of qualifications. Nominations will be accepted until April 15, 2002, or until the committee positions are filled. Please address all correspondence to:
Mike Cleary, Director
California Department of Food and Agriculture
Division of Measurement Standards
Attn: Brett Saum
8500 Fruitridge Road
Sacramento, CA 95826

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