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Certification of metersE+W+S

5(1)Subject to sub-paragraph (2) below, a meter may be certified—E+W+S

(a)by a meter examiner appointed under paragraph 4 above; or

(b)by a person who is authorised to certify meters of that description by or under regulations made under this paragraph;

and in this paragraph “examiner” means a meter examiner or a person so authorised.

(2)No meter shall be certified unless the examiner is satisfied—

(a)that the meter is of an approved pattern or construction; and

(b)that the meter conforms to such standards (including standards framed by reference to margins of error) as may be prescribed;

and references in this Schedule to prescribed margins of error shall be construed accordingly.

(3)An examiner may certify any meter submitted to him, notwithstanding that he has not himself examined or tested it, if—

(a)the meter is submitted to him by F1. . . a person authorised by the Director for the purposes of this sub-paragraph;

(b)the meter is accompanied by a report stating that the meter has been examined and tested by the person submitting it and containing such other information as may be prescribed;

(c)the examiner considers that the report indicates that the meter is entitled to be certified;

(d)the meter is one of a number submitted at the same time by the same person,

and the examiner has himself examined and tested as many of those meters as he may consider sufficient to provide a reasonable test of all of them.

(4)Regulations under this paragraph may make different provision for meters of different descriptions or for meters used or intended to be used for different purposes and may include provision—

(a)for the termination of certification in the case of meters which no longer conform to the prescribed standards and in such other cases as may be prescribed;

(b)for determining the fees to be paid for examining, testing and certifying meters, and the persons by whom they are to be paid; and

(c)as to the procedure to be followed in examining, testing and certifying meters.

(5)Regulations under this paragraph above may also include provision—

(a)for determining the fee to be paid in respect of any authorisation under sub-paragraph (1) or (3) above;

(b)for imposing conditions on any such authorisation; and

(c)for withdrawing any such authorisation before the end of any period for which it is given if any of those conditions is not satisfied.

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F1Words in Sch. 7 para. 5(3)(a) repealed (1.10.2001) by 2000 c. 27, ss. 52, 108, Sch. 5 para. 5, Sch. 8; S.I. 2001/3266, art. 2, Sch. (subject to transitional provisions in arts. 3-20)

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