30-12-202. Specific powers and duties of department -- rules. (1) The department shall adopt from time to time reasonable rules for the enforcement of parts 1 through 5, and the rules have the effect of law. These rules may include:
(a) schedules of fees for testing and certification;
(b) standards of net weight, measure, or count and reasonable standards of fill for any commodity in package form;
(c) rules governing the technical and reporting procedures to be followed and the report and record forms and marks of approval and rejection to be used by the department in the discharge of its official duties;
(d) exemptions from the sealing or marking requirements of 30-12-209 with respect to weights and measures of a character or size that sealing or marking would be inappropriate, impracticable, or damaging to the apparatus involved; and
(e) rules governing the voluntary registration of service providers and service agencies.
(2) The rules described in subsection (1) must include specifications, tolerances, and other technical requirements for weights and measures subject to inspection and testing under 30-12-205, designed to eliminate from use, without prejudice to apparatus that conforms as closely as practicable to the official standards, those:
(a) that are not accurate;
(b) that are not reasonably permanent in their adjustment or will not repeat their indications correctly; or
(c) that facilitate the perpetration of fraud.
(3) The specifications, tolerances, and other technical requirements for commercial weighing and measuring devices, together with amendments to the specifications, as recommended by the national institute of standards and technology and published in national institute of standards and technology Handbook 44 and supplements to that handbook or in any publication revising or superseding Handbook 44, are the specifications, tolerances, and other technical requirements for commercial weighing and measuring devices of this state, except as specifically modified, amended, or rejected by a rule issued by the department.
(4) An apparatus is considered to be "correct" when it conforms to all applicable requirements adopted as specified in this section. Other apparatus are considered to be "incorrect".