New York Agriculture & Markets Law
Sealing of Approved Devices
1. Whenever any weights and measures official inspects any weighing or measuring device or system and finds that it corresponds with, or causes it to correspond with, the standards in his possession, and further finds that it meets the specifications, tolerances and variations allowable as established by the commissioner, he or she shall attach an appropriate official seal to such device or system, or a security seal, as appropriate for purposes of this subdivision. The term “official seal” shall mean an approval notice, decal or label affixed to a device or system indicating that the device or system has been inspected by a weights and measures official and found to be in compliance as described in this section. The term “security seal” shall mean a wire or paper seal or similar nonreusable closure or an electronic audit trail, used to indicate that modifications or adjustments have been made to a device or system.
2. No person, except a weights and measures official, shall remove any official seal or security seal from any such weighing or measuring device or system, or obliterate or deface any such seal or cause any of the foregoing, except that the device owner, or his or her agent, may remove a seal to perform repairs and maintenance provided that he or she:
(a) has first notified the appropriate municipal director of weights and measures as set forth in section one hundred eighty-two of this article;
(b) otherwise complies with section one hundred eighty-two of this article; and
(c) in the case of a security seal, replaces it with an equivalent security seal.
3. All users of commercial weighing or measuring devices or systems shall permit the inspection and testing of the same by any weights and measures official for the purpose of emplacing or examining such seals.