GEN-17—Interpretation of the schedule of fees

The copy of this document located on Measurement Canada's website is considered to be the controlled copy.

Category: General
Issue date: 2018-05-30
Effective date: 2018-05-30
Revision number: 6
Supersedes: CEG-92-08, CEG-93-03, GEN-17 (rev. 5)


Table of contents


1.0 Purpose

This bulletin provides an interpretation of the assessment of fees and charges for services set out in section 47 of the Electricity and Gas Inspection Regulations. These fees and charges are outlined in Schedule 1 of the Regulations.

2.0 References

3.0 Definitions

Automatic meter reader
(lecteur automatique de compteur)

A device that collects, stores and/or transmits usage information from one or more meters. It is not a remote register.

Auxiliary timing device
(dispositif auxiliaire de synchronisation)

A mechanical, electromechanical or electronic device that provides an input to a recording system at predetermined time intervals in order to determine demand billing. An auxiliary device is always located external to the source meter and forms part of a telemetering system.

Data recorder
(enregistreur de données)

An auxiliary device or source meter component (e.g. pulse recorder) that receives and stores energy legal unit of measure (LUM) values or legally relevant (LR) energy data from one or more data initiators (e.g. pulse generators). The data recorder may process LR data or LUM values, provide a means of indication, and provide one or more interpretable outputs that can be converted into a processed LUM value.

Electronic volume conversion device
(appareil électronique de conversion du volume)

An electronic device designed for the primary purpose of converting a volume of gas measured at one set of conditions to a volume of gas expressed at another set of conditions. The device incorporates integral (internal or external) temperature and/or pressure measurement transducers. It may be directly mounted onto a single meter (with mechanical drive or magnetic drive coupling) or connected to a remotely located meter from which it is fed volumetric pulses. The device may perform additional functions such as supercompressibility correction, meter accuracy curve correction (linearization) and energy calculations.

Element
(élément)

The combination of a voltage sensing unit (i.e. sensor or coil) with an associated current sensing unit (i.e. sensor or coil).

Energy calculating meter
(compteur calculateur d'énergie)

A device that automatically converts a gas volume at base conditions into an energy value based on one of the following input methods:

Input method 1

An input into an energy-calculating meter that represents the energy density value of the gas measured by associated instruments.

Input method 2

A user-programmable input that is stored in an energy-calculating meter's memory.

Flow computer
(débitmètre-ordinateur)

An electronic multi-channel device that calculates, totalizes, memorizes and displays time-stamped data representing the following quantities of gas flowing through one or more pipe runs, expressed at line conditions and/or base conditions: gas volume (converted and non-converted), flow rate, energy consumption, energy flow rate, etc.

Calculations are performed using a combination of parameters that have a fixed value or are based on live inputs. The flow computer can also perform flow calculations using approved standard algorithms. Flow measurement input signals are obtained from one or more types of connected gas meters, and non-volumetric input signals are obtained from connected devices that measure differential and/or static pressure, line temperature, gas composition, relative density, etc.

Function
(fonction)

An operation within a device that provides the operational parameters that a specific meter has been designed for. These operations could include measurement and/or calculation functions or operational functions (e.g. time clock or calendar).
Mode
Operating modes included in a multi-function device (e.g. normal, alternate and test).

Multiple-customer measuring system
(système de mesure pour clients multiples)

Metering system that fulfils one or both of the following criteria:

  1. A system that requires on-site central processing of metrological information for more than one metering point.
  2. A system that employs external sensors that are integral to the meter and that is generally used in multi-customer applications, but can operate as a stand-alone, single-point meter.

Multi-rate register
(enregistreur à tarifs multiples)

A device including more than one register where, depending on a fixed set of conditions (e.g. time of day, calendar season, etc.), the metered quantity is stored in a specific register. Each register is associated with billing rates for the quantities stored under the specified rate conditions.

Register
(enregistreur)

Electronic register
A memory location internal or external to the meter where the value of a measured quantity is electronically recorded.
Mechanical register
A mechanical device internal or external to the meter where the value of a measured quantity is recorded and visually presented.

Remote register
(téléenregistreur)

A remote slave display that contains only the information that is resident in the register of the primary measuring device to which it is connected. This remote register is typically hard-wired to the primary measuring device, but it can also obtain the information via other communications media such as fibre optics or radio signals.

Request inspection
(inspection sur demande)

An inspection, other than verification, reverification, measuring apparatus certification, measurement dispute investigation or voltage inspection required under the Electricity and Gas Inspection Act and Regulations that is performed at the request of a contractor, purchaser, meter manufacturer or service organization.

Rotary meter volume simulator
(simulateur de volume pour compteurs à pistons rotatifs)

A measuring apparatus used for the verification testing of mechanical and/or electronic rotary meter modules with any of the following capabilities: standard counter, temperature converting, pressure converting, and supercompressibility correcting. The apparatus simulates the rotating magnetic cup of the pressurized body of a rotary meter to provide a known volumetric input to the module under test.

Supercompressibility
(surcompressibilité)

Input method 1
An input into a supercompressibility correcting meter that utilizes a complete compositional analysis of the gas in the determination of the supercompressibility factor (Part IV, item 18(b)(i) of Schedule 1 of the Regulations).
Input method 2
An input into a supercompressibility correcting meter that approximates the complete compositional analysis method by using combinations of relative density, heating value, carbon dioxide content, nitrogen content and methane content in the determination of the supercompressibility factor (Part IV , item 18(b)(ii) of Schedule 1 of the Regulations).

Telemetering system
(système de télémesure)

Any devices and equipment used to duplicate and/or interpret source electricity or gas meter register readings at a distance. Telemetering systems include automatic meter readers and remote registers.

Transducer
(transducteur)

A sensing element that provides an output quantity having a specified relation to the input quantity or measurement. Transducers may or may not be incorporated into the meter or device enclosure.

Transmitter
(émetteur)

A device containing a sensing element or transducer and processing such that a proportional analogue output signal is generated (e.g. 0-20/4-20 mA, 0-5/1-5 Vdc, etc.), or a digital representation is provided and the output signal can be read by an independent device or test equipment. The transmitter is considered to be a non-integral device. It may or may not be contained in the meter or device enclosure.

4.0 Summary of the fees and charges in Schedule 1 of the Regulations

4.1 Electricity meters and metering installations

Fees for the inspection of electricity meters and metering installations are set out in accordance with:

  • Schedule 1, Part I, column II, for the operational location fee
  • Schedule 1, Part I, column III, for the other location fee

Note: The other location fees apply where verification or reverification testing is performed using certified measuring apparatus or standards at sites such as utility meter shops, service organization facilities, manufacturer facilities and Measurement Canada (MC) laboratories.

4.1.1 Electricity installations

The fees charged must be based on the total number of transformers externally connected to the meter performing the function of transforming current or voltage to metering levels and thus causing the need to use the associated billing multiplier in calculating the actual usage.

The fees must be applied for each transformer utilized in the installation and are set out in accordance with following item of the Regulations:

  • Schedule 1, Part I, column II, item 16

If the installation has no transformer(s) (i.e., self-contained commercial installation), the fee set out in accordance with the following item of the Regulations must be applied:

  • Schedule 1, Part I, column II, item 17

4.1.2 Multiple-mode electronic devices

Fees must be charged once for each quantity listed in 4.1, subject to verification or reverification testing, whether in an operational mode or through a data communication device (e.g. optical port). A fee is charged for verifying a measured quantity at the source only, not each time or at each place it appears.

4.1.3 Multiple-customer measuring system

Installation inspections must be charged at $25 for each half hour (or part thereof) of the total time spent for conducting the inspection.

4.2 Electricity meter inspection or service

For voltage tests, fees are set out in accordance with Schedule 1, Part II, column II of the Regulations.

4.3 Electricity measuring apparatus

For electricity measuring apparatus accuracy, fees are set out in accordance with Schedule 1, Part III, column II of the Regulations.

4.3.1 Measuring apparatus certification

In all cases, the fees for work performed in certifying measuring apparatus must be established in accordance with subsection 47(9) of the Regulations.

4.3.2 Calibration consoles

Fees for contractor, manufacturer or service organization-owned calibration consoles are charged on a per item basis.

Note: No additional fee is to be charged for related travel expenses or travel time.

4.3.3 New technology

Where MC staff participates with an organization in the development of certification requirements or procedures for a new type of technology of electricity measuring apparatus, no fees or time must be charged to the owner for this work.

4.3.4 Rejected certification test results

Fees must be charged to the owner as per section 4.3.1 above, in cases where measuring apparatus certification test results are rejected.

4.3.5 Evaluation of test results by Measurement Canada

No fees must be charged for work performed by MC engineering staff in evaluating the results of measuring apparatus tests.

4.3.6 Extension of certification

No fees are charged for extending the certification of an electricity measuring apparatus.

4.4 Gas meters and metering installations

Fees for the inspection of gas meters and metering installations are set out in accordance with:

  • Schedule 1, Part IV, column II, for the operational location fee
  • Schedule 1, Part IV, column III, for the other location fee

Note: The other location fees apply where verification or reverification testing is performed using certified measuring apparatus or standards at sites such as utility meter shops, service organization facilities, manufacturer facilities and MC laboratories.

4.4.1 Multiple-mode electronic devices

Fees must be charged once for each quantity listed in 4.4, subject to verification or reverification testing, whether in an operational mode or through a data communication device (e.g. optical port). A fee is charged for verifying a measured quantity at the source only, not each time or at each place it appears.

4.5 Gas meters presented for verification with test results from recognized test facilities

When a gas meter is presented for verification or reverification with calibration test results from a recognized test facility (as listed in bulletin G-16), the fees to be charged must be established in accordance with section 4.4.

4.6 Gas meter inspection or service

For relative density, water vapour, fees are set out in accordance with Schedule 1, Part V, column II.

4.7 Gas measuring apparatus

For gas measuring apparatus accuracy, fees are set out in accordance with Schedule 1, Part IX, column II.

4.7.1 Measuring apparatus certification

Except where stated otherwise, the fees for all work performed in certifying measuring apparatus must be established in accordance with subsection 47(10) of the Regulations.

4.7.2 Bell provers

The applicable fees for all work performed in the certification of bell provers that are subject to the strapping process must be established on a per item basis. The per item fee must be applied for each distinct set of strapping results established using the cardinal points for a specific unit of measure (ft3 or m3) on the bell prover's scale.

Note: No additional fee is to be charged for related travel expenses or travel time.

Where a bell prover is of a size not listed in Schedule 1, Part IX, the per item fee for the closest size that is listed must apply.

Note: For example, the per item fee for a 20 ft3 bell prover would be equivalent to the per item fee for a 10 ft3 bell prover (Schedule 1, Part IX, item 3).

4.7.3 Production bell provers, transfer provers and sonic nozzle provers

The applicable fees for all work performed in the certification of gas measuring apparatus such as production bell provers, transfer provers (rotary or turbine type) and sonic nozzle provers must be established on a per item basis.

Note: No additional fee is to be charged for related travel expenses or travel time.

4.7.4 Rotary meter volume simulators

The applicable fees for all work performed in the certification of rotary meter volume simulators must be established based on $25 for each half hour (or part thereof) of the total time spent, not to exceed $500.

Note: No additional fee is to be charged for related travel expenses or travel time.

4.7.5 Reference meters

The applicable fees for all work performed in the certification of one or more reference meters to be installed in a gas measuring apparatus must be based on $25 for each half hour (or part thereof) of the total time spent, not to exceed $500.

Note: No additional fee is to be charged for related travel expenses or travel time.

4.7.6 Certification fee invoices

The MC region or laboratory responsible for the issuance of the calibration certificate is also responsible for the issuance of certification fee invoices.

4.7.7 New technology

Where MC staff participates with an organization in the development of certification requirements or procedures for a new type of technology of electricity measuring apparatus, no fees or time must be charged to the owner for this work.

4.7.8 Rejected certification test results

In cases where the reference meter and/or gas measuring apparatus certification test results are rejected, applicable fees must be charged to the owner.

4.7.9 Administrative work

No additional fees are to be applied for administrative work such as processing requests for calibration services, review of test results, generation of reports and calibration certificates, etc. This work is considered to be part of the work performed in the certification of a reference meter and/or gas measuring apparatus for which fees are already prescribed.

4.8 Request inspection

For charges for inspector's time and expenses, they are set out in accordance with Schedule 1, Part VI, column II.

4.9 Audits

For the audit function, fees are set out in accordance with Schedule 1, Part VII, column II.

4.10 Quality monitoring

The following fees must be applied:

  • Level 1: As per 4.1 and 4.4
  • Level 2: 2/3 fees in 4.1 and 4.4
  • Level 3: 1/3 fees in 4.1 and 4.4

4.11 Devices subject to a sealing moratorium

Fees are set out in accordance with:

  • Schedule 1, Part I, item 19, for electricity devices not sealed.
  • Schedule 1, Part IV, item 32, for gas devices not sealed.

5.0 Devices presented for approval-of-type evaluation

5.1 General

Subsection 47(11) of the Regulations prescribes the fees to be charged for electricity and gas devices presented for approval-of-type evaluation. The fees for the determination of conformance of a device to the specifications include the time required for set-up of test equipment, the performance of the evaluation, and the documentation of results and associated communications with the approval applicant.

The fees for approval-of-type work are $25 for each half hour (or part thereof) of the total time spent for the:

  • preparation of the approval evaluation work (must include document reading, communications with the client, set-up and prequalifying of the test equipment, etc.);
  • evaluation of the device (must include any time spent on witness testing, etc.);
  • documentation of results (must include preparation and writing of the notice of approval, etc.).

Note: When the examiner travels to client premises to evaluate a device, no travel expenses are to be charged to the client.

5.2 Evaluations at another location

Where the approval-of-type work is carried out at another location, the Approval and Calibration Services Laboratory is to charge only for the time spent on the determination of device conformance as defined under section 5.1 above, which does not include costs associated with travel, accommodations and meals.

6.0 Revisions

The purpose of revision 6 was to:

  • remove some definitions in section 3.0;
  • revise the reference tables to make them more accessible;
  • revise the document to conform to new document format requirements.

The purpose of revision 5 was to:

  • remove from section 2.0 Terminology the definitions for "apportionment billing system" and "controller" (no longer applicable);
  • revise the definition for "auxiliary timing device";
  • add a definition for "data recorder" in consideration of new electricity requirements; and add a definition for "rotary meter volume simulator";
  • add clarifications for fees to be charged for the certification of reference meters and gas measuring apparatus of the rotary volume meter simulator type;
  • add clarifications for fees to be charged for the certification of bell provers that are subject to the strapping process;
  • make minor corrections to Tables 3, 4 and 5;
  • reword parts of 3.1.1.1 for clarification.

The purpose of revision 4 was to:

  • revise the reference tables to make them more accessible;
  • make minor revisions to the text.

The purpose of revision 3 was to:

  • add clarifications on fees to be charged for:
    • the verification (or reverification) of gas meters presented with test results from recognized test facilities;
    • the certification of gas measuring apparatus such as bell provers, transfer provers (rotary or turbine type) and sonic nozzle provers;
    • the certification of electricity measuring apparatus;
    • the inspection of multiple-customer measuring system installations;
    • electricity and gas devices presented for approval-of-type evaluation.
  • amend some definitions in section 2.0 Terminology;
  • remove Annex 2 from the bulletin that refers to the assessment of fees when using sampling plans.

The purpose of revision 2 was to:

  • add section 3.5, which was missing in the French version;
  • remove section 3: Quantities and Functions, this section will be included in bulletin GEN-25 "Policy for the Approval, Initial Verification and Reverification for Electricity and Gas Meters – Legal Units of Measurement and Functions used for Billing@;
  • make changes to Annex 1: Fees – Generic Reference Table for Gas Meters;
  • make minor revisions to the text.

The purpose of revision 1 was to:

  • add section 3.5 and Annex II, related to the fees for verification or reverification of meters by sampling;
  • make minor revisions to the text.

Annex 1: Fees and charges reference tables

Note: The following reference tables are intended as guidance for inspectors when assessing fees for meter functions that have been verified or reverified. The tables are not intended to capture all existing and anticipated future devices.

1.0 Other location fees for electricity meters

Table 1: 1 element energy meter equipped with a single-rate register
Table 1: 1 element energy meter equipped with a single-rate register
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Total: 3.50  
1 element 2.00 Part I, column III, item 1(a)
Register, single-rate energy 1.50 Part I, column III, item 3(a)
Table 2: 1½ element energy meter equipped with a single-rate register
Table 2: 1½ element energy meter equipped with a single-rate register
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Total: 4.50  
1 element 2.00 Part I, column III, item 1(a)
½ element 1.00 Part I, column III, item 1(b)
Register, single-rate energy 1.50 Part I, column III, item 3(a)
Table 3: 1 element energy meter equipped with a single-rate register
Table 3: 1 element energy meter equipped with a single-rate register
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Total: 23.50  
Energy measurement, 1 element 2.00 Part I, column III, item 1(a)
Demand measurement, thermal 20.00 Part I, column III, item 2(c)
Register, single-rate energy 1.50 Part I, column III, item 3(a)
Table 4: 1½ element combination energy and demand meter equipped with a single-rate register
Table 4: 1½ element combination energy and demand meter equipped with a single-rate register
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Total: 24.50  
Energy measurement, 1 element 2.00 Part I, column III, item 1(a)
Energy measurement, ½ element 1.00 Part I, column III, item 1(b)
Demand measurement, thermal 20.00 Part I, column III, item 2(c)
Register, single-rate energy 1.50 Part I, column III, item 3(a)
Table 5: 2 element energy meter equipped with a single-rate register
Table 5: 2 element energy meter equipped with a single-rate register
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Total: 5.50  
Energy measurement, 2 elements ($2 each) 4.00 Part I, column III, item 1(a)
Register, single-rate energy 1.50 Part I, column III, item 3(a)
Table 6: 2 element combination energy and demand meter equipped with a single-rate register
Table 6: 2 element combination energy and demand meter equipped with a single-rate register
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Total: 25.50  
Energy measurement, 2 elements ($2 each) 4.00 Part I, column III, item 1(a)
Demand measurement, thermal 20.00 Part I, column III, item 2(c)
Register, single-rate energy 1.50 Part I, column III, item 3(a)
Table 7: 2½ element energy meter equipped with a single-rate register
Table 7: 2½ element energy meter equipped with a single-rate register
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Total: 6.50  
Energy measurement, 2 elements at $2 each 4.00 Part I, column III, item 1(a)
½ element 1.00 Part I, column III, item 1(b)
Register, single-rate energy 1.50 Part I, column III, item 3(a)
Table 8: 2½ element combination energy and thermal demand meter equipped with a single-rate register
Table 8: 2½ element combination energy and thermal demand meter equipped with a single-rate register
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Total: 26.50  
Energy measurement, 2 elements ($2 each) 4.00 Part I, column III, item 1(a)
Energy measurement, ½ element 1.00 Part I, column III, item 1(b)
Demand measurement, thermal 20.00 Part I, column III, item 2(c)
Register, single-rate energy 1.50 Part I, column III, item 3(a)
Table 9: 3 element energy meter equipped with a single-rate register
Table 9: 3 element energy meter equipped with a single-rate register
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Total: 7.50  
Energy measurement, 3 elements ($2 each) 6.00 Part I, column III, item 1(a)
Register, single-rate energy 1.50 Part I, column III, item 3(a)
Table 10: 3 element combination energy and thermal demand meter equipped with a single-rate register
Table 10: 3 element combination energy and thermal demand meter equipped with a single-rate register
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Total: 27.50  
Energy measurement, 3 elements ($2 each) 6.00 Part I, column III, item 1(a)
Demand measurement, thermal 20.00 Part I, column III, item 2(c)
Register, single-rate energy 1.50 Part I, column III, item 3(a)
Table 11: Thermal or recti-thermal demand meter
Table 11: Thermal or recti-thermal demand meter
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
All types 20.00 Part I, column III, item 2(c)
Table 12: 1½ element energy meter equipped with a remote register
Table 12: 1½ element energy meter equipped with a remote register
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Total: 7.50  
Energy measurement, 1 element 2.00 Part I, column III, item 1(a)
Energy measurement, ½ element 1.00 Part I, column III, item 1(b)
Register, single-rate energy 1.50 Part I, column III, item 3(a)
Telemetering system, remote register 3.00 Part I, column III, item 9(b)
Table 13: 1½ element energy meter equipped with a multi-rate register
Table 13: 1½ element energy meter equipped with a multi-rate register
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Total: 15.00  
Energy measurement, 1 element 2.00 Part I, column III, item 1(a)
Energy measurement, ½ element 1.00 Part I, column III, item 1(b)
Register, multi-rate energy, normal display mode with 4 rates ($3 per rate) 12.00 Part I, column III, item 3(d)(i)
Register, multi-rate energy, alternate display mode with 4 rates 0.00 N/A
Table 14: Pulse recorder
Table 14: Pulse recorder
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Total: 30.00  
4 channels ($6 per channel) 24.00 Part I, column III, item 6
Battery 0.00 N/A
Auxiliary timing device 6.00 Part I, column III, item 11
Table 15: 2 element combination energy and demand meter equipped with a single-rate register and one set of pulse outputs
Table 15: 2 element combination energy and demand meter equipped with a single-rate register and one set of pulse outputs
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Total: 31.50  
Energy measurement, 2 elements ($2 each) 4.00 Part I, column III, item 1(a)
Demand measurement, thermal 20.00 Part I, column III, item 2(c)
Register, single-rate energy 1.50 Part I, column III, item 3(a)
Output pulse initiator, one set 6.00 Part I, column III, item 5
Table 16: 3 element combination energy and demand meter equipped with 2 single-rate registers and 2 sets of pulse outputs
Table 16: 3 element combination energy and demand meter equipped with 2 single-rate registers and 2 sets of pulse outputs
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Total: 87.00  
Energy measurement, Watt-hours, 3 elements
($2 per element)
6.00 Part I, column III, item 1(a)
Energy measurement, VAR-hours, 3 elements
($2 per element)
6.00 Part I, column III, item 1(a)
Demand measurement, electronic; normal mode, Watts and VA at $20 per unit of measurement 40.00 Part I, column III, item 2(e)(i)
Demand measurement, electronic; alternate mode, Watts at $0, VARs at $20 20.00 Part I, column III, item 2(e)(i)
Register, single-rate energy, 2 ($1.50 each) 3.00 Part I, column III, item 3(a)
Output pulse initiator, Watts and VARs ($6 per set) 12.00 Part I, column III, item 5
Table 17: 2½ element combination energy and demand meter equipped with 2 single-rate registers and 2 sets of pulse outputs
Table 17: 2½ element combination energy and demand meter equipped with 2 single-rate registers and 2 sets of pulse outputs
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Total: 90.00  
Energy measurement, Watt-hours, VA-hours and VAR-hours, 2 elements
($2 each per unit of measurement)
12.00 Part I, column III, item 1(a)
Energy measurement, Watt-hours, VA-hours and VAR-hours, ½ element
($1 per unit of measurement)
3.00 Part I, column III, item 1(b)
Demand measurement, electronic; Watts, VA and VARs ($20 per unit of measurement) 60.00 Part I, column III, item 2(e)(i)
Cumulative demand, electronic; Watts and VA
($3 per demand function)
6.00 Part I, column III, item 2(e)(ii)
Register, single-rate energy, 2 ($1.50 each) 3.00 Part I, column III, item 3(a)
Output, optical port 6.00 Part I, column III, item 5

2.0 Operational location fees for electricity metering installations

Table 18: 3-phase 4-wire wye with 3 voltage transformers and 3 current transformers
Table 18: 3-phase 4-wire wye with 3 voltage transformers and 3 current transformers
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Instrument transformers, 3 voltage and 3 current ($10 each) 60.00 Part I, column II, item 16
Table 19: 3-phase 3-wire delta with 2 voltage transformers and 2 current transformers
Table 19: 3-phase 3-wire delta with 2 voltage transformers and 2 current transformers
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Instrument transformers, 2 voltage and 2 current ($10 each) 40.00 Part I, column II, item 16
Table 20: Polyphase, self-contained metering installation
Table 20: Polyphase, self-contained metering installation
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Other 10.00 Part I, column II, item 17
Table 21: Single-phase 3-Wire with one 3-wire current transformer
Table 21: Single-phase 3-Wire with one 3-wire current transformer
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Instrument transformer, doughnut or 3-wire current 10.00 Part I, column II, item 16

3.0 Other location fees for gas meters

Table 22: Registers
Table 22: Registers
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Register, single-rate 1.50 Part IV, column III, item 4(a)
Table 23: Output signal initiator of contact relay, current loop, fibre optic, optical pickup, telephone output, or transistor output type
Table 23: Output signal initiator of contact relay, current loop, fibre optic, optical pickup, telephone output, or transistor output type
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Mechanical pulse initiator, electronic pulse initiator, communication port, modem port (each output) 6.00 Part IV, column III, item 9
Table 24: Diaphragm meter (< 28 m3/h or 1,000 ft3/h)
Table 24: Diaphragm meter (< 28 m3/h or 1,000 ft3/h)
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Total: 4.50  
Capacity of less than 28 m3/h or 1,000 ft3/h 3.00 Part IV, column III, item 1(a)
Register, single-rate 1.50 Part IV, column III, item 4(a)
Table 25: Diaphragm meter (≥ 28 m3/h or 1,000 ft3/h)
Table 25: Diaphragm meter (≥ 28 m3/h or 1,000 ft3/h)
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Total: 9.50  
Capacity of 28 m3/h or more (or 1,000 ft3/h or more) 8.00 Part IV, column III, item 1(b)
Register, single-rate 1.50 Part IV, column III, item 4(a)
Table 26: Rotary meter (< 283 m3/h or 10,000 ft3/h) equipped with an instrument drive, no register
Table 26: Rotary meter (< 283 m3/h or 10,000 ft3/h) equipped with an instrument drive, no register
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Capacity of 283 m3/h or less (or 10,000 ft3/h or less) 15.00 Part IV, column III, item 2(a)

Example: The inspection fees are $15.00 for a 7000 ft3/h capacity rotary meter equipped with an instrument drive, no register.

Table 27: Rotary meter (< 283 m3/h or 10,000 ft3/h) equipped with a single-rate register
Table 27: Rotary meter (< 283 m3/h or 10,000 ft3/h) equipped with a single-rate register
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Total: 16.50  
Capacity of 283 m3/h or less (or 10,000 f3/h or less) 15.00 Part IV, column III, item 2(a)
Register, single-rate 1.50 Part IV, column III, item 4(a)

Example: The inspection fees are $16.50 for a 5000 ft3/h capacity rotary meter equipped with a standard counter index.

Table 28: Rotary meter (< 283 m3/h or 10,000 ft3/h) equipped with single-rate register and one set of pulse outputs
Table 28: Rotary meter (< 283 m3/h or 10,000 ft3/h) equipped with single-rate register and one set of pulse outputs
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Total: 22.50  
Capacity of 283 m3/h or less (or 10,000 ft3/h or less) 15.00 Part IV, column III, item 2(a)
Register, single-rate 1.50 Part IV, column III, item 4(a)
One set of pulse outputs 6.00 Part IV, column III, item 9

Example: The inspection fees are $22.50 for a 3000 ft3/h capacity rotary meter equipped with a standard counter index and an unconverted volume pulse output. They are calculated as follows:

$15.00 (10,000 ft3/h or less)
+
$1.50 (standard counter index)
+
$6.00 (unconverted volume pulse output)
Total: $22.50

Table 29: Rotary meter (≥ 283 m3/h or 10,000 ft3/h) equipped with instrument drive, no register
Table 29: Rotary meter (≥ 283 m3/h or 10,000 ft3/h) equipped with instrument drive, no register
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
The first 283 m3/h (or 10,000 ft3/h) 15.00 Part IV, column III, item 2(a)
Each additional 283 m3/h (or 10,000 ft3/h) or part thereof 10.00 Part IV, column III, item 2(b)

Example: The inspection fees are $25.00 for a 16000 ft3/h capacity rotary meter with instrument drive, no register. They are calculated as follows:

$15.00 (first 10,000 ft3/h)
+
$10.00 (each additional 10,000 ft3/h or part thereof)
Total: $25.00

Table 30: Rotary meter (≥ 283 m3/h or 10,000 ft3/h) equipped with a single-rate register
Table 30: Rotary meter (≥ 283 m3/h or 10,000 ft3/h) equipped with a single-rate register
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
The first 283 m3/h (or 10,000 ft3/h) 15.00 Part IV, column III, item 2(a)
Each additional 283 m3/h (or 10,000 ft3/h) or part thereof 10.00 Part IV, column III, item 2(b)
Register, single-rate 1.50 Part IV, column III, item 4(a)

Example: The inspection fees are $36.50 for a 23000 ft3/h capacity rotary meter equipped with a standard counter index. They are calculated as follows:

$15.00 (first 10,000 ft3/h)
+
$20.00 (each additional 10,000 ft3/h or part thereof)
+
$1.50 (standard counter index)
Total: $36.50

Table 31: Turbine meter (≤ 283 m3/h or 10,000 ft3/h) equipped with a single-rate register
Table 31: Turbine meter (≤ 283 m3/h or 10,000 ft3/h) equipped with a single-rate register
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Total: 16.50  
Capacity of 283 m3/h or less (or 10,000 ft3/h or less) 15.00 Part IV, column III, item 3(a)
Register, single-rate 1.50 Part IV, column III, item 4(a)

Example: The inspection fees are $16.50 for a 9000 ft3/h capacity turbine meter equipped with a mechanical register.

Table 32: Turbine meter (> 283 m3/h or 10,000 ft3/h) equipped with a single-rate register and one set of pulse outputs
Table 32: Turbine meter (> 283 m3/h or 10,000 ft3/h) equipped with a single-rate register and one set of pulse outputs
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
The first 283 m3/h (or 10,000 ft3/h) 15.00 Part IV, column III, item 3(a)
Each additional 283 m3/h (or 10,000 ft3/h) or part thereof 10.00 Part IV, column III, item 3(b)
Register, single-rate 1.50 Part IV, column III, item 4(a)
One set of pulse outputs 6.00 Part IV, column III, item 9

Example: The inspection fees are $45.50 for a 30000 ft3/h capacity rotary meter equipped with a mechanical unconverted volume register and a slot sensor pulse output. They are calculated as follows:

$15.00 (first 10,000 ft3/h)
+
$20.00 (each additional 10,000 ft3/h or part thereof)
+
$1.50 (mechanical unconverted volume register)
+
$6.00 (slot sensor pulse output)
Total: $45.50

Table 33: Ultrasonic domestic or fluidic oscillation meters
Table 33: Ultrasonic domestic or fluidic oscillation meters
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Total: 7.50  
Other gas meter 6.00 Part IV, column III, item 30
Electronic register 1.50 Part IV, column III, item 4(a)
Table 34: Temperature or pressure measuring, recording or converting meter
Table 34: Temperature or pressure measuring, recording or converting meter
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Mechanical type 8.00 Part IV, column III, item 5(a)
Electronic type, per range 8.00 Part IV, column III, item 5(b)

Example # 1: The inspection fees are $11.00 for a mechanical temperature conversion module with unconverted and converted volume registers. They are calculated as follows:

$8.00 (mechanical type; Part IV, column III, item 5(a))
+
$1.50 (unconverted volume register; Part IV, column III, item 4(a))
+
$1.50 (converted volume register; Part IV, column III, item 4(a))
Total: $11.00

Example # 2: The inspection fees are $23.00 for a mechanical temperature conversion module with unconverted and converted volume registers and volume pulse outputs. They are calculated as follows:

$8.00 (mechanical type; Part IV, column III, item 5(a))
+
$1.50 (unconverted volume register; Part IV, column III, item 4(a))
+
$1.50 (converted volume register; Part IV, column III, item 4(a))
+
$6.00 (unconverted volume pulse output; Part IV, column III, item 9)
+
$6.00 (converted volume pulse output; Part IV, column III, item 9)
Total: $23.00

Example # 3: The inspection fees are $21.50 for an electronic temperature converting module with electronic register and unconverted and converted volume pulse outputs. They are calculated as follows:

$8.00 (electronic type; Part IV, column III, item 5(b))
+
$1.50 (electronic register; Part IV, column III, item 4(a))
+
$6.00 (unconverted volume pulse output; Part IV, column III, item 9)
+
$6.00 (converted volume pulse output; Part IV, column III, item 9)
Total: $21.50

Table 35: Supercompressibility correcting meter
Table 35: Supercompressibility correcting meter
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Mechanical type 8.00 Part IV, column III, item 18(a)
Microprocessor-based type using input method 1 20.00 Part IV, column III, item 18(b)(i)
Microprocessor-based type using input method 2 10.00 Part IV, column III, item 18(b)(ii)
Microprocessor-based type with
user-programmable input method
10.00 Part IV, column III, item 18(b)(iii)

Example # 1: The inspection fees are $63.00 for an electronic volume conversion device. They are calculated as follows:

$8.00 (temperature converting; Part IV, column III, item 5(b))
+
$8.00 (pressure converting; Part IV, column III, item 5(b))
+
$10.00 (supercompressibility correcting, input method 2; Part IV, column III, item 18(b)(ii))
+
$6.00 (event logger; Part IV, column III, item 14)
+
$6.00 (serial communications port; Part IV, column III, item 9)
+
$10.00Footnote 1 (energy calculating meter, input method 2; Part IV, column III, item 25Footnote 1)
+
$1.50 (electronic register; Part IV, column III, item 4(a))
+
$1.50 (mechanical unconverted volume register; Part IV, column III, item 4(a))
+
$6.00 (unconverted volume pulse output)
+
$6.00 (converted volume pulse output)
Total: $63.00

4.0 Operational location fees for gas meters

Table 36: Transmitter or transducer
Table 36: Transmitter or transducer
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Pressure or temperature 12.00 Part IV, column II, item 8
Table 37: Pressure factor metering installation
Table 37: Pressure factor metering installation
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Pressure regulator 10.00 Part IV, column II, item 16
Table 38: Flow computer
Table 38: Flow computer
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Per meter-run 20.00 Part IV, column II, item 22
Table 39: Chromatograph
Table 39: Chromatograph
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Per device 40.00 Part IV, column II, item 23
Table 40: Natural gas vehicle dispenser
Table 40: Natural gas vehicle dispenser
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Natural gas dispenser (per pump) 10.00 Part IV, column II, item 29
Table 41: Mass flow meter installation
Table 41: Mass flow meter installation
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Gas meter 10.00 Part IV, column II, item 30
Table 42: Ultrasonic or vortex meter installation
Table 42: Ultrasonic or vortex meter installation
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Gas meter 10.00 Part IV, column II, item 30
Meter tube (per section) 10.00 Part IV, column II, item 30

Example # 1: The inspection fees are $30.00 for an ultrasonic meter installation. They are calculated as follows:

$10.00 (gas meter)
+
$10.00 (meter tube - upstream section)
+
$10.00 (meter tube - downstream section)
Total: $30.00

5.0 Determination of gas measuring apparatus accuracy

Table 43: General (all types)
Table 43: General (all types)
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
For each additional point tested 10. of the fee for that item Part IX column II, item 27
Table 44: Bell provers (certification of bell prover accuracy by means of strapping)
Table 44: Bell provers (certification of bell prover accuracy by means of strapping)
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
2 ft3 capacityFootnote 2, up to 5 points 150.00 Part IX, column II, item 1
5 ft3 capacityFootnote 2, up to 6 points 200.00 Part IX, column II, item 2
10 ft3 capacityFootnote 2, up to 11 points 300.00 Part IX, column II, item 3
50 ft3 capacityFootnote 2, up to 6 points 400.00 Part IX, column II, item 4
100 ft3 capacityFootnote 2, up to 11 points 500.00 Part IX, column II, item 5
Table 45: Bell provers (certification of production bell prover accuracy using volumetric transfer standard)
Table 45: Bell provers (certification of production bell prover accuracy using volumetric transfer standard)
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Any size production bell prover 500.00 Part IX, column II, item 6
Table 46: Transfer provers (all sizes)
Table 46: Transfer provers (all sizes)
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Rotary, single run, up to 15 flow rates 500.00 Part IX, column II, item 11
Rotary, multiple run, up to 15 flow rates per run 500.00 Part IX, column II, item 11
Turbine, single run, up to 15 flow rates 500.00 Part IX, column II, item 11
Turbine, multiple run, up to 15 flow rates per run 500.00 Part IX, column II, item 11
Table 47: Other provers (all sizes)
Table 47: Other provers (all sizes)
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Sonic nozzle type, up to 15 flow rates 500.00 Part IX, column II, item 11
Table 48: Reference meter (all sizes)
Table 48: Reference meter (all sizes)
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Any type, per half-hour (not to exceed $500) 25.00 Part IX, column II, item 11
Table 49: Rotary meter volume simulator
Table 49: Rotary meter volume simulator
Item Fee ($) Schedule 1 reference
Any type, per half-hour (not to exceed $500) 25.00 Part IX, column II, item 11

Footnotes

Footnote 1

Revised Fee

Return to footnote 1 referrer

Footnote 2

(or metric equivalent)

Return to footnote 2 referrer

Date modified: