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Water Management (General) Regulation 2018
Current version for 7 February 2020 to date (accessed 10 April 2020 at 07:22)
Part 10 Division 3
Division 3 Metering equipment standards
235   Mandatory requirements for metering equipment
The requirements set out in Schedule 8 are applicable requirements for the purposes of section 101A(2) of the Act and clause 229(3).
236   Duly qualified persons
(1)  In this clause—
certified meter installer means a person who holds a current certification as a meter installer issued by Irrigation Australia Ltd.
certified practising hydrographer means a person who is listed as a certified practising hydrographer in the register of certified professionals kept by the Australian Hydrographers Association.
maintenance specifications means the specifications made under clause 2(4) of Schedule 8.
metering system designer means a person who—
(a)  holds a current certification as an irrigation designer or irrigation professional issued by Irrigation Australia Ltd, or
(b)  holds a vocational education and training qualification in irrigation management, the installation of irrigation equipment or the design of irrigation equipment issued by a registered training organisation, or
(c)  holds an engineering qualification issued by an Australian university and who has not less than 2 years experience in designing water management systems.
registered training organisation means a training organisation that is listed as a registered training organisation on the National Register established under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 of the Commonwealth.
telemetry technician means a person who—
(a)  holds a current electrical licence, or
(b)  holds a communications engineering qualification issued by an Australian university, or
(c)  holds a telecommunications engineering qualification issued by an Australian university, or
(d)  holds a vocational education and training qualification in radio communications or in electronics and communications issued by a registered training organisation.
(2)  For the purposes of the definition of duly qualified person in the Dictionary to the Act, a person has the prescribed qualifications, skills and experience to carry out work in connection with metering equipment if the person is specified for the work by this clause.
(3)  The following persons are specified for designing metering equipment installed in connection with an open channel—
(a)  a certified meter installer,
(b)  a metering system designer.
(4)  A certified meter installer is specified for installing metering equipment other than telemetry.
(5)  The following persons are specified for installing, maintaining (including maintenance activities under the maintenance specifications) and repairing telemetry—
(a)  a certified meter installer,
(b)  a telemetry technician,
(c)  a certified practising hydrographer.
(6)  A certified meter installer who has experience in using intrusive and non-intrusive flow measurement testing equipment is specified for validating metering equipment (other than equipment installed in connection with an open channel).
(7)  The following persons are specified for validating metering equipment installed in connection with an open channel—
(a)  a certified meter installer who has experience in using intrusive and non-intrusive flow measurement testing equipment,
(b)  a certified practising hydrographer who is trained in the use of testing equipment.
(8)  A certified meter installer who has experience in using intrusive and non-intrusive flow measurement testing equipment is specified for volumetric or simulated testing (in situ accuracy testing) for metering equipment (other than equipment installed in connection with an open channel).
(9)  The following persons are specified for volumetric testing (in situ accuracy testing) of metering equipment installed in connection with an open channel using in situ volumetric measurement procedures specified in AS 4747
(a)  a certified meter installer who has experience in using intrusive and non-intrusive flow measurement testing equipment,
(b)  a certified practising hydrographer who has experience in using intrusive and non-intrusive flow measurement testing equipment.
(10)  A certified meter installer is specified for maintenance activities that are required to be carried out annually or at more frequent intervals under the maintenance specifications in relation to metering equipment (other than metering equipment installed in connection with open channels).
(11)  The following persons are specified for maintenance activities that are required to be carried out annually or at more frequent intervals under the maintenance specifications in relation to metering equipment installed in connection with open channels—
(a)  a certified meter installer,
(b)  a certified practising hydrographer.
(12)  The following persons are specified for maintenance activities that are required to be carried out every 5 years under the maintenance specifications in relation to metering equipment (other than metering equipment installed in connection with open channel)—
(a)  a certified meter installer,
(b)  a telemetry technician, but only in relation to telemetry maintenance activities.
(13)  The following persons are specified for maintenance activities that are required to be carried out every 5 years under the maintenance specifications in relation to metering equipment installed in connection with open channel—
(a)  a certified meter installer,
(b)  a certified practising hydrographer.
(14)  The following persons are specified for maintenance activities for the purpose of repairing faulty metering equipment—
(a)  a certified meter installer,
(b)  a certified practising hydrographer.
237   Obligations of duly qualified persons
(1)  A duly qualified person who certifies the design of metering equipment for an open channel for the purposes of clause 2(3) of Schedule 8 must give a certificate, in the approved form and manner, to the person who obtained the certification.
(2)  A duly qualified person who validates metering equipment in accordance with clause 7 of Schedule 8 must give the person for whom the validation is done a certificate, in the approved form and manner—
(a)  confirming that the metering equipment complies or does not comply with the matters required to be checked in accordance with AS 4747, and
(b)  if matters checked do not comply with AS 4747, specifying the reasons why the equipment does not comply and the modifications that are required for compliance or that the equipment cannot be modified to enable compliance.
(3)  A duly qualified person who checks metering equipment for accuracy under clause 9 of Schedule 8 must give the person for whom the check is done a certificate, in the approved form and manner, certifying whether or not the maximum permissible error of the metering equipment does or does not exceed plus or minus 5% in the field.
(3A)  The certificate referred to in subclauses (1)–(3) must be given to the relevant person within 7 days after the certification, validation or checking, as applicable, occurs.
(4)  A duly qualified person who installs metering equipment or who carries out other work on metering equipment must notify the Minister in the approved form and manner if the person knows or reasonably suspects that the equipment has been tampered with.
(4A)  The notification referred to in subclause (4) must be given to the Minister within 7 days after the duly qualified person becoming aware of, or forming the suspicion about, the tampering of the equipment.
(5)  A duly qualified person must not fail to comply with this clause.
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
238   Metering records
(1)  For the purposes of section 91J of the Act, the following metering records must be kept, for a period of 5 years, by a person who is subject to a mandatory metering equipment condition—
(a1)  a copy of a record made under clause 230(5)(b) or 231(6)(b),
(a)  a certificate provided under clause 237(1) or (2) by a duly qualified person,
(b)  a copy of a record made under clause 244(2),
(b1)  a copy of a report made under clause 244A(2),
(c)  a copy of a report given to the Minister under clause 8 or 9 of Schedule 8,
(d)  a copy of a written certification given to the Minister under clause 9(2)(b) of Schedule 8.
(2)  It is a condition of each authority that is the subject of a mandatory metering equipment condition that the holder of the authority must give the Minister a copy of a certificate provided under clause 237(1) or (2) within 28 days of receiving the certificate.
(3)  A condition imposed by this clause is a mandatory condition for the purposes of sections 115 and 115A(b) of the Act.