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§ 262. Definitions

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 73 P.S. Trade and Commerce

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 73 P.S. Trade and Commerce (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 7. Anthracite Standards Law (Refs & Annos)
73 P.S. § 262
§ 262. Definitions
The following words and phrases as used in this act shall be construed to mean:
(a) “Anthracite” the hard coal mined in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania;
(b) “Department” the Department of Environmental Resources;1
(c) “Producer” a person, association, partnership or corporation or his or its legal representative engaged in operating a preparation plant and in the sale, delivery or shipment to market therefrom of anthracite for fuel purposes;
(d) “Retail Dealer” a person, association, partnership or corporation, or his or its legal representative, maintaining a place for the storage of anthracite, who purchases anthracite for resale to consumers, regardless of the quantity sold, or who sells to a retail dealer in lots not exceeding 20,000 pounds in any one transaction;
(e) “Preparation Plant” a breaker, washery or other plant where run-of-mine anthracite from mines and strippings, or anthracite from refuse banks is processed by crushing, washing, screening and the removal of impurities to make the same suitable as a fuel;
(f) “Sizes” include the sizes of anthracite commonly known as egg, stove, nut, pea, buckwheat and rice, the sizings for which are set forth in the definition of “Standard Anthracite.” “Sizes” does not include, and this act shall not be construed to apply to, anthracite of smaller sizes than those herein enumerated;
(g) “Standard Anthracite” anthracite which does not exceed the following specifications as to undersize and ash or slate and bone content:
Size of
Anthracite
Test Mesh
Round
Under-
size
Maxi-
mum
Ash
Content
Maxi-
mum
Maximum
Slate
Percentage
Bone
Through
Over
Egg
3 ¼ ″
2 7/16
15%
11%
Stove
2 7/16
1 ⅝ ″
15%
11%
Nut
1 ⅝ ″
13/16
15%
11%
Pea
13/16
9/16
15%
12%
Buckwheat
9/16
5/16
15%
13%
Rice
5/16
3/16
17%
13%
As to the maximum percentage of undersize and the maximum percentage of ash content a tolerance of 1% shall be allowed. The maximum percentage of undersize shall be applicable only to anthracite as it is produced at the preparation plant. Anthracite which conforms to the sizing herein fixed, and conforms also to the specification for ash content, shall be deemed to be “Standard Anthracite”;
(h) “Ash Content” the percentage which the weight of the ash from anthracite, resulting from burning, bears to the weight of the anthracite before burning after the anthracite has been dried for one hour at 105 degrees centigrade;
(i) “Slate” any material which has less than 40% of fixed carbon;
(j) “Bone” any material which has 40% or more, but less than 75% of fixed carbon;
(k) “Substandard Anthracite” anthracite other than that defined in clause (g) hereof as standard anthracite;
(l) “Wholesale Dealer,” a person, association, partnership or corporation or his or its legal representative, who purchases anthracite for resale to retail dealers in lots exceeding 20,000 pounds, or one not maintaining a storage place for anthracite, who sells anthracite to a consumer, regardless of the quantity sold;
(m) “Municipal Weighmaster,” a licensed weighmaster designated by a municipality to weigh solid fuels destined for sale or delivery within the municipality;
(n) “Municipality,” a city, borough, incorporated town, or township of the first class;
(o) “Storage Place for Anthracite”, an established place of business, including a permanent office, storage facilities for not less than 250 ton of anthracite, and its own weighing scales.
(p) “Secretary” the Secretary of Environmental Resources or his designated representative.
(q) “Mine Inspector” the Underground District Mine Inspector as defined in section 103(18) of the act of November 10, 1965 (P.L. 721, No. 346), known as the “Pennsylvania Anthracite Coal Mine Act.”2

Credits

1947, May 31, P.L. 368, § 2. Amended 1949, May 18, P.L. 1467, § 1; 1951, Sept. 26, P.L. 1465, §§ 1, 2; 1978, April 28, P.L. 93, No. 43, § 2, imd. effective.

Footnotes

The Department of Environmental Resources has been renamed the Department of Environmental Protection. See 71 P.S. § 1340.501.
52 P.S. § 70-103(18).
73 P.S. § 262, PA ST 73 P.S. § 262
Current through the end of the 2023 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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