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AR 195/2002 SCALING REGULATION

(Consolidated up to 99/2012)

ALBERTA REGULATION 195/2002

Forests Act

SCALING REGULATION

Table of Contents

                1       Interpretation

                2       Scaling

                3       Scaling methods

                4       Sample scaling

                5       Recording information

                6       Submitting records to Minister

                7       Production of records

                8       Check scaling

                9       Permit and authorization required

              10       Scalers permit

              11       Term of permit

              12       Scale site authorization

              13       Repeal

              14       Expiry

Schedules


Interpretation

1(1)  In this Regulation,

                                 (a)    “authorization holder” means a person that has been issued a scale site authorization under section 12;

                                 (b)    “check scale” means a scale conducted by a forest officer or a person authorized by the Minister to check the accuracy of another scale;

                             (b.1)    “Department” means the Department administered by the Minister;

                                 (c)    “form TM 32” means form TM 32 prescribed by the Timber Regulation;

                                 (d)    “form TM 35” means form TM 35 prescribed by the Timber Regulation;

                                 (e)    “form TM 44” means form TM 44 prescribed by the Timber Regulation;

                                 (f)    “mass scaling” means scaling conducted using the scaling method set out in section 3(1)(b);

                                 (g)    “payment period” means payment period as defined in the Timber Management Regulation;

                                 (h)    “scale” means to measure or estimate the volume of felled timber;

                                  (i)    “timber operation” means timber operation as defined in the Timber Management Regulation.

(2)  This Regulation applies to scaling conducted to provide the Department with an accounting of harvested timber.

AR 195/2002 s1;41/2010

Scaling

2   A person who scales timber shall do so in accordance with the procedures established by the Minister.

Scaling methods

3(1)  A person who scales timber shall determine the volume of the timber in cubic metres by using one of the following methods:

                                 (a)    by measuring the dimensions of each piece of timber and applying

                                           (i)    the Alberta Cubic Metre Scale, or the formula used to derive the Alberta Cubic Metre Scale, set out in

                                                  (A)    Schedule 1 if the timber is coniferous, or

                                                  (B)    Schedule 2 if the timber is deciduous,

                                             or

                                          (ii)    the following formula, where authorized or directed by the Minister:

                                                  V = (A1 + A2) x L

                                                               2

                                                  where

                                                  “V” is the volume of the piece of timber;

                                                  “A1” is the area of the small end of the timber in square metres;

                                                  “A2” is the area of the large end of the timber in square metres;

                                                  “L” is the length of the timber in metres;

                                 (b)    by weighing the timber and applying

                                           (i)    a mass to volume ratio derived from scaling sample loads of timber in accordance with section 4, or

                                          (ii)    a fixed mass to volume ratio approved by the Minister;

                                 (c)    by applying any other method established by the Minister where authorized or directed by the Minister.

(2)  A person who scales timber using the methods set out in subsection (1)(a) or (c) may make deductions from the gross scaled volume to account for defects contained in that timber, in accordance with the procedures established by the Minister.

Sample scaling

4(1)   The authorization holder for a scale site at which timber is mass scaled shall ensure that loads of timber are selected for sample scaling in accordance with scaling sampling plans approved by the Minister and the scaling sampling procedures established by the Minister.

(2)  If a load of timber is selected for sample scaling under subsection (1), the authorization holder

                                 (a)    shall, within 30 days after the load of timber was selected, ensure that a person holding a valid scaler’s permit

                                           (i)    scales the timber using the scaling method set out in section 3(1)(a) or (c), and

                                          (ii)    records the information collected by that person in accordance with section 5(1)(a) or (c),

                                     and

                                 (b)    shall ensure that a form TM 35 and a form TM 44 are completed in accordance with section 5(1)(b).

Recording information

5(1)  A person scaling timber using the method set out in

                                 (a)    section 3(1)(a) shall record the information collected on form TM 32 in accordance with the procedures established by the Minister;

                                 (b)    section 3(1)(b) shall record the information collected on form TM 35 and form TM 44, in accordance with the procedures established by the Minister;

                                 (c)    section 3(1)(c) shall record the information collected in a manner and form satisfactory to the director.

(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), information that must be recorded in a form under subsection (1) may be recorded in an electronic format approved by the Minister.

AR 195/2002 s5;41/2010

Submitting records to Minister

6(1)  The authorization holder for a scale site shall ensure that the records referred to in section 5 are provided to the Minister within 21 days following

                                 (a)    the end of each month within which timber was scaled at that site, or

                                 (b)    the end of each payment period within which timber was scaled at that site if the timber dues for that timber will be calculated in accordance with Schedule 4 of the Timber Management Regulation.

(2)  If a scale site receives an annual volume of more than 70 000 cubic metres of timber, as determined by the director, the authorization holder for that site shall ensure that the records provided to the director under subsection (1) are provided in an electronic format approved by the director.

AR 195/2002 s6;41/2010

Production of records

7   A person who scales timber shall produce the person’s scaling records and notes to a forest officer on demand.

Check scaling

8(1)  The authorization holder for a scale site at which timber is mass scaled shall ensure that the 4 most recently scaled sample loads of timber are retained at the site and made accessible for check scaling.

(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), a forest officer may permit an authorization holder to retain fewer than 4 sample loads at the scale site.

(3)  If directed to do so by a forest officer, the authorization holder for a scale site at which timber is not mass scaled shall ensure that scaled timber is retained as directed by the forest officer and made accessible for check scaling.

Permit and authorization required

9(1)  No person may scale timber using the method set out in section 3(1)(a) or (c) unless

                                 (a)    that person holds a valid scaler’s permit, and

                                 (b)    the timber is at a scale site for which a scale site authorization issued under section 12 is in effect.

(2)  No person may scale timber using the method referred to in section 3(1)(b) unless

                                 (a)    the timber is at a scale site for which a scale site authorization issued under section 12 is in effect, and

                                 (b)    the weighing equipment at that site meets the standards established by the Minister.

Scalers permit

10(1)  The Minister may establish classes of scaler’s permits and may specify the scope of authority that may be exercised by the holder of each class of permit.

(2)  An application for a scaler’s permit must be made in the form specified by the Minister and be accompanied by the required fee.

(3)  The director may issue a scaler’s permit to an applicant who has

                                 (a)    attained the age of 18 years,

                                 (b)    subject to subsection (4), completed an instruction course approved by the Minister,

                                 (c)    subject to subsection (4), completed an examination set by the Minister to a level satisfactory to the director, and

                                 (d)    met any other requirements established by the director.

(4)  An applicant who satisfies the director that he or she holds a timber scaling certificate, or the equivalent, issued outside Alberta is not required to meet subsection (3)(b) and (c) if

                                 (a)    he or she has completed a scale that is check scaled, and

                                 (b)    the check scale confirms his or her proficiency in the scaling methods used in Alberta.

AR 195/2002 s10;41/2010;99/2012

Term of permit

11(1)  A scaler’s permit expires on the date specified on the permit.

(2)  Notwithstanding subsection (1), the director may cancel or suspend a scaler’s permit

                                 (a)    if the holder of the permit contravenes the Act or the regulations under the Act, or

                                 (b)    if, in the director’s opinion, it is in the public interest to cancel or suspend the permit.

AR 195/2002 s11;41/2010

Scale site authorization

12(1)  The owner of a timber operation may apply in writing to the director for authorization to scale timber at a site under the owner’s control.

(2)  If the director is satisfied that a complete and accurate scale can be performed at the site, the director may issue a scale site authorization to the applicant and may attach conditions to the authorization.

(3)  The director may cancel or suspend a scale site authorization

                                 (a)    if the authorization holder contravenes the Act or the regulations under the Act,

                                 (b)    if the authorization holder has failed to comply with a condition attached to the authorization, or

                                 (c)    if, in the director’s opinion, it is in the public interest to cancel or suspend the authorization.

AR 195/2002 s12;41/2010

Repeal

13   The Scaling Regulation (AR 403/92) is repealed.

Expiry

14   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires on June 30, 2021.

AR 195/2002 s14;99/2012

 


Schedule 1

Alberta Cubic Metre Scale
(Coniferous)

m3 (1000x)
Top Diameter (cm) - Inside Bark

 

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Lgth

0.6

0.8

1.0

1.2

8    10   12  14    16   18   20   22   24   26   28   30      32      34      36   38       40     42      44      46      48      50      52   54      56      58      60      62      64      66      68      70      72      74      76

 

3    5     7    10    13   16   19   23   28   33   38   43      49      56      62   70       77     85      94      103    112    122    132           143    154    165    177    190    203    216    230    244    259    275      290

5    7     10  13    17   21   26   31   37   44   51   58      66      75      84   94      104    115    126    138    151    164    178           193    208    224    240    257    275    293    312    332    353    374      396

6    9     12  17    21   27   33   40   47   55   64   73      83      94      106 118    131    145    159    175    191    208    226           244    263    284    305    327    349    373    398    423    450    477      505

7    11   15  20    26   33   40   48   57   67   77   89      101    114    128 143    159    175    193    212    232    252    274           297    320    345    371    398    426    456    486    517    550    584      619

 

 

 

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1.4

1.6

1.8

2.0

2.2

2.4

9    13   18  24    31   38   47   56   67   78   91   104    118    134    150 168    187    207    228    250    273    298    323           351    379    409    440    472    506    541    577    615    655    696      738

11  15   21  28    36   44   54   65   77   90   104           120    136    154 173    194    215    238    263    288    315    344           374    406    439    474    510    548    587    629    672    716    763      811       862

12  18   24  32    41   50   61   74   87   102       118    136    154    175 196    220    244    270    298    328    359    392           426    462    500    540    582    626    672    720    769    821    875      932       990

14  20   27  36    46   57   69   83   98   114       132    152    173    196 220    246    274    303    335    368    403    440           479    520    564    609    657    707    759    813    870    930    992      1056     1124

16  23   31  40    51   63   77   92   108 127       146    168    191    217 244    273    304    336    371    409    448    489           533    580    628    679    733    789    848    910    975    1042  1112      1186     1262

18  26   34  44    56   69   84   101        119       139    161    185    210 238    268    300    334    370    409    450    494           540    589    640    695    752    812    875    941    1010  1082  1158      1237     1320      1406

 

M

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2.6

2.8

3.0

3.2

3.4

3.6

21  28   38  49    62   76   92   110        130       152    176    201    230 260    292    327    365    405    447    493    541           592    646    702    763    826    892    962    1036  1113  1194  1278      1367     1459      1556

23  31   42  53    67   83   100       120 141       165    190    219    249 282    317    355    396    440    486    536    589           644    704    766    832    902    975    1052  1134  1219  1308  1402      1501     1603      1711

25  34   45  58    73   89   108       129 152       178    205    236    269 304    343    384    428    476    526    580    637           698    763    831    904    980    1060  1145  1234  1328  1427  1530      1639     1753      1872

28  38   49  63    79   96   117       139 164       191    221    253    289 327    368    413    461    512    567    625    687           753    823    898    977    1060  1148  1241  1338  1441  1549  1663      1782     1907      2038

31  41   53  68    85   104 125       149 175       204    236    271    309 350    394    442    494    549    608    671    738           809    885    966    1051  1142  1237  1338  1445  1557  1675  1799      1930     2067      2210

33  44   58   73   91   111 133       159 187       218    252    289    329 373    421    472    527    586    650    717    790           867    949    1036  1128  1226  1330  1439  1555  1677  1805 1940      2082      2232     2389

 

Schedule 1 (Continued)

Alberta Cubic Metre Scale
(Coniferous)

m3 (1000x)
Top Diameter (cm) - Inside Bark

 

L

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Lgth

8       10    12    14    16    18     20   22   24   26   28   30   32   34   36      38      40      42      44      46      48      50      52      54      56      58      60      62      64      66      68      70      72      74      76

 

3.8

4.0

4.2

4.4

4.6

4.8

36     48    62    78    97  118   142 169 199 232 268 307 350 397 448    502    561    624    692    765    842    925  1013  1107  1207  1312  1424  1542  1667  1799  1939  2086  2240  2403  2573

40     52    66    84  103  126   151 179 211 246 284 326 371 421 475    533    596    663    735    813    896    985  1079  1180  1287  1400  1521  1648  1783  1926  2077  2235  2403  2579  2764

43     56    71    89  110  133   160 190 223 260 300 344 393 445 502    564    631    702    780    862    951  1046  1147  1254  1369  1491  1620  1757  1902  2056  2218  2390  2571  2761  2962

46     60    76    95  116  141   169 201 235 274 317 363 414 470 530    596    666    742    824    912  1007  1108  1215  1330  1453  1583  1722  1869  2025  2190  2364  2549  2744  2949  3166

50     64    81  101  123  149   179 211 248 289 333 382 436 495 558    628    702    783    870    963  1064  1171  1286  1408  1539  1678  1826  1984  2150  2327  2515  2713  2922  3143  3376

54     68    86  106  130  157   188 222 261 303 350 402 458 520 587    660    739    824    916  1015  1121  1235  1357  1488  1627  1775  1933  2101  2279  2469  2669  2882  3106  3343  3594

 

 

I

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5.0

5.2

5.4

5.6

5.8

6.0

57     73    91  113  137  166   198 234 274 318 367 422 481 546 616    693    776    866    963  1068  1180  1301  1430  1569  1717  1875  2043  2222  2412  2614  2828  3055  3295  3550  3818

62     77    96  119  145  174   207 245 287 333 385 441 504 572 646    727    814    909  1011  1122  1241  1368  1505  1652  1809  1976  2155  2345  2548  2763  2991  3234  3490  3762  4049

66     82  102  125  152  183   217 256 300 349 402 462 527 598 676    761    853    952  1060  1176  1302  1437  1581  1736  1903  2080  2270  2472  2687  2916  3159  3418  3691  3981  4288

70     87  108  132  159  191   227 268 313 364 420 482 550 625 706    795    891    996  1110  1232  1364  1506  1659  1823  1999  2186  2387  2602  2830  3073  3332  3606  3898  4207  4534

75     92  114  138  167  200   238 280 327 380 438 503 574 652 737    830    931  1041  1160  1289  1428  1577  1738  1911  2097  2295  2508  2735  2977  3234  3509  3801  4110  4439  4787

80     98  120  145  175  209   248 292 341 396 457 524 598 679 768    865    971  1086  1211  1346  1492  1649  1819  2001  2197  2406  2631  2871  3127  3400  3691  4000  4329  4678  5048

 

M

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6.2

6.4

6.6

6.8

7.0

7.2

85   103  126  152  183  218   259 304 355 412 475 545 622 707 800    901  1012  1132  1263  1405  1558  1723  1901  2093  2299  2520  2757  3010  3281  3569  3877  4205  4554  4924  5317

90   109  132  159  191  228   269 316 369 428 494 566 647 735 832    938  1053  1179  1316  1464  1625  1798  1985  2187  2404  2636  2886  3153  3438  3743  4069  4415  4784  5177  5593

95   115  139  167  200  237   280 329 384 445 513 588 672 763 864    975  1095  1227  1370  1525  1693  1875  2071  2282  2510  2755  3017  3299  3600  3922  4265  4631  5022  5437  5878

101 121  145  174  208  247   291 342 398 461 532 610 697 792 897  1012  1138  1275  1424  1586  1762  1952  2158  2380  2619  2876  3152  3448  3765  4104  4467  4853  5265  5704  6170

106 127  152  182  217  257   303 354 413 478 551 633 722 821 930  1050  1181  1324  1479  1649  1833  2032  2247  2480  2730  3000  3290  3601  3935  4292  4673  5081  5515  5978  6471

112 134  159  190  226  267   314 368 428 496 571 655 748 851 964  1088  1225  1373  1536  1712  1904  2112  2338  2581  2844  3126  3431  3757  4108  4483  4885  5314  5772  6260  6780

 

Schedule 2

Alberta Cubic Metre Scale
(Deciduous)

m3 (1000x)
Top Diameter (cm) - Inside Bark

 

L

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Lgth

8       10    12    14    16    18     20   22   24   26   28   30   32   34   36      38      40      42      44      46      48      50      52      54      56      58      60      62      64      66      68      70      72      74      76

 

0.6

0.8

1.0

1.2

3         5      7    10    12    16     19   23   28   32   38   43   49   56   63      70      78      86      94    103    113    123    133    144    155    167    179    192    205    219    233    248    263    279    295

5         7    10    13    17    21     26   31   37   44   51   58   66   75   84      94    104    115    127    139    152    166    180    195    210    226    243    261    279    298    318    338    359    381    404

6         9    12    16    21    27     33   39   47   55   64   73   83   94 106    118    132    146    161    176    193    210    228    247    267    288    310    332    356    381    406    433    460    489    519

7       11    15    20    26    32     40   48   57   66   77   88 101 114 128    143    159    177    195    214    234    255    278    301    326    352    378    407    436    467    498    532    566    602    639

 

 

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1.4

1.6

1.8

2.0

9       13    18    24    30    38     46   56   66   78   90 104 118 134 151    169    188    208    230    252    276    302    329    357    386    417    450    484    519    556    595    635    677    720    766

11     15    21    27    35    44     54   64   76   89 104 119 136 154 174    194    217    240    265    292    320    350    381    414    449    485    523    563    605    649    695    743    792    844    898

12     18    24    31    40    50     61   73   86 101 118 135 154 175 197    221    246    273    302    332    364    399    435    473    513    555    599    646    695    746    799    855    913    974  1038

14     20    27    35    45    56     68   82   97 113 131 151 173 196 221    247    276    306    339    373    410    449    490    533    579    627    678    731    788    846    908    972  1040  1110  1184

 

M

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2.2

2.4

2.6

2.8

3.0

3.2

3.4

3.6

3.8

16     22    30    39    50    62     75   90 107 125 146 167 191 217 245    274    306    340    377    415    457    500    547    596    647    702    760    820    884    951  1021  1094  1171  1252  1336

18     25    34    44    55    68     83   99 118 138 160 184 210 238 269    302    337    375    415    458    504    553    605    660    718    779    844    912    983  1059  1138  1221  1309  1400  1496

20     28    37    48    60    74     90 108 128 150 174 201 229 260 294    330    369    410    455    502    553    607    665    725    790    858    930  1006  1087  1171  1260  1354  1452  1555  1663

22     31    41    52    66    81     98 118 139 163 189 217 248 282 319    358    401    446    495    547    603    663    726    793    864    940  1020  1104  1194  1288  1387  1491  1601  1716  1837

25     34    44    57    71    88   106 127 150 176 204 234 268 305 344    387    433    483    536    593    654    719    789    863    941  1024  1112  1206  1304  1408  1518  1634  1756  1885  2019

27     37    48    61    77    94   114 136 161 188 219 252 288 327 370    416    466    520    578    640    707    778    853    934  1020  1111  1208  1310  1419  1534  1655  1783  1918  2060  2209

30     40    52    66    82  101   122 146 172 202 234 269 308 350 396    446    500    558    621    688    760    837    919  1007  1101  1200  1306  1418  1537  1663  1796  1937  2085  2242  2407

33     43    56    71    88  108   130 155 184 215 249 287 329 374 423    477    534    597    664    737    815    898    987  1082  1184  1292  1407  1530  1659  1797  1943  2097  2260  2432  2613

36     47    60    76    94  115   139 165 195 228 265 305 349 398 450    507    569    636    709    787    870    960  1057  1160  1270  1387  1512  1645  1786  1936  2095  2263  2441  2629  2828

 

Schedule 2 (Continued)

Alberta Cubic Metre Scale
(Deciduous)

m3 (1000x)
Top Diameter (cm) - Inside Bark

 

 

 

Lgth

8       10    12    14    16    18     20   22   24   26   28   30   32   34   36      38      40      42      44      46      48      50      52      54      56      58      60      62      64      66      68      70      72      74      76

 

 

L

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4.0

4.2

4.4

4.6

4.8

5.0

39      50     64    81   100 122       147    175 207       242 281       323 370    422    478    539    605    677    754    838    928    1024  1128  1239  1357  1484  1619  1763  1916  2079  2252          2435 2629      2834      3051

42      54     69    86   106 129       156    185 218       255 296       342 391    446    506    570    641    717    800    890    986    1089  1201  1320  1448  1584  1730  1886  2051  2227  2414          2613 2824      3047      3283

45      58     73    91   113 137       164    195 230       269 313       360 413    471    534    603    678    759    847    943    1045  1156  1275  1403  1540  1687  1844  2012  2190  2380  2583          2797 3026      3267      3523

48      62     78    97   119 144       173    206 242       283 329       379 435    496    563    635    715    801    895    997    1106  1225  1352  1489  1636  1793  1961  2141  2334  2538  2756          2988 3235      3496      3773

52      66     83    102        125       152    182 216       255 298       345 398    457    521    592    669    753    845    944    1052  1168  1294  1430  1576  1733  1902  2082  2275  2481  2702          2936 3186      3451      3734         4033

56      70     88    108        132       160    191 227       267 312       362 418    479    547    621    703    791    888    994    1108  1232  1366  1510  1666  1833  2013  2206  2413  2634  2870          3122 3390      3676      3979         4302

 

 

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5.4

5.6

5.8

6.0

60      75     93    114        139       168    200 238       280 327       379 437    502    573    651    737    831    933    1044  1165  1297  1439  1592  1758  1936  2128  2334  2555  2791  3043          3313 3601      3908      4234         4581

64      79     98    120        146       176    210 248       292 341       396 457    525    599    681    772    870    978    1096  1224  1363  1513  1676  1852  2042  2246  2465  2700  2953  3222          3511 3819      4147      4497         4869

68      84     103  126        153       184    219 259       305 356       414 477    548    626    712    807    911    1025  1149  1284  1430  1590  1762  1948  2150  2366  2600  2850  3119  3407          3715 4044      4395      4770         5168

72      89     108  132        160       192    229 271       318 371       431 498    571    653    744    843    952    1071  1202  1344  1499  1667  1850  2047  2260  2490  2738  3004  3290  3597          3925 4276      4651      5051         5478

77      94     114  138        167       200    238 282       331 387       449 518    595    681    775    879    994    1119  1257  1406  1570  1747  1940  2148  2374  2618  2880  3163  3467  3793          4142 4516      4916      5342         5797

 

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6.8

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82     99  120  145  174  209   248 293 344 402 467 539 619 709 807    916  1036  1168  1312  1469  1641  1828  2031  2252  2490  2748  3026  3326  3648  3994  4365  4763  5188  5643  6128

87   104  126  152  182  217   258 305 358 418 485 560 644 737 840    954  1079  1217  1368  1534  1714  1911  2125  2357  2609  2881  3176  3493  3834  4201  4595  5018  5470  5953  6470

92   110  132  158  190  226   268 317 372 434 503 581 669 765 873    992  1123  1267  1426  1599  1789  1996  2221  2466  2731  3018  3329  3664  4026  4414  4832  5280  5760  6273  6822

97   115  138  165  198  235   279 329 385 449 522 603 694 794 907  1031  1168  1318  1484  1666  1865  2082  2319  2576  2856  3159  3487  3841  4222  4633  5075  5550  6059  6604  7186

103 121  144  172  205  244   289 341 399 466 541 625 719 824 940  1070  1213  1370  1544  1734  1943  2170  2419  2690  2984  3303  3648  4021  4424  4859  5326  5828  6367  6944  7562

108 127  151  179  214  253   300 353 413 482 560 647 744 854 975  1110  1259  1423  1604  1803  2022  2260  2521  2805  3114  3450  3813  4207  4632  5090  5584  6115  6684  7295  7949