Class Code: 4683

Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:

Code 4683 applies to employers that manufacture vegetable oils by hydraulic pressing or rotary screw pressing methods. Soybeans, flaxseed (the source of linseed oil), peanuts, corn germ, rice bran, sunflower seed, castor beans, cocoa beans and olive pomace are received from others. The mechanical hydraulic or screw pressing operations involve milling of the seeds or beans, steam cooking of the ingredients and then the pressing of the cooked seeds or beans to expel the oils. This classification covers the incidental refining of these vegetable oils and the mixing of the seed or bean meals for livestock feed.

Code 4683 also applies to employers that perform the refining of cottonseed oil and the incidental processing of the refined cottonseed oil into a lard substitute. Crude cottonseed oil, caustic soda and bleaching clays are received from others. In some plants, the operations are confined to separating the impurities from the crude cottonseed oil using a boiling and filtering process.

The clarified or refined oil is then filled into tank cars, cans or bottles prior to shipment. In other plants, the crude cottonseed oil is refined and the refined oil or other refined vegetable oils are mixed with caustic soda and filtered to remove soap stock. The processes include deodorizing and bleaching the remaining filtered fluid, which is then cooled and hardened over refrigerated rolls. The lard substitutes are then scraped from the rolls and filled into drums, tubs or cans.

This classification also applies to employers that refine lard. Animal oils or grease and fuller’s earth are received from others. Ordinarily, the lard oil is treated with fuller’s earth to bleach it, after which it is deodorized. The remaining operations of heating, filtering, cooling, hardening and filling into containers are similar to the operations performed in the processing of lard substitutes.

Certain Code 4683 operations are designated as “not otherwise classified” (NOC). These NOC operations apply to an employer only when no other classification more specifically describes the employer’s operations. The following is a representative list of classifications somewhat related in nature to Code 4683 operations that are not assigned to Code 4683:

4717 Butter Substitute Mfg.    
4703 Corn Products Mfg.    
4670 Cottonseed Oil Mfg.—Mechanical & Drivers    
4686 Oil Mfg.—Vegetable—Solvent Extraction Process    

CROSS-REF.  COTTONSEED OIL MFG.—MECHANICAL

(N/A FL, SC)

Note:  Applies during both active and dormant seasons. Includes installation or repair of equipment, yard workers, and weighers.

CROSS-REF.  COTTONSEED OIL MFG.—SOLVENT

(N/A FL, SC)

Note:  Applies during both active and dormant seasons. Includes installation or repair of equipment, yard workers, and weighers.

CROSS-REF.  COTTONSEED OIL REFINING

(N/A FL, OK, SC)

CROSS-REF.  LARD REFINING

Note:  Codes 4683 and 2089—Packing house shall not be assigned to the same risk unless the operations described by these classifications are conducted as separate and distinct businesses.

Rate per $100. of Renumeration: $ 2.49

Construction Exemption Required: No