Measuring instruments, pre-packaged goods
Draft Act on metrology and on amendments to certain related acts (Metrology Act)
The draft Act on metrology and on amendments to certain related acts (Metrology Act) stipulates, for purposes of uniformity and for the accuracy of measuring instruments and measurements, the rights and obligations of persons and public authorities and the exercise of public administration. The draft Act thus particularly stipulates categories of measuring instruments, requirements for the placing and making available on the market of specified measuring instruments and their use. In addition, the Act stipulates requirements for authorised persons that perform verification of specified measuring instruments and ensure the performance of official measurements, as well as requirements for registered entities that perform the installation and repair of specified measuring instruments. The draft Act also regulates the area of pre-packaged goods marked with the ‘e’ symbol, pre-packaged goods not marked with the ‘e’ symbol, and bottles marked with the ‘ɜ’ symbol in terms of placing and making them available on the market.
Keywords: measuring instrument, verification, pre-packaged goods, bottles, authorisation, registration
The draft Act contains references to the following EU legislation:
Council Directive 80/181/EEC of 20 December 1979 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to units of measurement and on the repeal of Directive 71/354/EEC;
Directive 2009/3/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2009 amending Council Directive 80/181/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to units of measurement;
Council Directive 76/211/EEC of 20 January 1976 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making-up by weight or by volume of certain prepackaged products;
Directive 2009/34/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 relating to common provisions for both measuring instruments and methods of metrological control;
Directive 2007/45/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 September 2007 laying down rules on nominal quantities for prepacked products, repealing Council Directives 75/106/EEC and 80/232/EEC, and amending Council Directive 76/211/EEC;
Council Directive 75/107/EEC of 19 December 1974 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to bottles used as measuring containers;
Directive 2011/17/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2011 repealing Council Directives 71/317/EEC, 71/347/EEC, 71/349/EEC, 74/148/EEC, 75/33/EEC, 76/765/EEC, 76/766/EEC and 86/217/EEC regarding metrology.