Law of the Republic of Belarus

No. 3848-XII of September 5, 1995

[Amended as of January 4, 2014]

 

On Ensuring the Uniformity of Measurements

 

 This Law determines legal and organizational grounds of ensuring the uniformity of measurements in the Republic of Belarus and is directed to the protection of the rights and legitimate interests of citizens and the state from consequences of the inexact and incorrectly executed measurements.

 

CHAPTER 1
GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

Article 1. Basic Terms, Used in This Law and Their Definitions.

 

For the purposes of this Law following basic terms and their definitions are used:

 

state metrological supervision is the activity on checking and monitoring the observance of the legislation of the Republic of Belarus on ensuring the unity of measurements by legal person and individual entrepreneurs;

 

state register of the national standards of units of measurement the Republic of Belarus is a set of the data formed by the State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of Belarus on national standards of units of measurement;

 

state register of measuring devices of the Republic of Belarus is a set of the data formed by the State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of Belarus on measuring devices on which there was the accepted statement of approval of types of measuring devices, and the issued certificates on the statement of approval of types of measuring devices;

 

unit of measurement is the value conditionally accepted for unit to which other homogeneous units are compared for expression of their quantitative value in relation to this value;

 

uniformity of measurements is a condition of measurements at which their results are expressed in units of measurement allowed to application in the Republic of Belarus, and accuracy of measurements is in the established borders with the assigned probability;

 

measurement is a set of the operations which are carried out for definition of value of size;

 

calibration is the component of the metrological control including performance of works during which metrological characteristics of measuring devices were assigned by definition in the set conditions of a parity between the value of size received with help of measuring devices, and corresponding value of the size, reproduced by standard of unit of measurement;

 

methodology certification of measuring devices is a part of the metrological control, including performance of works during of which the metrological characteristics of measuring devices was set;

 

metrological service is a set of the legal entities functionally or organizational connected among themselves, their structural subdivisions or structural subdivision of the legal person, which activity is directed to ensuring of uniformity of measurements;

 

metrological control is a set of works during of which the metrological, technical characteristics of the measuring devices are established or approved, determined the correspondence to the requirements of the legislation of the Republic of Belarus on ensuring the uniformity of measurements, and also conformity of techniques of performance of measurements to its purposes;

 

metrological confirmation of suitability of techniques of performance of measurements - the component of the metrological control including performance of works during which the conformity of techniques of performance of measurements to the requirements of the legislation of the Republic of Belarus on ensuring the uniformity of measurements is determined, as well as their correspondence to its purpose;

 

National Metrological Institute is the legal person, subordinated to the State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of Belarus which performs the fundamental and applied scientific researches in the field of ensuring the uniformity of measurements, storage and application of national standards of units of measurement with a purpose of maintenance the conformity of the results to the uniformity of measurements of the International System of Units of Measurement accepted by the General Conference of Measures and Weights and recommended by the International Organization of the legislative metrology (further - the International System of Units of Measurement), and other functions according to this Law;

 

national standard of unit is the standard, approved by the decision of the State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of Belarus as the national standard of unit of measurement;

 

ensuring the uniformity of measurements is the activity directed on achievement and ensuring the uniformity of measurements according to the requirements of the legislation of the Republic of Belarus on maintenance the uniformity of measurements;

 

verification officer is the physical person, the worker of the legal person or of the individual entrepreneur or the individual entrepreneur, confirmed the professional competence of realization the check ups according to the legislation of the Republic of Belarus on an estimation of conformity;

 

verification is the component of the metrological control including performance of works during of which metrological characteristics of measuring devices are approved and the conformity of measuring devices to the requirements of the legislation of the Republic of Belarus on ensuring the uniformity of measurements are determined;

 

system of ensuring the uniformity of measurements of the Republic of Belarus is a complex of measures of state regulation and management, state metrological supervision and the metrological control, carried out by the state bodies, legal persons, individual entrepreneurs and other physical persons with a purpose of ensuring the uniformity of measurements;

 

measurement device is a device intended for measurements, reproducing and (or) keeping a unit of measurement, and also multiples or submultiples of the unit of measurement, having metrological characteristics, which values are accepted as constant during certain time;

 

sphere of legislative metrology is an established by this Law and other legislative acts of the Republic of Belarus fields of activity which describes the state regulation and management in the field of ensuring the uniformity of measurements and also the state metrological supervision;

 

certification of the measuring devices is the component of the metrological control including performance of works during of which on the basis of the state tests of measuring devices their metrological and characteristics are established, determines the conformity of measuring devices to the requirements of the legislation of the Republic of Belarus on ensuring the uniformity of measurements and making the decision on determination of type of the measurement devices;

 

packaged goods is the consumer goods packed and sealed for the lack of the buyer in packing of any kind, which contents cannot be changed without their opening or damage;

 

standard of the unit of measurement is the measuring device approved according to the rules, established by the State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of Belarus, as the standard of unit of measurement.

 

Article 2. Legislation of the Republic of Belarus on Ensuring of Uniformity of Measurements.

 

Legislation of the Republic of Belarus on ensuring the uniformity of measurements is based on the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus and includes present Law, acts of the President of the Republic of Belarus and other legislative acts of the Republic of Belarus.

 

If the treaties effective for the Republic of Belarus establish other rules than this Law, then the rules of the treaties are applied.

 

Article 3. Main Principles of the Ensuring the Uniformity of Measurements.

 

priority application of units of measurements of the International System of Units;

 

application of national standards of units of sizes;

 

tracing of the results of measurements up to units of measurements of the International System of Units reproduced by national standards of units of sizes and (or) international standards of units of sizes;

 

openness and availability of the information in the field of ensuring the uniformity of measurements, except for the information with limited access;

 

harmonization of the national and international standards of ensuring the uniformity of measurements.

 

 

Article 4. International Cooperation in the Field of Ensuring the Uniformity of Measurements

 

International cooperation in the field of ensuring the uniformity of measurements is carried out

according to the legislation of the Republic of Belarus.

 

In the international relations in the field of ensuring the uniformity of measurements the Republic of Belarus is represented in the established order the State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of Belarus, and also representing itself as National body on metrology of the Republic of Belarus.

 

CHAPTER 2
BODIES CARRYING OUT THE STATE REGULATION AND ADMINISTRATION IN THE FIELD OF ENSURING THE UNIFORMITY OF MEASUREMENTS, ITS COMPETENCE

 

Article 5. Bodies Carrying out the State Regulation and Administration in the Field of Ensuring the Uniformity of Measurements

 

State regulation and administration in the field of ensuring the uniformity of measurements are carried out by the President of the Republic of Belarus, Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus, the State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of Belarus and other state bodies.

 

Article 6. Authorities of the President of the Republic of Belarus in the Field of Ensuring the Uniformity of Measurements.

 

The president of the Republic of Belarus determines a uniform state policy and carries out other state regulation and administration in the field of ensuring the uniformity of measurements according to the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, this Law and other legislative acts of the Republic of Belarus.

 

Article 7. Authorities of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus in the Field of Ensuring the Uniformity of Measurements.

 

Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus  in the field of ensuring the uniformity of measurements:

provides the realization of state policy

accepts the decision on permission to use of the units of measurements in the Republic of Belarus;

establishes names, designations, ratio, rules of a writing and application of units of measurements allowed to application in the Republic of Belarus, and also multiple and part values of these units;

establishes exhaustive lists of documents and (or) data submitted for issuing certificates of accreditation for carrying out state tests of measuring devices, metrological attestation of measuring devices, check up, calibration, certificates on approval of the type of measurinf devices, certificates on check up and (or) calibration of measuring devices, on metrological attestation of measuring devices, on metrological confirmation of validity of methodology of carrying out measurements, their duplicates, introducing changes and (or) additions into them, termination or extension of periods of validity of these certificates;

establishes terms of issuing certificates of accreditation for carrying out state tests of measuring devices, metrological attestation of measuring devices, check up, calibration, certificates on approval of the type of measuring devices, certificates on check up and (or) calibration of measuring devices, on metrological attestation of measuring devices, on metrological confirmation of validity of methodology of carrying out measurements, their duplicates, introducing changes and (or) additions into them, periods of validity and terms for making decisions on termination or extension of periods of validity of these certificates;

establishes the size of fee charged for issuing certificates on accreditation for carrying out state tests of measuring devices, metrological attestation of measuring devices, check up, calibration, certificates on approval of the type of measuring devices, certificates on check up and (or) calibration of measuring devices, on metrological attestation of measuring devices, on metrological confirmation of validity of methodology of carrying out measurements, their duplicates, introducing changes and (or) additions into them, extension of periods of validity of them;

carries out other authorities according to the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus Acts of the President of the Republic of Belarus, this Law and other laws of the Republic of Belarus.

 

Article 8. Authorities of the State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of Belarus in the Field of Ensuring the Uniformity of Measurements.

 

State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of Belarus in the field of ensuring the uniformity of measurements:

realize the state policy;

realize the coordination of the activity on ensuring the uniformity of measurements in the Republic of Belarus;

provide the creation and functioning of system of ensuring the uniformity of measurements in the Republic of Belarus;

provides the functioning of the state metrological service;

presents to the Counsil of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus of suggestions to permit the units of measurements for applying in the Republic of Belarus;

determines the legal person from the list of the subordinated legal persons, which has to be a National metrological institute;

establishes the requirements for the national standards of the units of measurements and standards of the units of measurements, rules of their developments, approval, storage and implementation.

establishes the national standards of the units of measurements and issue the certificate of its approval by legal person, which store an implement such units;

fills the State register of the national units of measurements of the Republic of Belarus  and State register of the measuring devices of the Republic of Belarus;

organize and implements the state metrological control;

realize the accreditation of the legal persons for applying the state tests of the measuring devices, applying of the metrological attestation of the measuring devices, check up, calibration;

elaborates and approves the rules of accreditation of legal persons for the right to carry out state tests of measuring devices, metrological attestation of measuring devices, check up, calibration, regulating questions of accreditation, except for the questions provided by indents fifth-seven of article 7 of the present Law;

accepts the decisions on approval of the types of the measuring devices, issues the certificates of its approval to the legal person and individual entrepreneurs;

determines in the sphere of the legislative metrology of the region, where the measuring devices` application is permitted only after its verification by legal persons which are part of the state metrological service, and establishes its list (hereinafter – List of the regions in the sphere of legislative metrology);

determines the form and order of implementation of the sign of approval of the measuring device, sign of the verification of the measuring device and sign of marks of the packaged goods;

takes measures on accepting the national standards of the units of measures by other states;

realize other authorities in accordance with this Law and other legislative acts of the Republic of Belarus;

 

Article 9. Authorities of Other State Bodies in the Field of Ensuring the Uniformity of Measurements

 

Other state bodies in their competence in the field of ensuring the uniformity of measurements:

taking part in creation and functioning of the unitary state policy;

taking part in creation and functioning of the system of ensuring the uniformity of measurements of the Republic of Belarus;

creates a metrological services and their regulations if needed;

provides the uniformity of measurements;

organizes the creation of the standards units of measurements, measuring devices and methods of measurements;

establishes rational nomenclature of the measuring devices, used by subordinated legal entities;

realize other authorities in accordance with legislation of the Republic of Belarus/

 

CHAPTER 3
BASES OF ENSURING THE UNIFORMITY OF MEASUREMENTS

 

Article 10. Units of Measurements

 

On territory of the Republic of Belarus units of measurements of the International System of Units and the stand-alone units of measurements are allowed for using in the Republic of Belarus.

During realization of the foreign trade activity the characteristic and parameters of the exported goods can be expressed in units of measurements established in the contract.

 

Article 11. National Standarts of Units of Measurements.

 

National standards of units of measurements is a basis for establishment of values of standards of units of measurements and are created for reproduction of units of measurements and maintenance conformity of the results of measurements to units of measurements of the International System of Units.

For confirmation of metrological characteristics of national standards of the units of measurements are compared to international standards of units of measurements or national standards of the units of measurements of other states.

Development of national standards of units of measurements is carried out in accordance with the state scientific and technical programs.

Storage and application of national standards of units of measurements are carried out by national metrological institute, and in the cases stipulated by the State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of Belarus, by other legal persons.

National standards of units of measurements are registered in the State Register of National Standards of Units of measurements of the Republic of Belarus .

 

Article 12. Standards of the Units of Measurements.

 

Standards of units of measurements forms a basis for the establishment of values of other standards of units of measurements and measuring devices on checking or calibration and maintenance conformity of the results of measurements to units of the measurements reproduced by national standards of units of measurements.

Storage and application of standards of units of measurements are carried out by legal persons and individual entrepreneurs.

Standards of units of the measurements, applied during checking of measuring devices are a subject to checking.

Standards of units of the measurements, applied at calibration of measuring devices, are a subject to calibration.

Classification of standards of units of measurements is established by the State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of Belarus.

 

Article 13. Measuring Devices

 

Measuring devices should be graduated in units of measurements allowed to use in the Republic of Belarus, and provide conformity of the results of measurements to units of the measurements reproduced by standards of units of measurements.

Measuring devices intended for the application in sphere of legislative metrology, are a subject to the statement of type of measuring devices or metrological certification of measuring devices.

Measuring devices intended for the application in sphere of legislative metrology and concerning of which the statement of type of measuring devices was made must be checked or calibrated.

Measuring devices intended for the application in sphere of legislative metrology and had metrological certification of measuring devices should be calibrated.

Measuring devices intended for the application in sphere of legislative metrology and have been checked, can be applied in the areas specified in the List of areas in sphere of legislative metrology. In the areas which have been not specified in the List of areas in sphere of legislative metrology, the measuring devices which intended for application in sphere of legislative metrology and have been checked or calibrated can be applied.

The measuring devices intended for application in sphere of legislative metrology, are allowed to realization, application, rent after their checking or calibration.

Outside of sphere of legislative metrology the measuring devices intended for application both outside of sphere of legislative metrology, and inside sphere of legislative metrology can be applied.

The measuring devices applied outside of sphere of legislative metrology, can be checked or calibrated or concerning these units of measurements different ways of maintenance of unity of the measurements determined by the legal person, the individual entrepreneur or other physical person using these units of measurements can be applied.

 

Article 14. Measurement and Their Results.

 

Measurements are carried out with use of measuring devices. In cases stipulated by the legislation of the Republic of Belarus on ensuring the uniformity of measurements, measurements are carried out with use of measuring devices and techniques of performance the measurements.

Results of measurements should be expressed in units of the measurements admitted to use in the Republic of Belarus.

 

Article15. Techniques of Performance of Measurements

 

Requirements for the techniques of performance of measurements, applied in the sphere of legislative metrology, and the rules of their development are established by the State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of Belarus.

Techniques of performance of measurements, applied in sphere of legislative metrology, are a subject to metrological confirmation of suitability of techniques of performance of measurements.

Outside of sphere of legislative metrology, techniques of performance of measurements can be applied after  the procedure of metrological confirmation of techniques of performance of measurements, and other techniques of performance of measurements.

 

Article 16. Sphere of Legislative Metrology

 

The sphere of legislative metrology extends on the measurements which are carried out at:

realization of trade and calculations between buyer and seller;

definition of tax base;

realization of customs and bank operations;

providing the protection of life and health of person;

carrying out of the state checkup of vehicles, diagnostics of a technical condition of vehicles;

providing the industrial safety of dangerous industrial objects, fire, nuclear and radiation safety;

realization of geodetic and cartographical activity;

realization of hydrometeorological activity;

rendering of mail service and telecommunication;

carrying out of tests and control for conformity of production and raw material to the requirements of the legislation of the Republic of Belarus;

carrying out of examinations;

providing of defense and safety of the state;

providing of preservation of the environment;

providing the labour safety;

realization of the state metrological supervision;

realization of the metrological control;

control for observance of the requirements for packed goods;

carrying out of laboratory-diagnostic researches by veterinary service;

manufacture and using of slot machines and devices for money wins;

registration of the international and national sports records.

The sphere of legislative metrology can be extend to the measurements which are carried out in other fields of activity by the legislative acts of the Republic of Belarus

 

CHAPTER 4
METROLOGICAL SERVICES, INTERSECTORAL COMISSIONS IN THE FIELD OF ENSURING THE UNIFORMITY OF MEASUREMENTS

 

Article 17. Kinds of the Metrological Services.

 

With purposes of ensuring the uniformity of measurements the state metrological service is created in the Republic of Belarus.

In the cases stipulated by this Law, metrological services of republican state bodies, local executive and administrative bodies and metrological services of legal persons can be created.

 

Article 18. State Metrological Service.

 

State metrological service is carrying out metrological control in the field of legislative metrology.

The state metrological service is created by the State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of Belarus and includes national metrological institute and other legal persons, subordinated to the State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of Belarus and by this Law and by other legal acts of the Republic of Belarus have the right to realize the metrological control.

The Regulations on State metrological service is approved by State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of Belarus.

 

Article 19 Intersectoral Commission in the Field of the Ensuring the Uniformity of Measurements.

 

In the field of ensuring the uniformity of measurements the following structures in the Republic of Belarus should be created:

Intersectoral commission of time, frequency and determination of the rotational parameter of the Earth;

Intersectoral commission of standard samples of structure and (or) properties of substances (materials);

Intersectoral commission of standard help data on physical constants and properties of substances and materials.

Intersectoral commission in the field of the ensuring the uniformity of measurements carry out coordination of works according to their competence, and also preparation of suggestions on them to the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus if necessary.

Regulations on the intersectoral Intersectoral commission in the field of the ensuring the uniformity of measurements and their structure established by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus.

 

CHAPTER 5
STATE METROLOGICAL SUPERVISION

 

Article 20. Object and the Order of the State Metrological Supervision.

 

State metrological supervision is carrying out in the field of legislative metrology and includes the supervision over:

appliance of the units of measurements;

appliance of the measuring devices;

appliance of the methods of measurements;

activity of legal persons and individual entrepreneurs on manufacture of measuring devices, its repair, appliance and rent;

carrying out of the state tests of measuring devices, realization of metrological certification of measuring devices, its check up, calibration, metrological confirmation of suitability of techniques of performance of measurements;

quantity of the goods alienated on completing the trade;

observance of the requirements for the packed goods, at their packing and sale;

other objects in cases, stipulated by the legal acts of the Republic of Belarus;

State metrological supervision is carried out by bodies of state metrological supervision determined by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (hereinafter – bodies of state metrological supervision).

Direct realization of the state metrological supervision is assigned on the authorized officials of the State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of Belarus, being the state inspectors.

The Chairman of the State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of Belarus is the Chief State Inspector of the Republic of Belarus on the state metrological supervision.

The state metrological supervision is carried out in way established by the legislative acts of the Republic of Belarus.

 

Article 21. Rights and Duties of Bodies of State Metrological Supervision, Chief State Inspector of the Republic of Belarus on State Metrological Supervision, of State Inspectors at Realization of Inspections and Monitoring

 

The state inspectors at realization of the state metrological supervision has the right, in the order established by the President of the Republic of Belarus:

to enter freely service industrial and other premises (objects) in the territory of the inspected subject for performance of inspections, upon presentation of the service certificate and the decision on realization of the inspection (in relation to objects the access to which is restricted in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Belarus – other documents provided by the legislation of the Republic of Belarus for access to the objects);

to hand in (forward) to inspected subjects binding demands (prescriptions) issued by the officials of the bodies of state metrological supervision, authorized in accordance with their competence to consider materials of the inspection, to eliminate the infringements established in the course of the inspection;

in the instances of detection of infringements of requirements of the legislation of the Republic of Belarus on ensuring the uniformity of measurements, which constitute a threat to the national security, of causing harm to the life and health of the public, environment, to issue demands (prescriptions) on suspension (prohibition) of application of measuring devices not complying with the requirements of the legislation of the Republic of Belarus on ensuring the uniformity of measurements. The mentioned demands (prescriptions) shall be handed in (forwarded), approved, cancelled (changed) in the order established by the President of the Republic of Belarus.

The Chief State Inspector of the Republic of Belarus on state metrological supervision besides the rights stipulated by part one of this Article, has the right, in the instances of detection of infringements of requirements of the legislation of the Republic of Belarus on ensuring the uniformity of measurements, which constitute a threat to the national security, of causing harm to the life and health of the public, environment, to issue, on behalf of the body of state metrological supervision, demands (prescriptions) on suspension (prohibition) of the inspected subject, production, realization of measuring devices, transfer thereof in lease, including in rental, realizations of packed goods.

Bodies of state metrological supervision, the Chief State Inspector of the Republic of Belarus on state metrological supervision and state inspectors have, at realization of inspections, also other rights provided by the legislative acts of the Republic of Belarus.

Duties of bodies of state metrological supervision, the Chief State Inspector of the Republic of Belarus on state metrological supervision and state inspectors have, at realization of inspections, and also their rights and duties at realization of the monitoring are determined by the President of the Republic of Belarus.

 

CHAPTER 6
METROLOGICAL SUPERVISION

 

Article 22. Structure and Rules of the Ensuring of Metrological Supervision.

 

Metrological supervision includes:

Approval of the type of measuring devices;

Metrological attestation of the measuring devices

verification;

calibration;

metrological approval of the appropriateness of the methods of measuring;

The Rules of the metrological control are established by the State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of Belarus.

 

Article 23. Approval of the Measuring Devices

 

The measuring devices for application in the sphere of legislative metrology concerning of which the statement of type of measuring devices was not made are the subject to the statement of type of measuring devices.

The measuring devices specified in the part 1 of this Article, should pass the state tests during of which their metrological and technical characteristics and conformity to the requirements of the legislation of the Republic of Belarus on ensuring the uniformity of measurements are established.

 

The state tests of measuring devices are made on the basis of the contract by the legal persons entering into the state metrological service, and certifies by the report with results.

Results of the state tests of measuring devices are the basis for the statement of type of measuring devices.

The decision on the statement of type of measuring devices is accepted by the State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of Belarus and certifies by the certificate of type of measuring devices. Data on measuring devices concerning of which the decision on the statement of type of measuring devices is accepted, are brought in to the State Register of Measuring Devices of the Republic of Belarus.

The mark of the approval of the measuring device should be stamped to the device, registered in the State Register of Measuring Devices of the Republic of Belarus and (or) to their manuals.

The information on the statement of type of measuring device or on its canceling is published in official publications of the State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of Belarus,

 

Article 24. Metrological Attestation of the Measuring Devices

 

The measuring devices for application in sphere of legislative metrology, made in the Republic of Belarus or imported to the Republic of Belarus in single part are a subject to metrological certification of measuring devices as well as in the cases stipulated by the President of the Republic of Belarus.

Metrological certification of measuring devices is carried out on the basis of the contract by the legal persons entering into the state metrological service.

 

Results of the metrological certification of measuring devices approved by the certificate on metrological certification of measuring devices.

 

Article 25. Verification

 

Verification is carried out on production of measuring devices or repair, at their application and import to the Republic of Belarus.

Verification of measuring devices intended for application or applied in areas specified in the List of fields of the sphere of legislative metrology is carried out on the basis of the contract by the legal persons entering into the state metrological service.

Verification of measuring devices intended or applied in areas, the areas not specified by the List of fields of the sphere of legislative metrology is carried out on the basis of the contract by the legal persons specified in part 2 of this Article, or other legal persons accredited for its realization.

 

Periodicity of verification of measuring devices applied in the sphere of legislative metrology is established by the State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of Belarus.

Verification of measuring devices concerning of which the statement of type of measuring devices is made and which are applied outside of sphere of legislative metrology, is carried out by legal persons and the individual entrepreneurs carrying out manufacture of measuring devices, its repair, sale, application, rent or on the basis of the contract by other legal persons and individual entrepreneurs.

 

Periodicity of verification of measuring devices applied outside of the sphere of legislative metrology is established by the legal persons, individual entrepreneurs and other physical persons applying these measuring devices.

Verification is carried out directly by verification officers. Thus conformity of metrological characteristics of measuring devices to the metrological characteristics established at the statement of type of measuring devices and specified in the State Register of Measuring Devices of the Republic of Belarus, and also conformity of measuring devices to the requirements of the legislation of the Republic of Belarus on ensuring the uniformity of measurements verified by  verification officers by marking of the measuring devices and (or) to their manual of a sign of verification.

Results of verification approved by the certificate on verification of measuring devices.

Measuring devices during checking of which mismatch of their metrological characteristics to the metrological characteristics established in the statement of type of measuring devices and specified in the State Register of measuring devices of the Republic of Belarus is revealed, such measuring devices recognized as failed of the verification with the conclusion. The specified measuring devices can be applied after its repair and next checking, or after calibration.

 

Article 26. Calibration

 

Calibration is carried out at production of measuring devices from manufacture or repair on their application and import to the Republic of Belarus.

Calibration of measuring devices intended for application or applied in sphere of legislative metrology, is carried out on the basis of the contract by the legal persons entering into the state metrological service, or other legal persons accredited for its realization.

Periodicity of calibration of measuring devices applied in sphere of legislative metrology, is established by the State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of Belarus.

Calibration of measuring devices applied outside of sphere of legislative metrology, is carried out by legal persons and the individual entrepreneurs carrying out manufacture of measuring devices, its repair, sale, application, rent or on the basis of the contract by other legal persons and individual entrepreneur.

Periodicity of calibration of measuring devices applied outside of sphere of legislative metrology, is established by legal persons, individual entrepreneur and other physical persons applying these measuring devices.

Results of calibration are approved by the certificate on calibration of measuring devices.

 

Article 27. Metrological Approval of the Appropriateness of the Methods of Measuring

 

Metrological approval of the appropriateness of the methods of measuring is carried out on the basis of examination which can be accompanied by carrying out of experimental researches.

During examination conformity of a scope of techniques of performance of measurements to the requirements of the measurements, for confirmation of opportunity of carrying out of measurements with application of these techniques determined.

 

Metrological approval of the appropriateness of the methods of measuring intended for application in sphere of legislative metrology, is carried out on the basis of the contract by the legal persons entering into the state metrological service.

Metrological approval of the appropriateness of the methods of measuring applied outside of sphere of legislative metrology, is carried out by legal persons and the individual entrepreneur applying these techniques, or on the basis of the contract by other legal persons and individual entrepreneur.

Results of metrological approval of the appropriateness of the methods of measuring is approved by the certificate or the conclusion on metrological approval of the appropriateness.

 

CHAPTER 7
RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF THE LEGAL PERSONS, INDIVIDUAL ENTREPRENEURS AND OTHER PHYSICAL PERSONS IN THE FIELD OF THE ENSURING THE UNIFORMITY OF MEASUREMENTS

 

Article 28. The Rights and Duties of the Legal Persons Entering into the State Metrological Service in the Field of Ensuring the Uniformity of Measurements

 

In the field of ensuring the uniformity of measurements National Metrological Institute have the right:

to carry out fundamental and applied scientific researches;

to carry out of the development of national standards of units;

to provide checking national standards of units with international standards of units or national standards of units of other states;

to perform works on recognition of national standards of units by other states;

to develop criteria according to which devices can be transferred to measuring devices;

on the basis of the contract to carry out the state tests of measuring devices, to carry out metrological certification of measuring devices, checking, calibration, metrological confirmation of suitability of methods of performance of measurements and to issue certificates, conclusions or reports;

to develop methods of the measuring

to receive the information in the field of ensuring the uniformity of measurements in the established way by legal acts of the Republic of Belarus;

to appeal against the action of state inspectors in the established way by legal acts of the Republic of Belarus;

to carry out other actions according to the legislation of the Republic of Belarus.

In the field of ensuring the uniformity of measurements National Metrological Institute is obliged:

to carry out storage and application of national standards of units;

to observe requirements of the legislation of the Republic of Belarus on ensuring the uniformity of measurement;

to receive accreditation for carrying out of the state tests of measuring devices, realization of metrological certification of measuring devices, checking, calibrations;

to provide reliability of results of the state tests of measuring devices, metrological certification of measuring devices, checking, calibration, metrological confirmation of suitability of methods of performance of measurements;

to provide to the state inspectors at realization of the state metrological supervision access to service and industrial rooms, to show to the state inspectors at realization of the state metrological supervision all necessary documents, data and measuring devices, to follow the instructions of the Chief State Inspector of the Republic of Belarus on the state metrological supervision and of state inspectors;

to execute other duties according to the legal acts of the Republic of Belarus.

Other legal persons, subordinated to the State Committee on Standardization of the Republic of Belarus and having the powers on realization of the metrological control by this Law and other legal acts of the Republic of Belarus in the field of ensuring the uniformity of measurements:

have the rights stipulated by indent 7-9 part of the part 1 of this Article and other rights according to the legal acts of the Republic of Belarus;

performing duties stipulated by indent 3-6 of the part 2 of this Article and other duties according to the legal acts of the Republic of Belarus

 

Article 29. Rights and Duties of Other Legal Persons in the Field of Ensuring the Uniformity of Measurements

 

Other legal persons in the field of ensuring the uniformity of measurements among of the rights stipulated by indent 8-9 of the part 1 of the Article 28 of this Law have the right:

to create to provide the uniformity of measurements of metrological services and to approve their regulations;

to make the contracts on carrying out of the state tests of means of measurements, about realization of metrological certification of measuring devices, checking, calibrations, metrological confirmation of suitability of  methods of performance of measurements by legal persons and the individual entrepreneur having the right to realization of specified actions according to this Law;

to receive accreditation for realization of checking and (or) calibrations;

to carry out in the cases stipulated by this Law, checking, calibration, metrological confirmation of suitability of methods of performance of measurements and to issue corresponding certificates, conclusions or reports.

Other legal persons in the field of ensuring the uniformity of measurements among of the rights stipulated by indent 8-9 of the part 1 of the Article 28 of this Law are obliged:

to ensure the uniformity of measurements on production of goods (works, services);

to carry out the account of applied measuring devices;

to provide reliability of results of checking, calibration, metrological confirmation of suitability of methods of performance of measurements;

to show to the state inspectors at realization of the state metrological supervision the packed goods.

Other legal persons in the field of ensuring the uniformity of measurements have the right to carry out other actions and execute other duties according to the legal acts of the Republic of Belarus.

 

Article 30. The Rights and Duties of Individual Entrepreneurs and Other Physical Persons in the Field of Ensuring the Uniformity of Measurements

 

Individual entrepreneurs in the field of ensuring the uniformity of measurements have the rights stipulated by indent 8-10 of the part 1 of the Article 28 and by indent 3 and 5 of the part 1 of the Article 29 of this Law.

 

Individual entrepreneurs in the field of ensuring the uniformity of measurements carrying out their duties stipulated by indent 3 and 6 of the part 2 of the Article 28 and by indent 2-5 of the part 2 of the Article 29 of this Law.

 

Individual entrepreneurs in the field of ensuring the uniformity of measurements have the right to carry out other actions and execute other duties according to the legal acts of the Republic of Belarus.

Other physical persons in the field of ensuring the uniformity of measurements have the right to obtain, receive by rent measuring devices intended for application in sphere of legislative metrology had checking or calibration.

Other physical persons in the field of ensuring the uniformity of measurements are obliged to apply in sphere of legislative metrology of measuring devices according to the requirements of the legal acts of the Republic of Belarus on ensuring the uniformity of measurements.

 

CHAPTER 8
FINANCING OF ACTIVITY IN THE FIELD OF ENSURING THE UNIFORMITY OF MEASUREMENTS.
PAYMENT OF THE WORKS CARRIED OUT AT REALIZATION OF THE METROLOGICAL CONTROL

 

Article 31. Financing of the Activity in the Field of Ensuring the Uniformity of Measurements

 

Financing of the activity in the field of ensuring the uniformity of measurements

carried out by the means of the republican budget and other sources not forbidden by the legal acts of the Republic.

Financing of development, purchase, storage, application and (or) checking of national standards of units as well as financing of realization of the state metrological supervision are made by the means of the republican budget.

 

Article 32. Payment of the Works Carried Out at Realization of the Metrological Control

 

The works carried out at realization of the metrological control are paid by legal persons individual entrepreneur and other physical persons according to the contract.

Cost of the works carried out at realization of the metrological control, is determined according to the legal acts of the Republic and should be settled in the contract.

President of the Republic of Belarus                                                                                                                                                 A. Lukashenko

 

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