Metrology

Original Language Title: metrologiei

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Parliament adopts this organic law.


GENERAL Chapter IDISPOZIŢII

Article 1: Scope (1) This Act establishes the structure of the national metrology, measurement units permitted for use in Moldova, management principles metrology categories of normative documents of legal metrology, and requirements for measuring instruments and measurements in areas of public interest.
(2) The law describes how to perform legal metrological control of measuring instruments and measurements in areas of public interest, of prepackaged products and measuring container bottles also establishes the obligations of individuals and businesses operating in legal metrology.

Article 2. Legislation on metrology metrology legislation consists of this Law and other laws and regulations adopted pursuant to it and establishes the legal metrology to ensure uniformity and accuracy of measurements, protecting natural and legal persons, regardless type of property and legal form of organization, the adverse impacts of inaccurate or false measurements.

Article 3. Main Notions In this law, the main concepts have the following meanings:
model approval - decision with legal relevance, based on an evaluation report, which confirms that a type of instrument meets the applicable requirements of the normative documents of legal metrology and resulting type approval certificate is issued;
Legal metrological control - a set of legal metrology activities, including legal metrological control of measurement instruments, measurements, prepackaged container bottles of measurement and metrological supervision and metrological expertise;
Putting into use - first use of an instrument intended for the end user for the purposes for which it was intended;
Designation - decision with legal relevance, based on an evaluation report, which confirms the competence of the applicant to carry out legal metrology (metrological control of measuring and performing measurements in areas of public interest) and its compliance criteria stipulated in regulations applicable legal metrology;
Standard - definition materialization of a given quantity, with a specified value and associated measurement uncertainty, used as a reference;
International standard - standard recognized by signatories to an international agreement and intended for global use;
National standard - the standard recognized by the central metrology to serve as a basis for assigning values ​​to other standards of the sizes of the same nature;
Working standard - standard that is used routinely to calibrate or verify measuring instruments or measurement systems;
Calibration - operation that, under specified conditions in the first stage establishes a relationship between values ​​of quantities and measurement uncertainties associated standards and guidelines are provided by the corresponding measurement uncertainties associated with, and the second phase information is used to establish a relationship allowing to obtain a measurement result based on the indication;
Metrology expertise - set of operations carried out in order to examine and demonstrate the instrument status and to determine their metrological characteristics, including by reference to the applicable regulatory documents of legal metrology;
Measurement uncertainty - positive parameter characterizing the dispersion of the values ​​attributed to a measurand, based on the information used;
Marketing of the instrument - making available for the first time to a measuring instrument on the market;
Approval marking model - distinctive mark affixed to a measuring instrument, certifying its compliance with the approved pattern;
Metrological mark - a distinctive sign which when applied to an instrument clearly confirms that metrological was conducted in accordance with applicable regulatory documents of legal metrology, with satisfactory results;
Checkmark original EC - distinctive mark affixed to a measuring instrument clearly confirms that the initial verification has been performed in accordance with European directives, with satisfactory results;

Measurement - which is to obtain experimental process of one or more values ​​that can reasonably be attributed to a quantity;
Measurand - size intended to be measured;
Metrology - the science of measurement and their applications, covering all aspects, both theoretical and practical, related to measurements regardless of the measurement uncertainty and scope;
Legal metrology - part of metrology related activities in accordance with the requirements of regulatory authorities responsible for metrology;
Instrument - Measurement Measurement instrument, which is used alone or in combination with one or more auxiliary devices for measuring or measurement system used to make measurements;
Prepackaged products (hereinafter - prepackaged) - the combination of a product and the individual package in which it is prepacked. A product is prepacked when it is placed in a container of any kind, unless the buyer and the amount of product contained in the package has a predetermined value and can not be changed except by opening or changing the packaging perceptible;
Authorized representative of the manufacturer - any legal person established in Moldova, which received a written mandate from a manufacturer to act on his behalf in relation to specified tasks;
International System of Units (SI) - system (coherent) units based on the International System of sizes, with names and symbols of units and a number of prefixes the names and symbols, as well as their usage rules adopted General Conference on Weights and measures (GFCM);
Metrological supervision - legal metrological control activities carried out in order to verify compliance with legal requirements in metrology. Metrological supervision include market surveillance and supervision in the use of measuring instruments under the Law on market surveillance relating to the marketing of non-food products, as well as the Law on state control over business activity;
Measuring container bottles - containers made of glass or other substances such rigidity and stability that it offers the same metrological guarantees as glass, which are stoppered or designed to be stoppered and are intended for the storage, transport delivery of liquids, have a nominal capacity of between 0.05 liter and 5 liter including metrological characteristics (design characteristics and uniformity of manufacture) that can be used as measuring containers, ie when they are filled up to a specified level, or until a specified percentage of the maximum filling their contents can be measured with sufficient accuracy;
Metrological traceability - property of a measurement result can be compared to a reference through an unbroken chain and documented calibrations, each contributing to the measurement uncertainty;
Type of the instrument - defined model of a measuring instrument or a module (including a family of instruments or modules) all the elements that influence metrology parameters are set properly;
Unit - real scalar, defined and adopted by convention, which can be compared with any other quantity of the same nature to express the relationship between the two sizes in numerical form;
Legal unit - unit of measure required or permitted by this Law;
Metrological - way to legal metrological control, executed by the conformity assessment procedure (other than type-examination), as applicable normative documents of legal metrology, resulting in the issuance of a bulletin metrological and / or application metrological markings;
Metrological original - a metrological instrument which has not been previously verified;
EC initial verification - to establish compliance examination and a means of measuring new or reconditioned model holding pattern approval CE and / or with European directives on that medium, confirmed by the EC initial verification mark;

Metrological inspection - a metrological instrument performed regularly at specified time intervals, according to the normative documents applicable legal metrology.
Article 4. The national metrology infrastructure
national metrology system includes:
a) metrology central authority - the Ministry of Economy;
B) National Institute of Metrology;
C) National Standards System;
D) The National Metrology;
E) metrological services of legal persons;
F) the Consumer Protection Agency. ARTICLE 5. Administration

metrology (1) In order to implement this law, the Government approved:
a) state policies in the field of metrology;
B) draft normative acts needed for the legal metrology and ensure traceability of measurement results to the International System of Units (SI);
C) legal units of measurement used in Moldova;
D) Official list of measuring instruments and measurements subject to legal metrological control.
(2) The development and promotion of state policy in metrology, management and coordination of national metrology is performed by the central metrology.
(3) The Central Authority for Metrology is central body of public administration responsible for quality infrastructure and has the following features:
a) develop and coordinate the implementation of state policy in the field of metrology, including measurement traceability;
B) study of the national economy metrology and identify priorities of the state policy in this area;
C) elaborates draft legislative and normative acts, participates in the development and coordination of draft laws and regulations to ensure the metrological traceability of the measurement results to the International System of Units (SI) through procedures internationally recognized and accepted;
D) promote international recognition of national metrology system;
E) represent Moldova in regional and international metrology;
F) approve, within its competence, general legal metrology regulations and rules of legal metrology;
G) coordinate metrology activities of the specialized central bodies of public administration and natural and legal persons active in the field of metrology;
H) ensure the harmonization of legal metrology regulations on international and European practice and approve these documents;
I) negotiate agreements with other countries on mutual recognition of test results metrological order pattern approval, the results metrological checks, the technical competence of laboratories for verification of measuring instruments;
J) coordinates the National Council for Metrology;
K) correlates activities in metrology activities in the field of accreditation;
L) appoint persons to legal metrological checks of measuring instruments subject to legal metrological control and performance measurement in areas of public interest, monitors designated legal persons;
M) keeps the State Register of units of measurement standards and register entities designated national metrology system also manages the database of regulations on legal metrology;
N) coordinates and monitors the activities of the National Institute of Metrology metrology and entities designated by the central metrology;
O) the expertise on draft legislation applicable in the field of metrology;
P) coordinates training programs in the field of metrology;
Q) ensures transparency of information in the field of metrology;
R) approve national standards.
(4) National Institute of Metrology is a public institution subordinated to central metrology authority, which operates according to regulations approved by the Government and which has the following features:
1) general metrology functions:
a) implemented at national level, the state policy in metrology;

B) ensure metrological traceability of the measurement results, to Moldova, the International System of Units (SI) by developing, researching, developing, maintaining and preserving national standards, national standards comparisons performed regionally and internationally, and preservation and dissemination of legal units of measurement standards from national standards to lower hierarchical level to the working standards;
C) concludes and agreements on mutual recognition of national measurement standards and calibration certificates issued by national metrology institutes in accordance with the requirements of the International Committee for Weights and Measures (CIMP MRA);
D) is the national reference for determining technical competence in the field of metrology, including measurement standards;
E) consult specialized central government and individuals and legal metrology technical problems;
F) participate, according to their competencies in international and regional fora and organizations in metrology also performs other functions of international cooperation in metrology, metrology delegated by the central authority;
G) trains and improves metrologists verifiers;
H) organizing interlaboratory comparisons at national level;
2) legal metrology functions:
a) legal metrological control exercised by model approvals, metrological verification of measuring instruments in special situations, where only the National Metrology Institute is technically equipped to perform their by metrological expertise and expertise of draft normative documents of legal metrology;
B) submit proposals to the central authority for metrology on regulatory requirements of measuring instruments;
C) make agreements with other countries on the recognition of test results in order to approve the model, the results metrological checks;
D) develop draft training programs in the field of metrology;
E) consult the relevant central bodies of public administration and natural and legal persons on technical issues to legal metrology;
F) keeps the State Register of measuring instruments, manages the database entities holding registration technical advice;
G) issue technical approvals for registration in order to record natural or legal persons who renovate, operate and measuring instruments installed, and those who produce and prepackaged measuring container bottles;
H) develop draft normative documents in legal metrology, harmonized with international and regional practice;
I) offers methodological support in developing procedures for legal measuring by the responsible authorities in the field, as well as by legal persons concerned;
J) technical support necessary for metrological supervision;
K) forms and manages the national fund of normative documents in legal metrology also regulates the use of this fund.
(5) The National Standards are the technical basis which take over, preservation and dissemination of measurement units.
(6) National Metrology Council is a consultative body under the central authority for metrology, in which all stakeholders are represented and submitting policy proposals in metrology. Setting up and organization of the National Council of Metrology, composition, mode of selection of members and job descriptions thereof are defined in the rules of organization and functioning of the National Council of Metrology, which is developed and approved by the central metrology .
(7) The metrological services of legal entities are created to ensure uniformity and accuracy of measurements in appropriate areas of activity and perform the following functions:
a) disseminate the units of the International System of Units (SI) of standards the lower hierarchical level measuring instruments;
B) carry out metrological initial, ongoing and after repair of measuring instruments subject to legal metrological control;
C) carry out measurements in areas of public interest.

(8) Consumer Protection Agency shall, on behalf of the state metrological supervision under Law No. 7 of February 26, 2016 on market surveillance relating to the marketing of non-food products and the Law. 131 of 8 June 2012 on state control over business activity is subordinate to the central authority for metrology and performs without charging fees or charges, supervision metrological compliance by individuals and legal provisions of the regulations on legal metrology, which related to:
a) appropriate use of units of measurement and their symbols in accordance with this law;
B) obligations of users of measuring instruments subject to legal metrological control;
C) obligations on manufacturers and importers of measuring instruments to making available on the market and putting them into;
D) obligations of manufacturers of prepackaged and measuring container bottles;
E) accuracy measurements carried out as specified in art. 12 para. (1).
(9) In carrying out metrological supervision, the Agency for Consumer Protection may involve control bodies of the specialized central bodies of public administration.
Article 6. normative documents in

legal metrology (1) Under the present law, documents in the field of legal metrology (hereinafter - normative documents) are general rules of legal metrology, legal metrology standards and measurement procedures that establish mandatory requirements of law enforcement repeated an undetermined number of cases identical to measuring instruments, measurements, prepackaged container bottles of the extent to legal metrological control.
(2) General Regulation of the Legal Metrology establishes general principles and specific rules and legal metrology activities are identified by the symbol RGML. General legal metrology regulations transposing the European directives approved by the Government and other regulations approved by normative acts of central authority for metrology.
(3) Rule lays down technical legal metrology, measurement and / or metrological procedures for certain categories of instruments subject to legal metrological control are identified by the symbol NML and approved by the enactment of the Central Authority for Metrology .
(4) Prior to the development and approval of legal metrology rules applicable international normative documents, including regional, related to legal metrology, adopted by the central metrology, according to general rules applicable legal metrology.
(5) establishes the legal procedure for measuring operations described specifically used in product testing and measurements undergone conformity assessment in areas of public interest are identified by the symbol PML law and approved by the central authority for metrology or the responsible authority in which it develops, in coordination with the central authority metrology document.
(6) normative documents are published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Moldova.
(7) The requirements set out in regulations in para. (2) - (5) of this article shall be mandatory for individuals and businesses operating in areas of public interest specified in art. 11 para. (1) in accordance with this law.
(8) normative documents are developed under national law in accordance with the recommendations of the International Organization of Legal Metrology and European directives.
Chapter IIUNITĂŢILE legal action

Article 7.

legal units of measurement (1) To ensure uniformity and accuracy of measurements in Moldova is compulsory to use legal units of measurement. This paragraph refers to the means of measurement, the measurements and indications of quantity expressed in units of measurement.
(2) legal units of measurement are:
a) the units of the International System of Units (SI) (hereinafter - SI units), their decimal multiples and submultiples;
B) units which are defined on the basis of SI units but are not decimal multiples or sub-multiples thereof;
C) units used together with SI units whose values ​​in SI units are obtained experimentally;

D) units permitted only in specialized areas;
E) composite units.
(3) limit par. (1) Government approves the legal units of measurement, names, symbols and definitions of legal units of measurement, legal units of measurement values ​​that are not part of the International System of Units (SI), but are expressed in SI units.
(4) Para. (1) does not exclude the use of air transport, maritime and rail units other than those stipulated by this law, which were established by international conventions or agreements to which Moldova is party.
Article 8. The use of units of measurement

export operations at export, including measuring instruments may be used other measure agreed by the parties. These units are allowed to be used only if they are accompanied by one or more indications of quantity expressed in SI units. Article 9. Dissemination

dissemination of units of units is ensured by a complex of organizational and technical measures, confirmed by metrological traceability, including the dissemination of units of measurement in international standards or traceable to national standards of other states or from national standards to other standards and from them farther into the measuring work. National benchmarks

Article 10. (1) national measurement standards is the basis of the country as part of the National Standards System, and approved as national standards by normative acts of central authority on a proposal from the National Institute of Metrology Metrology.
(2) National benchmarks are goods of public property, international comparison and traceable to international owned, developed, refined, preserved, maintained and used by the National Institute of Metrology, the expenses necessary budget Of the state.
(3) The procedure development, approval, storage, maintenance and use of national standards established by a general legal metrology regulations approved by the central metrology.


Chapter IIICONTROLUL Legal Metrology
Article 11. Areas to exercise control

legal metrology (1) legal metrological control is carried out in the areas of public interest:
a) public health;
B) public order and security;
C) environmental protection;
D) consumer protection;
E) the levying of taxes;
F) fair trade.
(2) are subject to legal metrological control, under this law, instruments and measurements in areas of public interest specified in para. (1) and prepackages and measuring container bottles.
(3) Official list of measuring instruments and measurements subject to legal metrological control (hereinafter - the official List) approved by the Government and specific:
a) the categories and types of instruments used to measure quantities such sizes are acoustic, chemical, ultrasound and vibration, electricity and magnetism, flow, ionizing radiation, length, mass and sizes derivatives, photometry and radiometry, thermometry, time and frequency;
B) the verification metrological applicable to each assortment of instruments, the maximum period between two successive metrological verifications;
C) the categories of measurements made in areas of public interest specified in para. (1).
(4) The activities of individuals and businesses whose purpose measuring instruments and measurements in areas of public interest specified in para. (1) pre-packaged and measuring container bottles are subject to legal metrological control under this law.
Article 12. The legal metrological control of measurements
(1) The following categories subject to legal metrological control of measurements made in areas of public interest specified in art. 11 para. (1):
a) measurements or measurements in commercial transactions on which determine costs for public utilities, rates, claims, taxes;

B) measurements on some sizes that can affect the vital interests of the people, such as the sugar concentration and the concentration of alcohol in the drinks, the concentration of fat in food, hectoliter weight and grain moisture, vehicle speed, alcohol concentration in blood etc .;
C) measurements on some sizes that can affect the health and safety of people and the environment, such as metal and organic pollutant content of the water content of pesticides and other toxic content of the exhaust emissions of motor vehicles etc. ;
D) measurements on prepackaged and products having said grammage without prepackaging.
(2) The measurements specified in para. (1) shall be carried out according to legal measuring procedures by authorities empowered by law the right to make these measurements with appropriate measuring instruments and metrological checked or calibrated. These measurements can be carried out by legal metrology designated central authority under this law.
(3) legal metrological control of measurement specified in para. (1) shall be, under this law, the following ways:
a) sampling and performance measurement and benchmarking to verify the accuracy of the reported results of measurements;
B) unannounced inspections and tests in places where measurements are carried out;
C) approval and registration procedures for legal measuring in para. (2). Article 13. The legal metrological control


of measurement instruments (1) is subject to legal metrological control of measuring instruments included in the official list, designed to perform measurements in areas of public interest specified in art. 11 para. (1). Program product (software) embedded in an instrument subject to legal metrological control by itself is not subject to legal metrological control, but only with the instrument in which it is embedded, being considered as part of this instrument.
(2) Measuring instruments subject to legal metrological control under par. (1) including components of measuring instruments, additional devices metering installations and those who hold initial verification EC must comply with the technical requirements and operational regulations applicable documents. These requirements should ensure that measuring instruments continuously give measurements that are sufficiently accurate for the purposes for which they were made.
(3) For each of the categories of instruments subject to legal metrological control under par. (1) shall draw up rules of legal metrology, which lay down specific technical and metrological class, and the procedures for metrological.
(4) The placing on the market and / or putting into use of measuring instruments subject to legal metrological control under par. (1), except measuring instruments and apparatus weighed with non-automatic operation specified in Annex. 3 of Law no. 235 of 1 December 2011 on accreditation and conformity assessment, legal metrological control is exercised, according to the general regulations of legal metrology, the following ways:
a) pattern approval;
B) metrological original;
C) EC initial verification;
D) market surveillance.
(5) pattern approval is granted by the National Institute of Metrology with the certificate of approval for the model. Approved the instrument is included in the State Register of measuring instruments.
(6) Pattern approval, instruments should support the successful measurement tests. Metrological tests in order to approve the model is carried out in accordance with normative documents.
(7) The term of the testing measurement in order to approve the model is determined by order of the National Institute of Metrology and not exceed 50 calendar days.

(8) type approval certificate is valid for a period of 10 years. The term of validity is extended for successive periods not exceeding 10 years. Extend the validity period is requested before the expiry of the certificate of approval model. For increased durability, the applicant submits the certificate previously received type approval and documentation specified in par. (10) valid at the time of application proper. Metrological tests beginning in order to prolong the validity of the certificate model approval is the date of signing the act of sampling.
(9) Change manufacturer of measuring instruments, models previously approved subject to mandatory testing of new metrological order pattern approval.
(10) In order to obtain type approval for measuring instruments manufactured or imported in Moldova, the applicant (manufacturer, authorized representative or importer) will present the following documents:
a) the application;
B) manufacturer's declaration of measuring compliance with the normative documents;
C) technical report, which will include a description of:
- construction, operation and use of the instrument, technical and metrological characteristics guaranteed by the manufacturer;
- Protective devices against unauthorized access;
- The devices for regulation and adjustment;
- Places for implementation of metrological markings and seals;
- Operating documents in the state language (data sheet, statement of operations);
- Copies of the certificates of type approval in the country of production, if any;
- Copies of the test reports, if any.
(11) type approval certificates shall be issued for a fee calculated according to the methodology approved by the Government.
(12) National Institute of Metrology, under court order, withdraw certificates of type approval in the following cases:
a) measuring instruments manufactured for that pattern approval was granted do not comply with the model approved or normative documents under which approval has been granted for that model;
B) measuring instruments manufactured in accordance with the approved model has weaknesses that make them unusable as goals;
C) the conditions specified in the decision approving the model and related certificate, notified to the manufacturer, the importer or his legal representative, are not respected;
D) documents provided by the applicant contain false information.
Provisions lit. a) and b) shall also apply to imported instrument for which it was granted type approval.
(13) out marketing and / or putting into use of measuring instruments and apparatus weighed with non-automatic operation specified in Annex. 3 of Law no. 235 of 1 December 2011 on accreditation and conformity assessment shall be established by government decisions.
(14) Certificates pattern approval for instruments and apparatus weighed with non-automatic operation, issued before the effective date of Government decisions mentioned in para. (13), are valid until the expiry of their validity.
(15) Measuring instruments in operation on natural or legal persons subject to mandatory legal metrological control, which is performed according to normative documents, the following modalities:
a) metrological regular;
B) metrological after repair;
C) supervising the use of measuring instruments.
(16) Metrological expertise of measuring instruments in operation and subject to legal metrological control is carried out at the request of individuals or legal normative documents as applicable.
(17) metrological applies, since the granting, for the time fixed in the official list.
(18) When examining a measuring instrument that are being used and subjected to metrological determine whether the instrument meets the technical requirements laid down in the metrology and legal metrology.

(19) measuring instruments are recognized as appropriate within the legal metrological control achieved by the manner specified in para. (4) a) and b) and para. (15) lit. a) and b) certificate is issued pattern approval and / or ID verification metrology application, as provided in the general regulations of legal metrology, the following metrological markings:
a) pattern approval mark;
B) metrological mark.
(20) EC initial verification marks indicates that the measuring instruments meet the requirements of the general regulations of legal metrology.
(21) The placing on the market and / or putting into service of a measuring instrument can not be prevented, restricted or prohibited if that instrument bears EC initial verification mark.
(22) To ensure the security and integrity of the instrument, they can be applied to other markings - security, installation, repair etc.
(23) Type of graphic, application procedures and / or recognition of markings pattern approval, metrological markings, including EC initial verification marks shall be determined by the Government.
(24) Expenses for the work specified in para. (4) a) and b) and para. (15) lit. a) borne by holders of instruments. Expenses for the work specified in para. (15) lit. b) borne by individuals or legal measuring instruments repairs being authorized for this activity.
(25) prohibits the placing on the market or putting into use of measuring instruments with metrological markings or markings metrological damaged, removed, to prohibit or limit expired for metrological measurements in areas of public interest specified in art. 11 para. (1). Owners and users of such measuring instruments are obliged to withdraw from the market or to decommission.
(26) model approval certificates, bulletins metrological and applied metrological marks are protected in law.
(27) Measuring instruments are recognized as inadequate in metrological supervision (without type approval certificates without metrological bulletins or documents referred forged or expired term metrological, with CE type approval or metrological damaged, tampered with, removed) or those that are applied metrological marks with expired can not be used in areas of public interest specified in art. 11 para. (1).
(28) metrological supervision of measuring instruments in use is carried out under Law no. 131 of 8 June 2012 on state control over business activity. Article 14. The legal metrological control

prepackages and bottles of

measuring container (1) transposition of EU legislation on legal metrological control of pre-packaged and measuring container bottles shall be made by legal metrology general regulations approved by the Government.
(2) subject to legal metrological control of pre-packages intended for sale in constant unit nominal quantities and measuring container bottles.
(3) Prepackages that meet the requirements of general rules applicable legal metrology, before being placed on the market, are marked with the letter "e" by legal entities performing packaging products, by weight or volume or importing such products.
(4) measuring container bottles which meet the requirements of general rules applicable legal metrology, before being placed on the market are marked "з" (inverted epsilon) by the manufacturer.
(5) Prepackages containing liquid products must bear an indication of the nominal volume of the product and prepackages containing other products must bear the indication of the nominal weight.
(6) compliance of the actual quantity of the product as indicated on the package is responsible for the legal entity that has entered the market prepackage (packer or importer).
(7) legal metrological control of pre-packaged is made on the premises of the packer or importer until the placing on the market or in the trade network, according to normative documents.

(8) legal metrological control of measuring container bottles are made on the premises, the authorized representative or importer until the placing on the market or in the trade network, according to normative documents.
(9) The placing on the market of prepackages which satisfy the requirements and checks laid down general rules applicable legal metrology can not be refused, prohibited or restricted on grounds of inscriptions that must appear on the pre-packaged in accordance with normative documents, determining their volume or mass, methods that have been measured or checked.
(10) The marketing of measuring container bottles which meet the requirements and checks laid down general rules applicable legal metrology can not be refused, prohibited or restricted for reasons concerning the volume of bottles determine their volume or the methods by which was verified.
Article 15. Obligations of natural and legal persons

legal metrology (1) Natural and legal persons whose measuring instruments used in areas of public interest specified in art. 11 para. (1) and users of such measuring instruments are obliged to ensure their legality by conducting legal metrological control.
(2) Natural and legal persons active in areas of public interest specified in art. 11 para. (1) are obliged to measure products and services with appropriate measuring instruments placed ECALTA and / or put into service in the manner established by law.
(3) Natural and legal persons active in the field of legal metrology, depending on the work carried out according to art. 16 and 17 are obliged to have the following documents, as applicable:
a) type approval certificate;
B) technical approval for registration;
C) certificate of designation;
D) metrological bulletin.
(4) The manufacturer or his authorized representative or the importer subject to approval of measuring model must affix the CE marking pattern approval under general regulations applicable legal metrology.
(5) The manufacturer or his authorized representative, the importer and user of measuring instruments must observe the requirements imposed by the type approval certificate.
(6) The manufacturer or his authorized representative shall ensure the repair of instruments subject to legal metrological control placed them on the market and / or put into use, including measuring instruments and apparatus weighed with non-automatic operation specified in Annex. 3 of Law no. 235 of 1 December 2011 on accreditation and conformity assessment.
(7) Natural or legal persons who renovate, install and give into use measuring instruments subject to legal metrological control, before starting to carry out these activities, are obliged to register with the National Institute of Metrology, accompanied by request the affidavit regarding fulfillment of requirements set out in art. 16 para. (1) and (2) to obtain technical approval for registration.
(8) legal entities authorized for entrepreneurial activity performing packaging products, production and / or import of measuring container bottles, before starting to carry out the work, are obliged to register with the National Institute of Metrology, presenting information on the brand which can be identified and submitting an application accompanied by an affidavit with requirements set out in art. 16 para. (3) to obtain technical approval for registration.
(9) natural or legal person applying for the registration technical opinion for one or several types of activities must be registered in Moldova.
Article 16. The technical recording

legal metrology (1) In order to obtain technical approval for registration for the activity Repair of measuring instruments subject to legal metrological control, the applicant must meet the following requirements:
a) have appropriate technical and organizational conditions , ie:

- Rooms that meet the requirements of organizing the repair of measuring instruments subject to legal metrological control and their storage conditions;
- Necessary technological equipment, instruments and repair documentation;
- Qualified to perform the repairs;
B) possess agreement with the manufacturer or his authorized representative to ensure spare parts for a period equal to at least the lifetime of the instrument by the manufacturer;
C) ensure and carry out repair of measuring instruments subject to legal metrological control;
D) to provide guarantee of repair;
E) providing for the metrological after repair, under the terms of applicable regulatory documents;
F) to submit, at the request of the metrological laboratory to carry out metrological after repair sheet repair work performed on the content.
(2) In order to obtain technical approval for registration for the activity of installation and putting into use of measuring instruments subject to legal metrological control, the applicant must meet the following requirements:
a) have the necessary technological equipment, means measurement and documentation of installation and putting into use;
B) have qualified for the execution of installation and putting into use;
C) to provide and execute the installation and putting into use only verified measuring instruments metrology, under the terms of applicable regulatory documents;
D) ensure the security work performed for each instrument mounted or placed into service, as provided in the manufacturer's documents.
(3) In order to obtain technical approval for registration for the activity of pre-packaging products, production and / or import of measuring container bottles, the applicant must meet the following requirements:
a) have a system the relevant document management area and volume of work performed;
B) prepackaged products, produce and / or import measuring container bottles under applicable normative documents.
(4) The technical registration shall be issued free of charge, for a period of 5 years.
(5) The deadline for release of the technical record is maximum 10 working days from the registration request to the National Metrology Institute where, after expertise, are not failures to comply.
(6) In case of refusal to issue a decision technical recording, National Institute of Metrology, within 3 working days, inform the applicant in writing of the decision taken on the ground clear of the refusal, according to Law. 235-XVI of 20 July 2006 on the basic principles of regulation of entrepreneurial activity.
(7) Grounds for refusal of registration technical notice served following:
a) the applicant is not registered in Moldova;
B) National Institute of Metrology has detected invalid data in the information submitted by the applicant for registration technical opinion.
(8) suspension or withdrawal of the technical recording is performed by the National Institute of Metrology, in accordance with Law no. 235-XVI of 20 July 2006 on the basic principles of regulating entrepreneurial activity by issuing that order under court order, except when suspension or withdrawal of the technical registration is requested by its holder. National Institute of Metrology is obliged, within 3 working days from the date of issue of the order, notify the holder in writing of technical registration notification about suspension or withdrawal of the technical record.
(9) The reasons for suspending technical approval for registration are as follows:
a) the holder's request technical opinion on the suspension of its registration;
B) Consumer Protection Agency findings on the infringement by the holder of record of the technical opinion regarding paragraph. (1) - (3) under which it was permitted to conduct business, as well as detection of non-compliances affecting the whole activity;

C) failure or environmental conditions of work, preparing incorrect record documents for instruments repaired, installed or commissioned, for prepackaged or measuring container bottles produced or imported.
(10) Suspension technical notice of registration shall result in termination of performance of metrological indicated that the period of suspension. The maximum suspension of the technical record is 30 calendar days.
(11) The reasons for the withdrawal of the technical recording serving:
a) the holder's request technical opinion on canceling the registration of changes in the powers of the holder;
B) the close of business registration holder technical opinion;
C) suspend the registration holder technical notice of its activity for a period exceeding 30 days, confirmed by an official document;
D) the failure of the holder technical approval for registration within the deadline of nonconformities that led to the suspension of activity;
E) repeated infringement by the holder of record of the technical opinion regarding paragraph. (1) - (3) under which it was issued technical opinion registration including the detection of non-conformities which affect the whole activity, failure of the environment or of work, preparing incorrect record documents for instruments repaired installed or commissioned, for prepackaged or measuring container bottles manufactured or imported;
F) decision canceling the registration holder technical opinion from the state register of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs in the Register;
G) introduced intentionally unauthentic data detected in the documents submitted to the issuing authority;
H) finding of willful transmission of the technical record or copy from it to another person to conduct the kind of activity.
(12) The withdrawal of registration technical results in cessation of enforcement activities indicated in this measurement.
(13) If decision of suspending or revoking the registration technical opinion, the information shall be entered within 3 working days, database entities holding registration technical advice.
(14) set of documents of the entity excluded from the database entities holding technical approvals for registration is kept in the archives of the National Institute of Metrology for 5 years.
(15) record holder technical opinion is required, within 10 working days from the notification date of withdrawal of the technical registration, submit to the National Institute of Metrology original technical approval for registration.
(16) If the holder of the technical notice of registration changes its name or other data having active than those indicated in the statement referred to in art. 15 para. (7) and (8), he must notify the National Institute of Metrology, within 15 days, about those changes.
(17) Following the withdrawal of the suspension or technical recording, and after expiry of its validity, the act has no legal effects. Continued activity measurement indicated in the technical registration after the expiry of its validity is prohibited.
(18) The validity of the technical registration may be extended for a further period of 5 years. Ensuring business continuity performed under his holder shall submit an application to the National Institute of Metrology at least 30 calendar days before the expiration date of the technical previous record.
(19) In case of loss or damage technical notice of registration, the holder is entitled to request the National Institute of Metrology, within 15 days, issue a duplicate.
(20) National Institute of Metrology is obliged, on request, to issue duplicate technical notice of registration within 3 working days from the date of application for issuing the duplicate.

(21) The validity of the duplicate registration technical approval may not exceed indicated in the technical opinion of recording lost or damaged. During the examination of the application for issuing the duplicate, technical advice registration holder lost or damaged shall operate based on their own statement, submitted to the National Institute of Metrology with the application for issuing the duplicate.

Article 17. Appointment of legal entities
legal metrology (1) Legal persons carrying out metrological verification of measuring instruments subject to legal metrological control by checking metrologicǎ under this law or carrying out measurements in areas of public interest specified in art. 11 para. (1) before attempting such activities, they are obliged to obtain the designation of the central authority for metrology under applicable normative documents.
(2) In order to designate for carrying out metrological measuring instruments or performing measurements in areas of public interest, the applicant shall submit to the central authority for metrology an application with attached:
a) datasheet the entity that calls for legal metrology activities;
B) a copy of the quality manual;
C) a copy of the certificate of accreditation with the Annex hereto issued for specific tasks.
(3) designation is awarded based on the evaluation and monitoring carried out by the National Accreditation Centre under Law no. 235 of 1 December 2011 on accreditation and conformity assessment, accreditation certificate and confirmed by the Annex to this certificate. The decision on appointment shall be taken for up to 30 calendar days of the request and the documents referred to in para. (2).
(4) designated legal entity may request an extension of the designation before the central authority for metrology, accompanied by the following documents:
a) the additional designation;
B) Supplement to the datasheet;
C) Annex to the accreditation certificate with extended scope of accreditation.
(5) Suspension and resumption validity of the certificate of designation or withdrawal of designation shall be made by the central metrology in accordance with Law no. 235-XVI of 20 July 2006 on the basic principles of regulating entrepreneurial activity by issuing that order under court order, except when suspension or revocation of the certificate of designation required by its holder.
(6) The suspension of the certificate of designation shall result in termination of the metrological performance of activities indicated in the certificate of designation for the period of suspension.
(7) The reasons for suspending the certificate of designation serving:
a) request the certificate holder for suspending its designation;
B) suspend the accreditation certificate.
(8) The reasons for withdrawing the certificate of designation serving:
a) the certificate holder's request for designation of its withdrawal;
B) the close of business designation certificate holder;
C) suspension by the holder of the certificate of designation of its activity for a period exceeding 30 days, confirmed by an official document;
D) the failure of the holder of the certificate of designation, within 30 calendar days of nonconformities that led to the suspension of designation;
E) multiple violations of the requirements of par. (2) and (3) under which it was granted the designation;
F) withdrawal of accreditation;
G) decision canceling the certificate holder designation from the state register of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs in the Register;
H) introduced intentionally unauthentic data detected in the documents submitted to the issuing authority and non-conformities that affect the whole activity, including noncompliance with documented management system, environmental non-compliance, preparing incorrect documents checked out for instruments or for metrology measurements in areas of public interest;
I) the finding of willful transmission of the certificate of designation or its copy it to another person to conduct the kind of activity.

(9) If the documents specified in art. 15 para. (3) b) and c) they were not issued within the deadlines specified in Art. 16 para. (5) and (20) and para. (3) of this article, the principle of tacit approval under Law no. 235-XVI of 20 July 2006 on the basic principles of regulation of entrepreneurial activity.

Chapter IVCOLABORAREA INTERNATIONAL metrology

Article 18. The role of the central authority for metrology

central authority in international relations metrology represent Moldova in international organizations and regional metrology-based collaborate metrology agreements with authorities in other countries, having the right to delegate these functions National Institute of Metrology.
Article 19. Recognition of pattern approvals,
metrological checks means
measurement and calibration
(1) In accordance with agreements can be recognized:
a) the results of tests in order pattern approval for instruments, related certificates issued;
B) the results of metrological checks of measuring instruments performed in other states.
(2) and metrological pattern approval for instruments manufactured and marketed legally in a state with which Moldova has signed a recognition agreement need not be repeated if the measuring holding pattern approval and metrological checks that State and the requirements under which they were granted fully comply with the technical requirements of general rules applicable legal metrology.
(3) The importer or manufacturer's authorized representative shall inform the National Institute of Metrology on the marketing and / or in service in Moldova instrument or auxiliary devices manufactured in a state with which Moldova signed a recognition agreement. With the filing as required by the General Regulation of the Legal Metrology applicable, the importer shall submit to the National Institute of Metrology a copy of the certificate of pattern approval and the results of tests that have been granted type approval, as well as information on authority the initial verification, responsible for applying the appropriate markings.
(4) entities that hold in their measuring instruments in areas of public interest specified in Article 11 paragraph. (1) and have called for metrological regular in a state with which Moldova has signed a recognition agreement shall inform the National Institute of Metrology on the checks carried out together with the declaration as required by the General Regulation of the Legal Metrology applicable .
(5) initial verification carried out in a state with which Moldova has signed a recognition agreement is valid once granted them by the end of the year following that in which the mark applied for initial verification. Periodic metrological checks carried out in a state with which Moldova has signed a recognition agreement are valid once granted, the period determined in the official list.
(6) Recognition should be calibrated based on agreements on mutual recognition of national measurement standards and calibration certificates issued by national metrology institutes.
(7) Recognition of initial verification does not apply to instruments specified in Annex. 3 of Law no. 235 of 1 December 2011 on accreditation and conformity assessment, to be placed freely on the market and / or give in use as signs and markings applied.
(8) The presence, on a measuring instrument, the corresponding CE marking initial verification shows that it has undergone the appropriate controls and, consequently, when the instrument is imported or opened in Moldova it is not necessary to repeat the controls which have already been carried out. The EC initial verification is valid, since they grant, by the end of the year following that in which the EC initial verification mark applied.

(9) Consumer Protection Agency, in the manner and within the limits prescribed by law and initiate action to recall or withdrawal, as appropriate, instruments which hold initial verification EC type approval and metrological obtained in a Member State of the European Union or in a country with which Moldova has signed a recognition agreement with the central authority for metrology disclosure in the following cases:
a) measuring instruments do not comply with the approved model or normative documents;
B) the metrological requirements specified in the description of the model, which is attached to the approval certificate model, are not respected;
C) measuring instruments shall, in use, a general defect rendering it unfit for the purpose for which they were taken.
(10) In cases specified in para. (9) The Agency for Consumer Protection in the manner and within the limits prescribed by law, take steps to ban the placing on the market and putting into service of the instruments concerned.
(11) Central Metrology Authority immediately inform the European Commission and the countries with which Moldova has signed a recognition agreement on actions and measures in para. (9) and (10), specifying reasons.
Chapter VTRANSPARENŢA metrological information


Article 20. Access to any measurement result

public interest (1) Citizens and other stakeholders can have free access to any result of measurements in areas of public interest as long as the communication of this information does not prejudice any natural or legal persons.
(2) Those responsible for publishing or transmitting measurement results to the public may be asked to justify the appropriateness and safety of these results.
(3) The Central Authority for Metrology is designated by this law, as a source of independent and impartial advice on the veracity, legality and reliability of metrological information. Informational support and expertise for advice are provided by the national metrology infrastructure entities specified in Art. 4. Article 21. Information on documents

and the national registries

metrology Interested persons have free access to the State Register of units of measurement standards, to register entities designated national metrology system in the State Register of measuring instruments in general legal metrology regulations, rules metrology legal procedures for legal measuring and database entities holding registration technical advice.
Chapter VIFINANŢAREA metrology activities



Article 22. Sources of funding Sources of funding metrology activities are:
a) funds from the state budget;
B) revenues collected by the National Institute of Metrology, consisting of:
- fees for dissemination of legal units of measurement standards from national standards to lower hierarchical level, according to art. 5 paragraph. (4) pt. 1) b);
- Charges for pattern approval, metrological verification of measuring instruments, metrological expertise, according to art. 5 paragraph. (4) pt. 2) a);
- Rent or lease of premises / rooms;
- Donations, sponsorships and other legal funds;
C) resources projects financed from external sources. Article 23. Assignment of funds

financial means from the state budget and revenues collected by the National Institute of Metrology is used to:
a) development, research, development, maintenance and conservation standards national;
B) participation intercomparisons with national standards to regional and / or international;
C) National Institute of Metrology maintenance;
D) represent the Republic of Moldova, as a member in the European metrology organizations, international and interstate, including payment of member;
E) research in metrology;
F) the development of regulations;
G) cooperation with metrology institutes of other countries;
H) national fund formation and management of documents in the field of legal metrology;

I) implementing and maintaining the National Institute of Metrology management systems compliant with European and international standards;
J) strengthening the institutional capacity of the National Institute of Metrology, including the training of its staff. Article 24. The budget of the National Institute

Metrology
(1) The income and expenses of the National Institute of Metrology is annually approved by the central body of public administration responsible for quality infrastructure, in compliance with this law.
(2) National Institute of Metrology presents specialized central body of public administration responsible for quality infrastructure budget execution reports on income and expenditure, as established by law.
(3) Revenue from rendering of services provided in art. 5 paragraph. (4) pt. 2) a) and i) of the National Institute of Metrology established and used in accordance with the rules of formation and use of revenues collected.
(4) Funds from the state budget for the National Institute of Metrology are managed through the treasury system in accordance with legislation.
(5) The amount of duties paid services by the National Institute of Metrology is determined according to the methodology set out in the Annex.
TRANSITIONAL AND FINAL Chapter VIIDISPOZIŢII



Article 25 (1) This Act transposes the provisions of the document of the International Organization of Legal Metrology OIML D1: 2012 "Considerations for a law on metrology" and Directive 2009/34 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on common provisions for measuring instruments and methods of metrological control (text with EEA relevance) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union L 106 of 28 April 2009, partially compatible with them.
(2) This law is partially compatible with Art. 2:30 of Regulation (EC) No. 765/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 July 2008 setting out the requirements for accreditation and market surveillance relating to the marketing of products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No. 339/93 (Text with EEA relevance) published in the Official Journal of the European Union L 218 of 13 August 2008, art. 4 of Directive 2014/32 / EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonization of the provisions relating to the placing on the market of measuring instruments (Text with EEA relevance) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union L 96 of 29 March 2014 with Annex to Directive 80/181 / EEC of 20 December 1979 to approximate the laws of Member States relating to units of measurement and repealing Council Directive 71/354 / EEC, published in the Official Journal of the European Communities L 39 of 15 February 1980, art. 2, 3, 4, 5 and Annex I of 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, published in the Official Journal European Communities L 46 of 21 February 1976 and art. 1, 2, 3 and Annex I of Directive 75/107 / EEC of 19 December 1974 to approximate the laws of Member States relating to bottles used as measuring containers, published in the Official Journal of the European Communities L 42 of February 15, 1975.

Article 26 (1) This law shall enter into force on expiry of 6 months from the date of publication.
(2) The Government, within 12 months from the date of publication of this law:
a) submit to Parliament proposals for bringing the legislation into conformity with this law;
B) bring its legislation in conformity with this law;
C) approve the necessary regulations for the enforcement of this law.
(3) Upon entry into force of this law, Law No. metrology. 647-XIII of 17 November 1995 (republished in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Moldova, special edition of 15 April 2008), with subsequent amendments, is repealed.