Law On Measurement Units, Measurement And Standard Time

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Law on measurement units, measurement and standard time.

Date LOV-2007-01-26-4

Ministry of Industry and Ministry of Fisheries


Published in 2007 Booklet 2

Commencement 01/01/2008


LOV-1894-06-29-1, LOV-1925-07-17-11, LAW-1946-10-31-2


Short Title
Law on measurement units, measurement and standard time

Chapter Overview:

1. Introduction (§§ 1-3)
Chapter 2. Basic metrological infrastructure (§§ 4-6)
Chapter 3. Requirements by sales. of measuring instruments (§§ 7-9)
Chapter 4. Requirements for measuring instruments (measurements) (§§ 10-14)
Chapter 5. Requirements specification of measurement values ​​(§§ 15-16) || | Chapter 6. Specific duties and requirements (§§ 17-19)
Chapter 7. Supervision (§§ 20-25)
Chapter 8. Sanctions for violations of the regulations (§§ 26-30)
Chapter 9. Supplementary provisions (§§ 31-32)
Chapter 10. Final provisions (§§ 33-35)

Ref. former log June 29, 1894 no. 1 um matched normal time guy kingdom Norig and Law 31 October 1946 No.. 2 about weights and measures.

1. Introduction

§ 1. Purpose The purpose is to ensure the metrological infrastructure trusts nationally and internationally and to contribute to an efficient use of society's resources.
Act will help ensure that measurements and test results are satisfactory accurate for the purpose of efficient use of society's resources and safeguarding the protection worthy interests.

§ 2. Scope and definitions This Act requires only that the measuring instruments, measurements (use of measuring instruments), stating the measurement results and the products quantitative content when this is specifically provided by or pursuant to this Act. The law does not apply to measurements and application of measurement results for private use.
The measurement purpose of this Act use of measuring instruments or measuring methods with the purpose of determining the quantitative size of what is measured. The quantitative size (test result) is specified in measurement units, percentage or number.
The measuring instrument in this Act mean any apparatus, equipment, instrument or system used to obtain a test result. Metrology may by regulations or individual specific regulations concerning what should be considered as a measurement tool or part of a measuring instrument in the first sentence. Ministry may likewise also provide that which is a measuring instrument for the law, and should not be regarded as a measuring tool.

§ 3. Authority Metrology is national metrological authority. The King may determine that other than metrology will be metrological authority in specific areas. The Authority has in these specific areas the same authority as the metrology is provided in this Act, unless otherwise provided.
Authority shall have the necessary measuring technical expertise and documented traceability of the measurements authority carries. The ministry may adopt further requirements for authorities' jurisdiction and other matters of importance to the Authority's metrological activities by law.

Chapter 2. Basic metrological infrastructure

§ 4. Units King establishes regulations the units of measurement that apply in Norway.
King may by regulations allow other measuring devices in special cases can be specified in addition to the current measurement units.

§ 5. The realization of units of measurement The national need for the realization of units of measurement should be covered. Metrology shall take the necessary measures to ensure this.
If Metrology not even realize the units of measurement are needed, Justervesenet designate laboratories which will be responsible for realizing one or more measurement units which shall be national reference for other measurements. Metrology may lay down conditions for the designation and you can change or withdraw the designation.
The King may lay down criteria for designation, alteration and withdrawal of designation of laboratories.

§ 6. Norwegian Standard Time Normal Time in Norway is one hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC + 1).
King may establish a different standard time for special seasons.

Chapter 3. Requirements by sales. of measuring instruments

§ 7. Requirements for måleredskapers properties by sales. The King may issue regulations providing that it shall set further requirements for measuring instruments that are offered for sale or sold, when it

requirements of such measuring instruments when used, ref. Section 4

resulting from international commitments that should be required or

deemed necessary to ensure the Act's objectives, ref. § 1.

The detailed specification requirements for these measuring tool properties, determined by metrology regulations or individual.

King may by regulations or individual decision lay down that other forms of transfer shall be equated with sales under this Act.

§ 8. Conformity assessment Conformity assessment stating that measuring instrument meets the stipulated requirements (decision compliance) shall be completed and documented before the measuring instrument is offered for sale, unless otherwise provided by metrology. The conformity assessment shall in this Act review that determines whether a measuring instrument has such properties that it meets the requirements set by or pursuant to this Act.
Metrology shall issue regulations which conformity assessments to be undertaken and procedures for carrying out conformity assessments. In special cases, Metrology lay down requirements for conformity assessment and conformity assessment procedures in individual decisions.

§ 9. Exclusion of decision compliance metrology may by regulations or individual decide that decision compliance will have limited validity. By renewed determination of conformity shall the requirements existing at the time of renewal is assumed, unless special circumstances dictate otherwise.
Decision of conformity may also be invalid before the validity period expires, if it turns out that they claim as the basis for the decision, is clearly inadequate. Final decision that the decision is invalid, the earliest made by Metrology one year after notification of nullity is granted in the Norwegian Gazette or in any other appropriate manner. If further offers and sales of measuring instrument can have serious social consequences, the Ministry may decide that the decision shall immediately be declared invalid.

Chapter 4. Requirements for measuring instruments (measurements)

§ 10. Requirements for measurements to ensure sufficiently accurate measurement results The King shall issue regulations which uses as the detailed requirements for measuring instruments and measurement methods laid down pursuant to this chapter shall apply. With uses means what the measurement result obtained by the measurement, should be applied to.
In cases requirements apply, ref. Subsection stipulates metrology regulations or individual

detailed requirements for måleredskapers properties when in use

further provisions on måleredskapers allowable uses and

requirements for use, installation, maintenance, environment and other factors that can affect the measurement result obtained using a measuring instrument.

Claims under this provision can only be determined when deemed necessary to ensure the object of the act sufficiently accurate measurements and measurement results.

§ 11. Requirements for use of special measuring instruments and methods of measurement When it pursuant to § 10 is determined that it will be mandatory measurements made for specific uses may metrology regulations or individual determine which measuring instruments and measurement methods should be allowed at measurement for these purposes of use.

§ 12. Requirements for measuring instruments already adopted requirements for measuring instruments also apply to measuring instruments that are already in use when the requirements stipulated. Metrology establishes regulations or individual to what extent new requirements for measuring instruments and should not apply to measuring instruments that have already been adopted.

§ 13. Requirements for a valid decision of conformity If the measuring instrument is subject to requirements for decision compliance pursuant to § 8, the measuring instrument may only be used when there is such a decision. Metrology may grant exemptions from this requirement. In cases where the decision is invalid pursuant to § 9, second paragraph, is measure tool no longer allowed to use.

§ 14. Claims due måleredskapets placement provisions of this chapter shall also apply to measuring instruments that it did not apply further requirements pursuant to § 10 if

measuring tool is in the same place as measuring instruments are set detailed requirements for, and

measuring tool can be confused with the measurement tools that are subject to further requirements.

Chapter 5. Requirements specification of measurement values ​​

§ 15. Requirements by stating the measurement results shall be consistency between the real measurement result and the measurement result indicated that, in cases where there are requirements for measurement is made and pursuant to Chapter 4, ref. § 10.
metrology may regulations or decisions, stipulate requirements for the satisfactory indication of measurement results will be secured and when compliance is considered to exist.

§ 16. Requirements for products' quantitative content Ministry may lay down

that products can only be marketed or sold in specific quantitative sizes, and

that a product's weight, volume, alcohol content or other quantitative content must be indicated on the product.

When the quantitative content specified for a product, metrology regulations make further provisions on the requirements that apply to

product quantitative content, including how the quantitative content shall be calculated,

control of product quantitative content, including requirements for approval arrangements and

labeling that will provide information about the product's quantitative content, including specific requirements for the labeling of products that are subject to control under this provision.

Chapter 6. Specific duties and requirements

§ 17. Duties to ensure compliance with the legislation Ministry may issue regulations providing that those responsible for this act itself should take concrete measures to ensure compliance with the legislation. The Ministry may also require approval schemes for measuring instruments during use.
Those responsible under this Act shall ensure that it is possible to implement controls to ensure that statutory requirements are met. Metrology may make further provisions for this in the regulations or individual.
Ministry may in regulations impose the selling or otherwise transferring the measuring instruments

informing the buyer of a measuring instrument that measure the tool is subject to special requirements under this Act or under provisions issued pursuant to law, and

report to Metrology on the sale of measuring instruments.

§ 18. Duties of others who have duties in respect of measuring instruments and measurements repairer, electrician, the maintainer and others who have duties in relation to measurements and measuring instruments that are subject to the requirements established pursuant to this Act must have sufficient expertise for the tasks they perform. Competence must be substantiated on request of Metrology. Metrology may by regulations or individual clarify further what is sufficient expertise. Ministry may issue regulations setting requirements for approval arrangements when deemed necessary to ensure adequate expertise among these actors.
Ministry may issue regulations also stipulate that such operators must notify the metrology of executing assignments related to measurements and measuring instruments.

§ 19. Requirements for marking of measuring instruments Metrology may by regulation or individual decision lay down that the measuring instruments must be marked with

approval or check mark, including claims referring to approval,

product technical specifications

current conditions for the use of measuring instrument and

who is the supplier or manufacturer of the measuring instrument and identification number to the measuring instrument.

Chapter 7. Audit

§ 20. Supervision metrology leads required compliance with the provisions laid down in or pursuant to this Act are complied with.
Metrology can entrust others with particular expertise and sufficient independence to perform supervisory tasks on their behalf. The provisions of §§ 22-24 apply correspondingly to the person performing supervisory tasks on behalf of metrology, unless Metrology decides otherwise.

§ 21. Metrology execution of control on request Metrology may, on request check the condition of a measuring instrument with respect to regulations if

it is impossible or unreasonably difficult to make sure that my attachment to fulfill the required otherwise, or

there are other special reasons which justifies such control.

Additional costs metrology has on the inspection shall be borne by the Requesting Party fully.

§ 22. Unobstructed access Metrology shall have unimpeded access to places and facilities when deemed necessary to supervise under this Act.
If necessary, the required assistance of police to ensure such access.
Metrology are not allowed in private homes unless there are other legal grounds.

§ 23. Right to information metrology may require manufacturers, importers, retailers and others who conveys products and measuring tools, users of measuring instruments, repairers, installers, the maintainer and others who have duties in relation to measurements and measuring instruments, load provide information that is of significance to the audit.
Similarly disclosure relates to employees and others acting on behalf of those covered by the first paragraph.
Metrology may issue further provisions on how the information should be provided.

§ 24. Practical assistance and ease of supervision Anyone subject to supervision under this Act, be sure to pave the way for the Authority to practical applications and provide the necessary assistance during the audit.
Whoever under supervision, can not claim to cover costs incurred while carrying out the necessary supervision.

Metrology may by regulations or individual specific regulations concerning what the conditions should be made for carrying out the audit.

§ 25. Information to assess the need for new rules, etc. Metrology can make reasonable efforts to request information about and examine facts which it considers necessary to assess whether there is a need to implement new rules or measures to ensure the legislative intent. Such information could include technical condition of the measuring tools, practices and procedures for measuring methods and statistics.

Chapter 8. Sanctions for violations of regulations

§ 26. Rectification, suspension and ubrukbargjøring case of violation of the provisions of this Act or the regulations issued pursuant to the Act may Metrology demand ratio corrected within a specified period.
If the illegal situation is significant, the metrology require that unlawful conduct immediately halted unless punching must be regarded as highly unreasonable. When correction under subsection is not made within the stipulated deadline, this may in itself mean that the relationship is regarded as significant. By imposing punching Justervesenet also require measuring instruments or devices that present a test result shall be marked, sealed, removed or otherwise ubrukbargjøres until payment is made.
If there is reason to believe that the person responsible does not wish to comply with the requirement of punching, or other reasons deemed appropriate, Metrology even initiate the necessary measures to prevent the unlawful situation, including brand, seal, temporarily remove or otherwise ubrukbargjøre measuring tool. The costs of Metrology implementation of punching covered by the person responsible.
Ministry may issue further provisions concerning when punching to be imposed.

§ 27. Sales ban and withdrawal If products and measuring instruments do not satisfy the requirements established pursuant to this Act may Metrology adopt a ban on selling these products and measuring tools. Metrology may also require the products and measuring instruments that have already been put up for sale or other type of turnover, are withdrawn. Turnover Prohibition and order of withdrawal may be adopted for individual products and individual items or for specified consignments, production runs, etc. The provision of § 26 third paragraph applies correspondingly by decision pursuant to this provision.

§ 28. Revocation of approval Metrology may revoke an approval given under this Act or under provisions established under this Act if:

whoever has the authorization, or acting on his behalf, violates provisions of this Act or regulations issued pursuant to the law, and

deemed acceptable to allow the authorization still apply.

§ 29. Coercive fines Metrology can impose, to ensure that the duties under this Act or regulations issued pursuant to this Act. Coercive fines may be imposed as a lump-sum fine or a daily fine until the circumstance that justifies coercive fine ceases.
Metrology may waive compulsory fines wholly or partially.
The King may issue regulations on coercive size and duration and any other provisions relating to the definition and implementation.

§ 30. Violation charges Metrology can impose on anyone who willfully or negligently violates the provisions of §§ 4, 7-9, 10, second paragraph, and 11 to 13 (ref. §§ 10, first paragraph and 14), 15-19 and 22 -25 fines. The same applies to infringements of the provisions pursuant to those provisions when the regulation is established that a violation of the relevant provision may lead to administrative sanction.
When not otherwise specified, is the deadline to pay violation fine four weeks. King issues regulations concerning assessment of infringement penalties. It is determined whether criteria for the assessment of infringement fee and a maximum amount or fixed rates violation penalty is meted out for. The regulations may also contain provisions concerning interest and additional fees if the violation fee is not paid when due.
Final decision on administrative penalties are enforceable by execution.
Company subject to administrative fines under this section where the offense is committed by a person acting on behalf of the firm. This applies even if no individual can be subject to administrative fines. With enterprise 'means a company, sole proprietorship, association or other association, foundation, estate or public sector.
In determining whether an entity should be subject to administrative fines, particular emphasis is on

seriousness of the violation,

about undertaking the guidelines, instruction, training, inspection or other measures could have prevented the violation,


Whether the offense is committed to promote its interests,

whether the entity has had or could have obtained some benefit in the contravention

whether there is recurrence and

firm's financial capability.

Chapter 9. Supplementary Provisions

§ 31. Fees and charges The Ministry may issue regulations on fees for processing approvals and other decisions made under this Act or under provisions issued pursuant to law. The Ministry may also issue regulations impose fees for supervision and controls implemented to ensure that the Act or regulations issued pursuant to the law are followed. The fees will go to cover the costs of the metrological activities.
If it is not considered appropriate to impose the individual fees directly, the Ministry may in regulations provide a general fee to cover the costs of the metrological activities.
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Delayed payment of fees and charges, interest shall be paid in accordance with the Act of 17 December 1976 no. 100 relating to interest on overdue payments
Imposition of fees and charges are enforceable by execution .

§ 32. Procedural rules Ministry may issue supplementary regulations concerning proceedings under this Act.

Chapter 10. Final provisions

§ 33. Entry into force This law comes into force from the date decided by the King.

§ 34. Repeal and amendment of other Acts When this Act comes into force, following Acts are repealed:

Law 29 June 1894 No.. 1 um matched normal time guy kingdom Norig.

Law 31 October 1946 No.. 2 about weights and measures.

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§ 35. Transitional provisions Regulations issued pursuant to the Act of 31 October 1946 No.. 2 about weights and measures and log on 29 June 1894 no. 1 um matched normal time guy kingdom Norig apply after the Act has come into force, unless they conflict with provisions of this Act or regulations issued pursuant to the law.
The Ministry shall issue regulations which measuring instruments as it will continue further requirements for, and in what situations, for a transitional period until a new assessment of whether further requirements shall apply is made pursuant to §§ 7 and 10.
Ministry may also stipulate other special transitional rules in regulations.