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29 April 2014 [shall come into force on 1 May 2014].

If a whole or part of a paragraph has been amended, the date of the amending regulation appears in square brackets at the end of the paragraph. If a whole paragraph or sub-paragraph has been deleted, the date of the deletion appears in square brackets beside the deleted paragraph or sub-paragraph.

 

Republic of Latvia

Cabinet
Regulation No. 112

Adopted 25 February 2014

Regulations Regarding the European Technical Assessment

Issued pursuant to
Section 7, Paragraph one of the Law On Conformity Assessment and
Section 5, Paragraph one, Clause 11 of the Construction Law

1. This Regulation prescribes the procedures by which the European technical assessment institution shall be selected, as well as the procedures by which a European technical assessment shall be issued.

2. A European technical assessment of a construction product (hereinafter - technical assessment) in accordance with Regulation No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2011 laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products and repealing Council Directive 89/106/EEC (hereinafter - Regulation No 305/2011) and with this Regulation shall be issued by a technical assessment institution accredited in accordance with the procedures laid down in this Regulation.

3. A legal person who is a candidate for the issuance of technical assessments in Latvia (hereinafter - applicant) shall submit an accreditation application (Annex 1) to the unit - Latvian National Accreditation Bureau - of the limited liability company "Standardisation, Accreditation and Metrology Centre" (hereinafter - National Accreditation Bureau) and append documents certifying the conformity of the applicant with the requirements laid down in Table 2 of Annex IV to Regulation No 305/2011.

4. After receipt of the documents referred to in Paragraph 3 of this Regulation the National Accreditation Bureau shall evaluate the competence of the applicant in accordance with the laws and regulations regarding assessment, accreditation and supervision of conformity assessment institutions and take one of the following decisions:

4.1. to grant accreditation, if the applicant conforms to the requirements laid down in Table 2 of Annex IV to Regulation No 305/2011;

4.2. not to grant accreditation, if the applicant does not conform to the requirements laid down in Table 2 of Annex IV to Regulation No 305/2011.

5. An applicant who has been granted accreditation shall be considered a technical assessment institution approved in Latvia within the meaning of Article 29(1) of Regulation 305/2011. The Ministry of Economics shall notify information regarding the technical assessment institution to other member states of the European Economic Area and to the European Commission.

6. The operation and competence of the technical assessment institution shall be supervised by the National Accreditation Bureau in accordance with Article 29(3) of Regulation No 305/2011.

7. Each year by 31 March the technical assessment institution shall submit to the Ministry of Economics a report on technical assessments issued in the previous year and technical assessments in the stage of development, refusals to issue a technical assessment, as well as European assessment documents in the development of which the relevant technical assessment institution is participating or has participated.

8. In order to receive technical assessment, a manufacturer or its authorised representative which is established in a state of the European Economic Area and is especially authorised for submitting an application requesting European technical assessment (hereinafter - application) (hereinafter - submitter) shall submit an application to the technical assessment institution (Annex 2).

9. A submitter is entitled to request technical assessment concurrently for a specific construction product, set of construction products or family of construction products only in one technical assessment institution of a state of the European Economic Area.

10. Upon requesting technical assessment, the submitter agrees that the technical assessment institution shall inform the European Commission, the technical assessment organisation referred to in Article 31(1) of Regulation No 305/2011 and technical assessment institutions of other member states of the European Economic Area regarding the content of the application.

11. All the potential production units of a construction product and their locations shall be indicated in the application. The submitter shall ensure that specialists of the technical assessment institution or its authorised experts, in performing technical assessment, are able to visit such production units during their working hours.

12. The technical assessment institution has the right to request that the submitter appends the following documents to the application:

12.1. a description and technical drawings of the construction product;

12.2. specifications of the construction product;

12.3. test reports;

12.4. calculations;

12.5. other information which is necessary for technical assessment and conformity assessment of the construction product in relation to validity for the intended use.

13. The costs of the technical assessment procedure and granting of technical assessment shall be covered by the submitter.

14. The technical assessment institution and its authorised experts shall ensure protection of information which has become known to them upon examining an application and taking a decision on the issuance of technical assessment.

15. Cabinet Regulation No. 1185 of 29 October 2013, Regulations Regarding the European Technical Assessment (Latvijas Vēstnesis, 2013, No. 214), is repealed.

16. This Regulation shall come into force on 1 October 2014.

[29 April 2014]

Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma

Minister for Economics Vjačeslavs Dombrovskis

 

Annex 1
Cabinet Regulation No. 112
25 February 2014

Application for Accreditation of the Technical Assessment Institution

  To the unit of the limited liability company
"Standardisation, Accreditation and
Metrology Centre" -
Latvian National Accreditation Bureau
1. Field of products of the technical assessment institution (in accordance with Table 1 of Annex IX to Regulation No 305/2011)  
2. Name of the applicant  
3. Registration number of the applicant  
4. Legal address of the applicant  
5. Name of the sub-contractor  
6. Registration number of the sub-contractor  
7. Legal address of the sub-contractor  
8. Given name, surname, personal identity number of the head of the applicant  
9. Position and science degree of the head of the applicant  
10. Given name and surname of the contact person  
11. Address of the contact person  
12. Telephone number of the contact person  
13. E-mail address of the contact person  

I certify with my signature that:

* I have become acquainted with the laws and regulations governing the field of development of European technical assessment;

* all the information provided in the application is accurate and true.

(place)   (date*)
Applicant or the authorised person      
  (given name, surname)   (signature*)
Sub-contractor or the authorised person      
  (given name, surname)   (signature*)

Note. * The details of the document "date" and "signature" shall not be completed if the electronic document has been prepared in accordance with the laws and regulations regarding the drawing up of electronic documents.

Minister for Economics Vjačeslavs Dombrovskis

 

Annex 2
Cabinet Regulation No. 112
25 February 2014

  (name of the technical assessment institution)
 
  (address of the technical assessment institution)

Application Requesting the European Technical Assessment

1. Submitter
(manufacturer of a construction product established in a state of the European Economic Area or its authorised representative established in a state of the European Economic Area and especially authorised to submit an application requesting the European technical assessment)
 
2. Holder of the European technical assessment (if it is not the submitter)
 
3. Type of the construction product
4. Trade name (or trade mark) of the construction product, regarding which the European technical assessment is requested
5. Description of the construction product, intended use and essential characteristics thereof
6. Please, mark as appropriate:
[ ] the harmonised standard does not apply to the construction product
[ ] the harmonised standard only partially applies to the construction product
[ ] the European Technical Approval Guidelines ETAG apply to the construction product (Article 66(3) of Regulation No 305/2011)
[ ] the European assessment document applies to the construction product
[ ] the European Technical Approval Guidelines ETAG or the European assessment document only partially applies to the construction product
   
7. Production units in which production of the construction product is intended
 
8. Certification of the submitter of the request

I hereby acknowledge that:

8.1. I have not submitted a request for the European technical assessment in relation to the construction product referred to in Paragraphs 3 and 4 of this application to the technical assessment institution of another state of the European Economic Area;

8.2. I agree that other technical assessment institutions, their organisation and the European Commission are informed regarding this application;

8.3. I will cover all costs related to the conformity assessment of the construction product and the preparation and issuance of the European technical assessment;

8.4. I will provide all the necessary information and support to the technical assessment institution and its experts who visit the production unit and assess the construction product;

8.5. I will provide all the necessary support during preparation of the European technical assessment;

8.6. I will ensure that authorised experts of the technical assessment organisation may visit the production units of the construction product during working hours.

9. Appended to the application:

9.1. description of the construction product on _____ pages;

9.2. specification of the construction product on _____ pages;

9.3. test reports on _____ pages;

9.4. calculations on _____ pages;

9.5. other documents on pages
     
(place) (date*) (position) (signature*)
Note. * The details of the document "date" and "signature" shall not be completed if the electronic document has been prepared in accordance with the laws and regulations regarding the drawing up of electronic documents.

Minister for Economics Vjačeslavs Dombrovskis

 


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Title: Noteikumi par Eiropas tehnisko novērtējumu Status:
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Issuer: Cabinet of Ministers Type: regulation Document number: 112Adoption: 25.02.2014.Entry into force: 01.10.2014.Publication: Latvijas Vēstnesis, 42, 27.02.2014. OP number: 2014/42.10
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