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Metrology Act, 1996

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Number 27 of 1996


METROLOGY ACT, 1996


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

Preliminary

Section

1.

Short title, commencement and scope.

2.

Interpretation.

3.

Regulations.

4.

Fees.

5.

Expenses.

6.

Repeals and amendments.

PART II

Legal Metrology Service

7.

Establishment of Legal Metrology Service and Office of Director of Legal Metrology.

8.

Transfer of personnel.

9.

Appointment of inspectors.

10.

Powers of inspectors.

11.

Offences in connection with the Service.

12.

Special bodies.

PART III

Control Procedures

13.

Sale, distribution and use of metrological instruments.

14.

Conformity assessment procedures.

15.

In-Service inspection.

16.

Marking of instruments.

17.

Sealing and securing instruments.

PART IV

Authorised Units and Standards

18.

Legal units of measurement.

19.

Definition of other units.

20.

Denominations of standard.

21.

Standards.

PART V

General

22.

Adjustment of instruments.

23.

Forgery and use of forged marks.

24.

Tampering with marks and instruments.

25.

Removing or breaking tags, seals and devices.

26.

Public equipment for weighing or measuring.

27.

Solid fuel.

28.

Short measure on sale.

29.

Misrepresentation.

30.

Appeal against seizures.

31.

Offences by bodies corporate.

32.

Prosecution of offences.

33.

Penalties.

34.

Transfer of property.

FIRST SCHEDULE

Repeals and Amendments

SECOND SCHEDULE

Denominations of Standard

THIRD SCHEDULE

Definitions of other Units

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Number 27 of 1996


METROLOGY ACT, 1996


AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LEGAL METROLOGY SERVICE AND FOR RELATED MATTERS. [31st July, 1996]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: