On ensuring the unity of measurements

The Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 7 June, 2000 No. 53-II

Unofficial translation

      Footnote. Throughout the text the words “of the authorized state body”, “by the authorized state body”, “authorized state body” are substituted by the words “of the authorized body”, “by the authorized body”, “authorized body” by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 9 June, 2004 No. 558;
      throughout the text the words “on standardization, metrology and certification” are substituted by the words “on technical regulation and metrology by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29 December, 2006 No. 209 (the order of enforcement see Article 2);
      throughout the text:
      the word "supervision", “to supervision”, “of supervision” is substituted by the word “control”, “to control”, “of control” by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 05.07.2008  No. 62-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2);
      the words "on technical regulation and metrology" are excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 05.07.2008 No. 62-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2)

      This Law establishes the legal, economic and organization basis of ensuring the unity of measurements in the Republic of Kazakhstan, regulates relations between the state administration authorities, individuals and legal entities in the scope of metrological activity and directs to protection of rights and legal interests of citizens and economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan from consequences of inaccurate results of measurements.

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 16.05.2014 No. 203-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 1. The basic concepts, used in this Law

      The following basic concepts shall be used in this Law:
      1) accreditation – a procedure of official recognition of competence of legal entity by bodies of accreditation to carry out the certain types of metrological works and services;
      2) legal metrology – a part of metrology, relating to activity, performed by the authorized body and containing the state requirements, concerning the units, methods of measurement, measuring equipment and measuring laboratory;
      3) state metrological control – an activity of the authorized body and its territorial subdivisions on control of release, condition and application of measuring equipment , application of procedures of measurements, standard of measurements units, observance of metrological rules and regulations, quantity of goods, alienated upon execution of trade operations, as well as quantity of packaged goods in packs of any kind upon prepackaging, sale and import;
      4) metrological control – an activity, carried out by metrological services of the state bodies of state administration authorities, individuals and legal entities for purposes of compliance verification of metrological rules and regulations;
      5) metrological service – a group of the subjects, an activity of which is directed to ensuring the unity of measurements;
      6) measurement – finding of value of a physical quantity experimentally using the special technical devices;
      7) uniformity of measurements – the state of measurement, in which their results are expressed in the legal measurements units and measurement errors are within the boundaries of a specified probability;
      8) state system for ensuring the unity of measurements – a accumulation of objects, bodies of state administration, individual and legal entities, carrying out the work in the field of ensuring the unity of measurements within its competence;
      9) register of the state system for ensuring the unity of measurement -  a document of registration record of objects, participants of works and documents in the field of ensuring the unity of measurements;
      10) regulatory documents on ensuring of the unity of measurements – provision, instruction and other regulatory and methodical documents, determining requirements and procedure of performance of works on ensuring the unity of measurements;
      11) technical expert in the field of ensuring the unity of measurements – an individual, certified according to the procedure, determined by the authorized body on right of performance of works in the field of ensuring the unity of measurements;
      12) metrological certification of measurements means – establishment (confirmation) of correspondence of measurements means, produced or imported in single copies to the requirements of regulatory documents on ensuring the unity of measurements;
      13) operator of measurements means – a specialist of the state metrological service or metrological services of accredited legal entities, certified according to the procedure, established by the authorized body on right of conducting the verification of a measurement means;
      14) a test of measurement means – a group of operations, executed for determination the quality of conformance of measurements means to established regulations with application of various test effects to the test objects;
      15) a method of verification of measurement means– a group of operations and rules, execution of which allows to determine and confirm the correspondence of measurements means to established technical and metrological requirements;
      16) measurement instrument– a technical equipment, intended for measuring and having the standardized metrological characteristics;
      17) calibration of measurement instrument – a group of operations, establishing a balance between value of a quantity, received by use of this measurement instrument and proper value of a quantity, determined by use of standard in order of determination of actual values of metrological characteristics of measurements equipment, not subject to the state metrological control;
      18) verification of a measurement instrument – a group of operations, executed by the state metrological service or other accredited legal entities in order of determination and confirmation of correspondence of measurements means to established by technical and metrological requirements;
      19) procedure of measurements – a group of operations and rules, execution of which provides reception of measurement results with a precision, established by this procedure of measurements;
      20) metrological certification of procedure of measurements – establishment (confirmation) of correspondence of procedure of measurements, specified to it metrological requirements;
      21) calibration – a comparison of research results of metrological characteristics of standards and measurement s means;
      22) an authorized body – a state body, carrying out the state regulation in the field of technical regulation and metrology;
      23) measurement unit – a quantity of flat amount, which conditionally assigned a number value, equal to 1;
      24) the state standard of measurement unit – a standard of measurement unit, recognized by the decision of the authorized body as original in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
      25) a standard of measurement unit – a measurement instrument, intended for reproduction and (or) storage the measurement unit (multiple or submultiple values of measurement unit) in order of transfer its size to other measurements means of this quantity, approved according to the procedure, established by the authorized body.
      Footnote. Article 1 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.12.2006 No. 209 (the order of enforcement see Article 2); as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 05.07.2008 No. 62-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 10.07.2012 No. 31-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 2. The legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on ensuring the unity of measurements

      Footnote. Title of Article 2 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 10.07.2012 No. 31-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

      1. The legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on ensuring the unity of measurements shall be based on the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan and shall consist of this Law and other regulatory legal acts.
      2. If the international treaty, ratified by the Republic of Kazakhstan establishes the other rules, than those provided by this Law, the rules of international treaty shall be applied.
      Footnote. Article 2 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 10.07.2012 No. 31-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 3. The scope of effect of this Law

      The effect of this Law shall be distributed on the bodies of the state administration, as well as individuals and legal entities, carrying out activity, linked with ensuring the unity of measurements in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Article 4. Purposes of ensuring the unity of measurements

      The basic purposes of ensuring the unity of measurements shall be:
      1) protection of interests of citizens and economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan from consequences of unreliable measurements results;
      2) ensuring the safety and quality of domestic and imported products, processes (works) and services;
      3) ensuring the true recording of all types of material and energy resources;
      4) ensuring the reliability of measurements upon fundamental researches and scientific research results;
      5) ensuring the reliable measurements results upon diagnosis and disease treatment, safety monitoring of labour conditions and living conditions of people, traffic safety and environmental protection.

      Note of RCLI!
      Article 5 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 16.05.2014 No. 203-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of six months after its first official publication).

Article 5. The state management of ensuring the unity of measurements

      1. An authorized body of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall carry out the state management of activity on ensuring the unity of measurements.
      2. An authorized body shall:
      1) organize development and realization of the state policy on ensuring the unity of measurements;
      2) effect coordination of activity of metrological service of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
      3) approve the state standards of measurements units;
      3-1) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 10.07.2012 No. 31-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);
      4) organize conducting of scientific researches in the field of metrology;
      5) establish the rules of creation, confirmation, storage, application and comparison of the state standards of measurement units, standards of measurement units, improve the standard base of measurements units of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
      5-1) establish classification of the state standards of measurement units, applied in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
      6) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.01.2014 No. 159-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);
      7) determine the general metrological requirements to the instrument, methods and measurement results, methods of verification of  measurement instruments;
      8) determine the usage procedure, production and maintenance of measurement means, organize comparison of verification results and calibration of measurement means;
      9) organize maintenance of register of the state system of ensuring the unity of measurements;
      10) organize and conduct the state metrological control;
      11) represent the Republic of Kazakhstan in the international and regional organizations on metrology;
      11-1) develop and approve the rules of conducting of attestation and re-attestation of technical experts in the field of ensuring the unity of measurements and operators of measurement means, as well as qualifying requirements to them;
      12) determine procedure and organize raising of qualification and continuing education in the field of ensuring the unity of measurements;
      13) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 10.07.2012 No. 31-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);
      14) establish the forms of certificates on type approval of measurements means, certificates on metrological certification of measurement means, certificates on verification of measurement means;
      15) establish procedure of producing, storage and application of verification marks;
      16) determine procedure of establishment of accessory of technical means to the measurement means;
      17) develop and approve the forms of compulsory departmental reporting, prompt sheet, rating rationale of risk level, semi-annuals plans of conduct of verifications in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On the state control and supervision in the Republic of Kazakhstan”;
      18) exercise other powers, provided by this Law, other Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the acts of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      3. Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 05.07.2008 No. 62-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2).
      Footnote. Article 5 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 09.06.2004 No. 558; dated 20.12.2004 No. 13 (shall be enforced from 1 January, 2005); dated 29.12.2006 No. 209 (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 05.07.2008 No. 62-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 17.07.2009 No. 188 (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 19.03.2010 No. 258-IV; dated 06.01.2011 № 378-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 05.07.2011 No. 452-IV (shall be enforced from 13.10.2011); dated 15.07.2011 No. 461-IV (shall be enforced from 30.01.2012); dated 10.07.2012 No. 31-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 10.07.2012 No. 36-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.01.2014 No. 159-V(shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Chapter 2. The state system of ensuring the unity of measurements

Article 6. Structure of the state system of ensuring the unity of measurements

      Structure of the state system of ensuring the unity of measurements shall include:
      1) metrological service of the Republic of Kazakhstan, composing an organizational basis;
      2) the state standards of measurement units, standards of measurement units and measurement means, composing the technical basis;
      3) regulatory legal acts and regulatory documents, regulating requirements, organization and procedure of performance of works on ensuring the unity of measurement.
      Footnote. Article 6 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 9 June, 2004 No. 558; dated 29 December, 2006 No. 209 (the order of enforcement see Article 2).

Article 7. The objects of the state system of ensuring the unity of measurement

      The objects of the state system of ensuring the unity of measurement shall be the measurement units, state standards of measurement units, standards of measurement units, measurement means, methods of verification of measurement means, requirements to the means, methods and measurement results, procedure of measurements, activity of metrological services of the state managing authorities, individuals, legal entities on ensuring the unity of measurement.
      Footnote. Article 7 is in the new wording by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 9 June, 2004 No. 558.

Article 8. Regulatory documents on ensuring the unity of measurement

      Regulatory documents on ensuring the unity of measurement shall be developed in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of technical regulation and on ensuring the unity of measurements and shall subject to the mandatory application in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan by all individuals and legal entities.
      Footnote. Article 8 is in the wording of the Law of the republic of Kazakhstan dated 10.07.2012 No. 31-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 9. Measurement units

      1. Measurement units of International system of units, adopted by the General conference of weights and measure and recommended by the International organization of legal metrology shall be allowed to application in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan according to the procedure, established by the authorized body.
      Measurement units, not included in the International system of units shall be allowed to application on decision of the authorized body.
      2. Characteristics and products parameters, making export supplies, including the measurement means, may be signified in the measurement units, established by the customers.
      Footnote. Article 9 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 10.07.2012 No. 31-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 10. The state standards of measurement units

      The state standards of measurement units shall form the technical basis of the state system of ensuring the unity of measurement in the Republic of Kazakhstan, creation and maintenance of which is established by the state.
      The state standards of measurement units shall be intended for reproduction and (or) storage the measurement units (multiple or submultiple values of measurement unit) and shall be used as original in order to transfer their sizes to other measurement means of these values in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      Footnote. Article 10 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 20 December, 2004 No. 13 (shall be enforced from 1 January, 2005).

Article 10-1. The standards of measurement units

      The standards of measurement units shall be intended for reproduction and (or) storage the measurement units (multiple or submultiple values of measurement unit) in order to transfer their sizes to other measurement means of these measurements.
      The standards of measurement units shall be applied by the state metrological service, metrological services of the state managing authorities and legal entities.
      Footnote. Chapter is supplemented by new Article 10-1 by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 9 June, 2004 No. 558.

Article 11. Measurement means

      Measurement means shall be used for definition of values, units of which shall be allowed to application in the Republic of Kazakhstan in accordance with the established procedure, and shall conform to conditions of operation and specified requirements to them.
      Footnote. Article 11 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 20 December, 2004 No. 13 (shall be enforced from 1 January, 2005).

      Note of RCLI!
      Article 11-1 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 16.05.2014 No. 203-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 11-1. Methods of verification of measurement means

      1. Methods of verification of measurement means shall be used for determination and confirmation of correspondence of measurement means to the established technical and metrological requirements and shall subject to the compulsory registration in the register of the state system of ensuring the unity of measurements.
      2. An authorized body shall determine the procedure of development, confirmation and application of methods of verification of measurement means.
      Footnote. Chapter is supplemented by new Article 11-1 by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 9 June, 2004 No. 558.

      Note of RCLI!
      Article 12 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 16.05.2014 No. 203-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 12. Methods of measurements

      1. Methods of measurements, applied in the scopes of carrying out the state metrological control shall subject to the compulsory metrological certification and registration in register of the state system of ensuring the unity of measurements.
      2. An authorized body shall determine procedure of development and metrological certification of procedures of measurements.
      Footnote. Article 12 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 09.06.2004 No. 558; dated 05.07.2008 No. 62-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2).

Chapter 3. Metrological service

Article 13. Structure of metrological service

      Metrological service of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall consist of:
      1) the state metrological service;
      2) the state time services and standard frequency; reference standard and properties of matters and materials; standard reference data on physical constants and properties of matters and materials, as well as other state services of ensuring the unity of measurements;
      3) metrological services of state managing authorities, individuals and legal entities;
      4) technical experts in the field of ensuring the unity of measurements;
      5) legal entities, rendering the consulting services in the field of ensuring the unity of measurements.
      Footnote. Article 13 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 09.06.2004 No. 558; dated 10.07.2012 No. 31-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 14. The state metrological service

      The state metrological service shall consist of:
      1) the authorized body and its territorial subdivisions;
      2) the state scientific metrological center, which provides creation, improvement, storage and application of the state standards of measurement units, creation of systems of transfer of sizes of measurement units, develop the regulatory documents on ensuring the unity of measurements, perform a comparison of standards of measurement units, participate in comparison of results of verification and calibration of measurement means, provide a test, metrological certification of measurement means, verification of standards of measurement units and precision measurement means, scientific and research works, raising of qualification and  continuing education;
      3) (subparagraph is excluded).
      Footnote. Article 14 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 09.06.2004 No. 558; dated 10.07.2012 No. 31-V(shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 15. The state services of ensuring the unity of measurements

      1. The state services of ensuring the unity of measurements shall include the authorized body and its territorial subdivisions, the state scientific and metrological center, metrological services of state adminstration authorities,
      The state services of ensuring the unity of measurements shall carry out activity on ensuring the unity of measurements on the basis of provisions, confirmed by the authorized body.
      2. The state time and standard frequency service shall carry out the interregional and cross-sector coordination and execute the works, directed to ensuring the unity of measurements time and frequency and determination of rotation variety of the Earth.
      The state time and standard frequency service of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall carry out reproduction, storage and transfer of the sizes of units of time and frequency, which shall be mandatory for application in the scope of the state metrological control.
      3. The state service of reference standard and properties of matters and materials shall carry out interregional and cross-sector coordination and implement the works, linked with development and introduction of reference standard and properties of matters and materials.
      4. The state service of standard reference data on physical constants and properties of matters and materials shall carry out interregional and cross-sector coordination and implement the works, linked with development and introduction of standard reference data on physical constants and properties of matters and materials.
      Footnote. Article 15 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 09.06.2004 No. 558; dated 10.07.2012 No. 31-V(shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 16. Metrological services of the state managing authorities, individuals and legal entities

      1. The state managing authorities, individuals and legal entities shall create the metrological services in the necessary cases for execution of works on ensuring the unity of measurements, as well as carrying out the metrological control.
      Upon execution of works in the scopes, provided by Article 23 of this Law, creation of metrological services or carrying out of organizational measures shall be mandatory.
      2. An activity of metrological services of the state managing authorities, individuals and legal entities shall be carried out in accordance with the regulatory documents, coordinated with the authorized body.

Article 16-1. Technical experts in the field of ensuring the unity of measurements

      1. Technical experts in the field of ensuring the unity of measurements shall carry out the works in the field of the unity of measurements.
      2. An activity of technical experts in the field of ensuring the unity of measurements shall be carried out in accordance with the regulatory legal acts and regulatory documents on ensuring the unity of measurements. Certification of the technical experts in the field of ensuring the unity of measurements shall be carried out once every five years according to the procedure, determined by the authorized body.
      Footnote. Chapter is supplemented by Article 16-1 by the Law of the republic of Kazakhstan dated 09.06.2004 No. 558; is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 10.07.2012 No. 31-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 16-2. Legal entities, rendering consulting services in the field of ensuring the unity of measurements

      Legal entities, rendering consulting services in the field of ensuring the unity of measurements shall carry out its activity in accordance with the regulatory legal acts and regulatory documents on ensuring the unity of measurements.
      Footnote. Chapter is supplemented by new Article 16-2 by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 9 June, 2004 No. 558; as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 10.07.2012 No. 31-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Chapter 4. Approval of type, production, repair, verification and calibration of measurement means

Article 17. Type approval and metrological certification of measurement means

      1. Measurement means, intended for serial production or import in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan by lots and applied in the scope of the state metrological control shall subject to the test with the following type approval of these measurement means.
      Decision of type approval of measurement means shall be adopted by the authorized body and shall be certified by certification on type approval of measurement means of the established standard form, duration of which is established upon its issuance.
      2. Measurement means produced or imported in single copies and subject to the state metrological control shall be incurred to the metrological certification.
      Decision on metrological certification of measurement means shall be certified by the certification on metrological certification of measurement means of the established standard form, duration of which is established upon its issuance.
      3. A test of measurement means for the purposes of approved pattern and on conformity of the authorized body, metrological certification of measurement means shall be conducted by the state metrological service.
      Approved pattern of measurement means and measurement means, past a metrological certification shall be entered in the register of the state system of ensuring the unity of measurement means.
      4. A mark of type approval of measurement means, established by the authorized body of form shall be applied on the measurement means of approved pattern and (or) exploitative documents, accompanying each copy.
      5. Information on type approval of measurement means and decision on cancelling of approved pattern shall be published in the official editions of the authorized body.
      6. Issue, application, realization and advertising of measurement means, subject to the state metrological control, not passed the test for the purposes of type approval or metrological certification shall be prohibited.
      Measurement means, being in operation and storage after expiry of period of validity of certificate on type approval shall be applied up to full physical depreciation.
      Footnote. Article 17 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 09.06.2004 No. 558; as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.12.2006 No. 209 (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 05.07.2008 No. 62-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 10.07.2012 No. 31-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 18. Accreditation in the field of ensuring the unity of measurements

      Verification of measurement means, metrological certification of procedure of measurements shall be carried out by the legal entities, accredited on this type of activity according to the procedure, established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on accreditation in the field of conformity assessment, in the field of technical regulation and on ensuring the unity of measurements.
      Upon accreditation on the right of calibration of measurement means, accreditation shall be carried out according to the procedure, established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on accreditation in the field of conformity assessment, in the field of technical regulation and on ensuring the unity of measurements.
      Footnote. Article 18 is in the wording of the Law dated 10.07.2012 No. 31-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

      Note of RCLI!
      Article 19 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 16.05.2014 No. 203-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of six months after its first official publication).

Article 19. Verification of measurement means

      1. Measurement means, applied in the scope of carrying out the state metrological control shall be subject to verification upon release from production or repair, operation and entry on import after approval of its type or metrological certification and registration in the register of the state system of ensuring the unity of measurements.
      Verification shall be carried out by the state metrological service, as well as metrological services of legal entities, accredited on this type of activity.
      2. An authorized body shall be determined the list and calibration frequency of measurement means, as well as the procedure of its conducting.
      3. Activity of accredited legal entities shall be carried out in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan and regulatory documents on ensuring the unity of measurements.
      4. Legal entities, accredited on verification of measurement means, shall carry out electronic data record on verifiable measurement instruments and their transfer to the state scientific metrological center according to the procedure, determined by the authorized body, except of the cases, consisting of the state secrets and other legally protected secret.
      5. Verification of measurement means shall be carried out by the verification officers of the state metrological service or metrological services of accredited legal entities in accordance with the method of verification of measurement means. Certification of verification officers shall be carried out once every five years according to the procedure established by the authorized body.
      6. Positive results of verification shall be certified by stamp of verification impression, which is applied on the measurement instrument and (or) operational documentation and (or) by the certificate on verification of measurement means.
      7. Technical means, applied for observance the change of physical quantities without evaluating their values ??in terms of normalized units with precision, shall not subject to verification.
      Control of repair of such technical means shall carry out their users.
      Footnote. Article 19 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 09.06.2004 No. 558; as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 05.07.2008 No. 62-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 10.07.2012 No. 31-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 20. Calibration of measurement means

      1. Measurement means, not intended for application upon measurements in the scope of the state metrological control may be subjected to calibration or verification on a voluntary basis in accordance with Article 19 of this Law.
      Calibration of measurement means shall be performed with the use of the standards, subordinated to the state standards of measurement units according to the procedure, determined by the producers, owner and user of these measurement means.
      Legal entities, carrying out the calibration of measurement means shall be accredited in the field of conformity assessment on a voluntary basis.
      The results of calibration of measurement means shall be certified by the calibrating mark, applied on the measurement instrument or certificate on calibration, in which the actual values of metrological characteristics are mandatory specified, as well as by the note in the exploitative documents.
      2-3. (Paragraphs are excluded).
      Footnote. Article 20 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 09.06.2004 No. 558; dated 10.07.2012 No. 31-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Chapter 5. The state metrological control

Article 21. The purpose of the state metrological control

      The state metrological control shall be carried out by the authorized body and its territorial subdivisions with the purpose of verification of compliance with the requirements of this Law, other regulatory legal acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan, international treaties and regulatory documents on ensuring the unity of measurements by the individuals and legal entities.
      Footnote. Article 21 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 9 June, 2004 No. 558.

Article 22. The objects of the state metrological control

      The objects of the state metrological control shall be:
      1) standards of measurement units;
      2) measurement units;
      3) procedure of measurements;
      4) activity of individuals and legal entities on ensuring the unity of measurements in terms of observance of metrological rules and regulations;
      5) quantity of package goods in packs of any kind upon packaging, sale and import;
      6) quantity of goods, alienated upon execution of trade operations.
      Footnote. Article 22 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 09.06.2004 No. 558; dated 29.12.2006 No. 209 (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 10.07.2012 No. 31-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 23. The scope of the state metrological control

      The state metrological control concerning the objects, specified in Article 22 of this Law shall be distributed on measurements, results of which shall be used upon:
      1) works on protection the life and health of citizens;
      2) carrying out of activity in the field of environmental protection, geology and hydrometeorology;
      3) carrying out of activity on conformity assessment according to the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on technical regulation;
      4) the state record operations, commercial operations between the buyer (consumer) and the seller (supplier, producer, performer), as well as in the scopes of domestic and communal services and communication services;
      5) works on ensuring the safety of labor and traffic;
      6) production of armament, military technology;
      7) pursuance of scientific researches;
      8) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 10.07.2012 No. 31-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);
      9) tests, metrological certification, verification, calibration of measurement means;
      10) registration of national and international sports records;
      11) extraction, production, processing, transportation, storage and consumption of all types of energy resources;
      12) works, executed under instruction of the state bodies, court and law enforcement bodies.
      Footnote. Article 23 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 05.07.2008 No. 62-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 2); as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 10.07.2012 No. 31-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 24. The state control in the field of the unity of measurements

      Footnote. Title of Article 24 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 17.07.2009 No. 188 (the order of enforcement see Article 2).

      1. The state metrological control shall include:
      1) control of release, condition and application of measurements means, application of methods of measurements, standard of measurements units, observance of metrological rules and regulations;
      2) control of quantity of goods, alienated upon execution of trade operations;
      3) control of quantity of package goods in packs of any kind upon packaging, sale and import.
      2. The state control in the field of ensuring the unity of measurements shall be carried out in the form of verification and other forms.
      3. Verification shall be varied out in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On the state control and supervision in the Republic of Kazakhstan”. Other forms of the state control shall be carried out in accordance with this Law.
      Footnote. Article 24 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 31.01.2006 No. 125; dated 17.07.2009 No. 188 (the order of enforcement see Article 2); dated 06.01.2011 No. 378-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 10.07.2012 No. 31-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 25. The state metrological control of release, condition and application of measurements means, application of methods of measurements, standard of measurements units, observance of metrological rules and regulations

      The state metrological control of release, condition and application of measurements means (as well as the reference standard and properties of matters and materials), application of methods of measurements, standards of measurements units, observance of metrological rules and regulations shall be carried out in order compliance verification of the established metrological rules and regulations.

Article 26. The state metrological control of quantity of goods, alienated upon execution of trade operations

      The state metrological control of quantity of goods, alienated upon execution of trade operations shall be carried out in order of validation of determination of mass, volume, expense or other amounts, characterized the quantity of these products.

Article 27. The state metrological control of quantity of package goods in packs of any kind upon packaging, sale and import

      The state metrological control of quantity of package goods in packs of any kind upon packaging, sale and import shall be carried out in order of verification of conformity of the quantity to the value, indicated on the packaging, contained in the packing of goods

Article 28. The rights of civil servants, carrying out the state metrological control

      1. The civil servants of the authorized body and its territorial subdivisions shall carry out the state metrological control in accordance with the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      The civil servants, carrying out the state metrological control shall include:
      1) The Chief state inspector of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the state control – the head of the authorized body;
      2) Assistant of the Chief state inspector of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the state control – the assistances of the head of the authorized body;
      3) the chief state inspectors of regions, cities of republican significance, the capital on the state control – the heads of territorial subdivisions;
      4) assistances of the chief state inspectors of regions, cities of republican significance, the capital and the cities on the state control – the assistance of the heads of territorial subdivisions and the heads of its structural subdivisions;
      5) the state inspectors of regions, cities of republican significance, the capital and cities on the state control – the specialists on the state control of territorial subdivisions.
      2. Civil servants, carrying out the state metrological control in order of determination of their conformity of current position and assessment of their professional training shall subject to the compulsory certification according to the procedure, established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      3. Civil servants, carrying out the state metrological control shall have a right to:
      1) unhindered access upon presentation of tasks(directions) on verification and certificate of employment on the objects, determined for the state metrological control in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
      2) request and receive the document and information from the individuals and legal entities, necessary for conducting the state metrological control;
      3) use the technical means and acquire information from the specialists of verified objects;
      4) prohibit application, realization, release from production or repair of measurement means, not passed the test and type approval, verification, metrological certification, not relevant to the approved pattern;
      5) extinguish the stamps of verification impression or avoid certificate on verification of measurement means, if the measurement means are inoperative, errors of their indications exceed the permissible rates or certificate validity interval on verification of measurement means are expired;
      5-1) conduct inspection verifications of measurement means for establishing their conformance to the requirement of regulatory documents on ensuring the unity of measurements;
      6) give the binding prescriptions on elimination the violations of metrological regulations and rules, withdrawing from service the useless to application measurement means and reference standard and properties of matters and materials;
      7) prohibit realization of lots of package goods upon establishment of inconsistency of value, specified the quantity of goods, contained in the packaging, indicated on the packaging;
      8) apply to court according to the procedure, established by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      4. Right of signature of prescriptions shall subject to the chief state inspectors and their assistances.
      The forms of prescriptions and procedure of their issuance shall be determined by the authorized body.
      Footnote. Article 28 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 09.06.2004 No. 558; dated 10.07.2012 № 31-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 28-1. Obligations of civil servants, carrying out the state metrological control

      The civil servants, carrying out the state metrological control shall be obliged to:
      1) conduct the explanatory work on application of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on ensuring the unity of measurements in the course of measures on the state metrological control;
      2) keep the commercial and other legally protected secret;
      3) comply with the procedure of carrying out the state metrological control, established by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
      4) take measures on elimination of discovered violations on the grounds of results of conducted state metrological control.
      Footnote. Chapter 5 is supplemented by Article 28-1 in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 10.07.2012 No. 31-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Chapter 6. Responsibility for violation of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on ensuring the unity of measurements and resolution of disputes

      Footnote. Title of chapter 6 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 10.07.2012 No. 31-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 29. Responsibility for violation of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on ensuring the unity of measurements

      Persons, guilty in violation of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on ensuring the unity of measurements shall be liable in accordance with the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      Footnote. Article 29 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 09.06.2004 N 558.

Article 30.  Resolution of disputes in relation of the violation of regulations of this Law

      Disputes, linked with the violation of regulations of this Law and regulatory documents on ensuring the unity of measurements, shall be resolved according to the procedure, established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Chapter 7. Financing of operations on ensuring the unity of measurements

Article 31. Financing of operations on ensuring the unity of measurements and the state metrological control

      1. At the expense of budget funds it shall be financed:
      1) (Is excluded);
      2) Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 03.07.2013 No. 124-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication);
      3) participation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the work of international organizations, carrying out its activity in the field of ensuring the unity of measurements and payment of membership fees;
      4) expenses for creation and maintenance of the state standards of measurement units of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the standards of measurement units, belonging to the state metrological service.
      2. Metrological works and services provided by this Law and not specified in paragraph 1 of this Article, shall be finances on the contract basis or at the expense of other sources, not prohibited by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
      Footnote. Article 31 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 09.06.2004 No. 558; dated 20.12.2004 No. 13 (shall be enforced from 1 January, 2005); dated 10.07.2012 No. 31-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 03.07.2013 No. 124-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

      The President
      of the Republic of Kazakhstan