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The new issue of the ATS Bulletin no.23

Dear readers, we proudly present to you the 23rd edition of the ATS Bulletin. The topic of this issue is the new edition of ILAC-P15: 05/2020 for the application of ISO/IEC 17020:2012 - Conformity assessment - Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection.

This document is used in the process of assessment of inspection bodies performed by accreditation bodies. Moreover, this document contains information pertaining to inspection bodies with respect to the application of the reference standard. The deadline for its application is November 2021. To familiarize the users with this document, we have presented the changes concerning its previous edition dated 2016 in detail and we have also highlighted the novelties.

The bulletin also refers to the adoption of new and amendments to the existing ATS documents, and EA and EA MLA Reports for 2019. Furthermore, the news from the world of accreditation, metrology, and standardization are contained in the new issue of the ATS Bulletin.

Should you have any comments or suggestions regarding the ATS Bulletin content, feel free to send us to our well-known e-mail address: office@ats.rs

Please find the electronic version of the ATS Bulletin no. 23 - September 2020 edition below

https://www.ats.rs/uploads/attachment/vest/799/ATS_Bilten_br23.pdf

Sincerely, your ATS

Notice to inspection bodies

Regulation on stationary storage tanks

Accredited bodies are being notified that on the day Regulation on stationary storage tanks enters into force ("Official Gazette of RS", No. 50/19), Regulation on metrological requirements for vertical cylindrical tanks ("Official Gazette of SFRY", No. 3/85) shall cease to be valid.

Regulation on metrological requirements for horizontal cylindrical tanks ("Official Gazette of SFRY", No. 26/81) and Metrological guidance on examination of horizontal cylindrical tanks ("DMDM Gazette", No. 3/05) shall cease to be valid on December 31, 2020.

Bearing in mind that the above metrological regulations cease to be valid on December 31, 2020, verification of stationary storage tanks (horizontal cylindrical tanks) by the volumetric method by authorized bodies, without a calibration certificate issued by an accredited laboratory, can be performed until December 31, 2020. After that date, i.e. as of January 1, 2021, the verification of the tank (including the subject ones) will be performed, among other things, on the basis of an appropriate calibration certificate with the result of calibration performed by one of the prescribed methods (including the volumetric one) and issued by an accredited calibration laboratory in accordance with sections 1, 2 and 3 of Annex 2 to Regulation on stationary storage tanks.

Regulation on stationary storage tanks ("Official Gazette of the RS", No. 50/19) does not make changes that would affect modifications in the activities of conformity assessment bodies performing inspection activities. In this regard, and in order to make transition to operating according to the new Regulation, ATS will act as follows:

  • all accredited inspection bodies that have Regulation on metrological requirements for horizontal cylindrical tanks (Official Gazette of SFRY, No. 26/81) and Metrological guidance on examination of horizontal cylindrical tanks by volumetric method ("DMDM Gazette", No. 3/05) in their scopes which cease to be valid on December 31,2020 must submit the documentation proving that they have complied their operation with the requirements of the new Regulation by October 15,  2020 to ATS;
  • based on the submitted documentation, ATS will verify the changes/conformities that have been made by reviewing the submitted documentation and make an appropriate decision on accreditation;
  • if CAB does not submit the necessary documentation proving that it has complied its work with the requirements of the new Regulation, the Accreditation Body of Serbia will make a decision to reduce the scope of accreditation in the part of regulations that cease to be valid.

It is possible that the verification of changes is also assessed on site during the assessment of the conformity assessment body.

Best regards, ATS

The preliminary transition period notice for ISO/IEC 27006: 2015 AMD 1: 2020

The preliminary transition period notice for ISO/IEC 27006: 2015 AMD 1: 2020 - Information technology -- Security techniques -- Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of information security management systems - Amendment 1

Members of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) adopted a resolution on the transition period for ISO/IEC 27006: 2015 AMD 1: 2020 in the previous period

Please find the full text of the resolution below:

Transitional Arrangement for ISO/IEC 27006:2015 AMD 1:2020 - The General Assembly, acting on the recommendation of the Technical Committee, resolved that the Transitional Arrangement associated with ISO/IEC 27006:2015 AMD 1:2020 - Information technology - Security techniques - Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of information security management systems – Amendment 1, will be two years from the last day of the month of publication of the amended standard.

Within this transition timeline:

ABs shall be ready to carry out transition assessments for ISO/IEC 27006:2015 AMD 1:2020, within eight months from the last day of the month of publication of the amended standard.

CBs shall have completed the transition to ISO/IEC 27006:2015 AMD1:2020, through office assessment, within 24 months from the last day of the month of publication of the amended standard.

The Accreditation Body of Serbia (ATS) will implement the transition to ISO/IEC 27006: 2015 AMD 1: 2020 through the assessments of certification bodies, after the adoption of this IAF decision by the European Accreditation Organization (EA). Further information regarding this matter will be published on the ATS website after the EA adopts this decision.

Note 1: ISO/IEC 27006:2015 AMD 1:2020, was published on the 27 March 2020.

Note 2: The transition is not a routine transition from one version of a standard to another. The transition only relates to the specific changes detailed in Amendment 1:2020.

The text of the resolution can be found on the following link: https://www.iaf.nu/articles/ISO_IEC_27006_2015_AMD_1_2020_Transitional_Arrangement_/661

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