Seminar/workshop of the WG drafting legislation governing pressure vessels


In the period between 20th and 23rd September 2010 a seminar/workshop intended for the WG drafting legislation governing pressure vessels was held in Belgrade within the EU funded Project entitled “Technical Assistance to Quality Infrastructure Institutions in the Republic of Serbia” and in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy and Regional Development. The seminar was held...

at the premises of Serbian Chamber of Commerce (first two days) and the Ministry of Mining and Energy (last two days).

The task of the WG is to produce drafts of three sub-laws governing pressure vessels as follows: Sub-law on Pressure Vessels, Sub-law on Simple Pressure Vessels and Sub-law on Inspection and Testing of Pressure Vessels and Simple Pressure Vessels by transposing Directives 97/23/ES and 87/404/EES.
On the first day the following topics were presented:
- legal framework of quality infrastructure in the EU (lecturer - Vitomir Fister, EU Legal Expert in charge of accreditation and conformity assessment as part of the national CARDS 2006 Programme)
- horizontal and technical legislation (lecturer  - Zoran Bakić, MERD)
- importance and role of accreditation in technical legislation (lecturer - Ljubica Živanić, ATS)
- key directives for pressure vessels and their requirements (lecturer - Mihael Gruden MSc, Slovenian Expert).

The remainder of the seminar consisted of workshops – work on sub-laws for pressure vessels. Mr Uroš Đurđević, representative of the Ministry for Mining and Energy, and Mr Bogdan Gnjatović, representative of the WG, presented the report on the previous work of the WG on the second day of the seminar to the present participants, and progress report on the preparation of draft sub-law with special emphasis on dilemmas and possible problematic solutions for certain parts of the sub-law. After active discussion between WG members and Slovenian expert, a recommendation to help solve the problem was made, including a guideline for the follow-up activities related to the drafting of the sub-law. The greatest number of dilemmas associated with proposed solutions was found in the draft sub-law pertaining to inspection and testing of pressure vessels and simple pressure vessels, pressure vessels in use, and transitional provisions of the sub-law. Furthermore, the project experts pointed out to certain inconsistencies found in draft sub-laws and they were discussed. New solutions were proposed with the aim of achieving faster harmonisation of our legislation with that of the EU.