RULES FOR PREPARATION, ADOPTING AND ISSUING OF CROATIAN STANDARDS
Development of Croatia Standards
1. GENERAL PROVISIONS
* Article 1
These Rules regulate the procedure for the development, adoption and issuing of Croatian standards and determine regulations for designation of Croatian standards.
* Article 2
Director of the State Office for Standardization and Metrology (hereinafter: Director of the State Office) has issued annual and mid-term programs of standardization which determine which Croatian standards shall be issued.
2. ADOPTION AND ISSUING OF CROATIAN STANDARDS
* Article 3
Croatian standards can be instituted:
- by development of a standard
- by adopting an international or European standard or standard issued by the standardization institution of another state (hereinafter: other national standards).
a) Development of Croatian standards
* Article 4
The procedure for development of a Croatian standard is initiated by a proposal for development and issuing of a Croatian standard which may be submitted by the interested legal entities from the sphere of economy, by administrative bodies, by chambers of commerce and craftsmen’s chambers, by the interested institutions and other legal persons.
The proposal for the development and issuing of a Croatian standard can also be made by programming committees or technical committees (hereinafter: TCs).
Together with the proposal the submitter is obliged to submit an explanation and the data on the basis of which the justification of the proposal can be assessed.
Such a proposal with explanations is submitted to the State Office for Standardization and Metrology (hereinafter: State Office).
The proposal from Item 1 of this Article can be accompanied by a draft of the standard.
* Article 5
Decision regarding the development and issuing of Croatian standards is made by the Director of the State Office.
The decision on the development and issuing of the Croatian standard comprises:
- title of the existing old standard or another corresponding document which is the basis for development of that Croatian standard;
- manner of development of the Croatian standard;
- title and designation of the TC which will prepare the draft of the standard.
The State Office shall notify the submitter from Article 4 of these Rules about the decision regarding the development and issuing of the Croatian standard the State Office within 30 days from the date on which the decision was made.
If the proposal from Article 4 of these Rules is rejected, the submitter can address a complaint to the Director of the State Office within 8 days of his receipt of the note of refusal. The final decision regarding the complaint is made by the Director of the State Office.
* Article 6
The public is informed about the decision to develop and issue a Croatian standard through the notice of acceptance of the proposal for the development and issuing of specific standard published in the official bulletin of the State Office.
The TC prepares a standard draft on the basis of the relevant decision.
* Article 7
Development of the draft standard begins with the preparation of the preliminary draft which is then to be adopted by the TC members.
The preliminary draft of a standard adopted in the manner stipulated in Item 1 of this Srticle shall become the TC draft standard which is to be published for public inquiry.
* Article 8
The TC shall open public inquiry for the draft standard and publishes a notification to that effect in the State Office bulletin.
The public inquiry must contain the designation and title of the draft standard, manner of development of the draft standard, title of the relevant TC and an invitation to the interested parties to provide written comments on the draft standard.
The time limit for submitting written comments is at least 30 days after the publication of the public inquiry in the State Office bulletin.
A copy of the draft standard in public inquiry shall be at disposal of all interested parties in the State Office.
* Article 9
The comments received shall be discussed by the relevant TC. The TC shall determine which of the comments should be taken into consideration and make a decision to this effect.
The TC shall notify the submitter at least 30 days after the date of making the decision that his comments have been refused. Should the submitter disagree with the refusal of his comments, within 15 days after his receipt of the note of refusal from Item 2 of this Article ha may address a complaint to the Director of the State Office who shall take the final decision on the subject.
The TC proposes to the Director of the State Office to proclaim the final text of the draft standard as the Croatian standard.
In the work of the TC all decisions shall be reached with two-third majority of votes of all TC members.
* Article 10
The appearance of the title page and of the text itself shall be in compliance with the Croatian standard regulating the standard form.
Before issuance of a Croatian standard, its final text shall be signed by:
- chairman of the relevant TC
- head of the Department for Standardization
- director of the State Office.
A Croatian standard shall be issued as a special publication of the State Office and its issuance shall be announced in the official bulletin of the State office.
The original copy of the Croatian standard with the signatures specified in Item 2 of this Article shall be deposited in the State Office.
b) Taking over of other national standards
* Article 11
Other national standards can be adopted:
- by issuing information on the adoption of other national standard (endorsement method)
- by issuing other national standard with the Croatian title page (cover-sheet method).
* Article 12
Proposal for adopting other national standards is prepared by the relevant TC.
Proposal for taking over of other national standard shall be open for discussion and public inquiry through the act of publishing the said proposal in the State Office bulletin.
The discussion shall be open for at least 30 days from publishing the proposal.
After the completed discussion Director of the State Office shall take decision about adopting the standard.
* Article 13
When adopting other national standards through endorsement method the State Office shall issue a notice of adoption in its official bulletin whereby these standards shall become Croatian standards.
* Article 14
In the cover-sheet method of taking over other national standards the standard is reprinted and the cover-sheet, foreword and, if necessary, appendices and instructions for use in the Republic of Croatia in the Croatian language are attached.
The notification of taking over other national standard with the Croatian cover-sheet shall be published in the State Office bulletin, whereby it becomes a Croatian standard.
c) Re-examination, modification and amending of Croatian standards
* Article 15
The relevant TC is obliged to review the existing Croatian standards after the first 5 years and then subsequently in regular 5-year intervals and to make proposal to the Director of the State Office to modify, amend or withdraw them if necessary.
* Article 16
The Croatian standards can be corrected, modified, amended or withdrawn.
A modification may comprise a change or a deletion of specific parts of the standard text.
An amendment comprises adding something to the content of the standard.
A corrigendum shall be issued in order to remove printing, linguistic or similar errors in a published text of a Croatian standard.
A corrigendum, modification or amendment of the issued Croatian standards is attached as an appendix.
For the production and issuance of a modification, amendment or corrigendum to a Croatian standard the provisions for the development and issuing of Croatian standards shall apply.
If other national standard for which an amendment or a corrigendum has already been issued is being taken over for the first time, the content of both the amendment and the corrigendum shall be taken over together with the standard and comprise an integral part of the Croatian standard.
* Article 17
In case when a new Croatian standard has been issued or when an existing standard has become obsolete, Director of the State Office shall make a decision to withdraw such a standard and to make an announcement to this effect in the State Office bulletin.
III. DESIGNATION OF CROATIAN STANDARDS
* Article 18
The State Office keeps register of all adopted and issued Croatian standards.
The register from Item 1 of this article includes the designation and title of the Croatian standard, the relevant TC, number of pages, ICS designation, designation of language, as well as the year and number of issuance.
Once a year the State Office publishes a catalogue of the issued Croatian standards which contains the standard designation and title, relevant TC, number of pages, ICS designation, language designation, as well as the year and No. of issuance.
* Article 19
The Croatian standards are designated in the following manner:
additional numeric code (4 or 5 digits)
Croatian standard prefix
Additional numeric codes follow each other in sequence starting with the number 1000 onwards, depending on the order in which standards have been entered into the register mentioned in Article 18.
* Article 20
In the case of taking over of other national standards and adopting them as Croatian standards, the designation of the source standard must be added to the Croatian standard prefix.
HRN ISO 6701-1
HRN EN ISO 8402
HRN EN 45001
HRN DIN 4102-2
HRN IEC 50(426)
HRN ETS 300 265
* Article 21
The reference number of a Croatian standard shall consist of the Croatian standard designation and the year of publication of that standard, separated by a colon.
HRN ISO 9000-2:1996
The reference number of the Croatian standard shall be completed by the designation of the language in which the standard has been issued.
HRN 1001:1997 hr
HRN EN 54-1:1997 de
HRN EN 45001:1996 hr/en/fr/de
* Article 22
An amendment or modification to a Croatian standard shall be designated as follows:
A corrigendum to the Croatian standard shall be designated as follows:
TRANSITIONAL AND FINAL PROVISIONS
* Article 23
These Rules shall enter into force on the eighth day after their publication in “Narodne novine” (the official journal of the Republic of Croatia).
Entry No. 558-06/1-97-1
Zagreb, 10 July 1997
Director of the State Office
for Standardization and Metrology
Jakša Topić, Ph.D.
Chart for the Development of Croatian Standards