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TC 6 Update

by Willem Kool, BIML last modified 2011-08-19 14:32

(2011.08.19) The meeting of OIML TC 6 that was scheduled to take place in Japan in April 2011 had to be postponed due to the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan earlier in the year. The next meeting will now be held at NIST in Gaithersburg, USA from 26 to 30 September 2011. On 29 Juli 2011, the secretariat of TC 6 distributed the working documents for the meeting to the members of the TC. These documents are also available on this web site. 

Subjects for discussion at the meeting include:

  • The proposal for an "International system for the certification of prepackages as complying with requirements for the quantity of product and associated labelling" (ISPC).
  • The revision of OIML R 79:1997 "Labeling requirements for prepackaged products".
  • The revision of OIML R 87:2004 "Quantity of product in prepackages".
  • Definitions.
  • A Codex Alimentarius (CCPFV)draft "Sampling Plans including Metrological Provisions for Controlling Drained Weight of Canned Fruits and Vegetables in Packing Media".
  • The revision of WELMEC 6.8: Guidance for the Verification of Drained Weight, Drained Washed Weight and Deglazed Weight".


(22.06.2010) The secretariat sent out a request for proposals for the revision of OIML R 87:2004 to members and liaison organizations of TC 6 (see the TC 6 project p3 folder). Any proposals should be sent to the secretariat, using the template provided, no later than 31 October 2010.



(18.06.2010) The secretariat circulated the second Committee Draft (CD2) for an OIML Basic Publication: "International system for the certification of prepackages as complying with the requirements for the quantity of product and associated labeling" to P- and O-members and liaison organizations of TC 6 (see the TC 6 project p1 folder). Members and liaison organizations are requested to send their comments and votes, using the templates provided, by the deadline of 31 October 2010.



(28.04.2010) The secretariat circulated the first Committee Draft (CD1) for the revision of R 79 to the P- and O-members and liaison organizations of TC 6 for comment by members and liaison organizations by 30 July 2010 (see the TC 6 project p2 folder). The draft contains a proposal (5.5.1) for a requirement for the height of characters. P-members are requested to submit their vote on this proposal, also by the deadline of 30 July 2010.



(06.04.2010) The Record of discussions and decisions taken at the OIML/TC 6 meeting (1-5 March 2010, Pretoria, South Africa) is available in the "Meetings of TC 6"-folder on this site.



(07.01.2010) In preparation of the next meeting of OIML TC 6 (1-5 March 2010 in Pretoria, South Africa), the secretariat has distributed the following documents to the members and liaison organizations of TC 6:

  • Collated comments received on CD1 of the "International system for the certification of prepackages".
  • A proposal for the next draft of the "International system ..." to be discussed at the meeting.
  • Collated comments on WD2 for the revision of R 79.
  • A proposal for the next draft for the revision of R 79, to be discussed at the meeting.
  • A draft for the revision of WELMEC Guide 6.8 (on drained weight, etc.) received from WELMEC/WG 6.
  • A template for comments on the draft revision of WELMEC Guide 6.8.
  • A covering letter from the secretariat.

TC 6 members should send any views and comments on the draft revision of WELMEC Guide 6.8 to the secretariat before 1 March 2010.



 

(29.06.2009) Following the meeting of OIML TC 6 in Pretoria, South Africa, 17-20 March 2009, the secretariat of TC 6 sent the following documents to the P- and O-members and liaison organizations of TC 6:

  • Record of discussions and decisions taken at the OIML TC 6 meeting (17-20 March 2009);

  • 1CD: “International system for the certification of prepackages ...”.
    This document reflects the essence of agreements reached at the meeting as interpreted by the secretariat and the BIML. Comments on the main body of the document should reach the secretariat by 16 October 2009.
    The contents of annexes A, B, C and D were not discussed at the meeting and should be regarded as a starting point for further discussions. Comments will be welcome. Based on the comments received on the 1 CD, the secretariat will prepare a 2CD for comment and vote by 16 November 2009;

  • WD2 Revision of R 79: “Labeling requirements for prepackaged products”.
    This document has been amended as agreed by the meeting and comments are requested by 16 November 2009);

  • Voting form: “Survey on the revision, confirmation or withdrawal of OIML R 87 “Quantity of product in prepackages”.
    OIML Recommendation R 87 was adopted in 2004 and is due for confirmation, revision or, if felt necessary, withdrawal. TC 6 members were requested to send their vote to the secretariat by 31 August 2009 with comments, if any.
    Depending on the outcome of the survey, the secretariat will ask the CIML to approve the revision of R 87 as a new project, or to withdraw the publication. Otherwise, the CIML will be informed of the TC decision to confirm the publication.;

  • Voting form: “Survey on collaboration with WELMEC WG 8”.
    TC 6 members present in the meeting resolved to seek collaboration with WELMEC WG 6 on issues pertaining to drained mass in prepackages with a view to develop a publication with harmonized test procedures. Such procedures are currently provided in an informative annex to R 87.
    Members of TC 6 were requested to express their agreement or disagreement with this decision and to provide comments, if any by 31 August 2009 . When the outcome of the vote is positive, the secretariat will ask the CIML to approve a new project accordingly.

(07.01.2010) In preparation of the next meeting of OIML TC 6 (1-5 March 2010 in Pretoria, South Africa), the secretariat has distributed the following documents to the members and liaison organizations of TC 6:

  • Collated comments received on CD1 of the "International system for the certification of prepackages".
  • A proposal for the next draft of the "International system ..." to be discussed at the meeting.
  • Collated comments on WD2 for the revision of R 79.
  • A proposal for the next draft for the revision of R 79, to be discussed at the meeting.
  • A draft for the revision of WELMEC Guide 6.8 (on drained weight, etc.) received from WELMEC/WG 6.
  • A template for comments on the draft revision of WELMEC Guide 6.8.
  • A covering letter from the secretariat.

TC 6 members should send any views and comments on the draft revision of WELMEC Guide 6.8 to the secretariat before 1 March 2010.



(29.06.2009) Following the meeting of OIML TC 6 in Pretoria, South Africa, 17-20 March 2009, the secretariat of TC 6 sent the following documents to the P- and O-members and liaison organizations of TC 6:

  • Record of discussions and decisions taken at the OIML TC 6 meeting (17-20 March 2009);

  • 1CD: “International system for the certification of prepackages ...”.
    This document reflects the essence of agreements reached at the meeting as interpreted by the secretariat and the BIML. Comments on the main body of the document should reach the secretariat by 16 October 2009.
    The contents of annexes A, B, C and D were not discussed at the meeting and should be regarded as a starting point for further discussions. Comments will be welcome. Based on the comments received on the 1 CD, the secretariat will prepare a 2CD for comment and vote by 16 November 2009;

  • WD2 Revision of R 79: “Labeling requirements for prepackaged products”.
    This document has been amended as agreed by the meeting and comments are requested by 16 November 2009);

  • Voting form: “Survey on the revision, confirmation or withdrawal of OIML R 87 “Quantity of product in prepackages”.
    OIML Recommendation R 87 was adopted in 2004 and is due for confirmation, revision or, if felt necessary, withdrawal. TC 6 members were requested to send their vote to the secretariat by 31 August 2009 with comments, if any.
    Depending on the outcome of the survey, the secretariat will ask the CIML to approve the revision of R 87 as a new project, or to withdraw the publication. Otherwise, the CIML will be informed of the TC decision to confirm the publication.;

  • Voting form: “Survey on collaboration with WELMEC WG 8”.
    TC 6 members present in the meeting resolved to seek collaboration with WELMEC WG 6 on issues pertaining to drained mass in prepackages with a view to develop a publication with harmonized test procedures. Such procedures are currently provided in an informative annex to R 87.
    Members of TC 6 were requested to express their agreement or disagreement with this decision and to provide comments, if any by 31 August 2009 . When the outcome of the vote is positive, the secretariat will ask the CIML to approve a new project accordingly.

 

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