Industrial Development (Enterprise Ireland) Act 1998

Amendment of Metrology Act, 1996.

49

49. (1) The Metrology Act, 1996, is hereby amended—

( a) in sections 4(1), 7(4), 9(1) and (3), 11, 12(4) and 21(1), (2) and (5), by the substitution for “Forbairt” of “ the National Standards Authority of Ireland”.

( b) in section 7(2), by the deletion of “ within Forbairt, and the First and Second Schedules to the Industrial Development Act, 1993, shall have effect accordingly. ”, and

( c) in section 9(1)( a), after “Forfás” by the insertion of “ or the National Standards Authority of Ireland”.

(2) The Legal Metrology Service established under section 7(1) of the Metrology Act, 1996, shall be transferred to and continue within the NSAI.

(3) A person appointed to be an inspector by Forbairt under section 9 of the Metrology Act, 1996, whose appointment is in force immediately before the establishment day, shall be deemed to have been appointed under that section by the NSAI.

(4) Any organisation designated under section 21 of the Metrology Act, 1996, by Forbairt, where the designation is in force immediately before the establishment day, shall be deemed to have been designated by the NSAI.

(5) This section shall come into operation on the establishment day.