Dominica Bureau of Standards Public Comment Notice

The Dominica Bureau of Standards (Bureau) was established under the Standards Act (#4) of 1999. The Standards Act gives the Bureau responsibility to facilitate the development and promotion of Standards and Codes of Practice for products and services. As a result, this provides protection of the health and safety of consumers and the environment as well as for industrial development in order to promote the enhancement of Dominica's economy.

The Bureau develops Standards through consultations with relevant interest groups. In accordance with the provisions of the Standards Act, public comment is invited on all draft Standards before they are declared as Dominica National Standards (DNS).

In light of this, the following Standards are being issued for Public Comments:

Reference # Title Scope Documents used in Formulation
DNS 5: 201x Fresh Produce Packing Houses - Specifications This National Standards specifies the key requirements that a facility must meet in order to keep the fresh produce in the facility wholesome, safe and authentic nature of the commodity. The Standards also reflect what an inspector would expect to see in a facility that maintains a food safe packinghouse environment. The Standard includes five categories: (1) Operational Methods and Personnel Practices; (2) Cleaning Practices; (3) Maintenance for Food Safety; (4) Integrated Pest Management; and (5) Adequacy of Prerequisite and Food Safety Programs. AIB International Consolidated Standards for Inspection – Fresh Produce and Fruit Packinghouses
DNS ANSI C12.20: 2015 Electric Meters 0.2 and 0.5 Accuracy Classes This standard establishes the physical aspects and acceptable performance criteria for 0.2 and 0.5 accuracy class electricity meters meeting Blondel's Theorem. Where differences exist between the requirements of this Standard and C12.1 and C12.10, the requirements of this Standard shall prevail. ANSI C12.20: 2015 – Electric Meters 0.2 and 0.5 Accuracy Classes
DNS ANSI C12.1-2014 Electric Meters - Code For Electricity Metering This code establishes acceptable performance criteria for new types of AC watthour meters, demand meters, demand registers, pulse devices, and auxiliary devices. It describes acceptable in-service performance levels for meters and devices used in revenue metering. It also includes information on related subjects, such as recommended measurement standards, installation requirements, test methods, and test schedules. ANSI C12.1-2014 - Electric Meters - Code For Electricity Metering
DNCP 2: 201x Dominica National Code of Practice - Electrical Wiring The COP applies to all low or high voltage FIXED electrical installations in buildings and premises including those of domestic and commercial buildings, factories and industrial undertakings, except fixed electrical installations which are exempted by the Chief Electrical Officer; or in mobile units such as aircrafts, motor vehicles and sea-going vessels. Category 2 circuits being supplied from a safety source, are not regulated by the COP Code of Practice for Electricity (Wiring) Regulations 2009 from Hong Kong
DTS 01: 201x (Revision) Specifications - Tourism Taxi Services This Standard prescribes the requirements for taxi operators, drivers and vehicles used in transporting tourists/visitors. (1) Grenada National Standard, Code of Practice for Taxi Service Providers; (2) Guidelines for Taxi Drivers, Ground Handlers and Destination Management Companies; (3) Standards Checklists for all Tourism Vehicles; and (4)St. Lucia Standard for Tourist Ground Transportation
DTCP 01: 201x Code of Practice For Vending Craft and Merchandise This code sets out the requirements for the sale of craft and merchandise wholly or mainly to visitors and tourist. This standard does not include requirements for the sale of food. (1) Jamaica Tourist Board – Requirements of Vendors; and (2) St. Lucia Draft Standard for Street Vended Food and Goods.

The period for Public Comments is 60 days and will run from April 08 to June 07, 2019.

All interested persons wishing to comment on these documents can contact the Dominica Bureau of Standards at:

National Centre of Testing and Excellence
P.O. Box 1015
Commonwealth of Dominica, W.I.
Tel.: (767) 448 1685/275 3017/275 5921
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Posted: 10/04/2019