Public Comment Notice (Dominica Bureau of Standards)

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
D-DNS ASTM C33/C33M: 2018 Standard Specification for Concrete Aggregates (PDF, 1,451 KB)

Comment form for this standard (DOCX, 191 KB)
This specification defines the requirements for grading and quality of fine and coarse aggregate (other than lightweight or heavyweight aggregate) for use in concrete.
This specification is for use by a contractor, concrete supplier, or other purchaser as part of the purchase document describing the material to be furnished.
This specification is also for use in project specifications to define the quality of aggregate, the nominal maximum size of the aggregate, and other specific grading requirements. Those responsible for selecting the proportions for the concrete mixture shall have the responsibility of determining the pro- portions of fine and coarse aggregate and the addition of blending aggregate sizes if required or approved.
The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
The text of this standard references notes and footnotes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of this standard.
ASTM C33/C33M - 18 TTS 595- 2005
D-DNS 3: 202x Specification for Hollow Concrete Blocks (PDF, 1,155 KB)

Comment form for this standard (DOCX, 191 KB)
This standard applies to hollow pre-cast concrete blocks made from a mixture of Portland cement, water and suitable aggregates and intended for use in load bearing and non-load bearing masonry structures. GNS 6: 1992
D-DNS ASTM F3387: 2019 Standard Practice for Respiratory Protection (PDF, 680 KB)

Comment form for this standard (DOCX, 191 KB)
This practice sets forth minimally accepted practices for occupational respirator use; provides information and guidance on the proper selection, use, and maintenance of respirators; and contains requirements for establishing, implementing, and evaluating respirator programs.
This practice covers the use of respirators to protect persons against the inhalation of harmful air contaminants and oxygen-deficient atmospheres in the workplace. The following are not covered by this practice: underwater breathing devices; aircraft oxygen systems; supplied-air suits; use of respirators under military combat conditions; and medical inhalators and resuscitators.
Units—The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
ASTM F3387: 2019
D-DNS ISO 22301:2019 Security and resilience - Business continuity management systems - Requirements (PDF, 836 KB)

Comment form for this standard (DOCX, 191 KB)
This document specifies requirements to implement, maintain and improve a management system to protect against, reduce the likelihood of the occurrence of, prepare for, respond to and recover from disruptions when they arise.
The requirements specified in this document are generic and intended to be applicable to all organizations, or parts thereof, regardless of type, size and nature of the organization. The extent of application of these requirements depends on the organization's operating environment and complexity.
This document is applicable to all types and sizes of organizations that: a) implement, maintain and improve a BCMS; b) seek to ensure conformity with stated business continuity policy; c) need to be able to continue to deliver products and services at an acceptable predefined capacity during a disruption; d) seek to enhance their resilience through the effective application of the BCMS.
This document can be used to assess an organization's ability to meet its own business continuity needs and obligations.
ISO 22301: 2019
D-DNS ISO 22316: 2017 Security and resilience - Organisational resilience - Principles and attributes (PDF, 724 KB)

Comment form for this standard (DOCX, 191 KB)
This document provides guidance to enhance organizational resilience for any size or type of organization. It is not specific to any industry or sector.
This document can be applied throughout the life of an organization.
This document does not promote uniformity in approach across all organizations, as specific objectives and initiatives are tailored to suit an individual organization's needs.
ISO 22316: 2017
D-DNS ISO 31000: 2018 Risk management - Guidelines (PDF, 945 KB)

Comment form for this standard (DOCX, 191 KB)
This document provides guidelines on managing risk faced by organizations. The application of these guidelines can be customized to any organization and its context.
This document provides a common approach to managing any type of risk and is not industry or sector specific. This document can be used throughout the life of the organization and can be applied to any activity, including decision-making at all levels.
ISO 31000: 2018
D-DNS 21: 202x Ware Potato - Specification (PDF, 600 KB)

Comment form for this standard (DOCX, 191 KB)
The purpose of the Standard is to define the quality requirements for ware potatoes after preparation (e.g. brushing and/or washing) and packaging. When applied at stages following packaging, ware potatoes may show in relation to the requirements of the standard: a slight lack of freshness and turgidity; and a slight deterioration due to their development and their tendency to perish.
The holder/seller of products may not display such products or offer them for sale, or deliver or market them in any manner other than in conformity with this standard. The holder/seller shall be responsible for observing such conformity.
CXS 339-2020
D-DNS IEC 62446-2:2020 Photovoltaic (PV) systems - Requirements for testing, documentation and maintenance - Part 2: Grid connected systems - Maintenance of PV systems (PDF, 1,603 KB)

Comment form for this standard (DOCX, 191 KB)
This Part 2 of IEC 62446 describes basic preventive, corrective, and performance related maintenance requirements and recommendations for grid-connected PV systems. The maintenance procedures cover: a) basic maintenance of the system components and connections for reliability, safety, and fire prevention; b) measures for corrective maintenance and troubleshooting; and c) worker safety.
This document also addresses maintenance activities for maximizing anticipated performance such as module cleaning and upkeep of vegetation. Special considerations unique to rooftop or ground-mounted systems are summarized.
IEC 62446-2:2020

The period for Public Comments will run from 01 September 2022 to 30 October 2022.

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) 275 5921 / 235 1592
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Posted: 02/09/2022