STATE AGENCY FOR METROLOGICAL AND TECHNICAL SURVEILLANCE (SAMTS) is the state surveillance authority.
SAMTS carries out the following activities:
- Market surveillance of products placed on the market and/or put into service within the scope Directives and Regulations under the Union harmonisation legislation;
- Market surveillance of construction products; products related to the energy consumption as regards the eco design requirements; electrical and electronic equipment in relation to the restrictions of the use of certain dangerous substances and its waste;
- Technical inspection of high-risk equipment;
- Quality control of liquid fuels;
- Metrological supervision;
- Designation and supervision of conformity assessment bodies for products within the scope Directives and Regulations under the Union harmonisation legislation;
- Supervision of dam walls and related facilities;
- Quality control of solid fuels for domestic heating.
According to the actual Rules of procedure SAMTS has 463 employees and the following structure:
- Management (President, 2 Vice Presidents, Secretary General);
- Two financial controllers, directly subordinated to the SAMTS President
- General Administration:
- Directorate “Financial and economic activities and project management” – D FEAPM
- Directorate “Administrative, legal and information services” – D ALIS;
- Specialized Administration:
- Directorate General “Market surveillance” – DG MS;
- Directorate General “Technical inspection” – DG TI;
- Directorate General “Quality control of liquid fuels” – DG QCLF;
- Directorate General “Quality control of solid fuels for domestic heating” – GD QCFDH;
- Directorate General “Metrological supervision” – DG MSv;
- Directorate General “Supervision of dam walls and related facilities” – DG SDWRF;
- Directorate “Designation of conformity assessment bodies” – DCAB.
The SAMTS activities are regulated by following 10 laws:
- Law on technical requirements for products (LTRP);
- Law on consumer protection (LCP);
- Clean air act (CAA);
- Law on measurements (LM);
- Road transport act (РTА);
- Waste management act (WMA);
- Renewable energy law (REL);
- Law on protection against harmful influence of chemical substances and mixtures (LPHICSM);
- Tourism law (TL);
- Water act (WA).
The main objectives in carrying out the SAMTS activities are strategic and operational.