ExMC Meeting Decision Register 

Table contains links to previous ExMC Confirmed List of Decisions

 FY 2022  2017 2012   2007
 FY 2021  2016 2011  2006
 FY 2020  2015 2010  2005
 FY 2019  2014 2009  2004
2018  2013 2008  All Decisions 2004 to Current
  • Decision No.
    Year
    Decision
  • 2018/01

    2018

    The meeting appreciated an address from the IEC Vice President, Mr Shawn Paulsen and noted our thanks for his attendance and support of the IECEx System.

  • 2018/02

    2018

    The meeting approved the draft agenda circulated as ExMC/1377B/DA with the following additions as Green Papers for:

    -       Agenda Item 4.1 regarding ExMC/1435/CD
    -       Agenda Item 7.3 regarding ExMC/1434/CD
    -       Agenda Item 8.2.3 regarding ExMC(Cannes_DE)02
    -       Agenda Item 8.7 regarding ExMC(Cannes/ExMC WG5 Convenor)03

    and also agreed that the following changes of order:

    -       Agenda Item 11.1 ExPCC Report
    -       Agenda Item 12.2.1 OIML Report

    be discussed on Day #1

  • 2018/03

    2018

    The meeting noted the confirmed minutes of the 2018 ExMC meeting in Washington DC, USA as circulated as ExMC/1330A/RM and confirmed by correspondence.

  • 2018/04

    2018

    The Meeting accepted a report from the Secretariat on the actions arising from the 2017 Meeting in Washington as circulated as ExMC/1418/R and revised the following Actions:

    ExMC/1418/R Item # Action Actioner
    8 Revise report to show that this item is NOT completed Secretariat
    48 IECEx OD 207 to be reviewed with respect to clarifying implementation period provisions & requirements (refer ExMC/1330A/RM, Item 14.1) Secretariat
    58

    Secretariat to revisit this and note as ongoing (not fully complete)

    Secretariat
  • 2018/05

    2018

    The Meeting accepted the Secretariat’s report (circulated as ExMC/1386/R) containing an overview of the IECEx System activities acknowledging the continued and sustained year-by-year growth of the IECEx System.   This report included updates to the IECEx Website and the IECEx On-Line Certificate System and the status of the IECEx Mid Term Surveillance according to OD 003-2.   

     The Meeting also requested the following:

    ExMC/1386/R Item #

    Action

    n/a

    Future Report Cards to include additional information about the results of Secretariat audits of 03 and 05 Scheme Certificates

    n/a

    Investigate the provision of facilities to enable ExCBs to delete unwanted Draft Certificates & Reports

  • 2018/06

    2018

    The Meeting considered the proposal from China in ExMC/1435/CD and, in view of general support it was agreed that the matter be referred to the IECEx Executive for reporting at the 2019 ExMC Meeting.

  • 2018/07

    2018

    The meeting appreciated an address from the IEC Vice-President and CAB Chair, Mr Shawn Paulsen and noted our thanks for his ongoing support of the IECEx System.

  • 2018/08

    2018

    The meeting accepted the Chairman’s summary report on IEC CAB Decisions since the 2017 ExMC meeting (with reference to CAB/1699/DL and CAB/1759/DL).

  • 2018/09

    2018

    The Meeting accepted the Chairman’s summary report on IEC CAB Decisions from the 2017 Vladivostok meeting (Reference is CAB/1699A/DL).

    The Meeting also requested the following:

    Item #

    Action

    1.

    CAB Documents relating to CASCO work to be circulated to IECEx System members as a means of facilitating early input to the development and revision of ISO/IEC 17000 series publications.

  • 2018/10

    2018

    The Meeting accepted the Chairman’s summary report on IEC CAB Decisions from the 2018 Geneva meeting. (Reference is CAB/1759/DL).

  • 2018/11

    2018

    The Meeting noted that from 1 January 2018 all four IEC Conformity Assessment Systems, IECEE, IECEx, IECQ, IECRE are now operating according to the new IEC CA 01 – Harmonised Basic Rules and received a report from the Secretariat regarding current work within CAB and any other matters relating to the Harmonised Basic Rules.   

  • 2018/12

    2018

    The Meeting accepted the report provided by Mr Amos (as circulated as ExMC/1400/R) and also noted CAB/1737/R as a report from CAB WG17, Cyber Security.

    It was agreed that the IECEx Cyber Security Study Group continue to monitor the work of the IECEE CTF WG (now redesignated as IECEE CMC WG31) and take no decisions regarding IECEx Certification with respect to cyber security matters at this point in time.

    The meeting also noted the advice from the USNC on their work on this matter.

  • 2018/13

    2018

    The Meeting noted and accepted the current IECEx System membership as listed at http://iecex.com/information/countries/

  • 2018/14

    2018

    The Meeting noted an update from the Secretariat regarding possible new Countries interested in joining the IECEx System membership.

  • 2018/15

    2018

    The Meeting accepted a report (as circulated as ExMC/1419/R) from the Secretariat on the outcomes of a survey (refer ExMC/1398/Q for questionnaire) of IECEx Member Bodies in support of the requirement of IEC CA 01 for Member Bodies to report annually on their representation and engagement of stakeholders at the national level.     Future surveys to include users as a separate category.

  • 2018/16

    2018

    The Meeting endorsed a report on the acceptance of the listed ExCBs and ExTLs since the last ExMC meeting as presented as ExMC/1413/R

  • 2018/17

    2018

    The Meeting endorsed the report detailing the applications for extension of Scope detailed in ExMC/1414/R according to ExMC/271D/INF.

  • 2018/18

    2018

    The Meeting accepted the report (as circulated as ExMC/1415/R) from the IECEx Chairman on the activities of the IECEx Executive in particular the review of Roles and Responsibilities assigned to the Executive as detailed in IECEx OD 002.

  • 2018/19

    2018

    The Meeting accepted a verbal report from the IECEx Secretary on the status of surveillance of accepted ExCBs and ExTLs.

  • 2018/20

    2018

    The Meeting endorsed the report detailing the re-assessment reports issued since the 2017 ExMC Meeting in Washington DC as detailed in ExMC/1416/R.

  • 2018/21

    2018

    The Meeting accepted a report from the ExMC WG4 Convenor, Dr Munro as circulated as ExMC/1407/R.

  • 2018/22

    2018

    The Meeting approved the proposed (via ExMC/1376/DV) transformation of WG4 to the new ExAG  (IECEx Assessment Group) and the appointment of its Officers as proposed and with the addition of details in Recommendation #1 in ExMC/1407/R. Meeting also requested ExAG to consider suggested improvements to ExMC/1376/DV as further work.

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SE, SI, TR, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ, SG, UAE

    Abstaining: ZA

  • 2018/23

    2018

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1434/CD and then approved the publication of the revision of IECEx OD 032 as circulated as ExMC/1405/DV and according to ExMC WG4 Recommendation #2. 

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SE, SI, TR, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ, SG, UAE

    Abstaining: ZA

  • 2018/24

    2018

    The Meeting agreed to request ExAG to consider the inclusion of the proposals in ExMC/1434/CD in a revision of IECEx OD 003 and perhaps a further revision of IECEx OD 032.

  • 2018/25

    2018

    The Meeting approved the publication of the revision of IECEx OD 018 as circulated as ExMC/1433/DV and in accordance with ExMC WG4 Recommendation #3.

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SE, SI, TR, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ, SG, UAE

    Abstaining: ZA

  • 2018/26

    2018

    The Meeting approved the implementation date of the new ISO/IEC 17025 in accordance with Recommendation #4 in ExMC/1407/R.

  • 2018/27

    2018

    The Meeting noted and accepted the current IECEx 02 Scheme ExCBs and ExTLs as listed at http://iecex.com/members-area/od001/

  • 2018/28

    2018

    The Meeting accepted a verbal report from Prof Xu Jianping, ExTAG Chairman on the 2018 ExTAG (Ex Testing and Assessment Group) Meeting and associated ExTAG Training Workshop as published as ExTAG(Cannes/ExTAGChair)04.

  • 2018/29

    2018

    The majority of members (noting AU’s objection) attending the Meeting supported the proposal that the use of ExTAG DS 2015/001A be withdrawn from use for IECEx Certification on 1st January 2020.  After this date no Certificates can be issued based on DS/2015/001A.

  • 2018/30

    2018

    The Meeting approved the publication of the revision of IECEx OD 024 as proposed in ExMC(Cannes/Secretariat)05 OD024 Modified following the 2018 ExTAG Meeting.   The meeting also supported the US proposal for future topics on
    -        definitions of testing programme entail
    -        how much witnessing is needed for a partial witnessing
    -        requirements for ATF
    to be considered by ExTAG WG6.

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SE, SI, TR, USA
    Objections:    Nil
    Absent: NZ, SG, UAE
    Abstaining: GB, ZA

  • 2018/31

    2018

    The Meeting accepted a report from Dr Lienesch of PTB (on behalf of Mr Krause) on the status of the IECEx Proficiency Testing Program and supported the ExTAG WG10 recommendation to continue work on a revision of IECEx OD 202 taking into account the DE proposal in ExMC(Cannes/DE)02.

  • 2018/32

    2018

    The Meeting approved the publication of the revision of IECEx OD 035 as circulated and noted that this was previously discussed in the 2018 ExTAG Meeting (in reference to ExTAG/490B/CD) with the outcome that ExTAG supported this revision as circulated.

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SE, SI, TR, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ, SG, UAE

    Abstaining: ZA

  • 2018/33

    2018

    The Meeting considered a proposal from AU, as circulated as ExMC/1406/CD, noted that the 2018 ExTAG meeting discussed and recommended that the matter be referred this to ExMC WG1 – the ExMC meeting supported this.   The ExMC Meeting also agreed that ExMC WG2 be asked to review TCDs with continued input from MT 60079-28 and IEC TC 31 WG40 sought.

  • 2018/34

    2018

    The Meeting accepted the ExMC WG1 report contained in Document ExMC/1393/R and endorsed ExMC WG1 Recommendations 2 and 3 (other ExMC WG1 Recommendations in ExMC/1393/R are covered by the following Decisions).

  • 2018/35

    2018

    The Meeting first considered ExMC/1261A/DV and ExMC/1391/Q and then considered ExMC/1389/DV as new Edition 7.0 of IECEx 02, Rules of Procedures – Equipment Scheme and agreed that it proceed to publication as per ExMC WG1 Recommendation #1.

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SE, SI, TR, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ, SG, UAE, HU

    Abstaining: ZA

  • 2018/36

    2018

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1390/DV as a draft revision of OD 010-2 and agreed that it proceed to publication as per ExMC WG1 Recommendation #1.

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SE, SI, TR, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ, SG, UAE, HU

    Abstaining: ZA

  • 2018/37

    2018

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1392/DV as a draft revision of IECEx OD 009 and agreed that it proceed to publication as per ExMC WG1 Recommendation #4 (subject to an editorial correction proposed by GB).

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SE, SI, TR, US

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ, SG, UAE, HU

    Abstaining: ZA

  • 2018/38

    2018

    The Meeting accepted the ExMC WG5 report contained in Document ExMC/1417/R and
    - accepted ExMC WG5 Recommendation #1 as amended to read
    That New Edition 2.0 of ISO/IEC 80079-34 be applied immediately upon publication with a maximum transition period from Ed 1.0 to 2.0 be no more than 2 year from date of publication of Ed 2.0.
    - endorsed ExMC WG5 Recommendation #2 as amended to read
    In noting that Ed 2.0 of ISO/IEC 80079-34 will include information covered by OD 005-3 that ExMC approves the withdrawal of OD 005-3 at the completion of the Transition period to Ed 2.0 of ISO/IEC 80079-34.
    - endorsed ExMC WG5 Recommendation #3 that the draft new F-001 (as circulated as ExMC(Cannes/ExMC WG5 Convenor)03) be published as new optional F-001 following an editorial review by the Secretariat.

  • 2018/39

    2018

    Refer Decision 2018/38

  • 2018/40

    2018

    The Meeting accepted a verbal report from the Secretary on the status of the new IEC Standard IEC 62784 - Vacuum cleaners and dust extractors providing equipment protection level Dc for the collection of combustible dusts – Particular requirements, and latest discussions concerning TC 61 and TC 31 and agreed to wait for publication of the amendment to IEC 62784 prior to inclusion in the IECEx 02 Scheme. The Meeting also agreed that Scope Extension requirements will be determined by the IECEx Executive in the interim.

  • 2018/41

    2018

    The Meeting accepted the ExMarkCo report contained in Document ExMC/1402/R, confirmed that there are no current matters that require IEC CAB attention regarding misuse.  

  • 2018/42

    2018

    The Meeting did not endorse Proposal 2.  The Meeting also agreed that ExMarkCo prepare for next year a justification for retaining the Mark License Scheme at which time ExMC will take a decision whether to continue or close the Scheme.

  • 2018/43

    2018

    The Meeting noted and accepted the list of currently accepted IECEx Conformity Mark Licence issuing ExCBs @ https://www.iecex.com/information/excbs/conformity-mark/

  • 2018/44

    2018

    The Meeting noted the vacancies in ExMarkCo membership as follows:

    # of Members

    Group represented

    # of Vacancies

    3

    ExCBs (License issuing, applicant)

    1

    3

    Regulatory interests

    3

    3

    Users

    2

    1

    Training Providers

    1

  • 2018/45

    2018

    The Meeting noted the publication of Edition 3.0 of IECEx Guide 01B

  • 2018/46

    2018

    The Meeting noted that Mr Duffy will complete his current term at ExMarkCo Chair and as there no other nominations, supported the re-appointment of Mr Duffy as ExMarkCo Chair for a further term commencing 1st January 2019 according to the provisions of IECEx 01-S.

  • 2018/47

    2018

    The Meeting noted and accepted the current IECEx 03 Scheme ExCBs as listed at https://www.iecex.com/information/excbs/service-facilities/

  • 2018/48

    2018

    The Meeting accepted the ExSFC report as circulated as ExMC/1397/RM and endorsed all ExSFC Decisions and associated Recommendations to the ExMC.

    The meeting also endorsed the proposal that the IECEx Executive review ExSFC membership requirements in view of low participation.

  • 2018/49

    2018

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1399/DV as a draft revision of IECEx 03-5 and agreed that it proceed to publication.

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RU, SE, SI, TR, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ, SG, UAE, HU, RO

    Abstaining: ZA

  • 2018/50

    2018

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1380/DV as a draft revision of IECEx OD 313-2 and agreed that it proceed to publication.

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RU, SE, SI, TR, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ, SG, UAE, HU, RO

    Abstaining: ZA

  • 2018/51

    2018

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1381/DV as a draft revision of IECEx OD 313-3 and agreed that it proceed to publication.

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RU, SE, SI, TR, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ, SG, UAE, HU, RO

    Abstaining: ZA

  • 2018/52

    2018

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1382/DV as a draft revision of IECEx OD 314-2 and agreed that it proceed to publication.

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RU, SE, SI, TR, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ, SG, UAE, HU, RO

    Abstaining: ZA

  • 2018/53

    2018

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1383/DV as a draft revision of IECEx OD 314-3 and agreed that it proceed to publication.

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RU, SE, SI, TR, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ, SG, UAE, HU, RO

    Abstaining: ZA

  • 2018/54

    2018

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1384/DV as a draft revision of IECEx OD 316-2 and agreed that it proceed to publication.

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RU, SE, SI, TR, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ, SG, UAE, HU, RO

    Abstaining: ZA

  • 2018/55

    2018

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1385/DV as a draft revision of IECEx OD 316-3 and agreed that it proceed to publication.

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RU, SE, SI, TR, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ, SG, UAE, HU, RO

    Abstaining: ZA

  • 2018/56

    2018

    The Meeting noted that Mr Sinclair will complete his first term as ExSFC Chair on 31st December 2018 and as there were no other nominations, supported the re-appointment of Mr Sinclair as ExSFC Chair for a further term commencing 1st January 2019 according to the provisions of IECEx 01-S.

  • 2018/57

    2018

    The Meeting noted that Mr Erdhuizen will complete his first term as ExSFC Deputy Chair on 31st December 2018 and as there were no other nominations, supported the re-appointment of Mr Erdhuizen as ExSFC Deputy Chair for a further term commencing 1st January 2019 according to the provisions of IECEx 01-S.

  • 2018/58

    2018

    The Meeting accepted the ExPCC report contained in Document ExMC/1387/RM and endorsed all ExPCC Decisions and Recommendations to this meeting.

  • 2018/59

    2018

    The Meeting noted that Mr Thurnherr will complete his first term at ExPCC Chair on 31st December 2018 and as there are no other nominations, supported the re-appointment of Mr Thurnherr for a second term as ExPCC Chair commencing 1st January 2019 according to the provisions of IECEx 01-S.

  • 2018/60

    2018

    The Meeting noted that Mr Wigg has indicated that he may resign as ExPCC Deputy Chair prior to the completion of his current term on 31st December 2020.  In the interest of continuity and as part of succession planning, the meeting supported the appointment of Mr John Allen as ExPCC Deputy Chairman elect with his first term to commence upon the resignation of Mr Wigg from this position.

  • 2018/61

    2018

    The Meeting considered the draft revision of IECEx OD 521 as circulated as ExMC/1388/DV and agreed that it proceed to publication with inclusion of editorial changes proposed by Dr Munro & Mr Teather (refer ExMC/1388A/DV_Draft on file with the Secretariat).

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SE, SI, TR, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ, SG, UAE

    Abstaining: ZA

  • 2018/62

    2018

    The Meeting noted a report from the IECEx Secretariat regarding IEC/ILAC/IAF Cooperation.

  • 2018/63

    2018

    The Meeting accepted the report contained in Document ExMC/1430/INF and acknowledged that, because there is measuring equipment that falls under the scope of both the IECEx Certified Equipment Scheme and also the OIML-CS Schemes,  there is an opportunity for that OIML and IECEx explore synergies between the two organisations and possibilities’ for cooperation as part of an objective of reducing costs and delays to manufacturers of Ex measuring equipment.

  • 2018/64

    2018

    The meeting appreciated an address from the OIML President, Dr Roman Schwartz and noted our thanks for his attendance and support of the IECEx System.

  • 2018/65

    2018

    The Meeting supported the formation of a Joint Working Group between IECEx and OIML to explore synergies and areas where the two organisations may be able to cooperate with the aim of making use of existing systems and practices in order to reduce cost and time to market for manufacturers of Ex equipment covered by both IECEx and OIML-CS Certification schemes.  The terms of reference and proposed membership discussed at this meeting was also endorsed.

  • 2018/66

    2018

    The Meeting endorsed the proposed change in Convenorship from Mr Steve Bentham of AU to Ms Katy Holdredge of US.  WG2

  • 2018/67

    2018

    The Meeting accepted the ExMC WG2 report contained in Document ExMC/1408/R and endorsed all ExMC WG2 Recommendations except Recommendation #3.  In response to the objection to Recommendation #3, the Meeting agreed that it accepts Recommendation #3 on the basis that the Secretariat circulates revised TCDs to ExMC for information.

  • 2018/68

    2018

    The Meeting considered the draft revision of IECEx TCD as circulated as ExMC/1409/DV and agreed that it proceed to publication (subject to a change regarding the section for IEC 60079-40, Clauses 5.2.2 and 5.2.3 to remove the asterix in each).

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RU, SE, SI, TR, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ, SG, UAE, HU, RO

    Abstaining: ZA

  • 2018/69

    2018

    The Meeting accepted the ExMC WG13 report contained in Document ExMC/1403/R.

  • 2018/70

    2018

    The Meeting accepted, with thanks, the IEC TC 31 report on IEC TC 31 activities and work since the last ExMC Meeting contained in Document ExMC(Cannes/TC31 Chair)04 as presented by the IEC TC 31 Chairman, Mr Mark Coppler.

  • 2018/71

    2018

    The Meeting accepted a report from Mr Thierry Houeix, the Vice Chairman of the European Notified Bodies Group for ATEX, ExNB provided as ExMC(Cannes/ExNB)06 and noted his comment about their commitment to continue to cooperate with the IECEx System.

  • 2018/72

    2018

    The Meeting accepted a verbal report on North America from Mr Kelly that covered regulatory, Standards and Certification aspects in offshore (noting direct acceptance of IECEx Certificates by USCG), mining and offshore-non-mining sectors and important changes to imminent new Regulations.

  • 2018/73

    2018

    The Meeting, in noting the 2017 Audited Accounts in Document ExMC/1362/DV, approved that they be referred to IEC CAB for acceptance.

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RU, SE, SI, TR, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ, SG, UAE, HU, RO

    Abstaining: ZA

  • 2018/74

    2018

    The Meeting noted the previously approved (by both ExMC and CAB earlier in 2018) the 2019 IECEx Budget (refer CAB/1724/DV)

  • 2018/75

    2018

    Members, in noting that a final draft budget for 2020 will be prepared following the end of year results for 2018, taking into account ExMC Members decisions during the 2018 Cannes meeting and issued for ExMC approval early in 2019 and considering the 2019 / 2020 Forecasted Draft Budget Guide contained in Document ExMC/1404/CD, agreed that it can be used as guidance when preparing the draft formal budget for 2020 for approval by ExMC and IEC CAB.

  • 2018/76

    2018

    The Meeting considered the draft revision of IECEx OD 019 as circulated as ExMC/1280A/DV and agreed that it proceed to publication and that any invoices be based on documents published after the publication of the revised IECEx OD 019 and does not apply to ‘partial ExTRs’ and that the IECEx Executive to clarify the up-issue of QARs (with reference to ExTAG/164/INF and Clause 4.2.1 of IECEx OD 011-2).   Also noting that Clause 4.4.2 of ExMC/1280A/DV needs to be corrected to 5 year period before publication.

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, HR, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RU, SE, SI, TR, USA

    Objections:    GB

    Absent: NZ, SG, UAE, HU, RO

    Abstaining: ZA

  • 2018/77

    2018

    The Meeting noted the reports on the activities and constitutions of ExMC Working Groups and supported the ongoing preference that previous, inactive or disbanded WGs be removed from the IECEx website listings @ https://www.iecex.com/members-area/working-groups/

  • 2018/78

    2018

    The Meeting noted, with appreciation, the invitation from UAE regarding their hosting of the 2019 series of IECEx Annual meetings

  • 2018/79

    2018

    The Meeting
    - Did not support Proposal 1 in ExMC/1401/CD but agreed to consider mechanisms that enable the ExMC meeting to conclude by noon on the final day (eg. IECEx Executive to consider the application of Consent Agenda principles and processes (in accordance with requirements and provisions of IEC CA-01))
    - Regarding Proposal 2 the Meeting tasks the ExAG to facilitate greater participation including use of video conferencing and recording.

  • 2018/80

    2018

    The meeting noted the confirmed invitations from the following ExMC Members and considered future venues beyond 2023 for Annual Meetings.

    2019: United Arab Emirates
    2020: QPS, Canada
    2021: Japan
    2022: United Kingdom
    2023: Brazil

  • 2018/81

    2018

    The meeting thanked the French National Committee and generous sponsors for their excellent hosting of this meeting and their generous hospitality.

  • 2017/01

    2017

    The meeting appreciated an address from the IEC President, Mr James M Shannon and noted our thanks for his attendance and support of the IECEx System.

  • 2017/02

    2017

    The meeting approved the draft agenda circulated as ExMC/1260C/DA with the following additions as Green Papers for:
    -       Agenda Item 5.3
    -       Agenda Item 7.2
    -       Agenda Item 8.3
    -       Agenda Item 13.2
    -       Agenda Item 15
    -       Agenda Item 18.3

  • 2017/03

    2017

    The meeting noted the confirmed minutes of the 2017 ExMC meeting in Umhlanga, South Africa as circulated as ExMC/1197A/RM and confirmed by correspondence.

  • 2017/04

    2017

    The Meeting accepted a report from the Secretariat on the actions arising from the 2016 Meeting in Christchurch as circulated as ExMC/1277/R.

  • 2017/05

    2017

    The Meeting accepted the Secretariat’s report (circulated as ExMC/1234/R) containing an overview of the IECEx System activities acknowledging the continued and sustained year-by-year growth of the IECEx System.

  • 2017/06

    2017

    The Meeting considered and supported the US proposal (as circulated as ExMC/1283/CD) for decisions taken by the IECEx Executive to be reported to the ExMC for endorsement.

  • 2017/07

    2017

    The Meeting considered and supported the US proposal (as circulated as ExMC/1283/CD) for an online database of ExMC Decisions and ExTAG Decisions

  • 2017/08

    2017

    The Meeting noted at time of closing of call for nominations circulated as ExMC/1213/Inf, only one nomination was received (as circulated as ExMC/1237/Inf), this being for Mr Cole and agreed on submitting Mr Cole as the ExMC nomination for CAB approval.  

  • 2017/09

    2017

    The Meeting thanked Dr Zalogin for his service as the outgoing IECEx Vice Chairman.

  • 2017/10

    2017

    The Meeting agreed that the US will prepare a proposal for consideration by the IECEx Executive regarding an offset between terms of various IECEx System Officer positions with the Executive to report to the next ExMC Meeting.

  • 2017/11

    2017

    The Meeting noted at time of closing of call for nominations circulated as ExMC/1236/Inf only one nomination was received, this being for the re-appointment of Mr Houeix for a second three year term as provided by the IECEx 01 Basic Rules and agreed on submitting Mr Houeix as the ExMC nomination for CAB approval. 

    The IECEx membership acknowledges with thanks the contribution of Mr Houeix in his first term.

  • 2017/12

    2017

    The meeting appreciated an address from the IEC Vice-President and CAB Chair, Dr Spindler and noted our thanks for his ongoing support of the IECEx System. 

  • 2017/13

    2017

    The meeting accepted the Chairman’s summary report on IEC CAB Decisions since the 2016 ExMC meeting (with reference to CAB/1580/DL and CAB/1647/DL). 

  • 2017/14

    2017

    The meeting accepted the Chairman’s summary report on IEC CAB Decisions since the 2016 ExMC meeting (with reference to CAB/1580/DL and CAB/1647/DL). 

  • 2017/15

    2017

    The Meeting accepted the Chairman’s summary report on IEC CAB Decisions from the 2017 Geneva meeting. 

  • 2017/16

    2017

    The Meeting noted the CAB Policy on Peer Assessment (as circulated as IEC CAB-P02:2017) 

  • 2017/17

    2017

    The Meeting considered and supported the US comments (as circulated as ExMC/1294/CD) and agreed for ExMC WG4 work to ensure alignment with the IEC CAB-P02:2017 principles

  • 2017/18

    2017

    The Meeting considered the revised Draft IECEx Supplement to the IEC Harmonised Basic Rules (as circulated as ExMC/988/DV), the comments provided by FR (as provided as ExMC/Washington/FR/03) and supported the principle of the changes as proposed by US (as presented as ExMC/1284/CD) and requested the IEC CAB approve the following changes to the IECEx Supplement to the IEC Harmonised Basic Rules:

    • Clause 7.102
      • “the IECEx System shall use the document distribution contained in IEC CA01 with the exception of ExTAG reports to the ExMC, to enable ExTAG to continue meeting in the same week as ExMC (noting the provision of Clause 7.5)”
    • Clause 12.2
      • As proposed by US regarding the extended comment period but not including the proposal regarding the circulation of Secretariat commentary during the period prior to the final vote

    and

    • Meeting does not support the RU proposal to delete Item b) of Clause 5.101

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

    Additionally,

    • Regarding US proposal for Clause 8
      • ACTION: Refer this back to US as per Decision 2017/10
    • Regarding US proposal for Clause 12.2
      • ACTION: Secretariat to investigate an on-line voting system
    • ACTION: Secretariat to include bullet points 1, 2 ,3, 5 and 6 of ExMC/1058/CD  in the Good Practice Working Guide
  • 2017/19

    2017

    The Meeting accepted the report provided by Mr Amos (as circulated as ExMC/1258/R) and also noted CAB/1626/R as a report from CAB WG17, Cyber Security.

    It was agreed that the IECEx Cyber Security Study Group continue to monitor the work of the IECEE CTF WG and take no decisions regarding IECEx Certification with respect to cyber security matters at this point in time.

  • 2017/20

    2017

    The Meeting noted and accepted the current IECEx membership as listed at http://www.iecex.com/directory/bodies/od001.asp

  • 2017/21

    2017

    The Meeting noted an update from the Secretariat regarding possible new Countries interested in joining the IECEx.

  • 2017/22

    2017

    The Meeting endorsed a report on the acceptance of the listed ExCBs and ExTLs since the last ExMC meeting as presented as ExMC/1273/R

  • 2017/23

    2017

    The Meeting endorsed the report detailing the applications for extension of Scope detailed in ExMC/1274/R according to ExMC/271D/Inf.

  • 2017/24

    2017

    The Meeting considered the GB discussion paper (as circulated as ExMC/1293/CD) regarding the process for scope extensions and the response to their question regarding the process for a Member Body endorsement of scope extension applications where a Standard is not listed in the IECEx Bulletin matrix for the country in which the applicant resides.

    ACTION:
    1.     GB to consider providing a proposal for clarification of this process for further consideration by ExMC WG1
    2.     Secretariat to include all scope extensions in future reports to ExMC including those subject to voting via correspondence

  • 2017/25

    2017

    The Meeting noted the report from the IECEx Chairman on the activities of the IECEx Executive in particular the review of Roles and Responsibilities assigned to the Executive as circulated as IECEx Executive/2017/03R.

  • 2017/26

    2017

    The Meeting considered the Executive’s recommendation and commentary regarding IECEx Executive Tasks and Responsibilities as circulated as IECEx Executive/2017/03R.

  • 2017/27

    The Meeting considered ExMC/872C/DV as a Revised Proposed list of IECEx Executive Tasks and Responsibilities and agreed that, as recommended by the IECEx Executive, the content be included in an IECEx Operational Document.

     In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

     Objections:    Nil

     Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/28

    2017

    The Meeting accepted a report from the IECEx Secretary on the status of surveillance of accepted ExCBs and ExTLs.

  • 2017/29

    2017

    The Meeting endorsed the report detailing the re-assessment reports issued since the 2016 ExMC Meeting in Umhlanga as detailed in ExMC/1275/R.

  • 2017/30

    2017

    The Meeting considered the submission from FR as provided as ExMC(Washington/FR)04  and assigned an Action to the Secretariat to include Mid-term assessments in the list of re-assessment reports.

  • 2017/31

    2017

    The Meeting noted and accepted the current IECEx 02 Scheme ExCBs and ExTLs as listed at http://www.iecex.com/directory/bodies/od001.asp

  • 2017/32

    2017

    The Meeting accepted the ExMC WG1 report contained in Document ExMC/1262/R and endorsed all ExMC WG1 recommendations as amended during this meeting

  • 2017/33

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1249/DV as new Edition 6.1 of IECEx Rules of Procedures – Equipment Scheme and agreed that it proceed to publication with the editorial amendments proposed by FR.

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/34

    2017

    Members discussed ExMC/1297/CD and agreed to refer to ExMC WG1 the task of considering guidelines for the cooperation of ExCBs and ExTLs as different organisations

  • 2017/35

    2017

    Members discussed ExMC/1250/DV and agreed to refer to ExMC WG1 the task of considering the DE proposal regarding clarity on the terms “QAR” and “QAR Summary”

  • 2017/36

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1250/DV as a draft revision of IECEx OD 009 and agreed that it proceed to publication.

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/37

    2017

    Decision 2017/37

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1259/CD as a new IECEx Operational Document on Requirements for ExCBs when suspending or cancelling IECEx Certificates of Conformity and agreed that it proceed to publication with amendment of the title to replace “Guidelines” with “Requirements and Guidelines” and the Secretariat to conduct an editorial review to clarify normative content.   

    ACTION:

    -       ExMC WG1 requested to consider the matter of QARs in a future revision of this OD.

    -       Secretary to conduct editorial review prior to publication

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/38

    2017

    Members discussed the UK proposal as circulated as ExMC/1296/CD and agreed to refer this to ExTAG WG1 to implement this proposal.

  • 2017/39

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1261/CD and agreed to refer the document back to the Working Group for a further review and to resubmit for approval by correspondence.   Secretariat to implement terminology across documentation and other changes as required.

  • 2017/40

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1251/DV as a draft revision of IECEx OD 010-2 and agreed that it proceed to publication as Edition 2.0 with editorial amendment to page 16 regarding the use of “ideally  …. either make ….” and to incorporate the GB proposal in ExMC/1296/CD. Secretariat to conduct editorial review.

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/41

    2017

    The Meeting accepted the ExMC WG5 report contained in Document ExMC/1263/R and endorsed all ExMC WG5 recommendations to this meeting where not covered by the following Decisions on IECEx Publications (noting a question from UK on Recommendation #2 and an acceptable explanation by Mr Teather).

  • 2017/42

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1264/DV as a revision of IECEx OD 025 and agreed that it proceed to publication as Edition 3.2 with comments raised by BR to be referred to the next ExMC WG5 meeting.

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/43

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1252/DV as a draft revision of IECEx OD 026 and agreed that it proceed to publication

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/44

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1253/DV as a draft revision of IECEx OD 005 and agreed that it proceed to publication with a new number in the OD 200 series and specification of which edition of ISO/IEC 80079-34 applies.

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/45

    2017

    The Meeting considered the

    • discussion paper (as circulated as ExMC/1290/CD),
    • update from Mr Coppler on further work on IEC 62784 and the process for expediting publication of a revision to limit the document to the Ex aspects,
    • FR views on where certification should be performed (in which IEC CA System) and that a separate Standard is required for IECEx Certification purposes (Noting that IEC TC31 was involved in the development of IEC 62784 via a joint Working Group of IEC SC61J and IEC TC31),
    • US proposal regarding the application of IEC 62784 (as circulated as ExMC/1295/CD),
    •  CENELEC TC31 Chair view that IEC 62874 needs further work regarding technical matters

    and agreed that the ExMC will reconsider this matter after the revised IEC 62784 outlined by Mr Coppler is published by IEC SC61J (noting IEC TC31 co-convenorship).

    Mr Coppler noted that TC31 is undertaking an investigation of the notion of retaining IEC 62784 as an IEC TC61 publication but used by IECEx and also the possibility of moving this publication to IEC TC31

  • 2017/46

    2017

    The Meeting accepted the ExMarkCo report contained in Document ExMarkCo/047/R, endorsed the Recommendations and confirmed that there are no current matters that require IEC CAB attention regarding misuse.  

  • 2017/47

    2017

    The Meeting noted and accepted the list of currently accepted IECEx Conformity Mark Licence issuing ExCBs @ http://www.iecex.com/directory/bodies/bodies3.asp?id=5 

  • 2017/48

    2017

    Decision 2017/48

    The Meeting noted the vacancies in ExMarkCo membership as follows:

    No. of vacancies to be filled

    Group represented

    3

    Regulatory interests

    1

    Training Providers

  • 2017/49

    2017

    The Meeting noted the publication of Edition 3.0 of IECEx Guide 01B

  • 2017/50

    2017

    The Meeting considered the results of ExMarkCo as circulated ExMarkCo/045A/R and the associated recommendations (refer Decision for Agenda Item 9.1 regarding ExMC/047/R) and agreed the following:

    Regarding ExMarkCo Recommendation 1: Increased stakeholder input
    The meeting agreed to request ExMC WG13 to consider this as part of promotion

    Regarding ExMarkCo Recommendation 2: 
    Continue with the Mark Scheme and consider ways of streamlining access to the Mark License based on legal advice including consideration of:
    2a Decoupling of ExMark from the ExCB that issued the CoC based on advice from IEC Legal and evaluate the possibility of the License governed by the QAR provider
    2b Participation in the ExMark Scheme mandatory by all ExCBs
    2c That IECEx embark on targeted marketing, eg working with UNECE
    ExMarkCo will report back to ExMC.

  • 2017/51

    2017

    The Meeting noted and accepted the current IECEx 03 Scheme ExCBs as listed at http://www.iecex.com/directory/bodies/od001.asp

  • 2017/52

    2017

    The Meeting accepted the ExSFC report contained in Document ExSFC/008/RM and endorsed all ExSFC Decisions and associated Recommendations to the ExMC from the 2017 meeting of the ExSFC.

  • 2017/53

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1265/DV as a draft revision of IECEx 03-4 and agreed that it proceed to publication

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/55

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1267/DV as a draft revision of IECEx OD 314-4 and agreed that it proceed to publication

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/54

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1266/DV as a draft revision of IECEx OD 313-4 and agreed that it proceed to publication

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/57

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1269/DV as a draft revision of IECEx 03-5 and agreed that it proceed to publication as amended in response to US comments, concerning adjustments to the Note to Clause 5.5 .

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/56

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1268/DV as a draft revision of IECEx OD 316-4 and agreed that it proceed to publication

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

  • 2017/58

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1270/DV as a draft revision of IECEx OD 316-5 and agreed that it proceed to publication

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/59

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/417C/Q as a draft revision of the IECEx 03 Scheme Application Form and agreed that it proceed to publication for immediate use

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/60

    2017

    The Meeting considered the draft revision of IECEx TCD 60079-19 as prepared by ExSFC in consultation with ExMC WG2 and agreed that it proceed to publication for immediate use

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/61

    2017

    The ExSFC Chairman extended his thanks to Mr Amos of the Secretariat for the work in preparing ExSFC documents and publications.

  • 2017/62

    2017

    The Meeting accepted the ExPCC report contained in Document ExMC/1230/R and endorsed all ExPCC Decisions and recommendations to this meeting.

  • 2017/63

    2017

    The meeting agreed that the ExPCC collect, analyse and use data from ExCBs and the market in decisions and planning for the future of the IECEx CoPC Scheme

  • 2017/64

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1231/DV as a draft Edition 4.1 of IECEx 05 and agreed that it proceed to publication

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/65

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1232/DV as a draft revision of IECE OD 501 and agreed that it proceed to publication

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/66

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1238/DV as a draft revision of IECE OD 503, noted a comment from the IECEx Executive and agreed that the document proceed to publication with an adjustment to Clause 4.3.5 of the pass mark, now set to 75% and editorial amendments to the associated text regarding PCARs

    In favour:  USA, NO, MY, DK, HR, CH, IT, SI, BR, IL, AU, GB, CA, DE, FR, NL, PL, JP, ES, RO, RU, KR

    Objections: CN, CZ

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA, HU

    Abstained: FI, IN 

  • 2017/67

    2017

    The Meeting instructed the ExPCC to expedite the implementation of the IECEx Question Bank either in its current form or with the management software as specified and to report this to the next ExMC meeting.

  • 2017/68

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1276/DV as a draft revision of IECEx OD 521 and agreed that it proceed to publication as amended during this meeting.

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/69

    2017

    The Meeting agreed to appoint Mr Wigg to serve one further term (commencing 1 January 2018) as ExPCC Deputy Chairman. 

    The IECEx membership acknowledges with thanks the contribution of Mr Wigg in his first term.

  • 2017/70

    2017

    The Meeting considered the Assessment Report for Trainor (Norway) as circulated as ExMC/1288/DV and agreed that Trainor be accepted as an ExCB in the IECEx 05 Certificate for Personal Competence Scheme.

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/71

    2017

    The Meeting noted a report from the IECEx Secretariat regarding IEC/ILAC/IAF Cooperation.

  • 2017/72

    2017

    The Meeting noted that Edition 5 of the IECEx Bulleting is now available

  • 2017/73

    2017

    The Meeting accepted the report from the ExMC WG2 Deputy Convenor, Ms Katy Holdredge as circulated as ExMC/1254/R and agreed for the TCD to proceed to publication.

  • 2017/74

    2017

    The Meeting considered the report from ExMC/WG4 (as circulated as ExMC/1247/R) and also ExMC/1271/DV as a summary of voting and noted the publication of all of the listed documents listed in ExMC/1271/DV.

  • 2017/75

    2017

    The Meeting considered the proposal in ExMC/Washington/Executive/08 regarding the establishment of an IECEx Ex Assessment Group and agreed that

    1. There is value in considering converting ExMC WG4 in its current form into a more permanent group, and in view of this
    2. ACTION: Secretariat to consult with the IECEx Executive regarding Executive membership for the Convenor of the new group and update ExMC/Washington/Executive/08 as necessary
    3. Members be invited to consider an updated version of ExMC/Washington/Executive/08 and the results of this to be reported to members following a review by the Executive
    4. ACTION: Secretariat to issue the document to ExMC for comment
  • 2017/76

    2017

    The Meeting accepted the report from Mr Agius as Acting Convenor of ExMC WG13 (as presented as ExMC/1272/R) and endorsed all ExMC WG13 recommendations 

  • 2017/77

    2017

    The Meeting accepted a report from Prof Xu Jianping, ExTAG Chairman on the 2017 ExTAG (Ex Testing and Assessment Group) Meeting and associated ExTAG Training Workshop as published as ExTAG(Washington/ExTAGChairman)05.

  • 2017/78

    2017

    Three year introduction period be allowed for implementation of OD 207 and assessors requested to raise observations on compliance with this OD

  • 2017/79

    2017

    The Meeting agreed that ExTAG recirculate DS 2017/003.

  • 2017/80

    2017

    The Meeting agreed that Prof Xi Jianping serve one further term (commencing 1 January 2018) as ExTAG Chairman.  The IECEx membership acknowledges with thanks the contribution of Prof Xu Jianping in his first term.

  • 2017/81

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1273/DV as an Update/Revision to IECEx OD 024 (as proposed by ExTAG WG6) and agreed that it proceed to publication (noting that there are areas that can be improved with a subsequent revision and the Secretariat will issue a call for comments to support work on the revision – this revision is a priority under the interim convenorship of the Secretary).   IECEE OD 2048 was noted in the consideration of ExMC/1273/DV.

    The meeting noted the GB concerns regarding the definition of “third party”

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/82

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1292/DV as an Update/Revision to IECEx OD 202 (as proposed by a special Working Group meeting held in May 2017 and subsequently endorsed by the 2017 ExTAG Meeting) and agreed that it proceed to publication.  

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/83

    2017

    The Meeting accepted, with thanks, the IEC TC 31 report on IEC TC 31 activities and work since the last ExMC Meeting contained in Document ExMC(Washington/TC31 Chairman)07 as presented by the IEC TC 31 Chairman, Mr Mark Coppler.

  • 2017/84

    2017

    The Meeting accepted a report from Mr Thierry Houeix, the Vice Chairman of the European Notified Bodies Group for ATEX, ExNB provided as ExMC(Washington/ExNB)09 and noted his comment about their commitment to continue to cooperate with the IECEx System.

  • 2017/85

    2017

    The Meeting accepted verbal reports from Mr Coppler regarding PCIC North America and Mr Amos on PCIC Middle East regarding presentations on standards development and conformity assessment.

  • 2017/86

    2017

    The Meeting, in noting the 2016 audited accounts in Document ExMC/1220/DV, approved that they be referred to IEC CAB for acceptance.

    In favour: AU, BR, CA, CH, CN, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, HR, HU, IL, IN, IT, JP, KR, MY, NL, NO, PL, RO, RU, SI, USA

    Objections:    Nil

    Absent: NZ,SE, SG, TR, UAE, ZA

  • 2017/87

    2017

    The Meeting noted the previously approved (by both ExMC and CAB earlier in 2017) the 2018 IECEx Budget (refer CAB/1609/DV)

  • 2017/88

    2017

    Members, in noting the 2019 / 2020 Forecasted Draft Budget Guide contained in Document ExMC/1279/CD, agreed that it can be used as guidance when preparing the draft formal budget for 2019 for approval by ExMC and IEC CAB.

  • 2017/89

    2017

    The Meeting considered ExMC/1280/DV as a draft revision of IECEx OD 019 and proposed that as an alternative (that would achieve the same objectives in a more manageable way) fees be applied to all new QARs and ExTRs and possibly other forms of certification (eg. ATEX provided via a QAR).   It was agreed that the Executive consider the comments from this meeting and prepare a proposal for consideration at the next ExMC Meeting.

  • 2017/90

    2017

    The US comments in ExMC/1289/CD be referred to the ExMC WG1 for consideration and reporting at the next ExMC Meeting

  • 2017/91

    2017

    The Meeting noted the reports on the activities of ExMC Working Groups and agreed a preference that previous, inactive or disbanded WGs be removed from the IECEx website. 

  • 2017/92

    2017

    The Meeting noted, with appreciation, the presentation by FR regarding their hosting of the 2018 series of IECEx meetings

  • 2017/93

    2017

    The meeting agreed that ExMC WG4 be asked to consider the implications of the pending revision of ISO/IEC 17025 

  • 2017/94

    2017

    The meeting noted the confirmed invitations from the following ExMC Members and considered future venues beyond 2023 for Annual Meetings.

    2018: France
    2019: United Arab Emirates
    2020: Canada
    2021: Tokyo
    2022: UK
    2023: BR

  • 2017/95

    2017

    The meeting thanked the US for their excellent hosting of this meeting and their generous hospitality.