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44.—(1) Subject to the terms of appointment under regulation 43 and paragraph 2 a UK notified body shall carry out the functions of a notified body specified in the relevant modules of Annex II to the Directive as amended from time to time.
(2) A UK notified body shall not be obliged to carry out those functions where—
(a)the documents submitted to it in relation to the carrying out of any such function (other than the instructions for an article) are not in English or another language acceptable to the body;
(b)the manufacturer or, where regulation 7(1)(b) or 24(1)(b) applies, an importer has not submitted the amount of the fee which the body requires to be submitted with the application; or
(c)the body reasonably believes that having regard to the number of outstanding applications made to it in relation to its appointment under these Regulations it will be unable to carry out the required work within 6 months of receiving the application.
(3) A UK notified body shall make provision for a manufacturer or, where regulation 7(1)(b) or 24(1)(b) applies, an importer to be able to make an appeal against a refusal by the UK notified body —
(a)to issue an EC type-examination certificate referred to in point 1(5) (module B: EC type-examination) of Annex II to the Directive as amended from time to time;
(b)to affix, or cause to be affixed, the body’s identification number or to issue a certificate of conformity referred to in point 5(2) (module G: unit verification) of Annex II to the Directive as amended from time to time; or
(c)make a positive decision in relation to the assessment decision referred to in point 6.3.3 (module H: full quality assurance) of Annex II to the Directive as amended from time to time.
(4) A UK notified body may charge such fees in connection with, or incidental to, carrying out its functions under an appointment under regulation 43 (process of appointment and notification of notified bodies etc.) as it may determine, provided that such fees shall not exceed the sum of—
(a)the costs incurred or to be incurred by the body in performing the relevant function;
(b)an amount on account of profit which is reasonable in the circumstances having regard to—
(i)the character and extent of the work done or to be done by the body on behalf of the manufacturer or, where regulation 7(1)(b) or 24(1)(b) applies, the importer of the article in question; and
(ii)the commercial rate normally charged on account of profit for that work or similar work.
(5) A UK notified body may require the payment of fees or a reasonable estimate of fees in advance of carrying out the work required by the relevant person referred to in paragraph 4(b)(i).
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