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Notifications: Standardisation – August 2019 (GEN – 1052.00)

12 September 2019

4 min read
Standardisation
General

Notifications: Standardisation – August 2019 (GEN – 1052.00)

12 September 2019

4 min read

GEN – 1052.00. On a monthly basis, the Eurovent Team compiles a global overview of the latest developments concerning new standardisation activities and technical regulations of relevance for the HVACR industry. Our Notifications allow members to be prepared for developments that can have an impact on them and their products.

Standardisation

The application of the Directive 2015/1535/EU (previously Directive 98/34/EC) has also been extended to new standardisation work undertaken by National Standards Bodies (AENOR, AFNOR, DIN, UNI, etc.) at national level. These notifications are registered centrally by the CEN Management Centre. A ‘Monthly Notifications Register’ is circulated in English to CEN Members and the European Commission. The National Standard Body provides the relevant associations with a copy of these updates.

The August 2019 ‘Monthly Notifications Register’ included the following issues of relevance:

Country: Germany
National Ref: 00518672
Title: German construction contract procedures (VOB) – Part C: General technical specifications in construction contracts (ATV) – Installation of central heating systems and hot water supply systems

Country: Germany
National Ref: 00518699
Title: German construction contract procedures (VOB) – Part C: General technical specifications in construction contracts (ATV) – Building automation and control systems

Country: Germany
National Ref: 00518673
Title: German construction contract procedures (VOB) – Part C: General technical specifications in construction contracts (ATV) – Installation of gas, water and drainage pipework inside buildings

Country: Czech Republic
Project ID: 73008519/0001 Project
Title: Acoustics – Protection against noise in buildings and evaluation of acoustic properties of building elements – Requirements

Country: Belgium
National Ref: prNBN S 01-400-1
Title: Acoustical criteria for dwellings

Technical Regulations

The 2015/1535/EU Directive compels the Member States to notify to the Commission and to each other all the draft technical regulations concerning products. The aim of this procedure is to avoid creation of unjustified barriers between Member States. Sometimes, these notifications appear quite late within the database. These regulations may be found under: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/tris/en/

Interested parties (companies, associations, individuals) can send their comments directly to the European Commission, DG Growth, unit B2 ‘Prevention of technical barriers’. This should happen within 4 weeks of the publication of the notification so that DG Grow can study the issue and decide on action. The mail should be addressed to Mr Casella Giuseppe, Head of Unit (guiseppe.casella@ec.europa.eu). The files would in general be treated by either the present Policy Officers Ms Francesca Stefania Condello (environmental issues), Ms Beatrix Hebenstreit (product issues) or Ms Gabriela Szmidt (energy issues). The list with national contact points (incomplete and with regular changes) can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/goods/free-movement-sectors/mutual-recognition/contacts-list_en.

The Commission and Member States have three months to introduce comments or detailed opinions.

Detailed opinions extend the status quo period by three months and oblige the issuing Member State to argue on their legislation and to explain the action that it intends to take in response to the detailed opinion.

In the case of comments, only a clarification on the interpretation of the notified text is required. The Member State concerned shall take comments into account as far as possible. The impact of comments is therefore limited.

It is to be noted that the Commission can block a draft for a period of 12 to 18 months if European Union harmonisation work is to be undertaken or is already underway in the same field.

Country

Reference

Title

Reception date

Standstill end date

Austria

2019/440/A

[DE] Verordnung der Wiener Landesregierung, mit der bautechnische Anforderungen festgelegt werden (Wiener Bautechnikverordnung 2019 – WBTV 2019) [DE]

2019-09-11

2019-12-12

Germany

2019/306/D

Draft of May 2019 – Model Administrative Rules on Technical Building Regulations [MVV TB] – Version 2019/1

2019-06-24

2019-12-27

Hungary

2019/426/HU

Draft Decree amending Minister for Innovation and Technology Decree No 16/2018 of 11 November 2018 on the technical safety standards applicable to connecting pipelines, user equipment, on-site pipelines, oil-consuming technology systems and gas storage facilities, and on professional qualifications and experience required to carry out jobs that are significant from the technical and safety point of view, as well as on rules relating to periodic further training of employees in such jobs

2019-09-03

2019-12-04

Netherlands

2019/434/NL

Order No WJZ/19192416 of the Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Policy of [date] designating categories of production facilities for the promotion of sustainable energy production in autumn 2019

2019-09-06

2019-09-07

WTO TBT notifications

The notifications worldwide under the World Trade Organisation (WTO) can be consulted on:

They can also be consulted via the European Commission website:

Experience shows that not all WTO notifications appear on the EU website. The following new, updated or corrected notifications were made available:

Reference

Title

Reception

date

Standstill

end date

G/TBT/N/HKG/51

Draft Revision of Code of Practice on Energy Labelling of Products (170 page(s), in English)

2019-08-23

2019-10-22

G/TBT/N/USA/1520

Performance Requirements for Residential Gas Furnaces and Boilers; Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (8 page(s), in English)

2019-08-22

2019-10-18

G/TBT/N/KOR/853

Partial Amendment of the Enforcement Rule of the Noise and Vibration Control Act (56 page(s), in Korean)

2019-08-21

2019-10-20

G/TBT/N/KOR/854

Partial Amendment of the Enforcement Rule of the Noise and Vibration Control Act (56 page(s), in Korean)

2019-08-21

2019-10-20

G/TBT/N/USA/1517

Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances (19-4.B) (11 page(s), in English)

2019-08-21

2019-09-13

G/TBT/N/EU/674

Draft Commission Delegated Directive amending, for the purposes of adapting to scientific and technical progress, Annex III to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards an exemption for hexavalent chromium as an anticorrosion agent of the carbon steel cooling system in absorption refrigerators (7 pages + Annex 2 pages, in English)

2019-08-14

2019-10-13

Recommended Actions

Manufacturers producing these products or active in these countries are recommended to check the contents of these proposals.

If necessary, the Eurovent Association can react or file a WTO complaint.

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