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Notifications: Standardisation – December 2020 (GEN – 1193.00)

06 January 2021

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Standardisation
General

Notifications: Standardisation – December 2020 (GEN – 1193.00)

06 January 2021

4 min read

GEN – 1193.00. 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 December 2020 ‘Monthly Notifications Register’ are not yet available.

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: https://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).

The Commission website has been updated and now includes the details of the national contact persons (name, email, phone*), thus making it easier to liaise with them:

https://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/tris/en/contact/contact-points/

*For Austria, Latvia and the Netherlands only the relevant authority is given, but without the details of the contact person.

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 12-18 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

2020/843/A

[DE] Entwurf einer Verordnung mit der die Burgenländische Bauverordnung 2008 geändert wird

2020-12-23

2021-03-24

2020/844/A

[DE] Baugesetznovelle 2020

2020-12-23

2021-03

Belgium

2020/805/B

[FR] Projet d’arrêté royal modifiant les parties 2, 6, 7, 8 et 9 du Livre 1 de l’arrêté royal du 8 septembre 2019 établissant le Livre 1 sur les installations électriques à basse tension et à très basse tension, le Livre 2 sur les installations électriques à haute tension et le Livre 3 sur les installations pour le transport et la distribution de l’énergie électrique [FR]

2020-12-15

2021-03

France

2020/829/F

[FR] Décret relatif à la mention de l’existence et de la durée de la garantie légale de conformité sur les documents de facturation de certaines catégories de biens [FR]

2020-12-18

2021-03

2020/790/F

[FR] Décret relatif aux exigences de performance énergétique et environnementale des constructions de bâtiments d’habitation, de bureaux ou d’enseignement primaire ou secondaire en France métropolitaine
(incomplete notification)

2020-12-14

2021-03-15

2020/791/F

[FR] Arrêté portant approbation de la méthode de calcul prévue à l’article R. 111-20-5 du code de la construction et de l’habitation
(incomplete notification)

2020-12-14

2021-03-15

2020/792/F

[FR] Arrêté relatif aux exigences de performance énergétique et environnementale des constructions de bâtiments d’habitation, de bureaux ou d’enseignement primaire ou secondaire en France métropolitaine
(incomplete notification)

2020-12-14

2021-03-15

Netherlands

2020/774/NL

[NL] Regeling van de Minister van Economische Zaken en Klimaat tot wijziging van de Regeling nationale EZK- en LNV-subsidies in verband met de verbreding van de subsidiemodule Investeringssubsidie duurzame energie met energiebesparende isolatiemaatregelen en aansluiting op warmtenetten

2020-12-08

2020-12

 

Note that the French notification 2020/790/F, 791/F and 792/F are incomplete. These refer to the update of the French transposition of the directive on Energy Performance of Buildings and is set to be implemented from July 2021.

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. As a result, there may be notifications listed without a link. They can be found on the WTO website.

The following new, updated or corrected notifications were made available:

Reference

Title

Reception date

Standstill end date

G/TBT/N/USA/1681

Notice Regarding the Applicability of NHTSA FMVSS Test Procedures to Certifying Manufacturers (10 page(s), in English)

2020-12-22

2021-01-20

G/TBT/N/JPN/681

Revisions of the Ministerial Ordinance and the Notification of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) under the Act on the Rational Use of Energy (3 page(s), in English)

2020-12-16

2021-02-14

G/TBT/N/JPN/682

Revisions of the Ministerial Ordinance and the Notification of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) under the Act on the Rational Use of Energy (4 page(s), in English)

2020-12-16

2021-02-14

G/TBT/N/COL/245

Draft Resolution issuing the Technical Regulation for certain gas household appliances, domestically manufactured or imported for marketing in Colombia (35 pages, in Spanish)

2020-12-11

2021-03-09

G/TBT/N/SAU/1167

Air Conditioners – Minimum Energy Performance, Labelling and Testing Requirements for Low-Capacity Window Type and Single-Split (26 page(s), in English)

2020-12-11

2021-02-09

G/TBT/N/USA/1674

Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Direct Heating Equipment (26 page(s), in English)

2020-12-03

2021-02-16

G/TBT/N/USA/1673

21 August 2020 Conformity Assessment Letter to Manufacturers, NIOSH CA 2020-1031 (3 page(s), in English)

2020-12-02

 

 

Recommended Actions

Manufacturers that produce 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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