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Notifications: Standardisation – February 2021 (GEN – 1213.00)

08 March 2021

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Standardisation
General

Notifications: Standardisation – February 2021 (GEN – 1213.00)

08 March 2021

5 min read

GEN – 1213.00. 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 February 2021 Monthly Notifications Register’ contain:

Germany

National Ref: 04112065
Title: Central heat-water-installations; terms and calculation-basis

National Ref: 04112066
Title: Central heat-water-installations; rules for the determination of the water-heat-demand in dwelling-houses

National Ref: 04112067
Title: Central heat-water-installations; rules for testing the efficiency of water-heaters in dwelling houses

Netherlands

National Ref: NEN 2767-2:2021 Concept nl
Title: Condition assessment of building and installation components – Part 2: Lists of faults
Scope: This standard describes a method to establish the technical quality of building and installation components univocally. An important part of this method are the lists of faults. These lists are applicable to constructional and building related installation technical elements inclusive sites and site facilities belonging to the building.

United Kingdom

National Ref: BS 99001
Title: Quality management systems – Specific requirements for the built environment sector

Latvia

National Ref: prLVS 420
Title: Gas appliances. Conditions for installation of gas appliances
Scope: The standard defines installation requirements of natural gas appliances in buildings of different use with maximal operation pressure 16 bar.

Austria

National Ref: ÖNORM B 1921
Title: Drinking water heating systems – Microbiological requirements for water quality and its monitoring
Scope: This ÖNORM defines hygienic requirements for operation, monitoring and rehabilitation with regard to achieving and maintaining the water quality of drinking water heating systems. The aim of this ÖNORM is, that the water is not adversely affected microbiologically by the drinking water heating system.

Standardisation China

SESEC – Seconded European Standardisation Expert in China

Since 2006, the exchange on Chinese standardisation started with a seconded European Expert Present in China. The objective has been to raise awareness on European standardisation and to act as a bridge to Chinese standardisation. The SESEC project has been funded by the European Commission DG Grow and is now in its fourth phase.

 A website has been in operation for some years.but were afraid to ask. This website has been recently updated: https://sesec.eu/. Interested persons can register to receive regular updates.

Upcoming events:

11 May 2021 – SESEC IV Online Event 26: China-EU Eco-design Standardisation – Similarities and Differences

Registration: https://yxmc.webex.com/yxmc-en/onstage/g.php?MTID=e29aa4e6e3724e8195b51b429c6dfc888

It may also interest the members that there is or was also a another ‘Europe-China Standardisation Information Platform – CESIP’:  https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/cesip/#navHome. This platform would still have run in 2020, but possibly due to COVID-19 became apparently inactive at the end of 2019. It contains additional information on market access and was described in GEN – 1056.00.

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

2021/115/A

Act of [date] amending the Burgenland Heating and Air-Conditioning Systems Act

2021-02-23

2021-05-25

2021/117/A

Ordinance of the Burgenland Provincial Government of [date] amending the Burgenland Heating and Air-Conditioning System Ordinance 2019

2021-02-23

2021-05-25

Germany

2021/77/D

Draft First Act amending the Environmental Statistics Act and other acts

2021-02-08

2021-05

2021/50/D

First amendment to the recast of the basis for assessment of metallic materials in contact with drinking water (Metal assessment basis)

2021-01-29

2021-04

Denmark

2021/101/DK

Order on the safety of electrical equipment

2021-02-17

2021-05-18

2021/102/DK

Order on machinery

2021-02-17

2021-05-18

France

2021/30/F

Decree on the conditions of use of the terms ‘reconditioned’ and ‘reconditioned product’

2021-01-21

2021-04

Netherlands

2021/109/NL

Construction Quality Assurance Decree.

2021-02-22

2021-05-25

2021/110/NL

Construction Quality Assurance Order

2021-02-22

2021-05-25

2021/104/NL

Amendment to the Order implementing the energy investment allowance 2001 in connection with the correction of a number of shortcomings in the 2021 Energy List

2021-02-17

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/TUR/167

Draft Communique on Ecodesign Requirements for Refrigerating Appliances with a Direct Sales Function (25 page(s), in English)

2021-02-26

2021-03-01

G/TBT/N/TUR/168

Draft Communique on Ecodesign Requirements for Standby, Off and Networked Standby Mode Electric Power Consumption of Electrical and Electronic Household and Office Equipment(1275/2008/EC) (SGM:2021/13) (17 page(s), in English)

2021-02-26

2021-03-01

G/TBT/N/TUR/169

Draft Communique on Ecodesign Requirements for Computers and Computer Servers (617/2013/EU) (SGM:2021/14) (23 page(s), in English)

2021-02-26

2021-03-01

G/TBT/N/TUR/170

Draft Communique on Energy Labelling of Refrigerating Appliances with a Direct Sales Function (SGM:2021/…) (2019/2018/EU) (36 page(s), in English)

2021-02-26

2021-03-01

G/TBT/N/TUR/171

Draft Communique On Eco-Design Requirements For Servers And Online Data Storage Products (25 page(s), in English)

2021-02-26

2021-03-01

G/TBT/N/MAR/34

Order of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and the Green and Digital Economy providing for the mandatory application of Moroccan standards

2021-02-25

2021-04-26

G/TBT/N/TUR/162

Draft Regulation on Ecodesign Requirements For Energy-Related Products (2009/125/EC) (17 page(s), in English)

2021-02-25

2021-03-01

G/TBT/N/TUR/163

Draft Regulation On Framework For Energy Labelling (11 page(s), in English)

2021-02-25

2021-03-01

G/TBT/N/TPKM/452

Proposal for Amendments to the Legal Requirements for Fans and 6 Other Electrical Appliances (6 page(s), in English; 7 page(s), in Chinese)

2021-02-22

2021-04-23

G/TBT/N/JPN/690

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)

2021-02-18

2021-04-19

G/TBT/N/MAR/33

Order of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and the Green and Digital Economy providing for the mandatory application of Moroccan standards

2021-02-15

2021-03-17

G/TBT/N/KOR/940

Amendment of particular requirements for electrical heat pumps, air-conditioners and dehumidifiers (KC 60335-2-40) (123 page(s), in Korean)

2021-02-12

2021-04-13

G/TBT/N/KOR/941

Amendment of particular requirements for air-cleaning appliances (KC 60335-2-65) (21 page(s), in Korean)

2021-02-12

2021-04-13

G/TBT/N/KOR/942

A draft revision of “Enforcement Rule of the Electrical Appliances and Consumer Products Safety Control Act” (5 page(s), in Korean)

2021-02-12

2021-04-13

G/TBT/N/PAK/124

Multiple split-system air-conditioners and air-to-air heat pumps PS: 5327 ICS No. 27.080.23.120 (104 page(s), in English)

2021-02-08

2021-04-09

G/TBT/N/PAK/125

Non-Ducted Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps PS: ISO 5151 ICS No. 23.120.27.080 (79 page(s), in English)

2021-02-08

2021-04-09

 

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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