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Notifications: Standardisation – January 2021 (GEN – 1204.00)

03 February 2021

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Standardisation
General

Notifications: Standardisation – January 2021 (GEN – 1204.00)

03 February 2021

5 min read

GEN – 1204.00. 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’ contains:

Austria

National Ref: ÖNORM H 6031
Title: Ventilation and air conditioning plants – Installation and inspection of fire dampers and smoke control dampers – National supplements to ÖNORM EN 12101-8 and ÖNORM EN 15650
Scope: This Austrian Standard specifies requirements for the installation of fire dampers in buildings. These requirements apply as well to the installation of smoke control dampers according to ÖNORM H 6029. The use of fire dampers and of smoke control dampers is defined by official provisions, pertinent Austrian Standards and technical directives. Fire resisting door sets on an intumescent basis with or without mobile closing element are not covered by this ÖNORM.

France

National Ref: PR NF X50-124
Title: Skills definition and skills assessment

National Ref: PRNFE29-827
Title: Electric operated shut-off devices for gas installations for buildings

National Ref: PR XP S31-117
Title: Acoustics – Self check of sound level meters

National Ref: PR NF X43-140
Title: Air quality – Stationary source emissions – Implementation guide for standard NF EN 16911-1

Germany

National Ref: 45000012
Title: Guide for addressing chemicals in standards for consumer-relevant products

National Ref: 45000013
Title: Adaptation of standards to the impacts of climate change – Preconditions and Implementation

Italy

National Ref: UNI1608985
Title: Gas Measurement Systems Hourly gas measurement devices directly connected to the transmission network

Spain

National Ref: PNE 192012-0
Title: Procedure for regulatory inspection – Storage of chemical products – Part 0: General requirements
Scope: This draft standard arises for the establishment of the systematic action of the inspectors, in its proceedings under Safe Storage of Hazardous Chemicals Regulation.

National Ref: PNE 320001
Title: (National Essential Security Certification) Evaluation methodology LINCE for the security of ICT products

Sweden

National Ref: 24300-1
Title: Energy performance of buildings – Part 1: Classification of power need for space heating
Scope: This part of SS 24300 specifies indicators for expressing the building´s power requirements for heating, method for determining indicator values, limit values for classification of heating power requirements, rules for classification of heating power requirements and content of certificates for the classification of heating power requirements. The requirements and recommendations in this standard apply to the classification of both new and existing buildings.

Turkey

National Ref: Various
Title: Domestic hot water heaters (operating with hot water, boiling water, boiling water or steam)
National: New
European: Not Equivalent to DIN 4753 series and DIN 4802 series

United Kingdom

National Ref: BS 31100
Title: Risk Management – Code of practice and guidance for implementation of ISO 31000

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

Germany

2021/11/D

Act further developing the greenhouse gas reduction quota

2021-01-08

2021-04

2021/42/D

[DE] Verordnung zur Neuordnung nationaler untergesetzlicher Vorschriften für Biozid-Produkte

2021-01-27

2021-04

France

2021/18/F

Decree prohibiting the installation of heating and domestic hot water production systems consuming primarily fuels with a high level of greenhouse gas emissions in buildings for residential or professional use

2021-01-14

2021-04-15

2021/30/F

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

2021-01-21

2021-04-22

Malta

2021/14/MT

Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases (Implementing) (Amendment) Regulations, 2021

2021-01-13

2021-04-14

 

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/JPN/685

Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on the Evaluation of Chemical Substances and Regulation of Their Manufacture, etc. (2 page(s), in English)

2021-01-25

2021-03-26

/TBT/N/SAU/1174

SASO 2884:2017/AMD4:2021 – Water Heaters – Energy Performance Requirements and Labelling

2021-01-25

2021-03-26

G/TBT/N/TPKM/451

Draft of the Requirements on Minimum Energy Performance Standard and Energy Efficiency Rating Labelling and Inspection for Air Cleaners (5 page(s), in English; 5 page(s), in Chinese)

2021-01-21

2021-03-02

G/TBT/N/EGY/280

The Ministerial Decree No. 463/2020 (3 pages, in Arabic) amended by Ministerial Decree No. 474/2020 (2 pages, in Arabic) mandating the following Egyptian Standards: ES 2623-3/ 2017 for Rotating electrical machines – Part 3: Efficiency classes of line operated AC motors (IE code) (59 pages, in English), ES 2623-1/2015 for Rotating electrical machines – Part 1: Standard methods for determining losses and efficiency from tests (excluding machines for traction vehicles) (195 pages, in English), ES 8268-1/2019 for Rotating electrical machines – Part 1: – Rating and performance (157 page(s), in English)

2021-01-11

2021-03-12

G/TBT/N/FRA/205

Decree relating to the energy and environmental performance requirements applicable to the construction of residential, office or primary or secondary education buildings in Metropolitan France (14 pages, in French)

2021-01-06

2021-03-07

G/TBT/N/FRA/206

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 (Order relating to the energy and environmental performance requirements applicable to the construction of residential, office or primary or secondary education buildings in Metropolitan France) – 49 pages, in French

2021-01-06

2021-03-07

G/TBT/N/FRA/207

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 (Order approving the calculation method provided for in Article R. 111-20-5 of the Building and Housing Code) – A three-page document with 3 annexes of 88, 1391 and 319 pages respectively, in French (1798 pages, in French)

2021-01-06

2021-03-07

G/TBT/N/MEX/486

Draft Mexican Official Standard PROY-NOM-014-ENER-2020: Energy efficiency of air-cooled single-phase squirrel-cage electric AC induction motors with a rated output of 0.180 kW to 2.238 kW. Limits, test methods and marking (17 pages, in Spanish)

2021-01-05

2021-03-06

 

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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