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Notifications: Standardisation – January-February 2018 (GEN – 881.00)

22 February 2018

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Standardisation
General

Notifications: Standardisation – January-February 2018 (GEN – 881.00)

22 February 2018

4 min read

GEN – 881.00. 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 prepare for developments that can have an impact on them and their products.

Standardisation

The application of the 2015/1535/EU (previously Directive 98/34/EC Directive) has also been extended to new standardisation work undertaken by National Standard Bodies (AENOR, AFNOR, DIN, UNI, …) 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 generally provides the relevant associations with a copy of these updates.

The January 2018 ‘Monthly Notifications Register’ included the following issues of relevance:

Country: Germany
National Ref: DIN 1946-6
Title: Ventilation and air conditioning – Part 6: Ventilation for residential buildings – General requirements, requirements for design, construction, commissioning and handover as well as maintenance

Country: Austria
National Ref: ÖNORM ISO 31000
Title: Risk management — Guidelines (Revision ISO 31000:2009)
Scope: This ÖNORM provides guidelines on managing risk faced by organizations. It can be used by any organization, provides a common approach to managing any type of risk and is not specific to any industry or sector. This document can be used throughout the life of the organization and applied to any activity, including decision making at all levels.

Country: France
National Ref: PR XP E 01-015-4
Title: Mechanical product Evaluation of the recyclability rate by taking into account the assembly and the disassembly (method CAP ECO) – Methodology for the evaluation of the design of the assemblies with the aim of the treatment for their recycling at the end of life. Part 4: Study of the disassembly

Country: France
National Ref: PR XP E 01-015-3
Title: Evaluation of the recyclability rate by taking into account the assembly and the disassembly (method CAP ECO) – Methodology for the evaluation of the design of the assemblies with the aim of the treatment for their recycling at the end of life. Part 3: Study of the assemblies

Country: Spain
National Ref: PNE 216701
Title: Classification of energy services providers
Scope: This standard establishes the requirements for the classification of an Energy Service Provider (PSE) in one or more of the categories that are established, so that the different PSEs can be accurately compared and described.

Country: Austria
National Ref: ÖNORM D 4902-4
Title: Risk Management for Organizations and Systems – Part 4: Guidance for the risk assessment of new technologies – Implementation of ISO 31000
Scope: The present ÖNORM gives guidance on the procedure for risk assessment of new Technologies

Country: Germany
National Ref: DIN 5499
Title: Gross and Net Calorific Values – Terms

Country: Germany
National Ref: 06235304
Title: Testing of gaseous fuels and other gases – Determination of ammonia content

Country: Austria
National Ref: ÖNORM S 5004
Title: Noise immission measurement
Scope: The present ÖNORM serves for the measuring-technical inquiry of sound-technical characteristics of sound appointments in the neighbourhood, like sound appointments from traffic arrangements, company sites, construction companies and events. This ÖNORM describes procedures for sound measurements to the development of expressive bases for the noise prevention planning and the judgement of noise disturbances in the neighbourhood area.

Country: France
National Ref: PR NF X43-406
Title: Air Quality – Environmental Investigation Strategy following reporting – Dwelling houses, Education buildings and Buildings for office use

Country: France
National Ref: PR NF X43-105
Title: Air quality – Environmental Investigation Strategy following reporting – Public transport means and stations

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. These regulations may be found under: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/tris/en/

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.

By 13 November 2017, the following notifications were published:

Country

Reference

Title

Reception date

Standstill end date

Denmark

2018/39/DK

Order on heat cost allocators used as a basis for the allocation of heating costs

2018-01-29

2018-04-30

France

2018/53/F

Order amending the Order of 5 September 2003 laying down the compulsory implementation of standards

2018-02-05

2018-05-07

Lithuania

2018/47/LT

Draft Order approving the List of Regulated Construction Products

2018-02-01

2018-05-02

Slovakia

2018/11/SK

Technical specifications [Technické podmienky – TP] 049 – Road tunnel ventilation

2018-01-10

2018-04-11

Slovakia

2018/9/SK

Implementing Decree of the Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic laying down the details on the installation of gas equipment

2018-01-09

2018-04-10

WTO TBT notifications

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

They are can also be consulted via the European Commission website:

Experience shows that not all WTO notifications appear on the EU website. By 13 November 2017, the following new, updated or corrected notifications were made available:

Reference

Title

Reception date

Standstill end date

G/TBT/N/USA/1336

2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (13 pages, in English)

2018-02-05

2018-03-05

G/TBT/N/ISR/998

SI 900 part 1 – Safety of household and similar electrical appliances: General requirements (364 pages in English, 19 pages in Hebrew)

2018-01-29

2018-03-30

G/TBT/N/SGP/42

Environmental Protection and Management Act (EPMA), 109 pages in English, available online at http://statutes.agc.gov.sg/

Proposed Control of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in Singapore (See Attachment, 4 pages in English)

2018-01-24

2018-03-25

G/TBT/N/OMN/342

EN 16129:2013 Pressure regulators, automatic change-over devices, having a maximum regulated pressure of 4 bar, with a maximum capacity of 150 kg/h, associated safety devices and adaptors for butane, propane, and their mixtures (142 pages)

2018-01-22

2018-02-21

G/TBT/N/CHN/1254

Good Data and Record Management Practices (Draft) (11 pages in Chinese)

2018-01-18

2018-02-18

G/TBT/N/TPKM/313

Proposal for Amendment to Legal Inspection Requirements of Ventilators/Exhaust Hoods (5 pages in English, 4 pages in Chinese)

2018-01-15

2018-01-29

G/TBT/N/EGY/178

Draft of Egyptian standard ES 3794 ‘Energy Efficiency of Household and Similar Electrical Appliances Measurement and Calculation Methods for Energy Consumption of Refrigerators, Refrigerator-Freezers and Freezers’ (17 pages in Arabic)

2018-01-11

2018-03-12

G/TBT/N/KOR/749

Regulation on Energy Efficiency Management Equipment (301 pages in Korean)

2018-01-11

2018-03-12

G/TBT/N/USA/1332

State Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Electric Utility Generating Units (13 pages in English)

2018-01-11

2018-02-26

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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