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Notifications: Standardisation – January/February 2019 (GEN – 1005.00)

06 March 2019

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Standardisation
General

Notifications: Standardisation – January/February 2019 (GEN – 1005.00)

06 March 2019

5 min read

GEN – 1005.00. 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 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, 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 January and February 2019 ‘Monthly Notifications Register’ included the following issues of relevance:

Country: France
National Ref: PR NF X50-144-6
Title: Demonstration of resistance to environmental conditions – Design and carrying out of environmental tests – Part 6: Test factors

Country: France
National Ref: PR NF X50-144-3
Title: Demonstration of the resistance to environmental factors – Design and execution of environmental tests – Part 3: Implementation of the customisation process in mechanical environment Relatedness: National – REV/AMD NF X50-144-3.2014-07

Country: Belgium
National Ref: prNBN EN 12831-1 ANB:2019
Title: Energy performance of buildings – Method for calculation of the design heat load – Part 1: Space heating load – National annex
Relatedness: National – New European: Not Equivalent to EN 12831-1:2017

Country: France
National Ref: PR NF DTU 60.1 P1-1-1/A1
Title: Building works – Sanitary plumbing in buildings – Part 1-1-1: sanitary cold and hot water distribution networks – Contract bill of technical clauses

Country: United Kingdom
National Ref: PD 5500:2018+A2:2019
Title: PD 5500 AMD2. Specification for unfired fusion welded pressure vessels. Amendment

Country: France
Reference: PR NF S31-299
Title: Acoustics – Acoustic quality in bars and restaurants

Country: Italy
Reference: UNI 1605559
Title: Access to tax relief (so-called hyper-depreciation) for certain categories of investments – Knowledge, skill and competence requirements of the certifiers – Guidelines
Scope: The Technical Report specifies the knowledges, skills and competences of the assessors who will be entrusted by the authorities responsible with the verification of compliance with the criteria for rights provided by law 232/2016 art. 1, paragraphs 8 – 13 (Financial Act 2017) and Annexes A and B for companies that have made investments according to the model defined “Industry 4.0”.

Country: Germany
National Ref: 00518393
Title: Smoke and heat control systems – Part X: Application rules for service provider, for the planning, erection, commissioning, inspection, approval and maintenance for the application area of smoke ventilation, smoke outlet and smoke extraction systems

Country: Italy
National Ref: UNI 1604763
Title: Energy performance of buildings – Fabric
Scope: This technical specification provides data and methods for evaluating of energy need for space heating and cooling. The technical specification defines the procedures for the national application of UNI EN ISO 56016-1:2018
Relatedness: National REV/AMD UNI/TS 11300-1:2014

Country: Turkey
Title: Water Heaters (Heat Exchangers) note this is a set of documents
Scope: This standard covers the steel made boilers (heat exchangers) having capacity more than 1.000 LT. that is used for preparation of hot water by using hot water, boiled water and steam as heating media.
Relatedness: National New European – Not Equivalent to DIN 4753-1:2011, DIN 4753-3:2013, DIN 4753-4:2011, DIN 4753-5:2011, DIN 4753-7:2011, DIN 4802-1:2012, DIN 4802-2:2012, DIN ISO 4800:2002

Country: Germany
National Ref: 06235528
Title: Electrodeposited coatings – chromate coatings of zinc and zinc alloys on iron and steel

Country: Italy
National Ref: UNI 1605627
Title: Building acoustics – Guidelines for the estimate of the acoustic performance of buildings – Part 1: Application of the standards to the national buildings type
Scope: The standard provides a calculation model and its application to national constructive solutions for a correct acoustic qualification of a building as a whole. The model applies to dwellings and to any other similar situation.
Relatedness: National REV/AMD UNI/TR 11175:2005

Country: Italy
National Ref: UNI 1605628
Title: Building acoustics – Guidelines for the estimate of the acoustic performance of buildings – Part 2: Input data for the calculation model
Scope: The standard provides indications regarding the finding and correct use of the input data for the model described in the first part
Relatedness: National REV/AMD UNI/TR 11175:2005

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/

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.

By early March 2019, the following notifications were published:

Country

Reference

Title

Reception date

Standstill end date

Austria

2019/85/A

Ordinance of the Provincial Government of Burgenland of …………………. implementing the Burgenland Heating and Air-Conditioning Systems Act (Burgenland Heating and Air-Conditioning Systems Ordinance 2019 [Burgenländische Heizungs- und Klimaanlagenverordnung 2019 – Burgenland HK-VO 2019])

2019-02-27

2019-05-28

Austria

2019/23/A

[DE] Landesgesetz, mit dem das Oö. Luftreinhalte- und Energietechnikgesetz 2002 geändert wird (Oö. Luftreinhalte- und Energietechnikgesetz-Novelle 2019 – Oö. LuftREnTG-Novelle 2019) [DE]

2019-01-23

2019-04-24

Denmark

2019/72/DK

Order amending the Order on energy and environmental requirements for taxis, etc.

2019-02-20

2019-05-21

France

2019/98/F

[FR] Arrêté modifiant les arrêtés relatifs à la déclaration environnementale des produits de construction et de décoration et les équipements électriques, électroniques et de génie climatique destinés à un usage dans les ouvrages de bâtiment ainsi qu’à leur vérification [FR]

2019-03-06

2019-06-07

Netherlands

2019/24/NL

[NL] Regeling van de Minister van Economische Zaken en Klimaat van , nr. WJZ/ 18319237 , houdende aanwijzing van categorieën van productie-installaties voor de stimulering van duurzame energieproductie in het voorjaar van 2019 [NL]

2019-01-24

2019-01-25

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

Reference

Title

Reception

date

Standstill

end date

G/TBT/N/JPN/619

Revision to Notifications of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) for the Act on the Rational Use of Energy (4 page(s), in English)

2019-01-31

2019-04-01

G/TBT/N/KWT/452

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 1 – General Requirements (735 page(s), in English)

2019-01-31

2019-04-01

G/TBT/N/KWT/463

Electrical accessories – Circuit-breakers for overcurrent protection for household and similar installations – Part 2: Circuit-breakers for AC and DC operation (36 page(s), in English)

2019-01-31

2019-04-01

G/TBT/N/KWT/464

Electrical accessories – Circuit-breakers for overcurrent protection for household and similar installations – Part 1: Circuit-breakers for a.c. operation (229 page(s), in English)

2019-01-31

2019-04-01

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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