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Notifications: Standardisation – October 2018 (GEN – 961.00)

14 November 2018

6 min read
Standardisation
General

Notifications: Standardisation – October 2018 (GEN – 961.00)

14 November 2018

6 min read

GEN – 961.00. 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 Directive98/34/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 October 2018 ‘Monthly Notifications Register’ included the following issues of relevance:

Country: Italy
National Ref: UNI1605101
Title: Maintenance – Maintenance within physical asset design
Scope: This standard specifies principles, criteria, methodologies and procedures, as well asinformativeelementsandindicatorsrelatingtomaintenance.They are to be considered and included in the design process of a physical asset in order toensure over the life cycle the characteristics, levels of performance and lifetime expected, aspostedinthegeneral terms andconditionsof contract and related technicalspecifications.
National: REV/AMD UNI 11454:2012

Country: Italy
National Ref: UNI1605209
Title: Maintenance– Additional terms and definitions to EN 13306
Scope: This standard gives the most used terms in the maintenance field to be considered togethertothose of EN 13306.
National: REV/AMD UNI 10147:2013

Country: Italy
National Ref: UNI1605148
Title: Burning systems equipped with forced draught gas burners of nominal heat input greaterthan 35 kW – lnspection and maintenance
Scope: This standard provides operations to be carried out, according to the instructions given bythe manufacturer of the appliances and components, on the combustion plants equippedwith gas forced burners in order to guarantee safety and efficiency under normal workingconditions. It applies to the combustion plants intended for the ambient heating and/or domestic hotwater production, equipped of automatic forced gas burners, including mixed and combinedones.

Country: Germany
National Ref: 03200812
Title: Hose assemblies of stainless steel for gas according to DIN EN 16617- AdditionalConnections

Country: France
National Ref: PR NF E 51-740
Title: Complement to EN 14134 “Ventilation for buildings – Performance testing and installationchecks of residential ventilation systems”

Country: Switzerland 
National Ref: prSIA 181
Title: Sound insulation in buildings
National: REV/AMD SIA 181:2006

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 legislationand 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 mid-October 2018, the following notifications were published:

Country

Reference

Title

Reception date

Standstill end date

  Austria 

2018/524/A

Draft Act amending the Burgenland Gas Safety Act 

2018-10-15 

2019-01-16 

  Austria 

2018/519/A

Act of…………………. on the placing on the market, operation and testing of heating systems and air conditioning systems (Burgenland Heating and Air Conditioning Systems Act) 

2018-10-10 

2019-01-11

  Germany 

2018/558/D

[DE] Entwurf eines Dreizehnten Gesetzes zur Änderung des Bundes-Immissionsschutzgesetzes [DE] 

2018-11-12 

2019-02-13 

  Denmark 

2018/554/DK

Draft Act amending the Electricity Tax Act. 

2018-11-06 

2018-11-07

  Denmark 

2018/492/DK

Executive Order on remotely-read electricity meters and metering the electricity consumption of end consumers 

2018-09-27 

2018-12-28 

  Denmark 

2018/416/DK

Order on the regulation of certain industrial greenhouse gases 

2018-08-22 

2018-11-23 

  Spain 

2018/457/E

Draft Order regulating State metrological control of certain measuring instruments 

2018-09-14 

2018-12-17

  Italy 

2018/545/I

Draft Decree amending and expanding Ministerial Decree No 186 of 7 November 2017 establishing the requirements, procedures and responsibilities for the issuing of certification for heat generators powered by solid biomass fuel. 

2018-10-30 

2019-01-31 

  Italy 

2018/418/I

Draft Ministerial Decree amending and supplementing the Annex to Decree No 246 of 16 May 1987 on fire safety standards for residential buildings. 

2018-08-22 

2018-11-23 

  United Kingdom 

2018/515/UK

Great Britain Smart Metering Implementation Programme: Notification of extension to the smart metering electricity and gas supply licence conditions enrolment mandate – SMETS1 meters. 

2018-10-09 

2019-01-10

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

Reference

Title

Reception

date

Standstill

end date

G/TBT/N/CHN/1293 

National Standards of the P.R.C., Minimum Allowable Values of Energy Efficiency and Energy Efficiency Grades for Commercial Refrigerating Appliances – Part 3: Refrigerated Beverage Vending Machines (15 page(s), in Chinese) 

2018-11-07

2019-01-06

G/TBT/N/CHN/1295 

National Standards of the P.R.C., Minimum Allowable Values of Energy Efficiency and Energy Efficiency Grades for Unitary Air Conditioners (4 page(s), in Chinese) 

2018-11-07

2019-01-06

G/TBT/N/CHN/1297 

National Standards of the P.R.C., Minimum Allowable Values of the Energy Efficiency and Energy Efficiency Grades for Ducted Air Conditioners (5 page(s), in Chinese) 

2018-11-07

2019-01-06

G/TBT/N/CHN/1298 

National Standards of the P.R.C., Minimum Allowable Values of the Energy Efficiency and Energy Efficiency Grades for Low Ambient Temperature Air Source Heat Pumps (Water Chiller) Packages (5 page(s), in Chinese) 

2018-11-07

2019-01-06

G/TBT/N/ARG/350 

Regulatory framework establishing the basic quality and safety principles and requirements applicable to equipment working under pressure, whether fire-heated or non-fire-heated. Certification (14 pages, in Spanish) 

2018-10-29

 

G/TBT/N/USA/1407 

Appliance Efficiency Regulations, Portable Air Conditioners (6 page(s), in English) 

2018-10-29

2018-11-26

G/TBT/N/CAN/568 

Regulations amending the Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2016 (79 pages, available in English and French) 

2018-10-25

2018-12-22

G/TBT/N/THA/522 

Draft Announcement of the Committee on Labelling No. … (B.E. …): Gas Warm Water Devices and Gas Hot Water Heaters are a Commodity Subject to a Controlled Label (2 page(s), in English) 

2018-10-25

2018-12-24

G/TBT/N/EU/614 

Draft Commission Regulation laying down ecodesign requirements for electric motors and variable speed drives pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Commission Regulation (EC) No 640/2009 (and its accompanying annexes) (10 pages + Annex 13 pages, in English) 

2018-10-22

2018-12-21

G/TBT/N/KWT/439 

Energy Efficiency Labelling and Minimum Energy Performance Requirements for DX Air-Conditioners up to 70 000 Btu/h (21 page(s), in English) 

2018-10-18

2018-12-17

G/TBT/N/EU/609 

Draft Commission Regulation laying down ecodesign requirements for electronic displays pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, amending Commission Regulation (EC) No 1275/2008 and repealing Commission Regulation (EC) 642/2009 (and its accompanying annexes) (12 pages + Annexes 23 pages, in English) 

2018-10-09

2018-12-08

G/TBT/N/EU/610 

Draft Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards energy labelling of electronic displays and repealing Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1062/2010 (and its accompanying annexes) (24 pages + Annexes 24 pages, in English) 

2018-10-09

2018-12-08

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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