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Notifications: Standardisation – October 2020 (GEN – 1179.00)

12 November 2020

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Standardisation
General

Notifications: Standardisation – October 2020 (GEN – 1179.00)

12 November 2020

8 min read

GEN – 1179.00. 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 September 2020 ‘Monthly Notifications Register’ included the following issues of relevance:

Austria

National Ref: ÖNORM A 2063-1
Title: Exchange of data in electronic form for the tendering, awarding and billing phases – Part 1: Exchange of data concerning service description, tender, offer, works contract and final settlement in electronic form

Germany

National Ref: 00900133
Title: Classification systems – Establishment and development of classification systems

National Ref: DIN 30682-1
Title: Gas appliances – Commercial appliances – Part 1: Safety requirements, tests

National Ref: 00101110
Title: Acoustics – Software for outdoor noise – National supplement to DIN ISO 17534-1

National Ref: 00101112
Title: Acoustics – General supplements for quality assurance of software for outdoor sound calculation – Part 1: Quality characteristics

Netherlands

National Ref: NEN 7440:2020 Concept NL
Title: Heat cost allocation systems – Requirements for the application of individual heat cost allocation

Poland

National Ref: prPN-Z-04535
Title: Air purity protection – Determination of propan-2-ol in workplaces by gas chromatography with flame-ionisation detection

National Ref: prPN-Z-04536
Title: Air purity protection – Determination of nitrobenzene in workplaces by high performance liquid chromatography with spectrophotometric detection

National Ref: prPN-Z-04537
Title: Air purity protection – Determination of chlorobenzene in workplaces by gas chromatography with flame-ionization detection

National Ref: prPN-Z-04538
Title: Air purity protection – Determination of 2-phenoxyethanol in workplaces by gas chromatography with flame-ionization detection

National Ref: prPN-Z-04539
Title: Air purity protection – Determination of cyanamide in workplaces

Spain

National Ref: PNE 23767
Title: Fire resistance tests of service installations – Vertical ducts for smoke extraction from a single compartment
Scope: This national procedure specifies a test method for the determination of the fire resistance of smoke extraction ducts used only in single-compartment applications.

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 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 12-18 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

2020/661/A

Amendment to the Lower Austrian Building Code 2014 (NÖ BO 2014)

2020-10-20

2021-01-21

Austria

2020/632/A

2021 Guideline on subsidies for the purchase of owner-occupied homes, apartments and terraced houses

2020-10-09

2021-11-01

Austria

2020/633/A

2021 Guideline on subsidies for the renovation of owner-occupied homes for private housing construction

2020-10-09

2021-11-01

Austria

2020/634/A

2021 Guideline on subsidies for the construction of owner-occupied homes for private housing construction

2020-10-09

2021-11-01

Austria

2020/635/A

2021 Guideline on subsidies for the construction of housing developments, terraced houses, apartments and residential homes

2020-10-09

2021-11-01

Austria

2020/636/A

2021 Guideline on subsidies for the renovation of housing developments, terraced houses, apartments and residential homes

2020-10-09

2021-11-01

Belgium

2020/649/B

PRELIMINARY DRAFT DECREE AMENDING THE DECREE OF 5 APRIL 1995 ON GENERAL PROVISIONS REGARDING ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND THE DECREE OF 23 DECEMBER 2011 ON SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF MATERIAL CYCLES AND WASTE

2020-10-14

2021-01

Belgium

2020/638/B

Draft Royal Decree on the approval and operation of the bodies responsible for inspecting electrical installations and amending the Royal Decree of 8 September 2018 establishing Book 1 on low voltage and extra low voltage electrical installations, Book 2 on high voltage electrical installations and Book 3 on electricity transmission and distribution installations.

2020-10-09

2021-01

Germany

2020/664/D

Third Act amending the Chemicals Act – combating illegal trade in fluorinated greenhouse gases

2020-10-21

2021-01

Germany

2020/618/D

Draft – Specimen Guideline on fire protection requirements pertaining to ventilation systems (Specimen Guideline on ventilation systems [Muster-Lüftungsanlagen-Richtlinie – M-LüAR]) version of 29 September 2005, as last amended by the resolution of the Expert Committee on Construction Supervision of 3 September 2020

2020-10-01

2021-01-04

Germany

2020/619/D

Draft Specimen Guideline on fire protection requirements for conduits (Specimen Guideline on Conduits [Muster-Leitungsanlagen-Richtlinie – MLAR]) version of 10 February 2015, as last amended by the resolution of the Expert Committee on Construction Supervision of 3 September 2020

2020-10-01

2021-01-04

Denmark

2020/629/DK

Order on subsidies for energy savings and energy efficiency improvements in year-round residences

2020-10-07

2020-10-08

Denmark

2020/611/DK

Order on the regulation of certain industrial greenhouse gases

2020-10-01

2021-01

Luxembourg

2020/669/L

Draft Law on waste electrical and electronic equipment.

2020-10-23

2021-01

Slovakia

2020/671/SK

Implementing Decree of the Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic amending Implementing Decree No 140/2018 of the Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic laying down the details of the installation of gas equipment

2020-10-26

2021-01

 

On 28 August 2020, the French association Uniclima asked if it is possible for members to ask their national authorities to comment or to introduce detailed opinion on the notification 2020/410/F.

This Regulation introduces in France the Triman logo as a mandatory, unified signage for end-of-life products created from the French Decree No. 2014-15733 in order to harmonise the separate collection systems within France. The issue is that the Triman logo is a specific one for France, thus obliging manufacturers to adopt it when putting products on the French market.

The French authorities consider this approach in line, and complementary, to the European Waste Framework Directive and related directives such as on packaging, packaging waste and on single use plastics.

It should be pointed out that this notification ‘Does not open the delays’. Notwithstanding the contributions by stakeholders, and that this decree would be implemented in France without considering contributions by stakeholders, Member States or the Commission.

You will find enclosed and hereunder various elements and documents provided by our Federation FIEEC in connection with the Triman issue.

A detailed background may be found in the attached GEN – 1157.01 (overview by FIEEC, the French federation for the electric, electronic and communication industries) and GEN – 1157.02 (template for comments). By 7 September eleven stakeholders had posted contributions, most are based on GEN – 1157.02.

Of note is the guidebook already produced in 2014 (see Gen – 1157.03).

It should be pointed out that this notification ‘Does not open the delays’. It is therefore not possible to obtain a delay based on one or more detailed opinions of Member States and/or the Commission.

Increasing the number of contributions by stakeholders may result in an action by the Commission.

Though not really a notification or standard, it is useful to point out the Nordic criteria for Green Public Procurement (GPP)of alternatives to high GWP refrigerants in refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump applications. While the publication counts 83 pages, the annexes may prove of interest.

Annex 1 lists product, category use, description HFC alternatives, references to Ecodesign, Energy Label, GPP, Energy GPP, Nordic suppliers of GPP products. The annex 2 – list the HFC alternatives by product groups based on web-searches.

Link: http://norden.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:1452437/FULLTEXT01.pdf

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/USA/1668

Prohibition on Certain Hydrofluorocarbons in Stationary Refrigeration, Chillers, Aerosols-Propellants, and Foam End-Uses Regulation (10 page(s), in English)

2020-11-06

2020-12-07

G/TBT/N/USA/1660

Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances (20-10. B) (7 page(s), in English)

2020-10-21

2020-11-19

G/TBT/N/USA/1655

Energy Conservation Program for Appliance Standards: Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Furnaces and Commercial Water Heaters (7 page(s), in English)

2020-10-19

2020-10-26

G/TBT/N/USA/1658

Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances (20-9. B) (6 page(s), in English)

2020-10-19

2020-11-16

G/TBT/N/USA/1659

Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Computer Room Air Conditioners and Air-Cooled, Three-Phase, Small Commercial Package Air Conditioning and Heating Equipment with a Cooling Capacity of Less Than 65,000 Btu/h (36 page(s), in English)

2020-10-19

2020-11-09

G/TBT/N/USA/1651

Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances (20-2.5e) (27 page(s), in English)

2020-10-12

2020-11-09

G/TBT/N/USA/1635

Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances (20-7. B)

   

G/TBT/N/USA/1634

Made in USA Labelling Rule

   

G/TBT/N/USA/1626

Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Listing of Substitutes Under the Significant New Alternatives Policy Program (including refrigerated display cabinets, air conditioning,etc.)

   

G/TBT/N/USA/1625

Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedure for Room Air Conditioners

   

G/TBT/N/UKR/174

Technical Regulation on the energy labelling of residential ventilation units

   

G/TBT/N/UKR/168

Technical regulation on the energy labelling of space heaters, combination heaters, packages of space heater, temperature control and solar device and packages of combination heater, temperature control and solar device

   

G/TBT/N/THA/577

Ministerial Regulation Prescribing Description, Production and Method of Displaying of Standard Marks on the Industrial Products B.E.

   

G/TBT/N/RUS/107

Draft Amendments to the Customs Union Technical Regulation “On safety of light industry products” – conformity assessment

   

G/TBT/N/KOR/916

Regulation on Energy Efficiency Management Equipment (includes air conditioning, refrigeration, etc.)

   

G/TBT/N/KOR/913

Draft amendment of Technical Regulation for Electromagnetic Compatibility

   

G/TBT/N/BWA/122

IEC 60335-2-30:2009+AMD1:2016 Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety -Part 2-30: Particular requirements for room heaters

2020-11-02

2021-01-01

G/TBT/N/BWA/123

IEC 60335-2-52:2002/AMD2:2016 Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2-52: Particular requirements for oral hygiene appliances

2020-11-02

2021-01-01

G/TBT/N/BWA/124

IEC 60335-2-7:2019 Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2-7: Particular requirements for washing machines

2020-11-02

2021-01-01

G/TBT/N/BWA/125

IEC 60335-2-80:2015 Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2-80: Particular requirements for fans

2020-11-02

2021-01-01

G/TBT/N/USA/1665

Termination of U.S. Consumer Standards (1 page(s), in English)

2020-10-30

2020-12-28

G/TBT/N/KOR/932

A Draft Revision of the “Technical regulation for electricity meter” (159 page(s), in Korean)

2020-10-22

2020-12-02

G/TBT/N/USA/1655

Energy Conservation Program for Appliance Standards: Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Furnaces and Commercial Water Heaters (7 page(s), in English)

2020-10-19

2020-10-26

G/TBT/N/USA/1658

Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances (20-9. B) (6 page(s), in English)

2020-10-19

2020-11-16

G/TBT/N/USA/1659

Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Computer Room Air Conditioners and Air-Cooled, Three-Phase, Small Commercial Package Air Conditioning and Heating Equipment with a Cooling Capacity of Less Than 65,000 Btu/h (36 page(s), in English)

2020-10-19

2020-11

G/TBT/N/EGY/271

Draft of Egyptian standard ES 5056-1 for “Refrigerating systems and heat pumps — Safety and environmental requirements — Part 1: Definitions, classification and selection criteria” (62 page(s), in Arabic)

2020-10-05

2020-12-04

G/TBT/N/EGY/272

Draft of Egyptian standard ES 5056-2 for “Refrigerating systems and heat pumps — Safety and environmental requirements — Part 2: Design, construction, testing, marking and documentation” (72 page(s), in Arabic)

2020-10-05

2020-12-04

G/TBT/N/EGY/273

Draft of Egyptian standard ES 5056-3 for “Refrigerating systems and heat pumps — Safety and environmental requirements — Part 3: Installation site” (21 page(s), in Arabic)

2020-10-05

2020-12-04

G/TBT/N/EGY/274

Draft of Egyptian standard ES 5056-4 for “Refrigerating systems and heat pumps — Safety and environmental requirements — Part 4: Operation, maintenance, repair and recovery” (28 page(s), in Arabic)

2020-10-05

2020-12

 

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