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Notifications: Standardisation – September 2019 (GEN – 1063.00)

07 October 2019

4 min read
General

Notifications: Standardisation – September 2019 (GEN – 1063.00)

07 October 2019

4 min read

GEN – 1063.00. 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 2019 ‘Monthly Notifications Register’ included the following issues of relevance:

Country: Estonia
National Ref: prEVS 919
Title: Smoke and heat control systems – Design, installation, maintenance
Scope: Standard gives guidelines for fighting against smoke distribution in case of fire. Current standard concentrates on natural and mechanical smoke extraction systems and overpressure smoke control/prevention systems, designing and level of automation as well as gives demands on installation, control and keeping systems in order.

Country: France
National Ref: PR NF D36-401
Title: Household economy – Metallic flexible extensible piping for the external connection of gas-fired boilers

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: 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.

Country

Reference

Title

Reception date

Standstill end date

Austria

2019/454/A

Ordinance of the Federal Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs on safety, standardisation and classification of electrical equipment and electrical installations (Electrical Engineering Ordinance 2019 [Elektrotechnikverordnung 2019 – ETV 2019])

2019-09-19

2019-12-20

Austria

2019/452/A

Lower Austrian Housing Subsidy Guidelines 2019

2019-09-18

2019-09-19

Bulgaria

2019/438/BG

Draft Decree of the Council of Ministers amending the Regulation on the additional measures related to the implementation of regulations adopted pursuant to Article 15 of Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 establishing a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy-related products

2019-09-10

2019-12-11

Spain

2019/459/E

DRAFT ROYAL DECREE AMENDING ROYAL DECREE 1027/2007 OF 20 JULY 2007 ADOPTING THE REGULATION ON THERMAL INSTALLATIONS IN BUILDINGS

2019-09-20

2019-12-23

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

Reference

Title

Reception

date

Standstill

end date

G/TBT/N/JPN/628  Add.1

Addendum 1 – safe use of fluocarbons

2019-10-03

 

G/TBT/N/CHN/1356

National Standard of the P.R.C., Minimum Allowable Values of the Energy Efficiency and Energy Efficiency Grades for Room Air Conditioners (34 page(s), in Chinese)

2019-09-30

2019-11-29

G/TBT/N/USA/1528

National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Miscellaneous Coating Manufacturing Residual Risk and Technology Review (42 page(s), in English)

2019-09-27

2019-10-21

G/TBT/N/ARG/376

Proyecto de Resolución ‘Etiquetado de rendimiento o eficiencia energética de electrobombas de uso doméstico para circulación de agua con potencias eléctricas nominales de 0,18 kW hasta 5,5 kW’ (Draft Resolution on the performance and energy efficiency labelling of electric water circulation pumps for domestic use with a rated power of 0.18 kW to 5.5 kW) (13 pages, in Spanish)

2019-09-26

2019-11-25

G/TBT/N/KOR/858

Draft amendment of Technical Regulation for Electromagnetic Compatibility

2019-09-24

2019-11-23

G/TBT/N/UKR/153

Draft of the Order of the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine ‘On approval of the Technical regulation on the energy labelling of professional refrigerated storage cabinets’ (26 page(s), in Ukrainian)

2019-09-20

2019-11-19

G/TBT/N/UKR/154

Draft of the Order of the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine ‘On approval of the 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’ (112 page(s), in Ukrainian)

2019-09-20

2019-11-19

G/TBT/N/UKR/155

Draft of the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine ‘On approval of the Technical Regulation on ecodesign requirements for space heaters and combination heaters’ (36 page(s), in Ukrainian)

2019-09-20

2019-11-19

G/TBT/N/MAC/12

Prohibiting Import of Flueless Gas Water Heaters (2 pages, in Chinese and Portuguese)

2019-09-19

 

G/TBT/N/KOR/857

Sub Act on the Promotion of Saving and Recycling of Resources 1. Draft partial amendment of the Enforcement Decree of the Act on the Promotion of Saving and Recycling of Resources (19 pages, in Korea) 2. Draft partial amendment of the Enforcement Rule of the Act on the Promotion of Saving and Recycling of Resources (31 pages, in Korean)

2019-09-09

2019-11-08

G/TBT/N/EGY/223

Draft of Egyptian standard ES 6298 for ‘Condensing units for refrigeration – Rating conditions, tolerances and presentation of manufacturer’s performance data’. (18 page(s), in Arabic)

2019-09-17

2019-11-16

G/TBT/N/EGY/224

Draft of Egyptian standard ES 5806 for ‘Energy Efficiency of Household and Similar Electrical Appliances – Methods for Measuring and Calculation Energy Consumption for Electric Water Heaters’. (20 page(s), in Arabic)

2019-09-17

2019-11-16

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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