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Notifications: Standardisation – September 2020 (GEN – 1167.00)

11 October 2020

7 min read
Standardisation
General

Notifications: Standardisation – September 2020 (GEN – 1167.00)

11 October 2020

7 min read

GEN – 1167.00. 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:

Belgium

National Ref: prNBN B 62-301:2020
Title: Thermal performance of buildings – Global thermal insulation level

Estonia

National Ref: EVS 807:2016/prA2
Title: Management and Maintenance of Facilities

Germany

National Ref: 00518914
Title: Assessment of conformity for construction products – Factory production control, third-party monitoring and certification – Amendment A1

National Ref: 05702176
Title: Hygiene concept for food deliveries to end consumers

National Ref: 04000403
Title: Residential solid fuel burning appliances – Models for formal documentation – Example CE-marking and DoP according to the harmonised standards of CEN/TC 295 for Room Heaters

National Ref: 13203125
Title: Pipe couplings – Part 1: Technical delivery conditions for pipe couplings intended for connecting pipes and fittings

National Ref: 13203126
Title: Pipe couplings – Part 2: Pipe materials, dimensions and tests for pipe couplings for connecting pipes and fittings made of metal

Italy

National Ref: UNI1608578
Title: Unregulated professional activities – Professions in the ICT domain – Requirements for the assessment and certification of knowledge, skills, autonomy and responsibility for ICT professional profiles based on the e-CF framework
Scope: The standard defines the elements for the assessment and validation of learning outcomes as well as the ethical aspects applicable to the knowledge, ability autonomy and responsibility of the professional profiles in the ICT field defined in UNI EN 16234-1. The document defines the certification procedures against the UNI 11621 multi-part standard.

National Ref: UNI1608579
Title: Unregulated professional activities – ICT professional role profiles – Part 1: Methodology for the construction of professional role profiles based on the e-CF system
Scope: The standard defines the construction of ICT role professional profiles based on the e-CF system (UNI EN 16234-1), second and third generation profiles, in order to ease up and harmonise their use in various operational contexts which may differ with regards to technology and application aspects. The standard takes as a main reference what defined in the CWA 16458:2018, UNI EN 16234-1:2020 contextualising to the national market.

National Ref: UNI1608580
Title: Unregulated professional activities – ICT professional role profiles – Part 2: ‘Second generation’ role professional profiles
Scope: The standard defines the main second generation European ICT role professional profiles, taking what is already defined in the CWA 16458:2018 updated with reference to UNI EN16234-1:2020 as a reference model to be expanded and contextualised to the national environment.

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

2020/601/A

Ordinance of the Federal Minister for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology amending the Ordinance delimiting packaging

2020-09-29

2020-12-31

Belgium

2020/549/B

Draft Act amending the Act of 21 December 1998 on product standards to promote sustainable production and consumption patterns and to protect the environment, public health and employees, in order to introduce a ban on the use of oxo-degradable plastic products and certain other single-use plastic products

2020-09-04

2020-12-07

Bulgaria

2020/595/BG

Draft amendment to the Order on Bulgarian national requirements for the use of construction products on construction works in the Republic of Bulgaria

2020-09-25

2020-12-28

Germany

2020/618/D

[DE] Entwurf – Muster-Richtlinie über brandschutztechnische Anforderungen an Lüftungsanlagen (Muster-Lüftungsanlagen-Richtlinie M-LüAR) Fassung 29.09.2005 zuletzt geändert durch Beschluss der Fachkommission Bauaufsicht vom 03.09.2020 [DE]

2020-10-01

2021-01-04

Germany

2020/568/D

Act amending the Renewable Energy Act and other energy regulations

2020-09-10

2020-12-14

Denmark

2020/583/DK

Order on individual heat pump subsidies for the scrapping of oil- or gas-fired

2020-09-21

2020-09-22

Denmark

2020/584/DK

Order on subsidies for energy savings and energy efficiency improvements in commercial

2020-09-21

2020-09-22

Luxembourg

2020/589/L

Draft Grand-Ducal Regulation on the energy performance of buildings amending the Grand-Ducal Regulation of 31 August 2010 on the energy performance of functional buildings, as amended

2020-09-24

2020-12-28

Netherlands

2020/569/NL

Order No WJZ/20210006 of the Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Policy of [date] designating categories of production facilities for sustainable energy production and climate change in 2020

2020-09-11

2020-12-12

Netherlands

2020/570/NL

Order No WJZ/20146004 of the Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Policy of [date] amending the General Implementing Order for the stimulation of sustainable energy production to add production facilities for greenhouse gas reduction and

2020-09-11

2020-12-12

 

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

Reference

Title

Reception date

Standstill end date

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 – Part 4: Operation, maintenance, recovery (28 page(s), in Arabic)

2020-10-05

2020-12-04

G/TBT/N/UKR/171

Draft Order of the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine “On approval of the Technical regulation on the energy labelling of local space heaters” (36 page(s), in Ukrainian)

2020-09-23

2020-11-24

G/TBT/N/UKR/172

Draft Order of the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine “On approval of the technical regulation on the energy labelling of solid fuel boilers and packages of a solid fuel boiler, supplementary heaters, temperature controls and solar devices” (41 page(s), in Ukrainian)

2020-09-23

2020-11-24

G/TBT/N/UKR/173

Draft Order of the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine “On approval of the Technical regulation on the energy labelling of professional refrigerated storage cabinets” (28 page(s), in Ukrainian)

2020-09-23

2020-11-24

G/TBT/N/UKR/174

Draft order of the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine “On approval of the Technical Regulation on the energy labelling of residential ventilation units” (32 page(s), in Ukrainian)

2020-09-23

2020-11-24

G/TBT/N/CHN/1463

National Standard of the P.R.C., National Safety Technical Code for Electric Equipments (43 page(s), in Chinese)

2020-09-11

2020-11-14

G/TBT/N/KOR/916

Regulation on Energy Efficiency Management Equipment

2020-09-11

2020-11-14

G/TBT/N/UKR/170

The Draft of the Resolution of Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine “On Amendments to Annexes 3 and 4 to the Technical regulation on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment” (4 page(s), in Ukrainian)

2020-09-11

2020-11-14

G/TBT/N/ARG/404

Monitoring systems for the mandatory certification regime for low-voltage electrical products. Energy efficiency labelling. Suspension (5 pages, in Spanish)

2020-09-11

2020-11-14

G/TBT/N/GRD/29

Labelling of Electrical Appliances (7 page(s), in English)

2020-09-11

2020-11-14

G/TBT/N/UKR/168

The draft Order of the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine “On approval of the Technical regulation on the energy labeling of space heaters, combination heaters, packages of space heater, temperature control and solar device and packages of combination heater, temperature control and solar device” (118 page(s), in Ukrainian)

 

 

 

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