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Public Consultation on the review of Directive 2000/14/EC on Noise emissions from outdoor noise equipment

This is an invitation to contribute to a public consultation in the context of an upcoming review of Directive 2000/14/EC relating to the noise emission in the environment by equipment for use outdoors

Policy field

Internal Market

Target groups

Member States authorities, Market surveillance authorities, National and European Industry associations, Importers, Retailers, Manufacturers, Trade Unions, Users/consumers and consumer associations, Workers Employers' federations, Environmental organisations, Chambers of commerce, Test houses, Notified Bodies, Consultancies, Other relevant stakeholders and Citizens (inside and outside of the European Union).

Period of consultation

From 01.04.2010 to 30.06.2010 (This public consultation is now closed)

Objective of the consultation

The main objective of this public consultation launched by DG Enterprise and Industry is to ask the views and opinions of citizens and stakeholders on the various issues that may need to be addressed in a draft proposal for further amending the Directive 2000/14/EC on Noise emissions from outdoor noise equipment.

The replies to this consultation will provide the Commission services with a broader range of views on the identified policy needs and should enable to improving or confirming the envisaged approaches.

After analysing the results of this consultation, the Commission services will publish their findings on the Commission website. The findings on this public consultation will be part of the impact assessment report that will accompany the Commission's proposal for amending the Directive.

How to submit your contribution

To make it easy for participants to respond, the Commission services are using "Your Voice in Europe" - Interactive Policy Making (IPM)" tool for this purpose. IPM aims at improving Governance by using the Internet to collect and analyse reactions.

You are invited to reply to this public consultation by answering the IPM on-line questionnaire.

Received contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

View the questionnaire

IPM on-line questionnaire

Contact details

responsible service

DG Enterprise and Industry, Unit I4 - Mechanical, Electrical and Telecom Equipment


postal address

European Commission, BREY 07/320, B-1049 Brussels

View the contributions

Report on the results of the public consultation pdf - 20 KB [20 KB] .

In the interests of transparency, organisations have been invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Interest Representative Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the organisation is not registered, the submission is published separately from the registered organisations.

Protection of personal data Specific privacy statement

Protection of personal data

Specific privacy statement pdf - 25 KB [25 KB]

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