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Public Consultation on GAD revision


Summary of the public consultation on the impact of options currently under consideration for the revision of the Directive 2009/142/EC on appliances burning gaseous fuels (GAD). pdf - 381 KB [381 KB]


Public Consultation on the revision of Directive 2009/142/EC on appliances burning gaseous fuels (GAD)

Policy field(s)

Internal Market

Target group(s)

Member States authorities, Market surveillance authorities, National and European Industry associations, Authorised representatives, Importers, Distributors, Manufacturers, Trade Unions, Users/consumers and consumer associations, Workers and Employers' federations, Environmental organisations, Chambers of commerce, Notified Bodies, Test houses, Consultancies, Other relevant stakeholders and Citizens

Period of consultation

From 19.12.2011  to 11.03.2012

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 various issues that may need to be addressed when revising Directive 2009/142/EC on appliances burning gaseous fuels (GAD).

The following areas to be examined have been identified:

A. Alignment of GAD to the New Legislative Framework, in particular to Decision No 768/2008/EC on a common framework for the marketing of products.

B. Clarification of the provisions of GAD in order to make it function better and to reduce the need for interpretation;

C. Modification of the scope of GAD by e.g. including new products groups within its scope where such intra-EU market failures are identified which require a European level intervention;

The replies to this consultation will provide the Commission services with a broader range of views and experiences on the functioning of the single market regarding products which are currently covered by GAD and those outside of its scope and possibly presenting gas risks. The views and other information collected will facilitate identification of possible areas where improvement of the conditions for marketing gas appliances, their fittings and other relevant products is possible thus enabling formulation of European level policies as response to well-defined needs.

After analyzing the results of this consultation, the Commission services will publish the findings on this 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

We welcome contributions from authorities, stakeholders, manufacturers, organisations and citizens.

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

Received contributions will be published on this web site. 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.

Registration of organisations

In the interests of transparency, the Commission asks organisations who wish to submit comments in the context of public consultations to provide the Commission and the public at large with information about whom and what they represent by registering in the Transparency Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct . If an organisation decides not to provide this information, it is the Commission's stated policy to list the contribution as part of the individual contributions.
If your organisation is not registered, you have the opportunity to Register now.

View the questionnaire

IPM on-line questionnaire

Contact details

Responsible service:  DG Enterprise and Industry, Unit G5 - Construction, Pressure equipment, Metrology


Postal address:  European Commission, B00-02/008, B-1049 Brussels

Protection of personal data and Specific privacy statement

Protection of personal data

Specific privacy statement  pdf - 22 KB [22 KB]



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