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April 2012

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 Third countries' notifications

G/TBT/N/BRA/280 : Act Nº 62, 25 April 2008 – (in Portuguese).
Brazil sent a reply to the EU comments on 03 April 2012.


G/TBT/N/JPN/375 : Revision to Notification of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) for the Act on the Rational Use of Energy (2 pages, in English).
Japan sent a reply to the EU comment on 16 April 2012.

G/TBT/N/KWT/98 : Prepared Meats: heat treated pressed meats (11 pages, in Arabic, 10 pages, in English).
Kuwait sent a reply to the EU comments on 20 April 2012.


G/TBT/N/KWT/99 : Prepared Meats: Meat treated with salt solutions and heat treated (11 pages in Arabic, 10pages in English).
Kuwait sent a reply to the EU comments on 20 April 2012.


G/TBT/N/KWT/100 : Packaged Meat containing vegetables and sauce (12 pages, in Arabic, 9 pages, in English).
Kuwait sent a reply to the EU comments on 20 April 2012.

 EU notifications

G/TBT/N/EEC/401 : Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 as regards marketing standards (COM(2010) 738) (60 pages, in English)
The European Union sent a reply to the New Zealand comments on 20 April 2012.


G/TBT/N/EEC/406 : Draft Commission Regulation amending, for the purposes of its adaptation to technical and scientific progress, Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (13 pages, in English).
The European Union sent a reply to the US comments on 02 April 2012.


G/TBT/N/EU/34 : Draft Commission Regulation implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for directional lamps, light emitting diode lamps and related equipment (26 pages, in English).
New EU notification was issued on 12 April 2012.


G/TBT/N/EU/35 : Draft Commission Delegated Regulation supplementing Directive 2010/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of electrical lamps and luminaires (29 pages, in English).
New EU notification was issued on 16 April 2012.


G/TBT/N/EU/36 : Draft Commission Directive amending Council Directive 75/324/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to aerosol dispensers in order to adapt its labelling provisions to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (5 pages, in English).
New EU notification was issued on 16 April 2012.


G/TBT/N/EU/37 : Draft Commission Regulation establishing criteria determining when copper scrap ceases to be waste under Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (12 pages, in English).
New EU notification was issued on 25 April 2012.


G/TBT/N/EU/38 : Draft Commission Regulation establishing criteria determining when glass cullet ceases to be waste under Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (10 pages, in English).
New EU notification was issued on 25 April 2012.


G/TBT/N/EU/39 : Draft Commission Regulation establishing criteria determining when recovered paper ceases to be waste under Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (10 pages, in English).
New EU notification was issued on 26 April 2012.


G/TBT/N/EU/40 : Draft Commission Regulation amending Annexes II, III, V and VI to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (112 pages, in English).
New EU  notification was issued on 27 April 2012.

 

 Notifications arrived during this period

EU Member States - 3 | European Union - 7 | Third Countries - 114
Albania
G/TBT/N/ALB/54 Draft Decision of Council of Ministers "On approval of the technical regulation for the essential requirements and conformity assessment of non-automatic weighing instruments" (15 pages, available in Albanian language).

Bahrain
G/TBT/N/BHR/274 Molasses (8 pages in Arabic and 6 pages in English).
G/TBT/N/BHR/275 Requirements of handling Energy drinks (5 pages, in Arabic).
G/TBT/N/BHR/276 High fructose syrup (42% and 55%), (8 pages in Arabic, 7 pages in English).
G/TBT/N/BHR/277 General requirements for athletic food (14 pages in Arabic and 11 pages in English)

Brazil
G/TBT/N/BRA/480 Draft Ministerial Act for Personal Protective Equipment (shock absorbing lanyard; workman harness) (18 pages, in Portuguese).
G/TBT/N/BRA/481 Ministerial Act: Nº 121, 8 March 2012 (54 pages in Portuguese).

Canada
G/TBT/N/CAN/362 Proposed Explosives Regulations, 2012 (186 pages, available in English and French).
G/TBT/N/CAN/363 Proposed Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations (Available in English and French, 116 pages).

Chile
G/TBT/N/CHL/193 Safety analysis and/or test protocol for gas products, PC No. 6/6 (11 pages, in Spanish).
G/TBT/N/CHL/194 Draft safety analysis and/or test protocol for electrical products No. PE 5/16 (9 pages, in Spanish).
G/TBT/N/CHL/195 Draft energy efficiency analysis and/or test protocol for electrical products No. PE 5/16/2 (4 pages, in Spanish).
G/TBT/N/CHL/196 Draft safety analysis and/or test protocol for electrical products No. PE 5/17 (8 pages, in Spanish).
G/TBT/N/CHL/197 Draft efficiency analysis and/or test protocol for electrical products No. PE 5/17/2 (3 pages, in Spanish).
G/TBT/N/CHL/198 Draft basic safety analysis and/or test protocol for electrical products No. PE 5/18 (8 pages, in Spanish).
G/TBT/N/CHL/199 Draft basic safety analysis and/or test protocol for electrical products No. PE 1/26 (9 pages, in Spanish).

China
G/TBT/N/CHN/888 Regulation on the Safety Management of Hazardous Chemicals (39 pages, in Chinese).
G/TBT/N/CHN/889 Administrative Measures on Cosmetics Manufacturer's Licence (14 pages, in Chinese)
G/TBT/N/CHN/890 National Standard of the P.R.C., Sulfur Coated Urea (SCU) (15 pages, in Chinese)
G/TBT/N/CHN/891 National Standard of the P.R.C., Chemical Reagent-Packaging and Marking (13 pages, in Chinese)
G/TBT/N/CHN/892 National Standard of the P.R.C., Elastomeric Cups and Seals for Cylinders for Hydraulic Braking Systems Using a Non-Petroleum Base Hydraulic Brake Fluid (18 pages, in Chinese)
G/TBT/N/CHN/893 National Standard of the P.R.C., General Labelling for Oral Care and Cleansing Products (8 pages, in Chinese)
G/TBT/N/CHN/894 National Standard of the P.R.C., Hand Protection - Protective Gloves Against Chemicals and Micro-Organisms (11 pages, in Chinese)
G/TBT/N/CHN/895 National Standard of the P.R.C., Composite Seamless Steel Tubes for Pressure (12 pages, in Chinese)
G/TBT/N/CHN/896 National Standard of the P.R.C., Minimum Allowable Values of Energy Efficiency and Energy Efficiency Grades for Arc Welding Machines (5 pages, in Chinese).
G/TBT/N/CHN/897 National standard of the P. R. C., Automotive Liquefied Petroleum Gases (20 pages, in Chinese)
G/TBT/N/CHN/898 National standard of the P. R. C., Technical Requirement for Boat Davit Appliance (18 pages, in Chinese).
G/TBT/N/CHN/899 National standard of the P. R. C., Safety-Belt Anchorages, ISOFIX Anchorages Systems and ISOFIX Top Tether Anchorages for Vehicle (45 pages, in Chinese)
G/TBT/N/CHN/900 National standard of the P. R. C., Safety-Belt, Restrain Systems, Child Restraint Systems and ISOFIX Child Restrain Systems for Occupants of Power - Drive Vehicles (82 pages, in Chinese)
G/TBT/N/CHN/901 National standard of the P.R.C., Plugs and Socket-Outlets for Household and Similar Purposes - Part 2: Particular Requirements for Socket-Outlets for Appliances (12 pages, in Chinese)
G/TBT/N/CHN/902 National Standard of the P.R.C., Switches for Household and Similar Fixed Electrical Installations - Part 2-1: Particular Requirements - Electronic Switches (41 pages, in Chinese).
G/TBT/N/CHN/903 National Standard of the P.R.C., Ophthalmic Optics-Contact Lenses-Part 2: Rigid Contact Lenses Specification (10 pages, in Chinese)
G/TBT/N/CHN/904 National Standard of the P.R.C., Ophthalmic Optics-Contact Lenses-Part 3: Soft Contact Lenses (11 pages, in Chinese)
G/TBT/N/CHN/905 National Standard of the P.R.C., Safety Requirements for Playpens and Similar Cribs (28 pages, in Chinese).
G/TBT/N/CHN/906 National Standard of the P.R.C., Green Sand Mixer -Safety Requirements (8 pages, in Chinese)
G/TBT/N/CHN/907 National Standard of the P.R.C., Seamless Steel Tubes for Large Volume Gas Cylinder (7 pages, in Chinese)
G/TBT/N/CHN/908 Good Manufacturing Practice for Health Food (19 pages, in Chinese).
G/TBT/N/CHN/909 National Standard of the P.R.C., The Safety Technique Specifications of Special School Bus (28 pages, in Chinese)
G/TBT/N/CHN/910 National Standard of the P.R.C., The Strength of Student Seat Systems and their Anchorages of Special School Bus (11 pages, in Chinese)

Colombia
G/TBT/N/COL/169 Draft Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Resolution "Establishing the Technical Regulation on the requirements to be met by domestically produced and imported baby and infant foods marketed in Colombia for human consumption, and adopting other provisions" (46 pages, in Spanish).
G/TBT/N/COL/170 Draft Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Resolution "Establishing the technical regulation on foods for human consumption containing added essential nutrients" (15 pages, in Spanish).
G/TBT/N/COL/171 Proyecto de Resolución del Ministerio de Minas y Energía "Por la cual se actualiza el Reglamento de Seguridad en las Labores Subterráneas" (Draft Resolution of the Ministry of Mines and Energy "Updating the safety regulations for underground mining work") (70 pages, in Spanish).
G/TBT/N/COL/172 Draft Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Resolution "Issuing the Technical Regulation on the labelling of domestically manufactured or imported ceramic tiles for marketing or use in Colombia" (10 pages, in Spanish).
G/TBT/N/COL/173 Draft Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA) Resolution "Authorizing the importation of agricultural inputs for direct use and laying down the requirements governing the registration of importers of agricultural inputs for direct use" (6 pages, in Spanish).
G/TBT/N/COL/174 New draft Resolution of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare "Issuing the Technical Regulation on safety devices used in swimming pools and the installation thereof" (264 pages, in Spanish).

Denmark
G/TBT/N/DNK/89 Order on diving equipment (10 pages, in Danish)

Egypt
G/TBT/N/EGY/29 Ministerial Decree No. 626/2011 (2 pages, in Arabic)
G/TBT/N/EGY/30 Ministerial Decree No. 660/2011 (3 pages, in Arabic)

European Union
G/TBT/N/EU/34 Draft Commission Regulation implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for directional lamps, light emitting diode lamps and related equipment (26 pages, in English).
G/TBT/N/EU/35 Draft Commission Delegated Regulation supplementing Directive 2010/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of electrical lamps and luminaires (29 pages, in English).
G/TBT/N/EU/36 Draft Commission Directive amending Council Directive 75/324/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to aerosol dispensers in order to adapt its labelling provisions to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (5 pages, in English).
G/TBT/N/EU/37 Draft Commission Regulation establishing criteria determining when copper scrap ceases to be waste under Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (12 pages, in English).
G/TBT/N/EU/38 Draft Commission Regulation establishing criteria determining when glass cullet ceases to be waste under Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (10 pages, in English).
G/TBT/N/EU/39 Draft Commission Regulation establishing criteria determining when recovered paper ceases to be waste under Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (10 pages, in English).
G/TBT/N/EU/40 Draft Commission Regulation amending Annexes II, III, V and VI to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (112 pages, in English).

France
G/TBT/N/FRA/136 Arrêté modifiant l'arreté du 5 septembre 2003 portant mise en application obligatoire de norme (3 pages). Les normes concernées sont : - NF U 42-001-1 (octobre 2011) - Engrais - Dénominations et spécification Partie 1: Engrais minéraux. - NF U 44-203 (mars 2012). ¨D Matières fertilisantes ayant des caractéristiques mixtes: amendements minéraux basiques - engrais - Dénominations et spécifications. - NF U 44-204 (septembre 2011) - Engrais ou amendement minéral basique ou amendement minéral basique-engrais avec additif agronomique - Dénominations et spécifications.

Ghana
G/TBT/N/GHA/8 Imports and Exports (Prohibited Goods) regulations 1994. LI 1586, 1994 (1 Page)

Hungary
G/TBT/N/HUN/26 Amendments to the Government Decree No. 253/1997 (XII. 20.) on the national requirements of town planning and building; (23 pages, in Hungarian).

Indonesia
G/TBT/N/IDN/54 Regulation of The Head of National Agency of Drug and Food Control Republic of Indonesia Number : HK 03.1.23.07.11.6664 Year 2011 concerning Food Packaging Control, (151 pages in Bahasa, Indonesia)

Israel
G/TBT/N/ISR/582 Electric water heaters - Thermostatically controlled and thermally insulated heaters (43 pages in Hebrew).
G/TBT/N/ISR/583 Mattresses and bumpers for infant's and children's cots, perambulators and similar domestic articles (8 pages in Hebrew and 16 pages in English).
G/TBT/N/ISR/584 Incandescent lamps - Safety specifications: Tungsten filament lamps for domestic and similar general lighting purposes (4 pages in Hebrew).
G/TBT/N/ISR/585 Incandescent lamps - safety specifications: Tungsten halogen lamps for domestic and similar general lighting purposes (4 pages in Hebrew).
G/TBT/N/ISR/586 Self-ballasted lamps for general lighting services - Safety requirements (6 pages in Hebrew).

Japan
G/TBT/N/JPN/384 Amendments to Enforcement Order of Industrial Safety and Health Law and related ordinance about Indium compounds, Ethylbenzene, Cobalt and Cobalt compounds (1 page in English).
G/TBT/N/JPN/385 Draft Amendment of the Official Standards for Ordinary Fertilizers (12 pages, in English)
G/TBT/N/JPN/386 Partial amendment to the Minimum Requirements for Biological Products (1 page, available in English)
G/TBT/N/JPN/387 - Revision of the standards for structure and material of service connection facilities; - Revision of the test in relation to the standards for structure and material of service connection facilities. (3 pages, available in English).
G/TBT/N/JPN/388 Designation of "Shitei yakubutsu" (designated substances), based on the provision of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law (1960, Law No.145) (1 page, available in English).

Korea, Republic of
G/TBT/N/KOR/360 Agricultural and Fishery Products Quality Control Act (104 pages in Korean), Enforcement Decree of the Agricultural and Fishery Products Quality Control Act (42 pages in Korean), Enforcement Rule of the Agricultural and Fishery Products Quality Control Act (157 pages in Korean)
G/TBT/N/KOR/361 One product subject to Safety Certification (1 standard, in Korean)
G/TBT/N/KOR/362 Regulation on Substantiation of Cosmetics Labelling and Advertisement (25 pages, available in Korean)

Kuwait
G/TBT/N/KWT/132 General Requirements for Athlete Food (15 pages available in Arabic, 15 pages in English).
G/TBT/N/KWT/133 Labelling for herbal plants for human consumption (6 pages available in Arabic, and 5 pages in English).

Mexico
G/TBT/N/MEX/228 Draft Mexican Official Standard PROY-NOM-187-SCFI-2012: Commercial information on the quality of agricultural and fisheries products (4 pages, in Spanish).

Mozambique
G/TBT/N/MOZ/1 Regulation on pre-packaged products (23 pages, in Portuguese).

Nicaragua
G/TBT/N/NIC/122 Nicaraguan Mandatory Emergency Technical Standard (NTON) No. 07 005-12: Determination of the amount of fluid in frozen chicken (8 pages, in Spanish)

Oman
G/TBT/N/OMN/140 Conformity Assessment Procedures for tobacco products (5 page in Arabic)
G/TBT/N/OMN/141 Regulation for using management system certificate and quality marks (9 pages in Arabic)

Paraguay
G/TBT/N/PRY/56 Draft Technical Regulation on establishing the identity of potatoes (Solanum tuberosum) (9 pages, in Spanish).
G/TBT/N/PRY/57 Draft Resolution No. 01/12: MERCOSUR Technical Regulation on cellulosic materials, packaging and equipment that come into contact with food (44 pages, in Spanish and Portuguese).
G/TBT/N/PRY/58 MERCOSUR Resolution No. 02/12: MERCOSUR Technical Regulation on paper for baking and for hot filtration (Abrogation of Common Market Group Resolution No. 47/98) (8 pages, in Spanish and Portuguese).

South Africa
G/TBT/N/ZAF/148 Proposed regulations regarding control over the sale of dried fruit in the Republic of South Africa (38 pages in English)

Swaziland
G/TBT/N/SWZ/1 SZNS 007:2011 Testing of motor vehicles of roadworthiness (75 pages, in English)

Switzerland
G/TBT/N/CHE/150 Draft revision of the Lake Constance shipping ordinance (BSO) (14 pages, available in German and French).
G/TBT/N/CHE/151 Draft Revision of Ordinance on risk reduction related to chemical products, Draft 28 February 2012, (57 pages, in German, French and Italian).

Thailand
G/TBT/N/THA/396 Notification of the Thai Industrial Standards Institute on Prescribing Withdrawal of Thai Industrial Standard on Low-Voltage Distribution Link Fuses, to conform with the standard (1 page in Thai and 6 pages in English (unofficial translation))
G/TBT/N/THA/397 Notification of the Thai Industrial Standards Institute on Prescribing Withdrawal of Thai Industrial Standard on Electrical Stoves; Open Type Heating Elements: Safety Requirements, to conform with the standard (1 page in Thai and 6 pages in English (unofficial translation))
G/TBT/N/THA/398 Notification of the Ministry of Industry Regarding System for Hazard Classification and Communication of Hazardous Substances B.E. 2555(2012) (46 pages, in Thai).
G/TBT/N/THA/399 Notification of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Re: Rule, Procedure, Method and Guideline for Preparation of the Environmental Impact Assessment Report for Project or Activity which may Seriously Affect Community with respect to Quality of Environment, Natural Resources and Health (20 pages in Thai and 21 pages in English (translation).
G/TBT/N/THA/400 Draft Weights and Measures Act (No. …) B.E.… (15 pages, in Thai).

Trinidad and Tobago
G/TBT/N/TTO/106 TTS/EN 12975-1: 20XX –- Thermal Solar Systems and Components - Solar Collectors - Part 1: General Requirements (26 pages, in English).

Turkey
G/TBT/N/TUR/7 Communique of Turkish Food Codex - Foods Intended for Use in Energy-Restricted Diets for Weight Reduction, 2012 (9 pages, available in Turkish)
G/TBT/N/TUR/8 Revision to the Regulation of Cosmetics, 2012 (35 pages, available in Turkish)
G/TBT/N/TUR/9 Draft By Law on Control of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, 2012 (17 pages, in Turkish)

Uganda
G/TBT/N/UGA/226 FDUS 307, Netting materials for malaria vector control - Specification (18 pages, in English)
G/TBT/N/UGA/227 FDUS 706 Non - woven surgical dressings - Specification (28 pages in English)
G/TBT/N/UGA/228 FDUS 889, Dried vegetables and herbs for food use - Specification (20 pages, in English)
G/TBT/N/UGA/229 FDUS 890, Dried tomatoes - Specification, (18 pages, in English).
G/TBT/N/UGA/230 FDUS 891, Dried carrots - Specification, (16 pages, in English).
G/TBT/N/UGA/231 FDUS 894, Dried edible mushrooms - Specification (20 pages, in English)
G/TBT/N/UGA/232 FDUS EAS 5, Refined white sugar - Specification (13 pages, English)
G/TBT/N/UGA/233 FDUS EAS 16, Plantation (mill) white sugar - Specification, (13 pages, English).
G/TBT/N/UGA/234 FDUS EAS 8, Raw cane sugar - Specification (13 pages, English)
G/TBT/N/UGA/235 FDUS 907, Instant coffee - Specification (18 pages, English)
G/TBT/N/UGA/236 FDUS EAS 125, Safety matches - Specification (28 pages, English)

Ukraine
G/TBT/N/UKR/73 Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of 9 June 2011 No. 632 "On approving the technical regulation on labelling the materials used to manufacture the main components of footwear that go on sale".
G/TBT/N/UKR/74 Draft Order of Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine "On amendment to the list of products which are subject to compulsory certification in Ukraine", ("the list of products, which are subject to compulsory certification" approved by the Order of the State Committee for Technical Regulation and Consumer Policy of 1 February 2005, No 28), (2 pages, in Ukrainian).
G/TBT/N/UKR/75 Draft Order of Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, “on "Amendment to the list of products which are subject to compulsory certification in Ukraine". (The list of products, which are subject to compulsory certification" approved by the Order of the State Committee for Technical Regulation and Consumer Policy of 1 February 2005 No. 28), (2 pages, in Ukrainian).
G/TBT/N/UKR/76 Draft Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine "On Amendments to the Procedure for the appointment of authorities for the conformity assessment of products, processes and services according to requirements of technical regulations, what (the Procedure) was approved by the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine as of 24 January 2007 No. 59 " (1 list, in Ukrainian).

United Arab Emirates
G/TBT/N/ARE/97 UAE GCC draft Technical regulation for Requirements of handling Energy drinks (4 pages in Arabic).

United States
G/TBT/N/USA/687 Current Good Manufacturing Practice in Manufacturing, Processing, Packing, or Holding of Drugs; Revision of Certain Labelling Controls (6 pages, English)
G/TBT/N/USA/688 Inadmissibility of Consumer Products and Industrial Equipment Noncompliant with Applicable Energy Conservation or Labelling Standards (4 pages, in English)
G/TBT/N/USA/689 Significant New Use Rule for Hexabromocyclododecane and 1,2,5,6,9,10-Hexabromocyclododecane (9 pages, in English)
G/TBT/N/USA/690 Approval and Communication Requirements for the Safe Transportation of Air Bag Inflators, Air Bag Modules, and Seat-Belt Pretensioners (8 pages, in English)
G/TBT/N/USA/691 Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Battery Chargers and External Power Supplies (172 pages, English)
G/TBT/N/USA/692 Benzidine-Based Chemical Substances; Di-n-pentyl phthalate (DnPP); and Alkanes, C[ihel1][ihel2]-[ihel1][ihel3], Chloro; Proposed Significant New Use Rules (15 pages, in English).
G/TBT/N/USA/693 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages; Incorporation by Reference (10 pages, in English).
G/TBT/N/USA/694 Certain Polybrominated Diphenylethers; Significant New Use Rule and Test Rule (38 pages, in English)
G/TBT/N/USA/695 Inflatable Personal Flotation Devices (7 pages, in English)
G/TBT/N/USA/696 Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances (13 pages, in English)
G/TBT/N/USA/697 Standards of Identity for Pisco and Cognac (4 pages, in English)
G/TBT/N/USA/698 Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Light-Emitting Diode Lamps (20 pages, English)
G/TBT/N/USA/699 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Accelerator Control Systems (25 pages, in English)