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Ordinance of the State Government of Salzburg amending the Heating Systems Ordinance [Heizungsanlagen-Verordnung] 2010

Notification Number: 2019/177/A (Austria)
Date received: 16/04/2019
End of Standstill: 17/07/2019

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Message 002

Communication from the Commission - TRIS/(2019) 01082
Directive (EU) 2015/1535
Translation of the message 001
Notification: 2019/0177/A

No abre el plazo - Nezahajuje odklady - Fristerne indledes ikke - Kein Fristbeginn - Viivituste perioodi ei avata - Καμμία έναρξη προθεσμίας - Does not open the delays - N'ouvre pas de délais - Non fa decorrere la mora - Neietekmē atlikšanu - Atidėjimai nepradedami - Nem nyitja meg a késéseket - Ma’ jiftaħx il-perijodi ta’ dawmien - Geen termijnbegin - Nie otwiera opóźnień - Não inicia o prazo - Neotvorí oneskorenia - Ne uvaja zamud - Määräaika ei ala tästä - Inleder ingen frist - Не се предвижда период на прекъсване - Nu deschide perioadele de stagnare - Nu deschide perioadele de stagnare.

(MSG: 201901082.EN)

1. Structured Information Line
MSG 002 IND 2019 0177 A EN 16-04-2019 A NOTIF

2. Member State

3. Department Responsible
Bundesministerium für Digitalisierung und Wirtschaftsstandort
Abteilung III/8
A-1010 Wien, Stubenring 1
Telefon +43-1/71100-802365
Telefax +43-1/71100-93-2365

3. Originating Department
Amt der Salzburger Landesregierung
Fachgruppe 0/3: Legislativ- und Verfassungsdienst
A-5010 Salzburg, Chiemseehof
Telefon +43 (0) 662 8042-0*
Telefax +43 (0) 662 8042-2160

4. Notification Number
2019/0177/A - B00

5. Title
Ordinance of the State Government of Salzburg amending the Heating Systems Ordinance [Heizungsanlagen-Verordnung] 2010

6. Products Concerned
Heating systems

7. Notification Under Another Act

8. Main Content
In light of the latest amendment, State Law Gazette No 28/2018, to the Clean Air (Heating Systems) Act [Luftreinhaltegesetz für Heizungsanlagen] as well as developments in domestic and EU law, the current Heating Systems Ordinance [Heizungsanlagen-Verordnung] needs to be updated. In this connection specific reference should be made to the revision of Article 15a of the Federal Constitution, Agreement on the placement on the market of heaters and the inspection of firing systems (for which a fully negotiated technical draft is already available), the proposed revision of the Federal Firing Systems Ordinance [Feuerungsanlangen-Verordnung] (a preliminary draft is available) and Directives 2009/125/EC, 2015/2193/EU and 2018/844/EU.
Compared to the currently applicable Ordinance, essentially the following changes are made:
• Update of Section 2 to reflect EU-law requirements;
• Increase of the limits from < 50 kW nominal heat yield to <100 kW fuel heat yield;
• (Minor) tightening of the limits for solid-fuel heaters in the simple inspection;
• Adjustment to reflect the state of the art and EU-law requirements when defining the limits for district heating plants;
• Shortening of the inspection interval for ventilation-dependent gas heating devices without mechanical exhaust to once per year;
• Abolition of the energy efficiency inspection for heating systems above 20 kW but below 70 kW;
• Abolition of employee training for companies authorised for inspections, except for supervisory bodies.

9. Brief Statement of Grounds
Section II lays down requirements for the placement on the market of heating devices with a nominal heat yield up to 400 kW. The yield limit has not been modified, since yields will normally be in this range in case of use for room heating and hot-water supply.

Re Article 12:
The changes (aside from some terminology changes) essentially serve to implement Directive 2015/2193/EU (MCP Directive). The economic sector (NACE Code) should be specified in accordance with the (four-character) classification of sectors (see Regulation (EC) No 1893/2006 establishing the statistical classification of economic activities NACE Revision 2 and amending Council Regulation (EEC) No 3037/90 as well as certain EC Regulations, most recently amended pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 295/2008 concerning structural business statistics, OJ L 97 of 9.4.2008 p. 13.)
Paragraph 6 is to be removed as a measure of deregulation.
Re subparagraph 10 (Article 13):
The requirements for the construction, facilities and modification of systems have been adjusted in terms of terminology and updated with reference to the applicable EU Regulations in accordance with Directive 2009/125/EC (Ecodesign Directive).
Re subparagraph 11 (Article 15):
In Paragraphs 1 and 2, the size of the measurement opening as well as the acceptability of retrofitting measurement openings have been updated to reflect the requirements of the applicable technical standards. Specifically, for measurement points for simple inspections, the applicable standards, such as ÖNORM H 7510-2 ‘Verification of heating systems Part 2: Basic check of firing systems for liquid and gaseous fuels’ shall be taken into account. For gas firing systems of construction type C pursuant to ONR 131749 as well as for oil firing systems of construction type C pursuant to ÖNORM EN 15035, only the measurement opening provided by the manufacturer shall be used.
In comprehensive inspections, the measurement objective, plan, preparation and the setup of the measurement sections and sites shall be in line with applicable standards such as ÖNORM EN 15259 ‘Stationary source emissions – Requirements for the measurement sections and sites and for the measurement objective, plan and report’.
The position of the measurement opening to be provided for individual room heating systems in exceptional inspections shall be determined for each case individually.

Re Article 18:
The scope is adjusted from 50 kW nominal heat yield to 100 kW fuel heat yield, since the (expected) scope of the future Federal Firing Systems Ordinance [Feuerungsanlagenverordnung] will also be from 100 kW.
Subparagraph 1 converts the limits for fixed fuels to an oxygen content of 6 % (in line with the MCP Directive), while the hitherto applicable limits for CO in solid-fuel heating devices are no longer considered to reflect the current situation and have therefore been reduced slightly. The reduction of the limits is undertaken in accordance with international standards as well as the new definition of the yield limit of 100 kW in terms of fuel heat yield instead of the previous 50 kW in terms of nominal heat yield. For firing systems with a fuel heat yield less than 100 kW, the provisions of the Firing Systems Ordinance define a CO limit of 1200 mg/Nm³ (at 6 % O2 consumption) including a 50 % permitted excess at partial loads. Since in light of the drafts for the new Firing Systems Ordinance, the yield range should be modified to 100 kW in terms of fuel heat yield, the limits need to be adjusted. The adjustment is moderate, and will be technically unproblematic for systems smaller than 50 kW nominal yield, if correctly operated using permitted fuels pursuant to Article 21. For systems between 50 kW nominal yield and 100 kW fuel yield, the modified yield limits actually lead to a simplification with respect to the CO limits to be observed.
The limits for the placement on the market of hot-water supply systems for gaseous fuels may be dropped since the requirements for the placement on the market of such systems are now governed by EU law. As a further consequence, the differentiation of hot-water supply systems in terms of the periodic simple inspection and the limits for operation can also be removed. In this connection, hot-water supply systems for gaseous fuels should be treated the same as firing systems for gaseous fuels.

10. Reference Documents - Basic Texts
Reference(s) to basic text(s): Heating Systems Ordinance [Heizungsanlagen-Verordnung] 2010, State Law Gazette No 36, in the version of Ordinance No 56/2014
The basic texts were forwarded with an earlier notification: 2014/133/A

11. Invocation of the Emergency Procedure

12. Grounds for the Emergency

13. Confidentiality

14. Fiscal measures

15. Impact assessment
The impact assessments can be found in the explanatory memorandum to the enclosed Draft Ordinance.

16. TBT and SPS aspects
TBT aspect

No - the draft has no significant impact on international trade.

SPS aspect

No - the draft has no significant impact on international trade.

No - the draft is neither a sanitary nor phytosanitary measure.

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