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Notification System

Notification System

The notification system was set up to inform stakeholders about policy actions related to European standards. It helps ensure proper consultation and market relevance before the action is taken. The obligation to publish information on a website stems from Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012.

New references of harmonised standards published

On 17 November, updated lists of references of harmonised standards on medical devices, active implantable medical devices, in vitro diagnostic medical devices, radio equipment and pressure equipment were published in the Official Journal of the European Union (C389). Read more

The purpose of this webpage is to:

  • notify stakeholders about policy actions related to European standardisation (Article 12)
  • publish information on Commission Implementing Decisions after Formal Objections to harmonised standards (Article 11(2))

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Categories of notified policy actions

* Since July 2016, a four-week 'deadline for feedback' is set for notifications in categories II and III.

I. Annual Union Work Programme for European standardisation

Notifications on Union Work Programme

Notification

Notification date
(deadline for feedback)

2018 Annual Union Work Programme

25/08/2017

2017 Annual Union Work Programme

1/06/2016

2016 Annual Union Work Programme

08/01/2016

II. Possible future standardisation requests to European standardisation organisations

Notifications on draft standardisations requests (Mandates)

Notification

Notification date
(deadline for feedback)

Draft standardisation request to the European standardisation organisations as regards ecodesign requirements for air heating products, cooling products, high temperature process chillers and fan coils in support of Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/228104/07/2017
(expired)
Draft standardisation request to the European Committee for Standardisation and to the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation as regards compliance with maximum content criteria of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in rubber and plastic components of articles placed on the market for supply to the general public in support of Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council04/07/2017
(expired)
Draft standardisation request to the European standardisation organisations as regards marine equipment in support of Directive 2014/90/EU of 23 July 2014 on marine equipment and repealing Directive 96/98/EC06/06/2017
(expired)
Draft standardisation request to the European Committee for Standardisation as regards measurement methods for monitoring of volatile organic compounds ozone precursors in ambient air in support of Directive 2008/50/EC19/05/2017
(expired)
Draft standardisation request to the European Committee for Standardisation as regards a European standard on reporting in support of supervision of online gambling services by the gambling regulatory authorities of the Member States28/04/2017
(expired)
Draft standardisation request to the European standardisation organisations in support of the implementation of Directive (EU) 2016/2102 on the accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies21/12/2016
(expired)

Draft standardisation request to the European Committee for Standardisation as regards cableway installations in support of Regulation (EU) 2016/424 of the European Parliament and of the Council

8/12/2016
(expired)

Draft standardisation request to the European Committee for Standardisation and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization as regards gas appliances and their fittings in support of Regulation (EU) 2016/426 of the European Parliament and of the Council

8/12/2016
(expired)

Draft standardisation request to the European Committee for Standardisation as regards personal protective equipment in support of Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliament and of the Council

28/11/2016
(expired)

Draft standardisation request to the European Committee for Standardisation and to the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation in support of the implementation of Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 on fluorinated greenhouse gases

21/10/2016
(expired)

Draft standardisation request as regards ecodesign requirements for welding equipment

05/11/2015
(expired)

Other information on overall planning

III. Formal objections to harmonised standards

Notifications on pending objections

Notification

Notification date
(deadline for feedback)

Formal Objection against EN ISO 4126-1:2013 Safety devices for protection against excessive pressure - Part 1: Safety valves (ISO 4126-1:2013)

22/12/2017

Formal Objection against EN 71-1:2014 Safety of toys - Part 1: Mechanical and physical properties

21/03/2017
(expired)

Formal Objection against EN 60335-2-24:2010 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-24: Particular requirements for refrigerating appliances, ice-cream appliances and ice makers

26/10/2016
(expired)

Formal Objection against EN ISO 4064-1:2014 Water meters for cold potable water and hot water - Part 1: Metrological and technical requirements (ISO 4064-1:2014)

8/07/2016
(expired)
Formal Objection against EN ISO 4074:2015 Natural latex rubber condoms - Requirements and test methods (326 kB)

18/02/2016
(expired)

Formal Objection against EN 13341:2005+A1:2011 'Static thermoplastic tanks for above ground storage of domestic heating oils, kerosene and diesel fuels' (527 kB)7/12/2015
(expired)
Formal Objection against EN 14342:2013 'Wood flooring and parquet' (368 kB)7/12/2015
(expired)
Formal Objection against EN 1168:2005+A3:2011 'Precast concrete products – hollow core slabs' (951 kB)7/12/2015
(expired)
Formal Objection against EN 131622012+A12015 Thermal insulation products for buildings - Factory made mineral wool (MW) products (434 kB)7/12/2015
(expired)
Formal Objection against EN 124:2015 'Gully tops and Manhole covers' - Parts 2-6 (2MB)7/12/2015
(expired)
Formal Objection against EN 12285-2:2005 'Workshop fabricated steel tanks' - Part 2: 'Horizontal cylindrical single skin and double skin tanks for the aboveground storage of flammable and non-flammable water polluting liquids' (442 kB)7/12/2015
(expired)
Formal Objection against EN 149042006 Indoor surfaces for multi-sports use (496 kB)7/12/2015
(expired)
Formal Objection against EN 13383-12002 Armourstone Part 1 Specifications (719 kB)7/12/2015
(expired)
Formal Objection against EN 13240:2001 'Roomheaters fired by solid fuel - Requirements and test methods' (609 kB)7/12/2015
(expired)
Formal Objection against EN 126202002+A12008 Aggregates for concrete (536 kB)7/12/2015
(expired)
Formal Objection against EN ISO 10993-7:2008 Biological evaluation of medical devices - Part 7: Ethylene oxide sterilization residuals and EN ISO 10993-17:2009 Biological evaluation of medical devices - Part 17: Establishment of allowable limits for leachable substances (398 kB)15/07/2015
(expired)
Formal Objection against EN 60335-2-14:2006 (as amended, the latest amendment being A11:2012) Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety -- Part 2-14: Particular requirements for kitchen machines (1 MB)26/01/2015
(expired)
Formal Objection against EN 60335-2-60:2003 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety - Part 2-60: Particular requirements for whirlpool baths and whirlpool spas (as amended by A1:2005, A2:2008, A11:2010, A12:2010) (1 MB)26/01/2015
(expired)
Formal Objection against EN ISO 4074:2002 (as corrected by AC:2008) Natural latex rubber condoms - Requirements and test methods (239 kB)17/12/2014
(expired)
Formal Objection against EN 50360:2001 "Product standard to demonstrate the compliance of mobile phones with the basic restrictions related to human exposure to electromagnetic fields (300 MHz - 3 GHz)" (363 kB)28/11/2014
(expired)
Formal Objection against EN ISO 12402-2:2006 Personal flotation devices - Part 2: Lifejackets, performance level 275 - Safety requirements, EN ISO 12402-3:2006 Personal flotation devices - Part 3: Lifejackets, performance level 150 - Safety requirements, EN ISO 12402-4:2006 Personal flotation devices - Part 4: Lifejackets, performance level 100 - Safety requirements (including relevant amendments) (471 kB)

28/11/2014
(expired)

Formal Objection against EN 60335-2-15:2002 (as amended, the latest amendment being A11:2012) Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety -- Part 2-15: Particular requirements for appliances for heating liquids (297 kB)

30/09/2014
(expired)

Formal Objection against EN 60335-2-9:2003 (as amended, the latest amendment being A13:2010) Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety -- Part 2-9: Particular requirements for grills, toasters and similar portable cooking appliance (2 MB)

30/09/2014
(expired)

Formal Objection against EN 1621-4:2013 (697 kB) Motorcyclists' protective clothing against mechanical impact – Part 4: Motorcyclists' inflatable protectors – Requirements and test methods18/06/2013
(expired)

Other information on pending objections

  • (to be added)

IV. Identifications of ICT technical specifications

Notifications on draft identifications

Notification

The Commission's intentions to identify ICT technical specifications are notified to and consulted with the ICT Standardisation policy multi-stakeholder platform (MSP). See ICT standardisation.

 

Identified ICT technical specifications

V. Delegated acts to modify Annexes I or III of Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012

Notification

Notification date

No notifications available

 

 

VI. Other actions

Notification

Notification date

Action Plan: Structural solutions to decrease the stock of non-cited harmonised standards

The Joint Initiative on Standardisation (4MB) - document signed in Amsterdam on 13 June 2016 and in Brussels on 12 July 2016
 

Participants of the Joint Initiative on Standardisation (as of 20 October 2017)


Presentations from the 6th meeting of the Steering Group on the Joint Initiative on Standardisation on 20 October 2017

Presentations from the 5th meeting of the Steering Group on the Joint Initiative on Standardisation on 3 May 2017

Actions from the Joint Initiative on Standardisation (These documents may still develop in the course of the action. They should not be regarded as stating an official position of the European Commission)

9/10/2017

13/06/2016
(update 20/10/2017)

1/08/2016
(update 20/10/2017)

20/10/2017


3/05/2017


26/06/2017
(update 17/11/2017)

Commission takes steps to modernise EU's standardisation policy.
The European Commission presents its vision on how European standard setting should evolve in the light of technological developments, political priorities and global trends.

More information:

01/06/2016

Closing plenary of the Joint Initiative on Standardisation

22/04/2016

SWD(2015) 205 final of 27/10/2015, Vademecum on European standardisation in support of Union legislation and policies:

Part 1 - Role of the Commission's Standardisation requests to the European standardisation organisations (249 kB)
Part 2 - Preparation and adoption of the Commission’s standardisation requests to the European standardisation organisations (303 kB)
Part 3 - Guidelines for the execution of standardisation requests (155 kB)

6/11/2015

Report of the Roundtable 'Friends of Standardisation' on the Independent Review of the European Standardisation System, 1st July 2015 (6 MB)

10/11/2015

Independent Review of the European Standardisation System - Final report and Annexes (Currently not accessible)

04/05/2015
(updated on
08/05/2015)

 

Scoreboard for the work programmes of standardisation bodies

The scoreboard for the work programmes of standardisation bodies is a Commission initiative which aims to ensure transparency of the European standardisation system and proper and coherent application of Article 3 of Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012.

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