On April 17 the European Parliament adopted, in plenary session, the revision text of the EPBD Directive 2010 / 31 / CE on Energy Efficiency of Buildings.
The text reflects the compromise agreement reached on 19 December 2017 with the European Council and Commission, and was approved with 546 favorable votes, 35 against and 96 abstentions.
This Directive is the first of the eight legislative proposals contained in the "Clean Energy for All Europeans" package launched in November 2016 to be approved by Parliament at first reading.
The European Commission has made available on its website the new edition of the Guide to the application of the 2014 / 30 / CE Directive on electromagnetic compatibility.
The EMC 2014 / 30 / UE Directive Guide is available below link
Within the framework of the restrictions on the use of hazardous substances defined by the RoHS Directive 2011 / 65 / CE (RoHS 2), a series of exemptions are provided for the authorization of the placing on the market of EEE containing the banned substances (the exemptions are listed in Annexes III and IV of the Directive).
On the Official Journal of the European Union n.49 of 9 February 2018 the updated lists of harmonized standards have been published according to the following Directives:
- 2014 / 68 / UE 'PED' Directive
- 2014 / 29 / UE 'SPVD' Directive
On February 1, the European Commission published its proposal to revise the directive on the quality of water intended for human consumption, the so-called drinking water directive.
Main results of the Commission proposal
The European Commission has opened the 23 January the public consultation on the evaluation and possible revision of the 2000 / 14 / CE Directive on the environmental acoustic emission of the machines and equipment intended to work outdoors
An evaluation of the effectiveness of the current legislation in this field has been started for some time and now the possibility of drawing up a legislative proposal to revise the Directive is being considered.
November 27 was published the Inception Impact Assessment (which you can find attached) for the possible revision of the 2000 / 14 / CE Directive on the environmental noise emission of outdoor machines and equipment.
The aim of the document is to inform citizens and stakeholders about the programs of the European Commission in order to have first feedback on the project and effectively participate in future consultation activities.
The document consists of four parts:
The 21 / 2017 / EU Directive has been published on the European Official Gazette of November 2102 / XNUMX, which partially modifies the RoHS Directive II (Restricted Use of Certain Dangerous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment).
The main purpose of the new legislative provision is to adapt the text of RoHS Directive II to the legislative framework regulating the placing on the market of products
The main novelties that will be introduced by the 2017 / 2102 / EU Directive are as follows:
With the NOMAD project, the European Commission had analyzed the sound emission levels statements of the machines in the maintenance manuals of manufacturers.
Inail, in accordance with the provisions of section 2 of Art. 6 17 / 2010 2 (7 459 96), conducts technical assessment activities in support of the Italian Market Supervisory Authority (Ministry of Economic Development and Ministry of Labor and Social Policies).