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Document 31999D0455

1999/455/EC: Commission Decision of 22 June 1999 on the procedure for attesting the conformity of construction products pursuant to Article 20(2) of Council Directive 89/106/EEC as regards timber frame and log prefabricated building kits (notified under document number C(1999) 1483) (Text with EEA relevance)

OJ L 178, 14.7.1999, p. 56–57 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)
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31999D0455

1999/455/EC: Commission Decision of 22 June 1999 on the procedure for attesting the conformity of construction products pursuant to Article 20(2) of Council Directive 89/106/EEC as regards timber frame and log prefabricated building kits (notified under document number C(1999) 1483) (Text with EEA relevance)

Official Journal L 178 , 14/07/1999 P. 0056 - 0057


COMMISSION DECISION

of 22 June 1999

on the procedure for attesting the conformity of construction products pursuant to Article 20(2) of Council Directive 89/106/EEC as regards timber frame and log prefabricated building kits

(notified under document number C(1999) 1483)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(1999/455/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 89/106/EEC of 21 December 1988 on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to construction products(1), as amended by Directive 93/68/EEC(2), and in particular Article 13(4) thereof,

(1) Whereas the Commission is required to select, as between the two procedures pursuant to Article 13(3) of Directive 89/106/EEC for attesting the conformity of a product, "the least onerous possible procedure consistent with safety"; whereas this means that it is necessary to decide whether, for a given product or family of products, the existence of a factory production control system under the responsibility of the manufacturer is a necessary and sufficient condition for an attestation of conformity, or whether, for reasons related to compliance with the criteria mentioned in Article 13(4), the intervention of an approved certification body is required;

(2) Whereas Article 13(4) requires that the procedure thus determined must be indicated in the mandates and in the technical specifications; whereas, therefore, it is desirable to define the concept of products or family of products as used in the mandates and in the technical specifications;

(3) Whereas the two procedures provided for in Article 13(3) are described in detail in Annex III to Directive 89/106/EEC; whereas it is necessary therefore to specify clearly the methods by which the two procedures must be implemented, by reference to Annex III, for each product or family of products, since Annex III gives preference to certain systems;

(4) Whereas the procedure referred to in point (a) of Article 13(3) corresponds to the systems set out in the first possibility, without continuous surveillance, and the second and third possibilities of point (ii) of Section 2 of Annex III, and the procedure referred to in point (b) of Article 13(3) corresponds to the systems set out in point (i) of Section 2 of Annex III, and in the first possibility, with continuous surveillance, of point (ii) of Section 2 of Annex III;

(5) Whereas the measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Construction,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The products set out in Annex I shall have their conformity attested by a procedure whereby, in addition to a factory production control system operated by the manufacturer, an approved certification body is involved in assessment and surveillance of the production control or of the product itself.

Article 2

The procedure for attesting conformity as set out in Annex II shall be indicated in mandates for guidelines for European technical approvals.

Article 3

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 22 June 1999.

For the Commission

Martin BANGEMANN

Member of the Commission

(1) OJ L 40, 11.2.1989, p. 12.

(2) OJ L 220, 30.8.1993, p. 1.

ANNEX I

Timber frame and log prefabricated building kits

This Decision covers those industrially prepared kits, marketed as a building, that are made of predesigned and prefabricated components intended for production in series. This Decision concerns only those kits for which the minimum requirements defined below are met. Partial kits falling below these minimum requirements are outside the scope of the Decision. The minimum requirements comprise all of the following: the structural elements of the building, the essential components of the external envelope including all necessary thermal insulation, and the internal linings in so far as they are necessary for the satisfaction of the essential requirements applied to the building.

Although some components may be prepared in different factories, only the final kit for delivery, and not the various components, are concerned by this Decision.

- for use in building works

ANNEX II

ATTESTATION OF CONFORMITY

PRODUCT FAMILY

TIMBER FRAME AND LOG PREFABRICATED BUILDING KITS

Systems of attestation of conformity

For the product(s) and intended use(s) listed below, EOTA is requested to specify the following system(s) of attestation of conformity in the relevant guideline for European technical approvals:

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System 1: See Directive 89/106/EEC, Annex III(2)(i), without audit testing of samples.

The specification for the system should be such that it can be implemented even where performance does not need to be determined for a certain characteristic, because at least one Member State has no legal requirement at all for such a characteristic (see Article 2.1 of Directive 89/106/EEC and, where applicable, point 1.2.3 of the Interpretative Documents). In those cases the verification of such a characteristic must not be imposed on the manufacturer if he does not wish to declare the performance of the product in that respect.

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