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Document 32000D0447

2000/447/EC: Commission Decision of 13 June 2000 on the procedure for attesting the conformity of construction products pursuant to Article 20(2) of Council Directive 89/106/EEC as regards prefabricated wood-based load-bearing stressed skin panels and self-supporting composite lightweight panels (notified under document number C(2000) 804) (Text with EEA relevance)

OJ L 180, 19.7.2000, p. 40–45 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)
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32000D0447

2000/447/EC: Commission Decision of 13 June 2000 on the procedure for attesting the conformity of construction products pursuant to Article 20(2) of Council Directive 89/106/EEC as regards prefabricated wood-based load-bearing stressed skin panels and self-supporting composite lightweight panels (notified under document number C(2000) 804) (Text with EEA relevance)

Official Journal L 180 , 19/07/2000 P. 0040 - 0045


Commission Decision

of 13 June 2000

on the procedure for attesting the conformity of construction products pursuant to Article 20(2) of Council Directive 89/106/EEC as regards prefabricated wood-based load-bearing stressed skin panels and self-supporting composite lightweight panels

(notified under document number C(2000) 804)

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2000/447/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,

Whereas:

(1) The Commission is required to select, between the two procedures under Article 13(3) of Directive 89/106/EEC for attesting the conformity of a product, the "least onerous possible procedure consistent with safety", 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 responsability 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) Article 13(4) requires that the procedure thus determined be indicated in the mandates and in the technical specifications. 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) The two procedures provided for in Article 13(3) are described in detail in Annex III to Directive 89/106/EEC. It is necessary therefore to specify clearly the methods by which the two procedures should be implemented, by reference to Annex III, for each product or family of products, since Annex III gives preference to certain systems.

(4) 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. The procedure referred to in point (b) of Article 13(3) corresponds to the systems set out in point (i) of Annex III, and in the first possibility, with continuous surveillance, of point (ii) of Section 2 of Annexes III.

(5) 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 and families of products set out in Annex I shall have their conformity attested by a procedure whereby the manufacturer has under its sole responsibility a factory production system ensuring that the product is in conformity with the relevant technical specifications.

Article 2

The products and families of products set out in Annex II 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 3

The procedure for attesting conformity as set out in Annex III shall be indicated in the mandates for guidelines for European technical approval.

Article 4

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 13 June 2000.

For the Commission

Erkki Liikanen

Member of the Commission

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

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

ANNEX I

Prefabricated wood-based load-bearing stressed skin panels:

For uses in buildings, except those contributing to the load-bearing capacity of the structure and/or those subject to reaction to fire regulations for products made of materials falling into classes A(1), B(2), C(3), AFL(4), BFL(5), CFL(6).

Self-supporting composite lightweight panels:

For uses in buildings, except those subject to reaction to fire regulations for products made of materials falling into classes A(7), B(8), C(9).

(1) Materials for which the reaction to fire performance is susceptible to change during production; (in general, those subject to chemical modification, e.g. fire retardants, or where changes of composition may lead to changes in reaction to fire performance).

(2) Materials for which the reaction to fire performance is susceptible to change during production; (in general, those subject to chemical modification, e.g. fire retardants, or where changes of composition may lead to changes in reaction to fire performance).

(3) Materials for which the reaction to fire performance is susceptible to change during production; (in general, those subject to chemical modification, e.g. fire retardants, or where changes of composition may lead to changes in reaction to fire performance).

(4) Materials for which the reaction to fire performance is susceptible to change during production; (in general, those subject to chemical modification, e.g. fire retardants, or where changes of composition may lead to changes in reaction to fire performance).

(5) Materials for which the reaction to fire performance is susceptible to change during production; (in general, those subject to chemical modification, e.g. fire retardants, or where changes of composition may lead to changes in reaction to fire performance).

(6) Materials for which the reaction to fire performance is susceptible to change during production; (in general, those subject to chemical modification, e.g. fire retardants, or where changes of composition may lead to changes in reaction to fire performance).

(7) Materials for which the reaction to fire performance is susceptible to change during production; (in general, those subject to chemical modification, e.g. fire retardants, or where changes of composition may lead to changes in reaction to fire performance).

(8) Materials for which the reaction to fire performance is susceptible to change during production; (in general, those subject to chemical modification, e.g. fire retardants, or where changes of composition may lead to changes in reaction to fire performance).

(9) Materials for which the reaction to fire performance is susceptible to change during production; (in general, those subject to chemical modification, e.g. fire retardants, or where changes of composition may lead to changes in reaction to fire performance).

ANNEX II

Prefabricated wood-based load-bearing stressed skin panels:

For uses contributing to the load-bearing capacity of the structure of buildings and/or subject to reaction to fire regulations for products made of materials falling into classes A(1), B(2), C(3), AFL(4), BFL(5), CFL(6).

Self-supporting composite lightweight panels:

For uses in buildings subject to reaction to fire regulations for products made of materials falling into classes A(7), B(8), C(9).

(1) Materials for which the reaction to fire performance is susceptible to change during production; (in general, those subject to chemical modification, e.g. fire retardants, or where changes of composition may lead to changes in reaction to fire performance).

(2) Materials for which the reaction to fire performance is susceptible to change during production; (in general, those subject to chemical modification, e.g. fire retardants, or where changes of composition may lead to changes in reaction to fire performance).

(3) Materials for which the reaction to fire performance is susceptible to change during production; (in general, those subject to chemical modification, e.g. fire retardants, or where changes of composition may lead to changes in reaction to fire performance).

(4) Materials for which the reaction to fire performance is susceptible to change during production; (in general, those subject to chemical modification, e.g. fire retardants, or where changes of composition may lead to changes in reaction to fire performance).

(5) Materials for which the reaction to fire performance is susceptible to change during production; (in general, those subject to chemical modification, e.g. fire retardants, or where changes of composition may lead to changes in reaction to fire performance).

(6) Materials for which the reaction to fire performance is susceptible to change during production; (in general, those subject to chemical modification, e.g. fire retardants, or where changes of composition may lead to changes in reaction to fire performance).

(7) Materials for which the reaction to fire performance is susceptible to change during production; (in general, those subject to chemical modification, e.g. fire retardants, or where changes of composition may lead to changes in reaction to fire performance).

(8) Materials for which the reaction to fire performance is susceptible to change during production; (in general, those subject to chemical modification, e.g. fire retardants, or where changes of composition may lead to changes in reaction to fire performance).

(9) Materials for which the reaction to fire performance is susceptible to change during production; (in general, those subject to chemical modification, e.g. fire retardants, or where changes of composition may lead to changes in reaction to fire performance).

ANNEX III

Note:

for products having more than one of the intended uses specified in the following families, the tasks for the approved body, derived from the relevant systems of attestation of conformity, are cumulative.

PRODUCT FAMILY

PREFABRICATED WOOD-BASED LOAD-BEARING STRESSED SKIN PANELS AND SELF-SUPPORTING COMPOSITE LIGHTWEIGHT PANELS (1/6)

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 guidelines for European technical approval:

>TABLE>

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 characteristic (see Article 2(1) of Directive 89/106/EEC and, where applicable, clause 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.

PRODUCT FAMILY

PREFABRICATED WOOD-BASED LOAD-BEARING STRESSED SKIN PANELS AND SELF-SUPPORTING COMPOSITE LIGHTWEIGHT PANELS (2/6)

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 guidelines for European technical approval:

>TABLE>

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 characteristic (see Article 2(1) of Directive 89/106/EEC and, where applicable, clause 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.

PRODUCT FAMILIY

PREFABRICATED WOOD-BASED LOAD-BEARING STRESSED SKIN PANELS AND SELF-SUPPORTING COMPOSITE LIGHTWEIGHT PANELS (3/6)

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 guidelines for European technical approval:

>TABLE>

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 characteristic (see Article 2(1) of Directive 89/106/EEC and, where applicable, clause 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.

PRODUCT FAMILY

PREFABRICATED WOOD-BASED LOAD-BEARING STRESSED SKIN PANELS AND SELF-SUPPORTING COMPOSITE LIGHTWEIGHT PANELS (4/6)

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 guidelines for European technical approval:

>TABLE>

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 characteristic (see Article 2(1) of Directive 89/106/EEC and, where applicable, clause 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.

PRODUCT FAMILY

PREFABRICATED WOOD-BASED LOAD-BEARING STRESSED SKIN PANELS AND SELF-SUPPORTING COMPOSITE LIGHTWEIGHT PANELS (5/6)

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 guidelines for European technical approval:

>TABLE>

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 characteristic (see Article 2(1) of Directive 89/106/EEC and, where applicable, clause 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.

PRODUCT FAMILY

PREFABRICATED WOOD-BASED LOAD-BEARING STRESSED SKIN PANELS AND SELF-SUPPORTING COMPOSITE LIGHTWEIGHT PANELS (6/6)

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 quidelines for European technical approval:

>TABLE>

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 characteristic (see Article 2(1) of Directive 89/106/EEC and, where applicable, clause 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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