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Official Journal of the European Union, L 149, 14 June 2018


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14 June 2018


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REGULATIONS

 

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/866 of 13 June 2018 fixing the adjustment rate for direct payments pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council in respect of the calendar year 2018

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/867 of 13 June 2018 laying down the rules of procedure of the Board(s) of Appeal of the European Union Agency for Railways ( 1)

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/868 of 13 June 2018 amending Regulation (EU) No 1301/2014 and Regulation (EU) No 1302/2014 as regards provisions on energy measuring system and data collecting system ( 1)

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DECISIONS

 

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Political and Security Committee Decision (CFSP) 2018/869 of 5 June 2018 extending the mandate of the Head of Mission of the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX KOSOVO) (EULEX KOSOVO/1/2018) ( *1)

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(1)   Text with EEA relevance.

 

(*1)   This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 (1999) and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

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Acts whose titles are printed in light type are those relating to day-to-day management of agricultural matters, and are generally valid for a limited period.

The titles of all other Acts are printed in bold type and preceded by an asterisk.


II Non-legislative acts

REGULATIONS

14.6.2018   

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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2018/866

of 13 June 2018

fixing the adjustment rate for direct payments pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council in respect of the calendar year 2018

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 on the financing, management and monitoring of the common agricultural policy and repealing Council Regulations (EEC) No 352/78, (EC) No 165/94, (EC) No 2799/98, (EC) No 814/2000, (EC) No 1290/2005 and (EC) No 485/2008 (1), and in particular Article 26(3) thereof,

After consulting the Committee on the Agricultural Funds,

Whereas:

(1)

Pursuant to Article 25 of Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 a reserve intended to provide additional support for the agricultural sector in the case of major crises affecting the agricultural production or distribution is to be established by applying, at the beginning of each year, a reduction to direct payments with the financial discipline mechanism referred to in Article 26 of that Regulation.

(2)

Article 26(1) of Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 provides that in order to ensure that the annual ceilings set out in Council Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1311/2013 (2) for the financing of the market related expenditure and direct payments are respected, an adjustment rate for direct payments is to be determined when the forecasts for the financing of the measures financed under that sub-ceiling for a given financial year indicate that the applicable annual ceilings will be exceeded.

(3)

The amount of the reserve for crises in the agricultural sector, included in the Commission 2019 Draft Budget, amounts to EUR 468,7 million in current prices. To cover that amount, the financial discipline mechanism has to apply to direct payments under the support schemes listed in Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council (3) in respect of the calendar year 2018.

(4)

The forecasts for the direct payments and market related expenditure determined in the Commission 2019 Draft Budget indicate that there is no need for any further financial discipline.

(5)

In accordance with Article 26(3) of Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013, the adjustment rate should be fixed by 30 June of the calendar year in respect of which the adjustment rate applies.

(6)

As a general rule, farmers submitting an aid application for direct payments for one calendar year (N) are paid within a fixed payment period falling within the financial year (N + 1). However, Member States may make late payments to farmers beyond that payment period, within certain limits. Such late payments may be made in a subsequent financial year. When financial discipline is applied for a given calendar year, the adjustment rate should not be applied to payments for which aid applications have been submitted in calendar years other than the calendar year for which the financial discipline applies. Therefore, in order to ensure equal treatment of farmers, it is appropriate to provide that the adjustment rate is to be applied only to payments for which aid applications have been submitted in the calendar year for which the financial discipline is applied, irrespective of when the payment to farmers is made.

(7)

Article 8(1) of Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013 provides that the adjustment rate applied to direct payments determined in accordance with Article 26 of Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 is to apply only to direct payments in excess of EUR 2 000 to be granted to farmers in respect of the corresponding calendar year. Furthermore, Article 8(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013 provides that, as a result of the gradual introduction of direct payments, the adjustment rate is to apply to Croatia only from 1 January 2022. The adjustment rate to be determined by this Regulation should therefore not apply to payments to farmers in that Member State,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

1.   For the purpose of fixing the adjustment rate in accordance with Articles 25 and 26 of Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013, and in accordance with Article 8(1) of Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013, the amounts of direct payments under the support schemes listed in Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013 to be granted to farmers in excess of EUR 2 000 for an aid application submitted in respect of the calendar year 2018 shall be reduced by an adjustment rate of 1,422184 %.

2.   The reduction provided for in paragraph 1 shall not apply in Croatia.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the seventh day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 13 June 2018.

For the Commission

The President

Jean-Claude JUNCKER


(1)  OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 549.

(2)  Council Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1311/2013 of 2 December 2013 laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-2020 (OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 884).

(3)  Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 establishing rules for direct payments to farmers under support schemes within the framework of the common agricultural policy and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 637/2008 and Council Regulation (EC) No 73/2009 (OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 608).


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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2018/867

of 13 June 2018

laying down the rules of procedure of the Board(s) of Appeal of the European Union Agency for Railways

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EU) 2016/796 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2016 on the European Union Agency for Railways and repealing Regulation (EC) No 881/2004 (1), and in particular Article 55(5),

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EU) 2016/796 empowers the Management Board of the European Union Agency for Railways (‘the Agency’) to establish one or more Boards of Appeal which are to be in charge of the appeals and arbitration procedures referred to in Articles 58 and 61 of that Regulation.

(2)

As Regulation (EU) 2016/796 lays down only essential principles on the processing of appeals, rules of procedure of the Board of Appeal including the voting rules, the procedures for filing an appeal and the conditions for the reimbursement of expenses of their members need to be established. On a proposal made by the Agency, and after consulting the Agency's Management Board, the Commission should establish the rules of procedure of the Board of Appeal.

(3)

At least one Board of Appeal should be established as a permanent body by the Agency's Management Board, to ensure consistency and coherence in decision-making and to reduce the administrative workload and time-consuming appointment of members each time there is an appeal or arbitration request and to draw on the individual and collective expertise of its members.

(4)

The Agency's Management Board may establish the Board(s) of Appeal with three or five members and the respective number of alternates, in accordance with Article 55(4) of Regulation (EU) 2016/796.

(5)

To ensure that the Board of Appeal can operate smoothly and efficiently, one of the members should be appointed as the Chairperson of the Board of Appeal. It is essential that the Chairperson ensures the quality and consistency of the decisions of the Board of Appeal.

(6)

The Board of Appeal should also be assisted in the exercise of its duties by a Registrar and Rapporteur. Their appointment, roles and tasks should be clearly determined. A rapporteur should be designated for each proceeding and the services of the Registrar should be shared by all Boards of Appeal.

(7)

The possibility to have specific administrative guidance issued by the Board of Appeal should be envisaged to complement these rules of procedure with practical arrangements.

(8)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee referred to in Article 81(1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/796,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

CHAPTER I

ESTABLISHMENT AND ORGANISATION

Article 1

Establishment

1.   The rules laid down in this Regulation for the Board of Appeal shall apply to each Board of Appeal established by decision of the Management Board of the Agency. All such Boards are collectively referred to hereafter as ‘the Board of Appeal’.

2.   To ensure delivery of findings within the prescribed deadlines, quality and consistency of jurisprudence, one Board of Appeal established in accordance with Article 55 of Regulation (EU) 2016/796 shall be permanent.

Article 2

Members

1.   The Chairperson, other members and alternates that constitute a Board of Appeal are hereafter referred to as its ‘members’ if not otherwise indicated.

2.   The term of office of all members shall start and end on the dates fixed in the appointment decision. The date fixed may be considered in relation to a function or ending of proceedings. In accordance with Article 56(1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/796 the term of office of a member of a Board of Appeal shall not exceed 4 years and can be renewed once.

3.   Technical, legal and procedural expertise and/or experience shall be ensured in each Board of Appeal established.

Article 3

Replacement

1.   Any member of a Board of Appeal who is or risks becoming unavailable to execute their function shall inform the Chairperson thereof, without undue delay.

2.   In cases where the Chairperson is unavailable, the Board of Appeal shall decide which of its remaining members shall act as Chairperson.

3.   The Chairperson shall appoint one of the alternates as member.

4.   Appointments for replacement referred to in paragraph 2 and 3 shall last as long as the replaced member or Chairperson remains prevented from acting and at least until the end of any open appeal or arbitration proceeding.

5.   Should unavailability become permanent or last longer than 12 months the Agency's Management Board shall appoint a new member or Chairperson as well as alternate, as appropriate.

Article 4

Role of the Chairperson

1.   The Chairperson of a Board of Appeal shall preside over the appeal and arbitration proceedings.

2.   The Chairperson shall ensure the quality and consistency of decisions by a Board of Appeal.

3.   The Chairperson shall designate a rapporteur from among the members of the Board of Appeal for each proceeding.

4.   The Chairperson together with the Registrar shall ensure the proper implementation of the rules of procedure laid down by this Regulation.

5.   In case the Agency's Management Board has appointed more than one Board of Appeal, their Chairpersons shall collectively establish a methodology for the distribution of proceedings and inform the Registrar thereof.

Article 5

Role of the Rapporteur

1.   The rapporteur shall carry out a preliminary examination of the appeal and present the results of that examination to the other members of the Board of Appeal.

2.   The rapporteur shall prepare a draft of the findings of the Board of Appeal.

Article 6

Seat of the Board of Appeal

The seat of the Board of Appeal shall be at the seat of the Agency.

Article 7

The Registrar

1.   The Board of Appeal shall be assisted in the exercise of its duties by one Registrar.

2.   The Registrar shall:

(a)

register all proceedings with a number and inform the Board of Appeal and all parties thereof;

(b)

be responsible for the receipt, transmission and safe storage of all documents relevant to appeal and arbitration proceedings, for communicating with the parties, and for any other administrative tasks relating to the proceedings;

(c)

inform the parties of the member composition that will hear the case, and of any changes to that composition without undue delay;

(d)

inform the parties to the appeal about their right to object in accordance with Article 57(3) of Regulation (EU) 2016/796 to a member participating in the appeal procedure;

(e)

ensure that an announcement of the appeal is published on the Agency's website, indicating at least the date of registration, the names and contacts of the parties, the language of proceedings and the contested decision;

(f)

check that all time-limits and other formal conditions for filing appeals are respected and notify the Board of Appeal thereof;

(g)

keep the minutes of the hearings, the examination of witnesses or experts and the deliberations of the Board of Appeal;

(h)

keep an archive of all decisions on appeal and arbitration proceedings issued by the Board of Appeal;

(i)

include the requests and the findings of the Board of Appeal in the information and communications system referred to in Article 12 of Regulation (EU) 2016/796 (‘one-stop-shop’).

Article 8

Appointment and responsibilities of the Registrar

1.   The Registrar shall be appointed from among the Agency staff by the Board of Appeal on a proposal by the Agency. In case of more than one Board of Appeal by consensus.

2.   The Registrar may not participate in any tasks or proceedings of the Agency relating to decisions which may be the subject of appeals under Article 60 of Regulation (EU) 2016/796.

3.   The Registrar shall exercise its duties under the supervision and instructions of the Chairperson of the Board of Appeal.

4.   The Registrar may be assisted by staff to which this Article shall also apply.

CHAPTER II

APPEAL

Article 9

Filing and notification of an Appeal

1.   An appeal shall be filed with the Board of Appeal through the Registrar in the electronic format provided for appeals within 2 months of the dates referred to in Article 59(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/796.

2.   The Appeal shall contain, as applicable:

(a)

the name and address of the appellant;

(b)

where the appellant has appointed a representative, the name and address of the representative of the appellant;

(c)

an address for receiving mail in electronic format;

(d)

where the appellant is a legal person, it shall provide the Registrar with the instrument or instruments constituting and regulating that legal person or a recent extract from the register of companies, firms or associations or any other proof of its existence in law;

(e)

the reference to the decision which is being contested and the remedy sought by the appellant;

(f)

the arguments relied on;

(g)

where appropriate, the nature of any evidence in support and a statement explaining the facts for which the evidence is offered in support;

(h)

where appropriate, an application for confidential treatment of documents or parts thereof;

(i)

where the appellant is not the person to which the contested decision has been addressed, the reasons for being directly or indirectly concerned by the decision and evidence as to the date her/he first got knowledge of the decision.

3.   If the appeal does not contain the information listed in paragraph 2, the Registrar shall prescribe a period of not more than 10 working days within which the appellant has to deliver. The Registrar shall fix such period only once. During that period, time shall not run for the purposes of calculating the time-limit set out in Articles 58 and 62 of Regulation (EU) 2016/796.

4.   The Registrar shall notify the appeal to the Board of Appeal, the Agency and any other identifiable party involved within 1 working day from filling of the appeal.

Article 10

Confidentiality

1.   Any application for confidential treatment shall identify the words, particulars, figures or passages for which confidentiality is claimed and state the specific reasons. Failure to provide such information may result in the application being rejected by the Board of Appeal.

2.   The Chairperson shall decide whether information indicated in an application pursuant to Article 9(2)(h) is to be regarded as confidential and shall ensure that any information which is regarded as confidential is not published.

Article 11

Inadmissibility of the appeal

The Board of Appeal may rule an appeal inadmissible on the basis of one or more of the following grounds:

(a)

the appeal fails to meet the formal requirements set out in Article 9;

(b)

the appellant has exceeded the time-limit for lodging an appeal;

(c)

the appeal is not brought against a decision subject to appeal;

(d)

the appellant is neither an addressee of the decision challenged by the appeal nor able to demonstrate a direct and individual concern.

Article 12

Conflict of interest

1.   After an appeal has been filed with the Board of Appeal, each member that identifies a potential conflict of interest shall make a reasoned declaration in accordance with Article 57(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/796, and submit it to the Chairperson.

2.   Parties to the appeal shall be informed of each declaration without undue delay.

3.   An objection by a party to the appeal shall be admissible if it is made within 10 working days from the date on which the party raising the objection obtained knowledge of the facts giving rise to the objection.

4.   The member concerned shall be notified of the objection and shall be invited to respond to the Chairperson within 5 working days of receipt of the notification.

5.   The Board of Appeal shall without undue delay decide on the exclusion of the member concerned in accordance with Article 57(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/796 from the proceedings. The member concerned shall abstain from that decision.

6.   The exclusion of the member concerned is temporary and shall apply to the appeal or arbitration proceedings with regard to which the objection was raised. Replacement of the excluded member or Chairperson shall be ensured in accordance with Article 3.

Article 13

Interlocutory revision procedure

1.   In accordance with Article 60 of Regulation (EU) 2016/796 any appeal against a decision taken by the Agency pursuant to Articles 14, 20, 21 and 22 of Regulation (EU) 2016/796 or a failure of the Agency to act within the applicable time limits shall be subject to interlocutory revision before being put to the Board of Appeal for examination.

2.   Upon filling of the appeal, the Agency shall have 1 month to take one of the following actions:

(a)

rectify the decision or failure to act;

(b)

confirm the contested decision and provide reasons;

(c)

assert that the interlocutory revision does not apply in accordance with Article 60(1) second sentence of Regulation (EU) 2016/796, and give reasons;

(d)

provide reasons for which it considers the appeal inadmissible.

3.   In all cases mentioned above the Agency shall inform the Registrar of its action and provide all necessary supporting documents, as appropriate.

4.   In the case referred to in point (a) of paragraph 2, the Agency shall issue its decision and the Registrar shall close the appeal procedure and inform all the parties to the proceedings thereof.

5.   In the cases referred to in points (b), (c) and (d) of paragraph 2, the Registrar shall notify the appellant and refer the proceedings to the Board of Appeal for examination.

6.   Within 10 working days of the day of notification of the referral, the appellant may withdraw its appeal.

7.   The date of the referral for examination to the Board of Appeal shall be considered the date of filing relevant for the purposes of calculating the time-limit set out in Articles 58 and 62 of Regulation (EU) 2016/796.

8.   In case of referral the Agency may decide to suspend the application of the decision under appeal.

Article 14

Statement of Defence

1.   The Agency shall submit a statement of defence within 1 month following the date of notification of the appeal.

2.   In cases where the interlocutory revision in Article 13 is applicable, a statement of defence may be submitted for points 2(c) and (d). The reasons provided in point (b) shall act as a statement of defence.

3.   The statement of defence shall contain reasons and provide all supporting documents.

4.   Where the Agency fails to submit a statement of defence the proceedings shall continue without it.

Article 15

Intervention

1.   The Board of Appeal may grant any person demonstrating a legitimate interest in the result of the proceedings, the right to intervene in the proceedings before it.

2.   An application to intervene shall be submitted within 10 working days following the publication of the announcement of the appeal on the website of the Agency.

3.   The application to intervene shall be notified to the parties to give them the opportunity to make any observations they consider necessary before the Board of Appeal delivers its decision on the intervention.

4.   The intervention shall support or oppose in whole or in part the remedy sought by one of the parties. The intervention shall not confer the same procedural rights as those already conferred on the parties.

Article 16

Content of the application to intervene

1.   The application to intervene shall contain:

(a)

the name and address of the intervener;

(b)

the name and the address of the representative of the intervener, if applicable;

(c)

an address for service, if different from that under points (a) and (b);

(d)

reference to the proceedings for which the application is submitted;

(e)

a statement in support of or opposing, in whole or in part, the remedy sought by one of the parties;

(f)

the pleas and the arguments of fact and law relied on;

(g)

the relevant supporting evidence, where appropriate.

2.   After the intervention has been submitted, the Chairperson shall prescribe a time-limit of a maximum of 10 working days within which the parties may reply to the intervention.

Article 17

Request for Suspension

1.   The Board of Appeal may grant a suspension of the contested decision where appellants have demonstrated that there is urgent need to grant a suspension for the preservation of their rights and interests due to a risk of serious and irreparable damage to those rights and interests.

2.   The Chairperson may invite the opposing party to submit written observations on the request.

Article 18

Stay of Proceedings

1.   The Board of Appeal may order a stay of proceedings by agreement of all parties involved in the appeal for a maximum period of 10 working days.

2.   The order shall state the duration of stay and the reasons for it.

3.   While proceedings are stayed all procedural time-limits shall be suspended.

CHAPTER III

ARBITRATION

Article 19

Request for Arbitration

1.   A request for arbitration in accordance with Article 61 of Regulation (EU) 2016/796 may be filed by the national safety authority or authorities concerned.

2.   It shall be filed with the Registrar which shall notify the Agency and the Board of Appeal thereof within 1 working day.

Article 20

Request for ERTMS Arbitration

1.   The Agency shall notify the Registrar of a coordination process in accordance with Article 30(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/796, and of the parties and deadlines involved.

2.   In the absence of a mutually acceptable solution after 1 month of coordination the Registrar shall refer the proceedings to the Board of Appeal for arbitration, and inform the parties involved thereof.

Article 21

Procedure for Arbitration

1.   The Board of Appeal shall have 1 month to decide whether to uphold the Agency's position.

2.   Any appropriate provision in Chapter II applies mutatis mutandis.

Article 22

Decision of the Board of Appeal

The decision of the Board of Appeal shall contain at least the following elements:

(a)

the names of the parties and of their representatives, if applicable;

(b)

a summary of the disputed facts and issues;

(c)

the respective positions and arguments of the parties;

(d)

an analysis of the findings;

(e)

operative part containing the decision;

CHAPTER IV

COMMON PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS

SECTION 1

Language

Article 23

Language of the proceedings

1.   If the appellant is the addressee of the decision under appeal, the appeal shall be filed in the language of the procedure leading to the decision under appeal.

2.   If the appellant is not the addressee of the decision under appeal, the appeal may be filed in any of the official languages of the Union.

3.   The request for arbitration may be filed in any of the official languages of the Union. The arbitration proceedings shall be carried out in the language of the National Safety Authority involved.

4.   The language referred to in paragraph 1, 2 and 3 shall be the language of the appeal or arbitration proceedings. It shall be used in the written and oral proceedings and in all communications with the parties.

5.   All technical and supporting documents annexed to the appeal, arbitration request or the defence shall be submitted in the language of the proceedings.

6.   The findings of the Board of Appeal shall be made in the language of the proceedings.

7.   The interveners shall use the language of the proceedings.

8.   For the purposes of efficiency and cost reduction the Board of Appeal may derogate from the above mentioned paragraphs for written and oral proceedings or parts thereof, including individual documents and/or oral interventions, provided that all the parties agree to reach an alternative agreement. Upon request the Board of Appeal shall take record of such an agreement and any conditions on which it might be based.

Article 24

Translation

1.   All expenses relating to the translation of annexed technical and other supporting documents into the language of proceedings shall be borne by the party submitting the document.

2.   Translation and interpretation requested by the Board of Appeal shall be kept to the minimum and the costs borne by the Agency.

3.   In case of translation the party concerned shall provide a certified translation.

SECTION 2

The Procedure

Article 25

Procedural measures

1.   Procedural measures may be ordered by the Chairperson at any time during the procedure, with or without request by the parties.

2.   Measures referred to in paragraph 1 may include, in particular:

(a)

interviewing parties, witnesses or experts and any other person holding information decisive for the proceedings;

(b)

requesting written and oral submissions on decisive aspects of the proceedings;

(c)

requesting submission of documentation;

(d)

commissioning of an expert's report;

(e)

inspections and audits decisive for the proceedings.

Article 26

Extension of time limits in exceptional circumstances

In exceptional circumstances where the party concerned proves the existence of abnormal and unforeseeable circumstances which were outside their control and the consequences of which could not have been avoided in spite of the exercise of all due care, the Board of Appeal may adapt any time limit prescribed pursuant to this Regulation, while ensuring equally balanced rights of all parties to the proceedings.

Article 27

Documents submitted to launch the proceedings or for further evidence

1.   For the purpose of calculating time-limits, a document shall only be considered to have been submitted when it is received by the Registrar, who must acknowledge receipt of the document.

2.   Documents shall indicate the appeal or arbitration proceeding number which was allocated by the Registrar when the appeal or arbitration was first submitted.

3.   The maximum number of pages for procedural documents shall be as follows:

(a)

20 pages for the appeal and the defence; and

(b)

10 pages for each intervention.

The page limits do not apply to the annexes in the procedural documents.

4.   Authorisation to exceed the maximum lengths referred to in paragraph 3 shall be granted by the Registrar in agreement with the Chairperson and only in proceedings involving particularly complex factual issues.

Article 28

Deliberations

The deliberations of the Board of Appeal shall be confidential and subject to Article 4(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council (2).

Deliberations may be held in any appropriate format and are not limited to physical meetings.

Article 29

Witnesses, experts and hearings

1.   The Board of Appeal may hear witnesses at the request of one of the parties on decisive facts having an impact on the outcome of the proceedings. A request by a party to hear a witness shall state on which decisive facts the witness shall be heard and the relevant grounds for calling the witness.

2.   The Board of Appeal may hear experts to clarify specific aspects of the proceedings, or appoint an expert to deliver a report.

3.   When appointing experts to deliver a report the Board of Appeal shall define their tasks and set a time-limit within which the report shall be submitted.

4.   Before giving evidence, the expert shall declare any direct or indirect personal interest which they may have in the outcome of the proceedings, in particular if they have previously acted as a representative of one of the parties or have participated in the procedure leading to the decision under appeal or in related arbitration proceedings.

5.   If one of the parties objects an expert for reasons of a potential conflict of interest the matter shall be decided upon by the Board of Appeal by applying Article 12 mutatis mutandis.

6.   If the Board of Appeal considers that there is a conflict of interest or a risk thereof, it may decide to hear an expert as witness instead.

7.   The Board of Appeal may hold an oral hearing if it considers this to be necessary for confirming evidence on decisive facts having an impact on the outcome of the proceedings and subject to efficiency considerations.

Article 30

New arguments or evidence

1.   The Board of Appeal shall decide until when new evidence or new pleas may be introduced.

2.   Where appropriate, the Board of Appeal shall call on the parties to submit observations or additional information within a time-frame that it shall determine.

3.   Where new evidence or new pleas are deemed admissible, the other parties shall be entitled to provide their observations.

SECTION 3

The decision

Article 31

Voting

Decisions shall be taken by majority vote of a Board of Appeal. The Chairperson shall have a casting vote in case of a tie.

Article 32

Findings of the Board of Appeal

1.   The reasoned findings of the Board of Appeal shall be in writing. They shall contain at least the following elements:

(a)

the names of the members of the Board of Appeal taking part in the relevant proceedings;

(b)

the names of the parties and of their representatives, if applicable;

(c)

a summary of the relevant facts;

(d)

a statement of the form of order sought by the parties;

(e)

a summary of the parties' arguments;

(f)

the grounds of admissibility;

(g)

the operative part of the findings and the reasons on which they are based;

(h)

the date of their delivery.

2.   The findings shall be signed by the members of the Board of Appeal that decided upon those findings and by the Registrar.

Article 33

Final decision of the Agency on Appeals

1.   Where the Board of Appeal finds the grounds for appeal are founded, the Agency shall issue a final decision addressed to the parties concerned in compliance with the findings of the Board of Appeal within 1 month following the delivery of the findings of the Board of Appeal.

2.   The decision shall contain at least the following elements:

(a)

the names of the parties and of their representatives, if applicable;

(b)

the findings of the Board of Appeal;

(c)

the operative part of the decision and the reasons on which it is based.

3.   In cases where the Board of Appeal has confirmed the decision of the Agency, the Agency shall issue an invoice for the appeal in accordance with the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/764 (3).

4.   A summary of the findings of the Board of Appeal shall be published on the Agency's website.

SECTION 4

Cost of proceedings

Article 34

Costs of the parties

1.   The fee for an appeal shall be determined in accordance with Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/764.

2.   Each party participating in arbitration proceedings shall bear its own costs.

Article 35

Costs of participation

1.   Interveners shall bear their own costs.

2.   When participating in oral hearings, successful appellants shall be entitled to reimbursement of their travel and accommodation expenses and to compensation for loss of earnings to the extent deemed equitable by the Board of Appeal.

3.   When participating in oral hearings, witnesses shall be entitled to reimbursement of their travel and accommodation expenses and to compensation for loss of earnings to the extent deemed equitable by the Board of Appeal.

4.   Experts shall be entitled to payment of fees for their services based on the rate for experts assisting the Agency as well as reimbursement of their travel and accommodation expenses.

5.   The Agency's Management Board shall lay down detailed rules applicable to these reimbursements and payments.

CHAPTER V

FINAL PROVISIONS

Article 36

Remuneration fees for members of the Board of Appeal

1.   The members of the Board of Appeal shall be entitled to payment of fees for the performance of their duties as members of the Board of Appeal based on the remuneration scheme in the Annex.

2.   The members of the Board of Appeal shall be entitled to the reimbursement of expenses related to travel, accommodation and daily allowances incurred. The Agency's Management Board shall lay down detailed rules applicable to the calculation of these amounts.

Article 37

Duty of transparency

Interested parties shall have access to documents drawn up or received by the Board of Appeal under the relevant provisions of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 and according to the policy on public access to documents applicable within the Agency.

Article 38

Guidelines and other relevant information

1.   The Board of Appeal shall adopt guidelines relevant for its proceedings by majority vote.

2.   They shall be published on the website of the Agency together with all other information relevant for appellants.

Article 39

Entry into force

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 13 June 2018.

For the Commission

The President

Jean-Claude JUNCKER


(1)  Regulation (EU) 2016/796 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2016 on the European Union Agency for Railways and repealing Regulation (EC) No 881/2004, OJ L 138, 26.5.2016, p. 1.

(2)  Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents (OJ L 145, 31.5.2001, p. 43).

(3)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/764 of 2 May 2018 on the fees and charges payable to the European Union Agency for Railways and their conditions of payment (OJ L 129, 25.5.2018, p. 68).


ANNEX

REMUNERATION

1.   REMUNERATION ALLOWANCE FOR APPEAL/ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS (FEES):

(1)

Members and alternates of the Board(s) of Appeal (hereafter BoA) shall be entitled to remuneration when assigned to an appeal/arbitration proceedings. The remuneration of members and alternates participating in the proceedings shall be EUR 600 per day of work on an appeal or arbitration proceeding, or EUR 75 per hour in case a full working day is not covered, with a maximum of EUR 9 000 per proceeding per person.

(2)

In the case of the Chairperson of the Board(s) of Appeal and the rapporteur of the proceedings, such remuneration amounts shall be of EUR 700 per day of work on an appeal or arbitration proceeding, or EUR 87,5 per hour in case a full working day is not covered with a maximum of EUR 18 000 respectively per proceeding per person.

 

Amount of remuneration per day dedicated to the proceeding per person

Maximum remuneration per proceeding per person

Members and alternates in replacement function

EUR 600

EUR 9 000

Chairperson and the rapporteur of the assigned proceedings

EUR 700

EUR 18 000

2.   REMUNERATION FOR PARTICIPATION IN MEETINGS OF THE BOARD(S) OF APPEAL NOT RELATED TO APPEAL/ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS:

The Board of Appeal or individual members may meet for organisation and administration matters. The remuneration for participation in such meetings shall be EUR 600 per meeting. The number of such meetings shall not exceed six meetings per calendar year. The Agency shall assist in organising such meetings.

 

Amount of remuneration per meeting per person

Maximum meetings per year per person

Members and alternates of the Board of Appeal

EUR 600

six meetings

3.   REMUNERATION FOR PARTICIPATION IN OTHER MEETINGS

Board(s) of Appeal members and alternates are also entitled to reimbursement of travel and accommodation expenses in relation to ad hoc meetings not falling within the categories described under 1 and 2, subject to invitation by the Agency.


14.6.2018   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 149/16


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2018/868

of 13 June 2018

amending Regulation (EU) No 1301/2014 and Regulation (EU) No 1302/2014 as regards provisions on energy measuring system and data collecting system

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Directive (EU) 2016/797 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2016 on the interoperability of the rail system within the European Union (1), and in particular Article 5(11) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Article 19 of Regulation (EU) 2016/796 of the European Parliament and of the Council (2) requires the European Union Agency for Railways (the ‘Agency’) to address recommendations to the Commission on the technical specifications for interoperability (‘TSIs’) and their revision, in accordance with Article 5 of Directive (EU) 2016/797, and to ensure that TSIs are adapted to technical progress, market trends and social requirements.

(2)

Article 3(5)(c) of Commission Delegated Decision (EU) 2017/1474 (3) requires TSIs to be reviewed in order to close the remaining open points.

(3)

On 22 September 2017, the Commission requested the Agency to issue recommendations pursuant to Article 5 paragraph 2 of Directive (EU) 2016/797 for the revision of the TSIs relating to the ‘energy’ subsystem of the rail system in the Union (‘ENE TSI’), and the TSI relating to the ‘rolling stock — locomotives and passenger rolling stock’ subsystem of the rail system in the Union (‘LOC&PAS TSI’).

(4)

The Annex to Commission Regulation (EU) No 1301/2014 (4) should be amended in order to close the open point addressing the specification related to interface protocols between energy measuring system (‘EMS’) and data collecting system and to improve the clarity of the text.

(5)

The Annex to Commission Regulation (EU) No 1302/2014 (5) related to EMS should be amended in order to ensure coherence between the two TSIs.

(6)

On 4 October 2017, the Agency issued a recommendation on the amendments to the Regulation (EU) No 1301/2014.

(7)

On 14 November 2017, the Agency issued a recommendation on the amendments to the Regulation (EU) No 1302/2014, covering among others the provisions related to EMS.

(8)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee established in accordance with Article 51(1) of Directive (EU) 2016/797,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Regulation (EU) No 1301/2014 is amended as follows:

(1)

the last sentence in recital 6 is deleted;

(2)

Article 3 is deleted;

(3)

in Article 9, paragraph 4 is replaced by the following:

‘4.   In addition to the implementation of the on-ground energy data collecting system (DCS) defined in point 7.2.4 of the Annex and without prejudice to provisions of point 4.2.8.2.8 of the Annex to Commission Regulation (EU) No 1302/2014 (*1), Member States shall ensure that an on-ground settlement system capable to receive data from a DCS and accept it for billing is implemented by 4 July 2020. The on-ground settlement system shall be able to exchange compiled energy billing data (CEBD) with other settlement systems, validate the CEBD and allocate the consumption data to the correct parties. This shall be done by taking into account the relevant legislation concerning the energy market.

(*1)  Commission Regulation (EU) No 1302/2014 of 18 November 2014 concerning a technical specification for interoperability relating to the ‘rolling stock — locomotives and passenger rolling stock’ subsystem of the rail system in the European Union (See page 228 of this Official Journal).’;"

(4)

the Annex to Regulation (EU) No 1301/2014 is amended in accordance with the Annex I to this Implementing Regulation.

Article 2

The Annex to Regulation (EU) No 1302/2014 is amended in accordance with Annex II to this Implementing Regulation.

Article 3

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 13 June 2018.

For the Commission

The President

Jean-Claude JUNCKER


(1)  OJ L 138, 26.5.2016, p. 44.

(2)  Regulation (EU) 2016/796 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 May 2016 on the European Union Agency for Railways and repealing Regulation (EC) No 881/2004 (OJ L 138, 26.5.2016, p. 1).

(3)  Commission Delegated Decision (EU) 2017/1474 of 8 June 2017 supplementing Directive (EU) 2016/797 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to specific objectives for the drafting, adoption and review of technical specifications for interoperability (OJ L 210, 15.8.2017, p. 5).

(4)  Commission Regulation (EU) No 1301/2014 of 18 November 2014 on the technical specifications for interoperability relating to the ‘energy’ subsystem of the rail system in the Union (OJ L 356, 12.12.2014, p. 179).

(5)  Commission Regulation (EU) No 1302/2014 of 18 November 2014 concerning a technical specification for interoperability relating to the ‘rolling stock — locomotives and passenger rolling stock’ subsystem of the rail system in the European Union (OJ L 356, 12.12.2014, p. 228).


ANNEX I

The Annex to Regulation (EU) No 1301/2014 is amended as follows:

(1)

point 2.1(3) is replaced by the following:

‘(3)

In accordance with Annex II, Section 2.2 of Directive 2008/57/EC, the trackside of the electricity consumption measuring system, referred to in this TSI as on-ground energy data collecting system, is set out in point 4.2.17 of this TSI.’;

(2)

the title of point 4.2.5 replaced by the following:

‘4.2.5.    Current at standstill (DC systems only)’;

(3)

the first paragraph of point 4.2.13 is replaced by the following:

‘The overhead contact line shall be designed for a minimum of two pantographs operating adjacently. The design spacing of the two adjacent pantograph heads, centre line to centre line, shall be equal or lower than values set out in one column “A”, “B”, or “C” selected from Table 4.2.13:’;

(4)

in point 4.2.13, Table 4.2.13, first row, the word ‘Minimum’ in the titles of columns is deleted;

(5)

point 4.2.17 is replaced by the following:

‘4.2.17.   On-ground energy data collecting system

(1)

Point 4.2.8.2.8 of LOC & PAS TSI contains the requirements for on-board Energy Measurement Systems (EMS) intended to produce and transmit the Compiled Energy Billing Data (CEBD) to an on-ground energy data collecting system.

(2)

The on-ground energy data collecting system (DCS) shall receive, store and export CEBD without corrupting it, in accordance with the requirements quoted in clause 4.12 of EN 50463-3:2017.

(3)

The on-ground energy DCS shall support all the data exchange requirements as defined in point 4.2.8.2.8.4 of the LOC&PAS TSI and requirements set out in clauses 4.3.6 and 4.3.7 of EN 50463-4:2017.’;

(6)

the title of point 5.2.1.6 is replaced by the following:

‘5.2.1.6.    Current at standstill (DC systems only)’;

(7)

the title of point 6.1.4.2 is replaced by the following:

‘6.1.4.2.    Assessment of current at standstill (DC systems only)’;

(8)

point 6.1.5(c) is replaced by the following:

‘(c)

continuous current rating;’;

(9)

point 7.2.4 is replaced by the following:

‘7.2.4.

By 1 January 2022, Member States shall ensure that an on-ground energy data collecting system capable to exchange compiled energy billing data in accordance with point 4.2.17 of this TSI is implemented.’;

(10)

point 7.3.1(d) is replaced by the following:

‘(d)

An existing subsystem may allow the circulation of TSI-compliant vehicles whilst meeting the essential requirements of Directive 2008/57/EC. The procedure to be used for the demonstration of the level of compliance with the basic parameters of the TSI shall be in accordance with Commission Recommendation 2014/881/EU (*1)

(*1)  Commission Recommendation 2014/881/EU of 18 November 2014 on the procedure for demonstrating the level of compliance of existing railway lines with the basic parameters of the technical specifications for interoperability (OJ L 356, 12.12.2014, p. 520)’;"

(11)

point 7.3.4 is replaced by the following:

‘7.3.4.

The procedure to be used for the demonstration of the level of compliance of existing lines with the basic parameters of this TSI shall be in accordance with Recommendation 2014/881/EU.’;

(12)

point 7.4.2.11 is deleted;

(13)

in Appendix D, point D.1.1.4, Figure D.1 is replaced by the following figure:

Figure D.1

Pantograph mechanical gauges

Image

(14)

in Table E.1 of Appendix E, rows 9 and 10 are added:

‘9

EN 50463-3

Railway application — Energy measurement on board trains — Part 3: Data handling

2017

On-ground energy data collecting system (4.2.17)

10

EN 50463-4

Railway application — Energy measurement on board trains — Part 4: Communication

2017

On-ground energy data collecting system (4.2.17)’

(15)

the text of Appendix F is replaced by ‘Intentionally deleted’;

(16)

in Table G.1, Glossary, of Appendix G, the row ‘Neutral section insulator’ is deleted.



ANNEX II

The Annex to Regulation (EU) No 1302/2014 is amended as follows:

(1)

in Chapter 4 ‘Characteristics of the rolling stock subsystem’, clause 4.2.8.2.8 ‘On-board energy measurement system’ is replaced by the following clause:

‘4.2.8.2.8   On-board energy measurement system

4.2.8.2.8.1   General

(1)

The on-board energy measurement system (EMS) is the system for measurement of all active and reactive electric energy taken from or returned (during regenerative braking) to the overhead contact line (OCL) by the electric unit.

(2)

The EMS shall include at least the following functions: Energy measurement function (EMF) as set out in clause 4.2.8.2.8.2, data handling system (DHS) as set out in clause 4.2.8.2.8.3.

(3)

A suitable communication system will send the compiled energy billing data sets (CEBD) to an on-ground data collecting system (DCS). The interface protocols and transferred data format between EMS and DCS shall fulfil the requirements set out in point 4.2.8.2.8.4.

(4)

This system is suitable for billing purposes; the data sets defined in point 4.2.8.2.8.3(4) provided by this system shall be accepted for billing in all Member States.

(5)

The EMS rated current and voltage shall be matched to the electric unit rated current and voltage; it shall continue to function correctly when changing between several traction energy supply systems.

(6)

Data stored in the EMS shall be protected against loss of the power supply and the EMS shall be protected from non-authorised access.

(7)

An on-board location function providing location data originated from an external source to the DHS shall be provided in networks where such function is necessary for billing purposes only. In any case, the EMS system shall be able to accommodate a compatible location function. If the location function is provided, it shall fulfil the requirements set out in specification referenced in Appendix J-1, index 116.

(8)

The fitment of an EMS, its on-board location function, the description of on-board to ground communication and the metrological control including the accuracy class of the EMF shall be recorded in the technical documentation described in clause 4.2.12.2 of this TSI.

(9)

The maintenance documentation described in clause 4.2.12.3 of this TSI shall include any periodic verification procedure to ensure the required accuracy level of the EMS during its lifetime.

4.2.8.2.8.2   Energy measurement function (EMF)

(1)

The EMF shall ensure the measurement of the voltage and current, calculation of the energy and production of energy data.

(2)

The energy data produced by EMF shall have a time reference period of 5 minutes defined by the Universal Time Coordinated (UTC) clock time at the end of each time reference period; originating from the time stamp 00:00:00. It is permitted to use a shorter measuring period if the data can be aggregated on-board into 5 minutes time reference period.

(3)

The accuracy of EMF for active energy measurement shall comply with clauses 4.2.3.1 to 4.2.3.4 of the specification referenced in Appendix J-1, index 117.

(4)

Each device containing one or more functions of EMF shall indicate: metrological control, and its accuracy class, according to the class designations specified in the specification referenced in clauses 4.3.3.4, 4.3.4.3 and 4.4.4.2 of the specification referenced in Appendix J-1, index 117.

(5)

The conformity assessment of the accuracy is set out in clause 6.2.3.19a.

4.2.8.2.8.3   Data handling system (DHS)

(1)

The DHS shall ensure the production of compiled energy billing data sets for energy billing purposes, by merging data from the EMF with time data and, when required, geographical position, and storing it ready to be sent to an on-ground data collecting system (DCS) by a communication system.

(2)

The DHS shall compile the data without corrupting them and shall incorporate data storage with a memory capacity sufficient to store the compiled data of at least 60 days continuous operation. The time reference used shall be the same as in the EMF.

(3)

The DHS shall have a capability to be interrogated locally on-board for audit and data recovery purposes.

(4)

The DHS shall produce compiled energy billing data sets, (CEBD), by merging the following data for each time reference period:

unique EMS consumption point identification (CPID) as defined in the specification referenced in Appendix J-1, index 118,

end time of each period, defined as year, month, day, hour, minute and second,

location data at the end of each period,

consumed/regenerated active and reactive (if appropriate) energy in each period, in units of watt-hour (active energy) and var-hour (reactive energy) or their decimal-multiples.

(5)

The conformity assessment of compilation and handling of data produced by DHS is set out in clause 6.2.3.19a.

4.2.8.2.8.4   Interface protocols and transferred data format between EMS and DCS

The data exchange between EMS and DCS shall fulfil the following requirements:

The application services (service layer) of the EMS shall comply with clause 4.3.3.1 of the specification referenced in Appendix J-1, index 119.

User access rights for these application services shall comply with clause 4.3.3.3 of the specification referenced in Appendix J-1, index 119.

The structure (data layer) for these application services shall comply with the XML schema as defined in clause 4.3.4 of the specification referenced in Appendix J-1, index 119.

The message mechanism (message layer) for supporting these application services shall comply with the methods and the XML schema in clause 4.3.5 of the specification referenced in Appendix J-1, index 119.

The application protocols for supporting the message mechanism shall comply with clause 4.3.6 of the specification referenced in Appendix J-1, index 119.

The EMS shall use at least one of the communication architectures in clause 4.3.7 of the specification referenced in Appendix J-1, index 119.’;

(2)

in Chapter 4 ‘Characteristics of the rolling stock subsystem’, point 4.2.12.2(14) is replaced by the following:

‘(14)

Fitment of an on-board energy measurement system, and of its on-board location function (optional), as required in clause 4.2.8.2.8. Description of on-board to ground communication and the metrological control including functions related to the accuracy classes of the voltage measurement, current measurement and energy calculation’;

(3)

in Chapter 6 ‘Assessment of conformity or suitability for use and “EC” verification’, the following clause is added below clause 6.2.3.19:

‘6.2.3.19a   On-board energy measurement system (clause 4.2.8.2.8)

(1)   Energy measurement function (EMF)

The accuracy of the each device containing one or more functions of EMF shall be assessed by testing each function, under reference conditions, using the relevant method as described in clauses 5.4.3.4.1, 5.4.3.4.2 and 5.4.4.3.1 of the specification referenced in Appendix J-1, index 117. The input quantity and power factor range when testing shall correspond to the values set out in Table 3 of the specification referenced in Appendix J-1, index 117.

The effects of temperature on accuracy of the each device containing one or more functions of EMF shall be assessed by testing each function, under reference conditions (except for temperature), using the relevant method as described in clauses 5.4.3.4.3.1, and 5.4.4.3.2.1 of the specification referenced in Appendix J-1, index 117.

The mean temperature coefficient of each device containing one or more functions of EMF shall be assessed by testing each function, under reference conditions (except for temperature), using the relevant method as described in clauses 5.4.3.4.3.2 and 5.4.4.3.2.2 of the specification referenced in Appendix J-1, index 120.

(2)   Data handling system (DHS)

The compiling and handling of data within the DHS shall be assessed by testing using the method as described in the specification referenced in Appendix J-1, index 121.

(3)   On-board energy measurement system (EMS)

The EMS shall be assessed by testing as described in the specification referenced in the specification referenced in Appendix J-1, index 122.’;

(4)

in Chapter 7 ‘Implementation’, the following clause is added below clause 7.1.1.4:

‘7.1.1.4a   Transitional measure for on-board energy measurement system requirement

Requirements set out in 4.2.8.2.8 are not mandatory during a transition period ending on 1 January 2022 for projects which, on 14 June 2018, are projects at an advanced stage of development, contracts in course of performance and rolling stock of an existing design as set out in point 7.1.1.2 of this TSI.

When the requirements set out in 4.2.8.2.8.4 are not applied, national rules as regards specification related to interface protocols and transferred data format shall apply and the description of on-board to ground communication shall be provided in the technical documentation.’;

(5)

in the list ‘APPENDICES’ following Chapter 7, the text ‘Appendix D: Energy meter’ is replaced by ‘Appendix D: Intentionally deleted’;

(6)

the text of Appendix D is replaced by ‘Intentionally deleted’;

(7)

in the second table of Appendix I ‘Aspects for which the technical specification is not available (open points)’, the following row is deleted:

‘On-board energy measurement system

4.2.8.2.8 and Appendix D

On-board to ground communication: specification related to interface protocols and transferred data format

Description of on-board to ground communication shall be provided in the technical documentation.

The standard series EN 61375-2-6 should be used.’

(8)

in Appendix J-1, ‘Standards or normative documents’, the indexes 103, 104 and 105 are replaced by the indexes below:

‘103

NOT USED

104

NOT USED

105

NOT USED’

(9)

in Appendix J-1, ‘Standards or normative documents’, the indexes below are added:

‘106

NOT USED

107

NOT USED

108

NOT USED

109

NOT USED

110

NOT USED

111

NOT USED

112

NOT USED

113

NOT USED

114

NOT USED

115

NOT USED

116

On-board location function-Requirements

4.2.8.2.8.1

EN 50463-3:2017

4.4

117

Accuracy of energy measurement function for active energy measurement:

 

Requirements

 

Class designations

 

Assessment methodology

4.2.8.2.8.2

6.2.3.19a

EN 50463-2:2017

4.2.3.1, 4.2.3.2, 4.2.3.3 and 4.2.3.4

4.3.3.4, 4.3.4.3 and 4.4.4.2

5.4.3.4.1, 5.4.3.4.2, 5.4.4.3.1, Table 3, 5.4.3.4.3.1 and 5.4.4.3.2.1

118

Energy measurement function: consumption point identification — Definition

4.2.8.2.8.3

EN 50463-1:2017

4.2.5.2

119

Interface protocols between on-board energy measurement system (EMS) and on-ground data collection system (DCS) - Requirements

4.2.8.2.8.4

EN 50463-4:2017

4.3.3.1, 4.3.3.3, 4.3.4, 4.3.5, 4.3.6 and 4.3.7

120

Energy measurement function: mean temperature coefficient of each device — Assessment methodology

6.2.3.19a

EN 50463-2:2017

5.4.3.4.3.2 and 5.4.4.3.2.2

121

The compiling and handling of data within the data handing system-Assessment methodology

6.2.3.19a

EN 50463-3:2017

5.4.8.3, 5.4.8.5 and 5.4.8.6

122

On-board energy measurement system-Tests

6.2.3.19a

EN 50463-5:2017

5.3.3 and 5.5.4’


DECISIONS

14.6.2018   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 149/24


POLITICAL AND SECURITY COMMITTEE DECISION (CFSP) 2018/869

of 5 June 2018

extending the mandate of the Head of Mission of the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (*1) (EULEX KOSOVO) (EULEX KOSOVO/1/2018)

THE POLITICAL AND SECURITY COMMITTEE,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular the third paragraph of Article 38 thereof,

Having regard to Council Joint Action 2008/124/CFSP of 4 February 2008 on the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX KOSOVO) (1), and in particular Article 12(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Pursuant to Article 12(2) of Joint Action 2008/124/CFSP, the Political and Security Committee (PSC) is authorised, in accordance with the third paragraph of Article 38 of the Treaty, to take the relevant decisions for the purpose of exercising political control and strategic direction of the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX KOSOVO), including the decision to appoint a Head of Mission.

(2)

On 8 June 2018, the Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2018/856 (2), amending Joint Action 2008/124/CFSP and extending the duration of EULEX KOSOVO until 14 June 2020.

(3)

On 20 July 2016, the PSC adopted Decision (CFSP) 2016/1207 (3), appointing Ms Alexandra PAPADOPOULOU as Head of Mission of EULEX KOSOVO for the period from 1 September 2016 to 14 June 2017.

(4)

On 13 June 2017, the PSC adopted Decision (CFSP) 2017/1012 (4), extending the mandate of Ms Alexandra PAPADOPOULOU as Head of Mission of EULEX KOSOVO for the period from 15 June 2017 to 14 June 2018.

(5)

On 31 May 2018, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy proposed to extend the mandate of Ms Alexandra PAPADOPOULOU as Head of Mission of EULEX KOSOVO for the period from 15 June 2018 to 14 June 2019,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The mandate of Ms Alexandra PAPADOPOULOU as Head of Mission of the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX KOSOVO) is hereby extended for the period from 15 June 2018 to 14 June 2019.

Article 2

This Decision shall enter into force on the date of its adoption.

Done at Brussels, 5 June 2018.

For the Political and Security Committee

The Chairperson

W. STEVENS


(*1)  This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 (1999) and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

(1)  OJ L 42, 16.2.2008, p. 92.

(2)  Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/856 of 8 June 2018 amending Joint Action 2008/124/CFSP on the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX KOSOVO) (OJ L 146, 11.6.2018, p. 5).

(3)  Political and Security Committee Decision (CFSP) 2016/1207 of 20 July 2016 on the appointment of the Head of Mission of the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo, EULEX KOSOVO (EULEX KOSOVO/1/2016) (OJ L 198, 23.7.2016, p. 49).

(4)  Political and Security Committee Decision (CFSP) 2017/1012 of 13 June 2017 extending the mandate of the Head of Mission of the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX KOSOVO) (EULEX KOSOVO/1/2017) (OJ L 153, 16.6.2017, p. 27).


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