PROVISIONS ON VEHICLE CLASSIFICATION
1.1.A toll charger must publish the correspondence between the set of vehicle classification parameters used and its vehicle tariff classes for each tariff scheme applied in an EETS domain under its responsibility at least three months before the use of the tariff scheme. This obligation does not refer to any changes made by the toll charger to specific tariffs within a tariff scheme.
1.2.A toll charger must publish the correspondence of its vehicle tariff classes with its tariffs structure for each tariff scheme applied in an EETS domain under its responsibility. It must update the publication immediately when that correspondence changes.
2.Vehicle classification parameters
2.1.A toll charger may use vehicle classification parameters according to at least one of the following provisions:
(a)any vehicle classification parameter that can be measured by its roadside equipment
(b)the vehicle parameters that are listed in vehicles registration documents and standardised in clause 8.4 of EN ISO 14906:2018;
If an OBE is used, the OBE is required only to support storage and transmission of possible vehicle classification parameters that can be retrieved from the OBE using dedicated short-range communication at 5,8 GHz as defined by standards EN 15509:2014 and ETSI ES 200674-1 V2.4.1; for GNSS based schemes, in addition, any vehicle parameter may be retrieved from the OBE using CEN-DSRC as defined by EN ISO 12813:2019.
2.2.When circulating in a toll domain, vehicle on-board equipment must be able to communicate the on-board equipment status information and, where applicable, its vehicle classification parameters to the toll declaration monitoring equipment of the toll charger, as defined in Annex I of the Commission Implementing Regulation
C (2019) 9080.
3.New tariff schemes
3.1.Where a newly introduced tariff scheme is based on vehicle classification parameters already in use in at least one EETS domain, EETS providers must implement the new tariff scheme as of the date of its entry into force.
3.2.Where a new tariff scheme introduces one or more new vehicle classification parameters, the procedure under Article 2.2 of the Delegated Regulation must be followed.
REQUIREMENTS FOR INTEROPERABILITY CONSTITUENTS
1.1.Reliability and availability
1.1.1.The monitoring and maintenance of fixed or movable components that are used in EETS must be organised, carried out and quantified in such a manner as to maintain their operation under the intended conditions.
1.1.2.EETS design should enable the system to continue working if the components malfunction or fail, possibly in a degraded mode, but with the least disruption for EETS users.
Where they are interfacing, the technical characteristics of the equipment of EETS providers and toll chargers must be compatible and in line with the provisions laid down in Annex I of the Commission Implementing Regulation C (2019) 9080 .
1.3.Security/privacy and protection of personal data
1.3.1.EETS must provide security features relative to the protection of data stored, handled and transferred between stakeholders in the EETS environment. The security features shall integrate the necessary safeguards into the processing in order to protect the rights and interests of EETS stakeholders, in particular protect them from risks or damage caused by lack of availability, confidentiality, integrity, authentication, non-repudiation and protection from unauthorised access to user data in a European multi-user environment, in compliance with the relevant legislation on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data.
1.3.2.EETS must comply with EU data protection legislation. In particular, compliance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and the national laws, regulations or administrative provisions turning Directive 2002/58/EC into national law must be ensured.
2.1.1.EETS infrastructure must allow for the accuracy of toll declaration data to correspond with the toll regime requirements to guarantee equal and fair treatment between EETS users in respect of tolls and charges.
2.1.2.The on-board equipment must enable toll chargers to identify the responsible EETS provider. The on-board equipment must regularly monitor this information, invalidate itself if an irregularity is detected and, where possible, inform the EETS provider of the anomaly.
2.1.3.Where applicable, EETS equipment must be designed so that its interoperability constituents use standards issued by European Standardisation Organisations.
2.1.4.On-board equipment must be integrated in a safe and secure way. Its fitment will be compliant with requirements for vehicles forward vision.
2.1.5.Toll chargers must inform drivers, through signalisation or other means chosen by Member States, , of the requirement to pay a toll or charge for driving a vehicle in an EETS domain, and of the roads covered by an EETS domain.
2.2.Operation and management requirements
2.2.1.Toll chargers and EETS providers must determine contingency plans in order to avoid major traffic flow disruptions if the EETS is unavailable.
2.2.2.With respect to evaluating the performance of on-board equipment using satellite-positioning technology provided under Article 3.3 of Directive (EU) 2019/520, the EGNOS/Galileo eCall conformance test specifications may be applied.
MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR NOTIFIED BODIES
1.For the purposes of notification, a conformity assessment body, a body entitled to carry out or supervise the conformity assessment procedure on specifications and suitability for use of interoperability constituents, must comply with paragraphs 2 to 11 of this Annex.
The body must be accredited in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 765/2008 for the harmonised European standard for conformity assessment on requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services.
2.The body must be established under national law and have legal personality.
3.The body must be a third-party body independent of the organisation or the product it assesses.
A body belonging to a business association or professional federation representing undertakings involved in the design, manufacturing, provision, assembly, use or maintenance of products which it assesses, may, if its independence and the absence of any conflict of interest are demonstrated, be considered such a body.
4.The body, its top-level management and the staff responsible for carrying out the conformity assessment tasks can not be the designer, manufacturer, supplier, installer, purchaser, owner, user or maintainer of the products that they assess, nor the authorised representative of any of those parties. This must not preclude the use of assessed products that are necessary for the operations of the conformity assessment body or the use of such products for personal purposes.
The body, its top-level management and the staff responsible for carrying out the conformity assessment tasks must not be directly involved in the design, manufacture or construction, the marketing, installation, use or maintenance of those products, or represent the parties engaged in those activities. They must not engage in any activity that may conflict with their independence of judgement or integrity in relation to conformity assessment activities for which they are notified. In particular this must apply to consultancy services.
Conformity assessment bodies must ensure that the activities of their subsidiaries or subcontractors do not affect the confidentiality, objectivity or impartiality of their conformity assessment activities.
5.Conformity assessment bodies and their staff must carry out the conformity assessment activities with the highest degree of professional integrity and the requisite technical competence in the specific field. They must also be free from all pressures and inducements, particularly financial, which might influence their judgement or the results of their conformity assessment activities, especially as regards persons or groups of persons with an interest in the results of those activities.
6.The body must be capable of carrying out all the conformity assessment tasks assigned to it under Directive 2019/520/EU and the relevant implementing acts and in relation to which it has been notified, whether those tasks are carried out by the conformity assessment body itself or on its behalf and under its responsibility.
At all times and for each conformity assessment procedure and each kind or category of products in relation to which it has been notified, a conformity assessment body must have at its disposal the necessary:
(a)staff with technical knowledge and sufficient and relevant experience to perform the conformity assessment tasks;
(b)descriptions of procedures governing the way a conformity assessment is carried out, ensuring the transparency and the ability of reproduction of those procedures. It must have appropriate policies and procedures in place that distinguish between the tasks it carries out as a notified body and other activities; and
(c)procedures for the performance of activities that take account of the size of an undertaking, the sector in which it operates, its structure, the degree of complexity of the product technology in question and the mass or serial nature of the production process.
It shall be able to perform the technical and administrative tasks connected with the conformity assessment activities in an appropriate manner and must have access to all necessary equipment or facilities.
7.The staff responsible for carrying out conformity assessment activities must have the following:
(a)adequate technical and vocational training covering all the conformity assessment activities for which the conformity assessment body has been notified;
(b)satisfactory knowledge of the requirements of the assessments they carry out and sufficient authority to carry out those assessments;
(c)sufficient knowledge and understanding of the essential requirements, of the applicable standards and of the relevant provisions of EU harmonisation legislation and of its implementing regulations; and
(d)the ability to draw up certificates, records and reports demonstrating that assessments have been carried out.
8.The impartiality of the conformity assessment bodies, their top-level management and of the assessment personnel must be guaranteed.
The salaries of the top-level management and staff carrying out the assessments cannot depend on the number of assessments carried out or on the results of those assessments.
9.Conformity assessment bodies must take out liability insurance unless liability is assumed by the State in accordance with national law, or the Member State itself is directly responsible for the conformity assessment.
10.The conformity assessment body staff must comply with professional secrecy for all information obtained in carrying out their tasks under Directive 2019/520/EU and the relevant implementing acts or any national law giving effect to it. However, this does not apply to the competent authorities of the Member State in which its activities are carried out. Proprietary rights must be protected.
11.Conformity assessment bodies must participate in, or ensure that staff carrying out the assessment are informed of, the relevant standardisation activities and the activities of the notified body coordination group established under the relevant EU legislation and apply as general guidance the administrative decisions and documents produced by that group.