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Document 32021D0845

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/845 of 26 May 2021 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1202 as regards determination of the spontaneous ignition behaviour of dust accumulations

C/2021/3542

OJ L 186, 27.5.2021, p. 28–31 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2021/845/oj

27.5.2021   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 186/28


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) 2021/845

of 26 May 2021

amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1202 as regards determination of the spontaneous ignition behaviour of dust accumulations

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 on European standardisation, amending Council Directives 89/686/EEC and 93/15/EEC and Directives 94/9/EC, 94/25/EC, 95/16/EC, 97/23/EC, 98/34/EC, 2004/22/EC, 2007/23/EC, 2009/23/EC and 2009/105/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Council Decision 87/95/EEC and Decision No 1673/2006/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (1), and in particular Article 10(6) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

In accordance with Article 12 of Directive 2014/34/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council (2), products which are in conformity with harmonised standards or parts thereof, the references of which have been published in the Official Journal of the European Union, are to be presumed to be in conformity with the essential health and safety requirements set out in Annex II to that Directive covered by those standards or parts thereof.

(2)

By letter BC/CEN/46-92 – BC/CLC/05-92 of 12 December 1994, the Commission made a request to the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (Cenelec) for the drafting and revision of harmonised standards in support of Directive 94/9/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (3). That Directive was replaced by Directive 2014/34/EU without changing the essential health and safety requirements set out in Annex II to Directive 94/9/EC.

(3)

In particular, CEN and Cenelec were requested to draft a standard on the design and testing of equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres as indicated in Chapter I of the standardisation programme agreed between CEN and Cenelec and the Commission and attached to request BC/CEN/46-92 – BC/CLC/05-92. CEN and Cenelec were also requested to revise the existing standards with a view to aligning them to the essential health and safety requirements of Directive 94/9/EC.

(4)

On the basis of the request BC/CEN/46-92 – BC/CLC/05-92, CEN revised standard EN 15188:2007 on determination of the spontaneous ignition behaviour of dust accumulations. As a result of that revision CEN submitted to the Commission standard EN 15188:2020.

(5)

The Commission together with CEN has assessed whether the standard EN 15188:2020 drafted by CEN complies with the request BC/CEN/46-92 – BC/CLC/05-92.

(6)

The standard EN 15188:2020 satisfies the requirements which it aims to cover and which are set out in Annex II to Directive 2014/34/EU. It is therefore appropriate to publish the reference of that standard in the Official Journal of the European Union.

(7)

Standard EN 15188:2020 replaces standard EN 15188:2007. It is therefore necessary to withdraw from the Official Journal of the European Union the reference of standard EN 15188:2007.

(8)

In order to provide manufacturers with sufficient time to adapt their products to the revised version of standard EN 15188:2007, it is necessary to defer the withdrawal of the reference to that standard.

(9)

References of harmonised standards drafted in support of Directive 2014/34/EU are published in Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1202 (4). In order to ensure that the references of harmonised standards drafted in support of Directive 2014/34/EU are listed in the same act, the references of standards EN 15188:2020 and EN 15188:2007 should be included in that Implementing Decision.

(10)

Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1202 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(11)

Compliance with a harmonised standard confers a presumption of conformity with the corresponding essential requirements set out in Union harmonisation legislation from the date of publication of the reference of such standard in the Official Journal of the European Union. This Decision should therefore enter into force on the day of its publication,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Annex I to Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1202 is amended in accordance with Annex I to this Decision.

Article 2

Annex II to Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1202 is amended in accordance with Annex II to this Decision.

Article 3

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

Done at Brussels, 26 May 2021.

For the Commission

The President

Ursula VON DER LEYEN


(1)  OJ L 316, 14.11.2012, p. 12.

(2)  Directive 2014/34/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres (OJ L 96, 29.3.2014, p. 309).

(3)  Directive 94/9/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 23 March 1994 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States concerning equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres (OJ L 100, 19.4.1994, p. 1).

(4)  Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1202 of 12 July 2019 on the harmonised standards for equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres drafted in support of Directive 2014/34/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 189, 15.7.2019, p. 71).


ANNEX I

In Annex I to Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1202 the following entry is added:

No

Reference of the standard

‘3.

EN 15188:2020

Determination of the spontaneous ignition behaviour of dust accumulations’.


ANNEX II

In Annex II to Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1202, the following entry is added:

No

Reference of the standard

Date of withdrawal

‘3.

EN 15188:2007

Determination of the spontaneous ignition behaviour of dust accumulations

27 November 2022’.


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