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Document 32019R0775

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/775 of 16 May 2019 amending Regulation (EU) No 454/2011 as regards Change Control Management (Text with EEA relevance.)

OJ L 139I , 27.5.2019, p. 103–107 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2019/775/oj

27.5.2019   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

LI 139/103


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2019/775

of 16 May 2019

amending Regulation (EU) No 454/2011 as regards Change Control Management

(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 14 of Commission Delegated Decision (EU) 2017/1474 (3) requires Section 7.5 of Annex I to Commission Regulation (EU) No 454/2011 (4) (TAP TSI) to be amended for specifying the modified change control procedure for the TAP TSI.

(3)

In accordance with Article 5 of Regulation (EU) 2016/796, a working party has been established for making a proposal for a recommendation as regards the changes of the Section 7.5 of the TAP TSI.

(4)

On 20 April 2018, the Agency addressed a recommendation to the Commission on the revision of Section 7.5 of Regulation (EU) No 454/2011 (TAP TSI)

(5)

Section 7.5 of Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 454/2011 related to TAP TSI should be amended accordingly.

(6)

The list of the relevant technical documents referenced in TAP TSI should be updated.

(7)

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

Section 7.5 of Annex I to Commission Regulation (EU) No 454/2011 (TAP TSI) is replaced by the text in Annex I to this Regulation.

Article 2

Annex III to Commission Regulation (EU) No 454/2011 is replaced by the text in Annex II to this 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, 16 May 2019.

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 454/2011 of 5 May 2011 on the technical specification for interoperability relating to the subsystem ‘telematics applications for passenger services’ of the trans-European rail system (OJ L 123, 12.5.2011, p. 11).


ANNEX I

Section 7.5 of Annex I to Commission Regulation (EU) No 454/2011 is replaced by the following:

‘7.5.   Change Management

7.5.1.   Change Management Process

Change management procedures shall be designed to ensure that the costs and benefits of change are properly analysed and that changes are implemented in a controlled way. These procedures shall be defined, put in place, supported and managed by the Agency and shall include:

the identification of the technical constraints underpinning the change,

a statement of who takes responsibility for the change implementation procedures,

the procedure for validating the changes to be implemented,

the policy for change management, release, migration and roll-out,

the definition of the responsibilities for the management of the detailed specifications and for both its quality assurance and configuration management.

The Change Control Board (CCB) shall be composed of the Agency, rail sector representative bodies, a ticket vendor representative body, a passenger representative body and Member States. Such an affiliation of the parties shall ensure a perspective on the changes that are to be made and an overall assessment of their implications. The CCB ultimately shall be brought under the aegis of the Agency.

7.5.2.   Specific Change Management Process for documents listed in Annex III to this Regulation

The change control management for the documents listed in Annex III to this Regulation shall be established by the Agency in accordance with the following criteria:

1.

The change requests affecting the documents are submitted either via the Member States or via the representative bodies from the railway sector acting on a European level as defined in Article 38(4) of Regulation (EU) 2016/796 of the European Parliament and of the Council (*1), or the ticket vendors' representative or via the International Union of Railways (UIC) for error corrections in relation to specifications originally developed by UIC or via the TAP TSI Steering Committee.

2.

The Agency shall gather and store the change requests.

3.

The Agency shall present the change requests to the dedicated ERA working party, which will evaluate them and prepare a proposal accompanied by an economic evaluation, where appropriate.

4.

Afterwards the Agency shall present each change request and the associated proposal to the change control board that will or will not validate or postpone the change request.

5.

If the change request is not validated, the Agency shall send back to the requester either the reason for the rejection or a request for additional information about the draft change request.

6.

If the change request is validated, the technical document shall be amended.

7.

If no consensus about the validation of a change request can be reached, the Agency shall submit to the Commission a recommendation to update the documents listed in Annex III together with the draft new version of the document, the change requests and their economic evaluation and shall make these documents available on their web site.

8.

The new version of the technical document with the validated change requests shall be made available at the site of the Agency. The Agency will keep the Member States informed via the Committee established in accordance with Article 29(1) of Directive 2008/57/EC.

9.

If a change request would require a change of the legal text of the TAP TSI, the Agency shall send a request to the European commission to request a revision of the TAP TSI and/or request the technical opinion from the Agency.

Where change control management affects elements which are in common use within the TAF TSI, the changes shall be made so as to remain compliant to the implemented TAF TSI in order to achieve optimum synergies.


(*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).’’


ANNEX II

Annex III to Regulation (EU) No 454/2011 is replaced by the following:

‘ANNEX III

List of technical documents

No

Reference

Title

1

B.1

Computer generation and exchange of tariff data meant for international or foreign sales — NRT tickets

2

B.2

Computer generation and exchange of tariff data meant for international and foreign sales — Integrated Reservation Tickets (IRT)

3

B.3

Computer generation and exchange of data meant for international or foreign sales — Special offers

4

B.4

Implementation guide for EDIFACT messages covering timetable data exchange

5

B.5

Electronic reservation of seats/berths and electronic production of travel documents — Exchange of messages

6

B.6

Electronic seat/berth reservation and electronic production of transport documents (RCT2 standards)

7

B.7

International Rail ticket for Home Printing

8

B.8

Standard numerical coding for railway undertakings, infrastructure managers and other companies involved in rail-transport chains

9

B.9

Standard numerical coding of locations

10

B.10

Electronic reservation of assistance for persons with reduced mobility — Exchange of messages

12

B.30

Schema — messages/datasets catalogue needed for the RU/IM communication of TAP TSI


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