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Directive 2010/35/EU - transportable pressure equipment

of 16 June 2010 on transportable pressure equipment and repealing Council Directives 76/767/EEC, 84/525/EEC, 84/526/EEC, 84/527/EEC and 1999/36/EC

Objective

This Directive applies to:

(a) new transportable pressure equipment as defined in Article 2(1), which does not bear the conformity markings provided for in Directives 84/525/EEC, 84/526/EEC, 84/527/EEC or 1999/36/EC, for the purpose of making it available on the market;

(b) transportable pressure equipment as defined in Article 2(1), bearing the conformity markings provided for in this Directive or in Directives 84/525/EEC, 84/526/EEC, 84/527/EEC or 1999/36/EC, for the purposes of its periodic inspections, intermediate inspections, exceptional checks and use;

(c) transportable pressure equipment as defined in Article 2(1), which does not bear the conformity markings provided for in Directive 1999/36/EC, for the purposes of reassessment of conformity.

This Directive does not apply to transportable pressure equipment which was placed on the market before the date of implementation of Directive 1999/36/EC and which has not been subject to a reassessment of conformity.

This Directive does not apply to transportable pressure equipment used exclusively for the transport of dangerous goods between Member States and third countries, carried out in accordance with Article 4 of Directive 2008/68/EC.

Definitions

The following terms are defined: transportable pressure equipment, placing on the market, making available on the market, use, withdrawal, recall, manufacturer, authorised representative, importer, distributor, owner, operator, economic operator, conformity assessment, Pi marking, reassessment of conformity, periodic inspection, intermediate inspection, exceptional check, national accreditation body, accreditation, notifying authority, notified body and notification.

Contents

This Directive sets out detailed rules concerning transportable pressure equipment to enhance safety and ensure free movement of such equipment within the Union.

It comprises obligations for different economic operators (manufacturers or their authorised representatives, importers, distributors, owners and operators). Furthermore, the conformity of transportable pressure equipment, the assessment of conformity, the role of notifying authorities and notified bodies as well as safeguard procedures are described in the Directive.

Annexes

Annex I: List of dangerous goods other than those in class 2

Annex II: Transitional provisions

Annex III: Procedure for the reassessment of conformity

Read the full text of the Directive

National laws implementing this Directive