Questions and Pressure… 7.12.2010. Questions from the Commission. A T E X “The Commission would like to know the general situation of the ATEX sector in Iceland, so as to have an idea of the scope in specific industrial sectors.”
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A T E X
“The Commission would like to know the general situation of the ATEX sector in Iceland, so as to have an idea of the scope in specific industrial sectors.”
A- Directive 94/9/EC (ATEX-eqipment) was implemented by the Icelandic Fire Authority with regulation 77/1996: “Reglugerð um búnað og verndarkerfi til notkunar á sprengihættustöðum.”
-primary metal producers,
-fish meal plants,
“According to our screening of November 2009 it appears as if Iceland transposed the outdated noise emission legislation (directives 79/113/EEC, 84/532/EEC, 84/534/EEC as mentioned in Annexes 1-5A 0-5B of the Island file) but not necessarily the Noise Directive 2000/14/EC. Or, to say it in other way: If Directive 2000/14/EC has been transposed into the national legislation there should be no additional legislation setting out noise emission requirements as laid down in the outdated directives 79/113/EEC, 84/532/EEC, 84/534/EEC as mentioned in Annexes 1-5A 0-5B of the Iceland file.
Commission needs more information concerning the situation with regard to the Noise Directive 2000/14/EC.”
In the questionnaire list from Icel. in 2009 this was mentioned:
“Rules No. 279/2003 on noise pollution of the environment resulting from the use of technical equipment designed for outdoor use. These rules implement the Directive 2000/14/EC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the noise emission in the environment by equipment for use outdoors.”
Directive 2000/14/EC was transposed by the Minstry of Social Affairs and Social Security by rules 279/2003 “reglur um hávaðamengun í umhverfinu af völdum tækjabúnaðar til notkunar utanhúss”.
The rules 279/2003 (paragraf 19) repealed the following rules: