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Welcome Marcel Verslype ExceutiveDirector ERA
Reminder – What is cross-acceptance? • Replacing 25 fire extinguishers in each cab • A different one for each country • with • 1 fire extinguisher in the cab • Conforming to any of the 25 national rules • because • Any one of the 25 extinguishers is capable of meeting the essential requirement of putting out a fire
History of Cross Acceptance • Started by several Members States in MOUs • Unit set up in the Agency – April 2008 • Adopted at EU level in Directive 2008/57 – July 2008 • List of Parameters to be checked – Agreed June 2009 • Commission Decision on the Management of the Reference Document – October 2010
The “Essential Requirements” • Certainty • Simplicity
Remember! • Cross Acceptance is only a “bridge” to Interoperability • One rule per parameter is better than 25!
Agenda for today Richard Lockett Head of Cross Acceptance Unit
Agenda • The State of Play – ERA • Challenges – Member States and NSAs • Stakeholders Expectations • Looking Forward – Issues and Priorities – Round Table • Looking Forward – Simplification • Rapporteur’s reflections
Objectives • Learn about what is going on • Discus and debate issues • Look Forward • An opportunity for the Agency to understand the concerns, needs and priorities of its customers.
The State of Play • Agency Report on Vehicle Authorisation – Ernest Godward • The Authorisation Process – DV 29 • Richard Lockett • 3. The (National) Reference Documents of national rules • Peter Mihm