Ecodesign Requirements for Energy-Related Products Regulations
Subsidiary Legislation 427.64, Framework for the Setting of Ecodesign Requirements for Energy-Related Products Regulations, transposes Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 establishing a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy-related products.
The Directive and regulations establish a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy-related products with the aim of ensuring the free movement of such products within the internal market. They provide for the setting of requirements which the energy-related products, covered by implementing measures, must fulfil in order to be placed on the market and/or put into service. They contribute to sustainable development by increasing energy efficiency and the level of protection of the environment, while at the same time increasing the security of the energy supply.
The Directive and regulations apply to the below energy-related products, where their requirements are set through Implementing Regulations:
The ecodesign requirements do not apply to means of transport for persons or goods.
Enforcement and penalties
The regulations provide powers to Market Surveillance Directorate (MSD), to take action against economic operators for products that are not in conformity with the regulations. MSD is required to take all appropriate measures to withdraw from the market or to prohibit or to restrict the supply of products bearing CE Marking which may endanger the health and safety of persons, property or the environment.
Economic operators are required to co-operate with the enforcement authority and on request, must provide information and take action as appropriate. Economic operators failing to comply with the requirements of the regulations are subject to the provisions of the Product Safety Act.
The European Commission has produced guidance called the Blue Guide intended to contribute to a better understanding of EU product safety rules and to their more uniform and coherent application across different sectors and throughout the single market. The Blue Guide can be found at: http://ec.europa.eu/DocsRoom/documents/18027/