ATEX Guidelines Update: 12.2013
Guidelines on the application of directive 94/9/EC of 23 March 1994 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States concerning equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially Explosive Atmospheres - 4TH Edition - Update Dicember 2013.
Changes with regard to the 4th Edition (September 2012):
- rewording of the second paragraph of the “Note to the 4th Edition – September 2012”
- new version of Annex II: “Borderline list - ATEX products” (10 July 2013)
Note to the 4th Edition - September 2012
This 4th Edition - September 2012 is the last edition of the ATEX Guidelines on the application of Directive 94/9/EC.
On 21 November 2011 the Commission issued a Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres, within the New Legislative Framework (NLF) alignment package, in order to align the European legislation on ATEX to Decision No 768/2008/EC establishing a common framework for the marketing of products.
The Proposal is currently under discussion at the European Parliament and the Council and its final approbation is expected by the end of 2012 or beginning of 2013.
When the text of the new aligned ATEX Directive is available, new adapted and restructured ATEX Guidelines will be drafted, in view of entry into force of the new legislation.
DG ENTERPRISE AND INDUSTRY
4TH Edition - Update Dicember 2013