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A Sector Forum is a platform aiming at facilitating the exchange of information between the different stakeholders, coordinating and identifying the standardization needs in a specific field of CEN work.
There is no sector forum in this area, but a CEN/BT WG 69 'Small Craft' is co-ordinating the relations between the ISO/TC 188 'Small Craft' and the specific Recreational Craft activities in Europe.
1) Inland navigation
The activities of the CEN Technical Committee 15 on Inland navigation vessels are influenced by the European Commission's Directive 2006/87/EC
laying down technical requirements for inland waterway vessels and repealing Council Directive 82/714/EEC. The Rhine Shipping Regulation (RheinSchUO:1995) was adopted as an annex to the directive.
Intermodal aspects are emphasized in the European Parliament's views on the common transport policy (Resolution A3-0390/93 of 18 January 1994).
2) Marine equipment
CEN members and CEN Technical Committees are regularly kept informed on the progress of the revision of Annexes A.1 and A.2 and the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre is happy to collect any further information on standards that could be referred in future amendments of those two technical annexes.
3) Recreational craft
- European Commission's Directive 94/25/EC
Meetings to adjust the programme of work and to co-ordinate the activities between European Commission, Industry (ICOMIA), Notified Bodies (RSG) and the Standardization Bodies regularly take place. The Vice-Chairman and Secretary of ISO/TC 188 (who are also the Convenor and Secretary of BT/WG 69) are closely involved.
- Recent evolution of Directive 94/25/EC
An amendment to the Recreational Craft Directive was adopted by the European Commission (2003/44/EC). It includes exhaust and noise emissions requirements for marine engines on recreational craft and personal watercraft, construction requirements for personal watercraft, as well as an extended modular choice for the construction part of recreational craft.
- Programme of work
Further details on the standardization programme of work supporting the Directive 94/25/EC are available on Directives and Standards in the'new approach' Area
. This site provides access to lists of European Standards and drafts developed by CEN, CENELEC and ETSI in the context of the new approach of the European Single Market.
Harmonized European Standards