Brussels — The European Commission has launched a public consultation to gather the experience, views and opinions of interested stakeholders and the public on the impact of current EU legislation for the construction sector. It asks about key procedures and issues affected by these legal instruments. The results will feed into the Fitness Check for the Construction Sector undertaken by the Commission which is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.
The Fitness Check is part of the Commission’s Regulatory Fitness and Performance Programme (REFIT). It involves a comprehensive, evidence-based assessment of whether the current regulatory framework is proportionate and fit for purpose, and delivering as expected. Specifically, it assesses the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and EU added value of the abovementioned legislative framework.
The Fitness Check focuses on 15 EU legislative texts in the policy fields of Internal Market, Energy Efficiency, Environment and Health & Safety – and, more specifically, on those provisions within these EU texts that may impact the construction sector. This public consultation asks about key procedures and issues affected by these instruments.
In particular, the open public consultation includes questions relating to the following EU legislative texts:
- Construction Products Regulation (No 305/2011)
- Professional Qualifications Directive (2005/36/EC)
- Services Directive (2006/123/EC)
- Late Payments Directive (2011/7/EU)
- Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU)
- Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (2010/31/EU)
- Ecodesign Directive (2009/125/EC)
- Energy Labelling Directive (2010/30/EU)
- Renewable Energy Sources Directive (2009/28/EC)
- Occupational Safety and Health Framework Directive (89/391/EEC)
- Directive on the Manual Handling of Loads (90/269/EEC)
- Directive on Temporary or Mobile Construction Sites (92/57/EEC)
- Asbestos Directive (2009/148/EC)
- Waste Framework Directive (2008/98/EC)
- Environmental Impact Assessment Directive (2011/92/EU)
The questionnaire can be found under ec.europa.eu.
Source: EU Commission