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The Noise Emission in the Environment by Equipment for use Outdoors Regulations 2001

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation, commencement and revocation

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Application

  5. 4.Excluded equipment

  6. 5.These Regulations shall not apply to equipment placed on the...

  7. 6.(1) Subject to paragraph (2), these Regulations shall not apply...

  8. 7.General duty relating to placing on the market or putting into service

  9. 8.Permissible sound power level of equipment

  10. 9.Exceptions to placing on the market and putting into service of certain equipment

  11. 10.Conformity assessment procedures

  12. 11.CE marking and indication of the guaranteed sound power level

  13. 12.Provision of data

  14. 13.Notified Bodies

  15. 14.(1) The Secretary of State may from time to time...

  16. 15.Fees

  17. 16.Conditions for equipment being taken to conform

  18. 17.Enforcement

  19. 18.Offences

  20. 19.Penalties

  21. 20.Defence of due diligence

  22. 21.Liability of persons other than the principal offender

  23. 22.Consequential amendments

  24. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      (Extract from Article 12)

      1. Equipment subject to noise limits

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      (Extract from Article 13)

      1. Equipment subject to noise marking only

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      (Extract from Article 12)

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      (ANNEX I to the Directive)

      1. Definitions of Equipment

        1. 1.Aerial access platforms with combustion engines

        2. 2.Brush cutter

        3. 3.Builders' hoist for the transport of goods

        4. 4.Building site band saw machine

        5. 5.Building site circular saw bench

        6. 6.Chain saw, portable

        7. 7.Combined high pressure flusher and suction vehicle

        8. 8.Compaction machine

        9. 9.Compressor

        10. 10.Concrete-breakers and picks, hand held

        11. 11.Concrete or mortar mixer

        12. 12.Construction winch

        13. 13.Conveying and spraying machine for concrete and mortar

        14. 14.Conveyor belt

        15. 15.Cooling equipment on vehicles

        16. 16.Dozer

        17. 17.Drill rig

        18. 18.Dumper

        19. 19.Equipment for loading and unloading of silos or tanks on trucks

        20. 20.Excavator, hydraulic or rope-operated

        21. 21.Excavator-loader

        22. 22.Glass recycling container

        23. 23.Grader

        24. 24.Grass trimmer/grass edge trimmer

        25. 25.Hedge trimmer

        26. 26.High pressure flusher

        27. 27.High pressure water jet machine

        28. 28.Hydraulic hammer

        29. 29.Hydraulic power pack

        30. 30.Joint cutter

        31. 31.Landfill compactor, loader-type with bucket

        32. 32.Lawnmower

        33. 33.Lawn trimmer/lawn edge trimmer

        34. 34.Leaf blower

        35. 35.Leaf collector

        36. 36.Lift truck, combustion-engine driven, counterbalanced

        37. 37.Loader

        38. 38.Mobile crane

        39. 39.Mobile waste container

        40. 40.Motor hoe

        41. 41.Paver-finisher

        42. 42.Piling equipment

        43. 43.Pipelayer

        44. 44.Piste caterpillar

        45. 45.Power generator

        46. 46.Power sweeper

        47. 47.Refuse collection vehicle

        48. 48.Road-milling machine

        49. 49.Scarifier

        50. 50.Shredder/chipper

        51. 51.Snow-removing machine with rotating tools

        52. 52.Suction vehicle

        53. 53.Tower crane

        54. 54.Trencher

        55. 55.Truck mixer

        56. 56.Water pump unit

        57. 57.Welding generator

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      (ANNEX II to the Directive)

      1. EC Declaration of conformity

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      (ANNEX III to the Directive)

      1. Method of measurement of airborne noise emitted by equipment for use outdoors

        1. Scope

      2. PART A Basic Noise Emission Standard

        1. 1.Measurement uncertainty

        2. 2.Operating of source during test

        3. 2.1.Fan speed

        4. 2.2.Test of powered equipment free of load

        5. 2.3.Test of powered equipment under load

        6. 2.4.Test of hand-operated equipment

        7. 3.Calculation of surface sound pressure level

        8. 4.Information to be reported

        9. 5.Additional microphone positions on the hemispherical measurement surface (EN ISO 3744:1995)

        10. 6.Environmental correction K2A

      3. PART B Noise Test Codes for Specific Equipment

        1. 0.Equipment that is tested free of load

        2. Basic noise emission standard

        3. Operating conditions during test

        4. 1.Aerial access platforms with combustion engine

        5. 2.Brush Cutters

        6. Basic noise emission standard

        7. Operating conditions during test

        8. 3.Builders' hoists for the transport of goods

        9. 4.Building site band saw machines

        10. Basic noise emission standard

        11. Operating conditions during test

        12. 5.Building site circular saw benches

        13. Basic noise emission standard

        14. Operating conditions during test

        15. 6.Chain saws, portable

        16. Basic noise emission standard

        17. Operating conditions during test

        18. 7.Combined High Pressure Flushers and Suction Vehicles

        19. 8.Compaction Machines

        20. Basic noise emission standard

        21. Operating conditions during test

        22. Basic noise emission standard

        23. Operating conditions during test

        24. 9.Compressors

        25. Basic noise emission standard

        26. Operating conditions during test

        27. 10.Concrete-breakers and picks, hand-held

        28. Basic noise emission standard

        29. Operating conditions during test

        30. 11.Concrete or mortar mixers

        31. Basic noise emission standard

        32. Operating conditions during test

        33. 12.Construction winches

        34. 13.Conveying and spraying machines for concrete and mortar

        35. Basic noise emission standard

        36. Operating conditions during test

        37. 14.Conveyor Belts

        38. 15.Cooling equipment on vehicles

        39. Basic noise emission standard

        40. Operating conditions during test

        41. 16.Dozers

        42. Basic noise emission standard

        43. Operating conditions during test

        44. 17.Drill rigs

        45. Basic noise emission standard

        46. Operating conditions during test

        47. 18.Dumpers

        48. Basic noise emission standard

        49. Operating conditions during test

        50. 19.Equipment for loading and unloading tanks or silos on trucks

        51. Basic noise emission standard

        52. Operating conditions during test

        53. 20.Excavators

        54. Basic noise emission standard

        55. Operating conditions during test

        56. 21.Excavator-loaders

        57. Basic noise emission standard

        58. Operating conditions during test

        59. 22.Glass recycling containers

        60. Basic noise emission standard

        61. Operating conditions during test

        62. 23.Graders

        63. Basic noise emission standard

        64. Operating conditions during test

        65. 24.Grass trimmers/grass edge trimmers

        66. 25.Hedge trimmers

        67. Basic noise emission standard

        68. Operating conditions during test

        69. 26.High pressure flushers

        70. Basic noise emission standard

        71. Operating conditions during test

        72. 27.High pressure water jet machines

        73. Basic noise emission standard

        74. Operating conditions during test

        75. 28.Hydraulic hammers

        76. Basic noise emission standard

        77. Operating conditions during tests

        78. 29.Hydraulic power packs

        79. Basic noise emission standard

        80. Operating conditions during test

        81. 30.Joint cutters

        82. Basic noise emission standard

        83. Operating conditions during test

        84. 31.Landfill compactors

        85. 32.Lawnmowers

        86. Basic noise emission standard

        87. Operating conditions during test

        88. 33.Lawn trimmers/lawn edge trimmers

        89. 34.Leaf blowers

        90. Basic noise emission standard

        91. Operating conditions during test

        92. 35.Leaf collectors

        93. Basic noise emission standard

        94. Operating conditions during test

        95. 36.Lift trucks

        96. Basic noise emission standard

        97. Operating conditions during test

        98. 37.Loaders

        99. Basic noise emission standard

        100. Operating conditions during test

        101. 38.Mobile Cranes

        102. Basic noise emission standard

        103. Operating conditions during test

        104. 39.Mobile waste containers

        105. Basic noise emission standard

        106. Operating conditions during test

        107. 40.Motor hoes

        108. 41.Paver-finishers

        109. Basic noise emission standard

        110. Operating conditions during test

        111. 42.Piling equipment

        112. Basic noise emission standard

        113. Test area

        114. Operating conditions during test

        115. 43.Pipelayers

        116. 44.Piste caterpillars

        117. 45.Power generators

        118. Basic noise emission standard

        119. Operating conditions during test

        120. 46.Power sweepers

        121. Basic noise emission standard

        122. Operating conditions during test

        123. 47.Refuse collection vehicles

        124. Basic noise emission standard

        125. Operating conditions during test

        126. 1.Operating conditions during test

        127. 2.The compaction system is running. The refuse collection vehicle and...

        128. 3.The lifting device is running up and down, without load...

        129. 4.Material is falling into the refuse collection vehicle. Materials are...

        130. 1.at least 15 seconds. The resulting sound power level shall...

        131. 2.at least three complete cycles, if the compaction system is...

        132. 3.at least three continuous complete work-cycles, including the entirety of...

        133. 4.at least three complete work-cycles, each including the falling of...

        134. 48.Road milling machines

        135. Basic noise emission standard

        136. Operating conditions during test

        137. 49.Scarifiers

        138. Basic noise emission standard

        139. Operating conditions during test

        140. 50.Shredders/Chippers

        141. Basic noise emission standard

        142. 51.Snow removing machines with rotating tools

        143. Basic noise emission standard

        144. Operating conditions during test

        145. 52.Suction vehicles

        146. Basic noise emission standard

        147. Operating conditions during test

        148. 53.Tower cranes

        149. Basic noise emission standard

        150. Operating conditions during test

        151. 54.Trenchers

        152. 55.Truck Mixers

        153. Basic noise emission standard

        154. Operating conditions during test

        155. 56.Water pump units

        156. Basic noise emission standard

        157. Operating conditions during test

        158. 57.Welding generators

        159. Basic noise emission standard

        160. Operating conditions during test

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      (ANNEX IV to the Directive)

      1. Models of the CE marking of conformity and of the indication of the guaranteed sound power level

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      (ANNEX V to the Directive)

      1. Internal control of production

        1. 1.This Annex describes the procedure whereby the manufacturer, or his...

        2. 2.The manufacturer, or his authorised representative established in the Community,...

        3. 3.The technical documentation must enable the conformity of the equipment...

        4. 4.The manufacturer must take all measures necessary in order that...

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      (ANNEX VI to the Directive)

      1. Internal control of production with assessment of technical documentation and periodical checking

        1. 1.This Annex describes the procedure whereby the manufacturer, or his...

        2. 2.The manufacturer, or his authorised representative established in the Community,...

        3. 3.The technical documentation must enable the conformity of the equipment...

        4. 4.The manufacturer must take all measures necessary in order that...

        5. 5.Evaluation by the notified body prior to placing on the...

        6. 6.Evaluation by the notified body during production The manufacturer, or...

    10. SCHEDULE 10

      (ANNEX VII to the Directive)

      1. Unit Verification

        1. 1.This Annex describes the procedure whereby the manufacturer, or his...

        2. 2.The application for a unit verification must be lodged by...

        3. 3.The notified body must: examine whether the equipment has been...

        4. 4.Where the equipment meets the provisions of this Directive, the...

        5. 5.The manufacturer, or his authorised representative established in the Community,...

    11. SCHEDULE 11

      (ANNEX VIII to the Directive)

      1. Full Quality Assurance

        1. 1.This Annex describes the procedure whereby the manufacturer who satisfies...

        2. 2.The manufacturer must operate an approved quality assurance system for...

        3. 3.Quality assurance system

        4. 3.1.The manufacturer must lodge an application for assessment of his...

        5. 3.2.The quality assurance system must ensure compliance of the product...

        6. 3.3.It must contain in particular an adequate description of: the...

        7. 3.4.The manufacturer must undertake to fulfil the obligations arising out...

        8. 4.Surveillance under the responsibility of the notified body

        9. 4.1.The purpose of surveillance is to make sure that the...

        10. 4.2.The manufacturer must allow the notified body entrance for inspection...

        11. 4.3.The notified body shall periodically carry out audits to make...

        12. 4.4.Additionally the notified body may pay unexpected visits to the...

        13. 5.The manufacturer must, for a period ending at least 10...

        14. 6.Each notified body must give the other notified bodies the...

    12. SCHEDULE 12

      (ANNEX X to the Directive)

      Unit Verification

    13. SCHEDULE 13

      ENFORCEMENT

      1. 1.Enforcement authorities

      2. 2.Test purchases

      3. 3.Powers of search etc.

      4. 4.Provisions supplemental to paragraph 3

      5. 5.Appeals against detention of equipment

      6. 6.Suspension notices

      7. 7.Appeals against suspension notices

      8. 8.Power to require production of documents and information etc.

      9. 9.Contravention of a suspension notice

      10. 10.False information

      11. 11.Obstruction etc. of officers of enforcement authorities etc.

      12. 12.Extension of time for bringing summary proceedings

      13. 13.Forfeiture: England and Wales and Northern Ireland

      14. 14.Forfeiture: Scotland

      15. 15.Recovery of expenses of enforcement

      16. 16.Service of documents etc.

      17. 17.Savings for certain privileges

      18. 18.Savings for action taken under other enactments

  25. Explanatory Note

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