OND review: EGMF comments on the ‘Inception Impact Assessment’

OND review: EGMF comments on the ‘Inception Impact Assessment’

EGMF issued comments on the European Commission’s ‘inception impact assessment’ as regards the Outdoor Noise Directive (OND) review.

EGMF supports a full revision of the OND, including the alignment with the New Legislative Framework and the conversion into a Regulation. This is one of the three policy options suggested by the European Commission.

As regards changes to the OND, we suggest adapting the conformity assessment procedure and noise measurement methods to technical progress. We also ask for the withdrawal of the current database and reporting obligation. However, we call on the European Commission to maintain the current OND scope. Although, we generally ask to maintain current noise limits, we acknowledge that a few electrically-powered products should be reviewed in the context of market developments.