The document provided is a directive from the European Union titled “Directive 2013/29/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 June 2013 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of pyrotechnic articles (recast)”.
Here are some key points from the document:
- Objective: The directive aims to harmonize the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of pyrotechnic articles. This is to ensure a high level of protection of human health and public safety.
- Scope: The directive applies to pyrotechnic articles, which are defined as any article containing explosive substances or an explosive mixture of substances designed to produce heat, light, sound, gas or smoke or a combination of such effects through self-sustained exothermic chemical reactions.
- Obligations of Economic Operators: The directive outlines the obligations of manufacturers, importers, and distributors in relation to the making available on the market of pyrotechnic articles. These include ensuring conformity with the directive, affixing the CE marking, and providing information and documentation.
- Conformity Assessment Procedures: The directive sets out the procedures for assessing the conformity of pyrotechnic articles with the requirements of the directive. This includes the involvement of notified bodies.
- Notified Bodies: The directive provides for the designation of notified bodies by Member States. These bodies carry out conformity assessment tasks under the directive.
- CE Marking: The directive provides for the affixing of the CE marking to pyrotechnic articles that conform to the directive. The CE marking signifies that the article complies with all applicable EU directives and regulations.
- Penalties: Member States must lay down rules on penalties applicable to infringements of the provisions of this directive and ensure that they are implemented. The penalties must be effective, proportionate, and dissuasive.
- Review and Reporting: The Commission is required to review the directive and report on its implementation to the European Parliament and the Council.
Please note that this is a summary and the actual directive contains more detailed provisions.