CPR INFORMATION NOTE (PDF 544KB)
1. I write in connection with Regulation (EC) No. 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products and repealing Council Directive 89/106/EEC (known as the ‘Construction Products Regulation’) which is due to come into full effect across the European Union on 1 July 2013.
2. As indicated in its title, the Construction Products Regulation will replace Council Directive 89/106/EEC on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to construction products (known as the Construction Products Directive) which is given effect in Ireland by the European Communities (Construction Products) Regulations 1992 (S.I. No. 198 of 1992) as amended by the European Communities (Construction Products) (Amendment) Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 210 of 1994).
3. The Building Regulations Advisory Body has recently prepared an information paper setting out the general objectives behind the Construction Products Regulation, the requirements that must be fulfilled in order to place construction products onto the market and the particular implications for manufacturers, importers and distributors that will arise from the introduction of the Regulation’s provisions in mid 2013. The information paper also provides some brief information for specifiers, designers and builders when using construction products for which harmonised European standards are in place. A copy of the information paper is attached to this letter for your information.
4. In order to raise awareness of the Construction Products Regulation and its impacts across the construction sector, the Department is writing to a wide range of professional bodies and trade associations as well as to various State agencies and local authorities in order to ask that the information paper be disseminated as widely as possible among relevant stakeholders. Accordingly, I would be grateful if the Engineers Ireland would consider circulating the attached information paper to your members as means of raising awareness of the CPR and its requirements. A copy of the information paper may also be accessed on the Department’s website at www.environ.ie.
5. Any enquiries in connection with the information paper may be addressed to Mr. Paris Beausang, Higher Executive Officer (Tel: 01 888 2321) or to Ms. Paula Doyle, Executive Officer (Tel: 01 888 2505), or alternatively by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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