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1 EC Explosives for civil uses 22 February 2013, SSDCEI, Brussels, Explosives for civil uses Common Action Plan

2 EC Explosives for civil uses 22 February 2013, SSDCEI, Brussels, Background  Harmonised system for the unique identification and traceability of explosives for civil uses  To be applied from 5 April 2012  Huge amount of products to be permanently controlled in the supply chain –One billion units / year –For a period of 10 years –Implementation’s challenges

3 EC Explosives for civil uses 22 February 2013, SSDCEI, Brussels, Directive  This Directive shall not apply to the following: (a) explosives transported and delivered unpackaged or in pump trucks for their direct unloading into the blast-hole; (b) explosives manufactured at the blasting sites, and that are loaded immediately after being produced (in situ production); (c) Ammunitions (d) fuses, which are cord-like non-detonating igniting devices;

4 EC Explosives for civil uses 22 February 2013, SSDCEI, Brussels, (e) safety fuses, which consist of a core of fine grained black powder surrounded by a flexible woven fabric with one or more protective outer coverings and which, when ignited, burn at a predetermined rate without any external explosive effect; (f) cap-type primers, which consist of a metal or plastic cap containing a small amount of primary explosive mixture that is readily ignited by impact and which serve as igniting elements in small arms cartridges or in percussion primers for propelling charges.

5 EC Explosives for civil uses 22 February 2013, SSDCEI, Brussels, Obligations of undertakings  (a) keeping a record of all identifications of explosives…  (b) recording the location of each explosive…  (c) at regular interval testing their data collection system…  (d) keeping and maintaining the data collected including the unique identifications for the period specified…  (e) protecting the data collected against accidental or malicious damage or destruction;  (f) providing the competent authorities, upon their request, with the information concerning the origin and location of each explosive during its life cycle and throughout the supply chain;  (g) providing the responsible Member State authorities with the name and contact details of a person able to provide the information…

6 EC Explosives for civil uses 22 February 2013, SSDCEI, Brussels, State of Play  Users – Manufacturers’ participation EC ‘Explosives for civil uses’ WG  Dec Approval of the new Directive  Feb Official Postponement of the Directive  Agreement to prepare a common action plan between the whole supply chain to implement the Directive in time –5 April Obligation on manufacturers and importers –5 April 2015 – Obligation for the whole supply chain

7 EC Explosives for civil uses 22 February 2013, SSDCEI, Brussels, Explosive for civil uses TF Participants European Commission Users: NEEIP Members: CEMBUREAU, EUROMINES, IMA-Europe, UEPG and other Extractive Associations: EURACOAL Explosives Manufacturers: FEEM Blasting Representatives: German Association of Blasting and EFEE Software Manufacturers: Dresden informatik and Explosives Manufacturers’ companies

8 EC Explosives for civil uses 22 February 2013, SSDCEI, Brussels, Explosive for civil uses TF Meetings in 2012:  Results: –Draft Recommendation for a common action plan –Technical, Logistics & Legal issues raised –Starting work of dissemination –Definition of end users –Interpretation of Small items –Working document on raising awareness of the whole supply chain

9 EC Explosives for civil uses 22 February 2013, SSDCEI, Brussels, Some challenges to be solved  Compliance with National legislation  Technical challenges to be tackled  How to help user, especially SMEs to comply with?  A common code (FEEM) and a common structure of the information and files

10 EC Explosives for civil uses 22 February 2013, SSDCEI, Brussels, Draft Recommendation for a common action plan 3 Work Pillars  Information  Practical Implementation – Technical Issues  Practical Implementation – Training Planning  From Recommendations – Description of Action  From Leading actors – Organisations involved  From Start – Deadline

11 EC Explosives for civil uses 22 February 2013, SSDCEI, Brussels, Recommendations Actions  In 3 years time: –Disssemination to the whole supply chain –Use of FEEM voluntary code –Small articles guidance document –Operational Procedures, marketing and labeling –Safety and Legal requirements for Hardware and Software –IT System, Installations, Software companies in line with National and EU legislations applicable in other countries and users –Training Documents – Campaign - Action

12 EC Explosives for civil uses 22 February 2013, SSDCEI, Brussels, EC Explosives WG  Last meeting 25 October 2012: –Presentation of the ongoing recommendations’ common action plan document –No comments received - Agreement  Next meeting October 2013: –Presentation of guidance document for raising awareness for comments – approval  Call for Support from Members States –for dissemiantion when documents approved

13 EC Explosives for civil uses 22 February 2013, SSDCEI, Brussels, Support from SSDCEI Partners  Working together to reach a common goal: Secure, common harmonised code system for the identification and traceability of explosives for civil uses  Interested partners are welcomed to the next meeting.

14 EC Explosives for civil uses 22 February 2013, SSDCEI, Brussels, Next Explosives for civil uses TF  Manufacturers and importers’ compliance  Tracks and traces IT latest developments  Identify any challenges raised during the first phase of the implementation  Guidance to raise awareness to the whole supply chain finalised & disseminated  Start drafting guidance document for users

15 EC Explosives for civil uses 22 February 2013, SSDCEI, Brussels, Thank you for your attention.


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