Procedures for European approvals
ETA according to guidelines
A European technical approval (ETA) can be issued on the basis of a guideline (section 6 sub-section 4 of the German Construction Products Act (BauPG) and Art. 9 sub-section 1 and/or Art. 11 Construction Products Directive (CPD)). The guideline is also known as ETAG (short for 'European Technical Approval Guideline').
The decision about whether to establish a guideline is made by the European Commission after consulting the Standing Committee on Construction. A guideline is drawn up by the European Organisation for Technical Approvals (EOTA). DIBt is represented in all working groups drawing up guidelines.
The German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Housing announces the guidelines in the Bundesanzeiger (Federal Gazette) (section 3 sub-section 1 No. 1 BauPG).
The list 'European Technical Approval Guidelines (ETAG)' contains all the guidelines currently available for issuing a European technical approval. The German versions of these guidelines can be obtained from DIBt (Service - Publications).
The list 'European Technical Approval Guidelines (ETAG) in preparation gives information for further guidelines that are in the course of preparation. Until these guidelines are completed, European technical approvals can be issued in the appropriate product sectors on the basis of the procedure in accordance with Art. 9 sub-section 2 of the CPD (European technical approval without a guideline).