REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on the exercise of power to adopt delegated acts conferred on the Commission under Directive 2014/90/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July 2014 on marine equipment
1. Directive 2014/90/EU (‘the Directive’) harmonises safety rules relating to marine equipment on board EU flagged ships through the uniform application of the international instruments. Under Article 37(1) of the Directive, the Commission has the power to adopt delegated acts for specified purposes concerning technical standards for marine equipment, the identification of items which can benefit from electronic tagging, standards for safeguard procedures, and updates of references to standards to be met by conformity assessment bodies. The power to adopt such acts is conferred by the Directive for a period of five years beginning on 17 September 2014 and ending on 17 September 2019.
2. The Commission's Report, which is the subject of this EM, has been prepared in accordance with Article 37(2) of the Directive which requires the Commission to draw up a report on the delegated power not later than 9 months before the end of the 5 year period. Article 37(2) of the Directive also provides that the delegation of power shall be tacitly extended for periods of an identical duration, unless the European Parliament or the Council opposes such an extension not later than 3 months before the end of each period.
3. The Commission reports that it has adopted one delegated act during the five-year period, Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2018/414 of 9 January 2018 concerning the identification of specific items of marine equipment which can benefit from electronic tagging.