February 21, 2017
EU-EIP and TISA have collaborated in a series of workshops to harmonise the Declaration of Compliance for Priority Action C (SRTI-Safety Related Traffic Information) for use in all Member States.
Delegated Regulation No 886/2013
Delegated Regulation No 886/2013 addresses the provision of road safety-related traffic information, following Priority Action C of the Directive 2010/40/EU. This Delegated Regulation requests Member States to manage a national access point for safety-related traffic data. It also describes the obligation of Member States to carry out an assessment of compliance of the parties addressed by this delegated regulation, i.e. Public and Private Road Operators, Traffic Information Service Providers, Data Suppliers and Broadcasters dedicated to road traffic. These parties shall submit a Declaration of Compliance in accordance with the requirements set out in Articles 3 to 8 of the Delegated Regulation. EU EIP and TISA have collaborated in a series of workshops to harmonise this Declaration of Compliance for Delegated Regulation No 886/2013.
Why a harmonised approach?
Teun Hendriks, Chair of the TISA Technical and Standardisation Committee: “Without a harmonised approach, Road Operators, Data Suppliers and Information Service Providers would face the risk that -if operating in more than one country- they would need to submit a Declaration of Compliance in different formats, in different languages, and under a variety of different rules. The harmonised Declaration of Compliance should remove this administrative burden; the provided definitions and explanations of terms should clarify roles and responsibilities”.
Louis Hendriks, leader of the EU EIP activity ‘Harmonisation and monitoring SPA’ highlights that this is a win-win for both the Data Suppliers, Information Service Providers and the National Bodies that have to carry out the assessment of compliance: “National Bodies could possibly be facing discussions with a whole range of Road Operators, Information Service Providers, Data Suppliers and Broadcasters that operate within their territory, and that might submit their own Declarations of Compliance in different languages and in a variety of formats. Adopting and promoting the use of the harmonised Declaration of Compliance will make life easier for all involved parties”.
European Commission supports harmonised declaration
The European Commission (DG MOVE) has closely followed the development of the harmonised Declaration of Compliance and view it as a welcome contribution to the harmonised deployment of the National Access Points. The harmonised Declaration of Compliance will be presented in Brussels during an SRTI Member State follow-up Expert Meeting on 9 March 2017.
Where to find the harmonised declaration of compliance?
As an outcome of this fruitful cooperation between EU EIP and TISA three documents have been produced and are now publicly available on the TISA website.
- An Introduction letter
- A model form for the “Uniform Declaration of Compliance for Priority Action C”
- Definitions & explanations of terms within the Uniform Declaration of Compliance for Priority Action C.
A zip-file with the three documents can be downloaded HERE.
In 2017 EU EIP and TISA intend to start working on a similar model Declaration of Compliance for Priority Action B, covering the provision of Real-Time Traffic Information (No 962/2015).
 European ITS Platform, www.its-platform.eu  Traveller Information Services Association, www.tisa.org