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									                  Notif-IT User's Guide. Version 1.0
     EUROPEAN COMMISSION
     DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR MOBILITY AND TRANSPORT




                                          NOTIF-IT     Version EN1.0

                                                       Origin EN

                                          30.08.2010   Status NA




 User's Guide to the Notif-IT database
for the notification of national railway
       safety and technical rules




                              Ver. 1.0




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Table of content:

    1. General presentation
1.1.    Introduction
1.2.    Organisations
1.3.    Users (rule submitters)
1.4.    Delegation of creation of the rule to the Commission or ERA
1.5.    Contacts for communication
    2. Creating a notification
2.1. Starting the job
2.2. The notification and the notification form
2.2.1. The notification
2.2.2. The notification form
2.3. The rules in the notification
2.4. Creating a Safety Rule
2.5. Uploading files with the text of the Rule
2.6. Information about the body responsible for publication of the Rule
2.7. Creating a Technical Rule
2.7.1. Notifying under TSI
2.7.2. Notifying outside TSI
2.8. Amending registered Rules
2.9. Completing the notification

Annex. The life cycle of the notification
  1) Status
         a. Notification status
         b. Evaluation status and criteria
         c. Validation status
  2) Actions at different steps
         a. Notification in preparation
         b. Notification in pre-evaluation
         c. Notification with pre-evaluation complete
         d. Notification submitted
         e. Notification in evaluation
         f. Notification with evaluation complete
         g. Validating the notification




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1. General presentation

1.1. Introduction

Notif-IT (Notifications using Information Technology) is a web-based application developed
by the European Commission in cooperation with the European Railway Agency (ERA) for
the benefit of the Member States, the industry and the public. From 1 June 2010, national
railway safety and technical rules should be notified to the Commission via Notif-IT. The
Commission will evaluate the notifications and publish the notified rules in this database.
Notif-IT will make national requirements more transparent and understandable. This will
help with the EU objectives of developing railway transport and making the national railway
systems more interoperable.
Notif-IT provides the Member States with the means to electronically notify the national safety and
technical rules to the Commission as required in the Railway Safety Directive1 and Railway
Interoperability Directives2, and to make the notified rules available to the public.
Notif-IT database aids:
           the parties involved in the notification process to:
               o    facilitate the notification and validation process as much as possible
               o    give more flexibility for Member States, the Commission and the Agency
               o    allow the interaction during the validation process
          stakeholders - rule users, to:
               o    make the railway safety and technical rules more transparent and accessible


Rules are notified by responsible bodies and users, as communicated by the Member States to the
administrators of the database.
The Commission, assisted by ERA, evaluates whether submitted rules comply with the criteria for
the rules to be notified and check accompanying legal information.

The notification process can consist of one or two major steps as illustrated in Figures 1 and 2,
accordingly. One-step process is direct notification to the Commission. Two-step process includes
the pre-valuation of a prepared notification by the European Railway Agency (ERA) before
submitting it to the Commission. Pre-evaluation step is highly recommended.

Annex to this guide contains more detailed description of different steps, including the changing
status of the notifications and actions open to different system users.




1   Directive 2004/49/EC, Articles 8(2) and 8(4)
2   Directives 96/48/EC, Article 16(3), 2001/16/EC, Article 16(3) and 2008/57/EC, Article 17

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1.2 Organisations

During the notification process, the application requires users to provide information on different
organisations such as:
     Reporting bodies
     Publication bodies
     Bodies designated to carry out verification procedures (Art. 17 (3) of Directive
        2008/57/EC) (in the section of the application ‘Conformity and checking procedure
        Organisation - (CCPO)’ for Technical Rules)

Reporting bodies are registered into the system by the administrator of the application who also
specifies which types of notifications the organisation is authorised to create: Safety, Technical or
both. The same reporting body may be authorised to notify different types of rules on behalf of one
or more countries. Primarily, such an option has been designed to notify the rules for the Channel
Tunnel.

When a Member State appoints a new reporting body or amends relevant information thereof, it
should report these changes to the administrators of Notif-IT (by e-mail, please see Chapter 1.5) .
The updated information is then entered into the system and, if necessary, access rights are
modified accordingly, e.g. deactivating those of an outdated organisation.
When required for a specific rule, information on publication bodies and/or on bodies designated to
check verification procedures (CCPO) should be provided by the user (cf. Chapters 2.6 and 3.8
accordingly).

Once an organisation is created in the system it can be used by one or more countries and it can be
used as publisher or CCPO. Also the reporting bodies may be used as publishers or CCPOs.

A reporting body has users which are able to login in the system and notify for the related countries.
An organisation which is created by the user as publisher or CCPO when notifying rules will have
no users and will be used only as information to be displayed about the rules which use that
organisation.




       Every organisation in the system must have a name different from the existing organisations'
names. In case where an organisation like 'Ministry of Transport' must be registered by a Member
State, it is strongly advised to add also the name of the country: so the name of the organisation
should be, for instance, 'Minister of Transport - Poland'. Alternatively, a full title in national
language may be used, especially in case of publishers as this may be useful for searching rules in
national official journals or other sources.


1.3. Users (rule submitters)

Each Reporting Body will appoint Users (in this guide called also submitters = the users who are
allowed to create/edit/submit notifications). On request by the Reporting Body the administrators of
the application will grant access to the specified Users. In case when a Reporting Body replaces
some User(s), access rights of the previous User(s) will be disabled.




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       Sharing access passwords with non-registered Users is strictly forbidden.


1.4. Delegation of creation of the rule to the Commission or ERA

The Member State can decide to allow the system administrators (EC and ERA) to
create/edit/submit the notifications on its behalf by clicking on "Delegation of rule creation to
EC'.

With this function activated, a user of ERA/EC has the same rights as a user (submitter) of the
reporting body of a Member State. The reporting body will continue to receive communications by
the system about the changing status of the notifications.


1.5. Contacts for communication

Contacts to the Notif-IT administrators:
       For the notification of national safety rules and the access rights: NSR@era.europa.eu
       For the notification of national technical rules and the access rights: NTR@era.europa.eu
       For general and IT queries: move-notifit@ec.europa.eu


2. Creating a notification

2.1 Starting the job

To create a new notification or to work on a notification with status 'In preparation', you have to
open the menu entry 'Notifications' and to choose the appropriate item for the type of the rules you
want to notify: 'Submit notification of safety rules' or 'Submit notification of technical rules':




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Before getting to the notification, a page is displayed where you can select your country and the
directive under which to create the new notification or under which the existing notification has
been created.

Figure 11




After selecting the appropriate country and directive you have to search for existing 'open'
notifications, i.e. for notifications of this country, made under this directive and having the status 'In
preparation'.

If you are creating notification for technical rule you will have to specify if you want to notify under
a certain TSI and, if it is the case, you have to choose it from the list proposed by the page:

Figure 12




If there is no open notification (which means a notification in preparation that has not been sent yet
to pre-evaluation or to validation) available you are authorised to start a new one by choosing the
reporting body from a list of existing reporting bodies working for the country. If there is no
reporting body registered for the country an error message will be displayed.
The country, the directive and the reporting body can not be changed once they have been set for a
notification!


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If an open notification already exists you can choose to work on it or to delete it in order to be able
to create a new notification.

Figure 14




2.2 The notification and the notification form

2.2.1 The notification

Each notification may contain one or more Safety or Technical Rules. From technical point of view,
a notification may contain as many rules as the reporter user wants, but we suggest not to put more
than 20 rules in the same notification. This will speed-up the process of the evaluation and
registration of the notifications.

Figure 15




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A notification containing Safety Rules will be called a Safety Notification and a notification
containing Technical Rules will be called a Technical Notification.

Any notification must contain the following data:
    The Member State which is notifying
    The title of the notification ( in English)
    The Directive under which the notification is done
    For the Technical Notifications, if the notification is done under a TSI, the reporter user
      must specify the TSI document name
    The reporting body
    The user reporter (the user responsible for this notification)
    The status of the notification, as the result of the life-cycle of the notification (this will be
      explained later)

The notification might also contain the status of the last formal evaluation done by the ERA or the
status of the validation, as set by the EC.


2.2.2 The notification form

The base data of the notification is managed in the page named 'Notification form'. The title in
English is mandatory and when you first create a notification it is generated and proposed by the
application following a template which contains – as information – the type of the rules to be
notified, the country and the directive. On this page you also have to choose who will be the user
reporter responsible for this notification and you can also change contact data (mail, phone and fax).
If you are working on a new notification and you press the 'Cancel' button the notification will not
be recorded into the database. If the notification is an existing one, you can skip saving it and go
directly to the list of the rules.




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2.3 The rules in the notification

A Rule represents the rule to be notified, as it is in the legislation of the Member State.

The Rule is registered in the Notif-IT system the first time it is notified. If the same rule must be
notified several times according to different Directives or TSIs using Notif-IT, the existing Rule
will be searched in the database and added to the new Notification.
Information about the Rule includes some general and specific information. General information
will be re-used every time when the Rule is re-notified – the User will not need to enter this
information as it will be automatically provided by the system. Specific information is related to the
type of the notification (Safety or Technical Rule). This information will be specified by the User
for each new notification. There will be a separate guidance concerning specific information.
Currently, the following documents are available:
    - For Safety Rules: Guideline for Member States on the Notification of National Safety Rules
        (ERA-20070731-SAF; version 2.2). This guideline describes relevant legal obligations,
        definition and classification of national safety rules. Relevant parts: Chapters 2 and 3
        (except sub-chapter 3.1.3 covered by this guide) and Annex I
    - For Technical Rules under Directives 96/48/EC and 2001/16/EC: Note on commonalities
        and differences between national safety rules and national technical rules” (version 1.1 of
        20/04/2007)

By clicking on the "rules" button on the notification page, we go into the screen used to manage the
rules contained by the current notification.
It contains some information about the notification and the list of the existing rules inside it. Under
the list there are 2 buttons available:
      'Add new rule' is used to start the process of creating a new rule for this notification


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       'Search for rule' is used to include in this notification a rule that has already been notified
        into a previous notification of the same type.

Figure 17




If the notification contains rules, they will be displayed in the list and every rule will provide you a
link to edit or to delete it:

Figure 18




2.4 Creating a safety rule

The safety rule's declaration form contains the necessary data and tools used to create, to modify or
to re-notify a safety rule.




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The title (in English) is mandatory and it will be displayed in the list of the rules of the notification
or by the search-rules results list.

If in the 'area of application' field you select 'Partially' or 'Wider', a text box will be displayed
where you have to specify the details:

Figure 20




When a rule classification has been selected and it has sub-classifications assigned, these sub-
classifications will be made available to be chosen as part of the classification section:

Figure 21




The 'Rule version' specifies if this rule is a new one or it is amending or replacing an existing rule
which has already been notified. It is explained in Chapter 2.8 how to create an amendment.


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A consistent part of the declaration form is related to the content of the rule. The user is asked to fill
in the declaration form the content of the rule (in English and in national language) and the
references to legal texts, but he/she is asked also to upload the file (or the files) containing the full
text of the notified rule. We shall cover in details the use of the files in the next Chapter.

Figure 22




The last mandatory information in this form is the date of entering into force of the rule.

Once the form has been filled with the required information it can be saved and stored into the
database. When the rule is created, the 'RefCode' (an internal identifier of the rule declaration inside
Notif-IT) is generated and assigned to the rule. It can be used later to search the rule or in the
messages exchanged between ERA and the submitter.


2.5 Uploading files with the text of the rule

The submitter should provide the file or the files containing the rule. The applications provide the
possibility to attach files for a rule for maximum 3 languages. For each language a rule may have
only one file attached. The same file may be reused for the same rule and another language or by
another rule.
To update a file a language must be selected:



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By clicking on the icon next to the selected language, a new window is opened where you can
upload a file or select an existing uploaded file:

Figure 24




To upload a new file you have to use the second section of the window. The 'Browse' button will
allow you to select the file to upload. If you want to give the file a different name with relation to
the one it has in your file system you should fill the 'Name of the file' text box. In this case you have
to write the complete file name, including the correct file extension! (e.g.: '.doc' or '.pdf', or ‘.zip’).
If the publisher of the document is not in the list you have to create a new publisher for this country.
When all the required data is filled in the form you can upload the file. After the file has been
uploaded it is displayed next to its corresponding language:




To attach to the rule a file that has been already uploaded you have to search that document using
the 'Browse' button on the first section of the page used to handle the documents.

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A new window is opened and you can browse the existing documents by choosing a language from
the left menu:

Figure 25




Once selected, the name of the document will be displayed in the 'Search for an existing document'
section of the previous window:

Figure 26




Once the file chosen, it will be displayed next to the corresponding language:




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The maximum size for an uploaded file is 30 MB, but it might change in the future.


2.6 Information about the body responsible for publication of the rule

The term “publisher” used currently in Notif-IT means the body responsible for publication, i.e. the
body with the primary responsibility for publishing a rule.

The publishers are the organisations charged with the publication of the rules that are notified. A
publisher is registered into the system the first time a Member State needs it for a rule that is to be
notified. The organisation is registered in the database and it is also registered as a publisher for that
country. Next time when this country will need to use this organisation as publisher for a rule it will
just find it in the list of existing publishers for this country, so it will not be necessary (and it is
definitely not a good decision!) to create it again. So, when a Member State needs to set an
organisation as a publisher for a rule it should do the following:
     If the organisation exists already as publisher for the Member State, it is ready to be used.
     If the organisation does not exist in the database it has to be created
     If the organisation exists in the system, but it was never used as publisher for the selected
        country, it has to be searched and recorded as a publisher for the Member State

You start to create/search a publisher by pressing the button 'Add new organisation' on the
documents window. A new page opens where you can either create a new organisation or search for
an existing one:




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If you want to create a new publisher just fill the data in the second section of the form. Please
remember a general rule on unique names of organisations.

If you want to search for an existing organisation which was not reported as a publisher for this
country, you have to start to type the name of the organisation in the first section of the form. The
auto-complete mechanism will help you to find and select the desired organisation:

Figure 29




Once selected or created, the new publisher will be available on the list of the publishers from the
page used to upload documents:




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2.7 Creating a technical rule

The declaration form of a technical rule has many fields in common with the declaration form of a
safety rule: title in English, title in national language, description, references to legal texts, form of
legislation, documents. Apart of them, there are some specific fields which will be explained in the
next paragraphs.

2.7.1 Notifying under TSI

When notifying under a TSI you have to specify if there are open points or specific cases related to
the rule you are notifying:

Figure 31




You may also specify if there are designated bodies/organisations in charge of checking the
verification procedures according to Art. 17 (3) of Directive 2008/57/EC (CCPO) for the current
rule. When such an organisation has to be created, the same mechanism as for creating publishers
should be used (Figure 32 and 33).

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Figure 33




2.7.2 Notifying outside of a TSI

When notifying outside a TSI you have to select at least a subsystem (fig. 34. Technical rules can be
notified under a Directive and a TSI or under a Directive only, but not under a TSI . This last case is
'outside a TSI'.




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Figure 34




If the Control Command Signalling subsystem has Class B systems assigned, you have to specify
also the list of Class B concerned by the current rule.

For each selected subsystem you have to specify the list of related parameters this rule applies to.

Figure 35




The window containing the tree of related parameters will open and you can choose the concerned
ones:




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Once selected, the parameters will be displayed together with the subsystems they belong to:




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2.8 Amending rules

A rule can amend other rules of the same type. In order that for a new rule B to amend an existing
rule A, the rule A must have been already accepted by the Commission at the moment when rule B
is notified.


       If the rule A has been submitted to the formal validation but it is not yet validated, the
notification of the rule B must be delayed until the validation of the rule A is completed.

On the declaration form of the rule you have to select the appropriate 'Rule version’ value:

Figure 38




Then the application will propose you to search the target rule amended by the current rule. When
clicking on the button 'Start search for the rule to be amended.' a new window is opened and 2 text
boxes will be used to search the rule to amend. The auto-complete mechanism will provide you the
possibility to search the target rule either using its code inside the application (RefCode) or by
starting to type its title in English:




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Once the target rule has been selected, the information about it and a link to it is displayed:

Figure 40




After validating your choice, a new amendment entry will be created in the list of the rules the
current rule amends:

Figure 41




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You need now to set the way the current rule amends the target rule by setting the status of the
target rule.

The operation can be repeated to specify other rules that the current rule amends.

When the current rule will be validated and accepted by the EC, the status of the target rule will
change according to the information set in the amendment, if this status is not already set using
another mechanism.


2.9 Completing the notification

When all the rules inside the notification are created you are ready to send the notification for a pre-
evaluation by ERA. You can also submit it directly to the EC, but this scenario will not give you the
possibility to correct or change it, so you risk to have the notification 'rejected' by the validator.
Therefore it is always recommended to send the notification for pre-evaluation by ERA first.

On the page which displays the list of the rules contained by the notification you have to confirm
that the notification is complete:

Figure 42




Then all you have to do is to click of one of the two buttons displayed on the bottom of the page.

If you select to submit a formal notification, the next page will ask you to specify the reason for
submitting the notification:




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After sending the notification to ERA or to the EC an email message will be generated and sent to
that organisation and the status of the notification will change to 'In pre-evaluation' or to
'Submitted'. The submitter can search and display the notification using the 'Display notification' or
'Search rule' tools provided by the menu.




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ANNEX

The life cycle of the notification

1. Status

a)     Notification status

The process of creating, evaluating and validating a notification gives the notification a complex
life cycle. Each possible status that a notification might have inside this process will be called
'notification status'. The status of the notification decides about the actions a user may do on that
notification. The complete life cycle of the notification involves - usually- the reporting user, the
evaluator and the validator, each one having some rights on the notification depending on its status.




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The possible values for the status of the notification are:
    In preparation
    In pre-evaluation
    Pre-evaluation complete
    Submitted
    In evaluation
    Evaluation complete
    Validation complete, Rule registered in Notif-IT and available for public




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b)         Evaluation status and criteria

When a notification is in pre-evaluation (required by the Member State) or in evaluation (required
by the EC), it gets a status of the evaluation process. This attribute is called 'Evaluation Status'.

Figure 2




The first time when a notification comes to be (pre-)evaluated its evaluation status is 'Not
evaluated'. When the evaluator starts the process of the evaluation (starts to evaluate the first rule
of the notification) the evaluation status becomes 'Evaluation running'.
When the process of evaluation is finished, the notification will automatically receive the evaluation
status whose value is computed taking in consideration the evaluation status of each rule contained
in the notification. If at least one rule is rejected, the evaluation status of the notification will be
'Evaluation rejected'. If there are no rejected Rules and at least one rule gets the evaluation status
'Clarifications needed', then the notification will also have this evaluation status as result. If all the
rules are accepted then the evaluation status of the notification is 'Evaluation accepted'.

Criteria for the evaluation of the notifications of Safety Rules have been explained in ERA
Guideline for the Validation of the Notifications of National Safety Rules (ERA-20070907-SAF;
version 1.0). This evaluation focuses on four questions related to the requirements in the Railway
Safety Directive:
 Is the rule a national safety rule according to Article 3(h)?
 Has the relevant information been included in the notification, according to Article 8(2)?
 Has the rule been correctly classified as one of the seven types of rule, or is it outside of the scope, as
  described in Annex II?
 Does the notification of new or amended rules satisfy the additional requirements in Article 8(4)?

Criteria for the evaluation of the notifications of Technical Rules will be the following:

Question 1       Does the rule refer to an essential requirement and to a parameter?
Question 2       Is the National technical rule imposed at MS level?
Question 3       Is the National technical rule applicable to more than 1 RU or IM?
Question 4       Is the National technical rule addressed to an area of application covered by a TSI?
Question 5       In case the National technical rule is addressed to an area of application covered by a
                 TSI - does it refer to an open point or specific case of the TSI concerned?

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Question 6       In case the National technical rule refers to an open point or specific case of the TSI
                 concerned - does it specify only requirements to comply with the open point or
                 specific case of the TSI?
Question 7       Is the national technical rule correctly referenced to the parameter selected?
Question 8       Is the rule made publically available?
Question 9       Is the information regarding publication and issuing body added to the national
                 technical rule?
Question 10      Rule version: new or amendment to registered rule: are details of registered rule
                 entered?
                 NB. rule status of amended rule must be changed, after this rule is registered
Question 11      Is the text of the national technical rules uploaded?

If the user changes a notification that has already been pre-evaluated, the evaluation status of the
notification will automatically become 'Evaluation out of date', so the validator will see that a new
evaluation procedure is required.


c)         Validation status

After a notification is formally submitted to the EC it has to be validated before becoming
accessible to the public. The status of the validation and its result are stored into an attribute named
'Validation status'. The possible values for this attribute are:
     Not validated ( the notification is waiting to be validated)
     Accepted
     Rejected


Figure 3




2. Actions in different steps

a)         Notification in preparation

After a notification has been created and before it is sent either to pre-evaluation by ERA or to
validation (registration) by the EC, its status is called 'in preparation'. While having this status, the
notification is accessible only to the submitters entitled to work for the country of the notification.

                 Add rule      Delete rule    Update rule       Update           Delete         Display
                                                              notification     notification
                                                                 form
Submitter of


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the country
Other
submitters
ERA

EC




      Before submitting a final notification to the EC, a user is highly recommended to send
the notification for pre-evaluation to ERA. Sending the notification for pre-evaluation is a
possible option for the submitter in the situation where user needs some help before completing the
process.

Figure 4




b)         Notification in pre-evaluation

When the submitter sends the notification to ERA to be pre-evaluated, the status of the notification
becomes 'In pre-evaluation'. While the notification is in pre-evaluation, the user can not modify it,
but he can see it. The evaluator may update the rule data, but he can not delete rules or add new
rules. The EC and the users (submitters) of other Member States are not authorised to see the
notification:

                 Add rule    Delete rule    Update rule      Update          Delete         Display
                                                           notification    notification
                                                              form
Submitter of
the country
Other
submitters
ERA

EC




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c)         Notification with pre-evaluation complete

After ERA has finished the process of 'pre-evaluation', the notification is sent back to the user
(submitter) and its status is set to 'Pre-evaluation complete'. Now the submitter may change the
notification by amending information, updating, adding or deleting rules.




       If the user (submitter) does modify the notification, its evaluation status will
automatically be changed to 'Evaluation out of date'. Usually, in this case the submitter should
resend the notification for a new pre-evaluation by ERA before submitting it to the EC.
If it happens that a Member State identifies or adopts new rules subject to notification after the
completed pre-evaluation by ERA, it is recommended to create a new notification for these new
rules. A notification as pre-evaluated by ERA should be submitted to the Commission without
adding new rules. This would avoid unnecessary repetitive checks and delays.

Figure 6




As long as the notification has the status 'Pre-evaluation complete', only the user (submitter) may
change the notification or even delete it. ERA will be able to display it and the EC and the users
from other countries will not have access to it.

                 Add rule    Delete rule    Update rule      Update          Delete        Display
                                                           notification    notification
                                                              form
Submitter of
the country
Other
submitters
ERA

EC




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d)         Notification submitted

When the submitter decides that the notification is complete he can submit it to the EC for
validation.
Once the notification is submitted, the submitter will not be authorized to modify it. The validator
user may decide to send the notification to ERA in order to be evaluated or he may start validate the
notification.

                 Add rule    Delete rule    Update rule       Update         Delete         Display
                                                            notification   notification
                                                               form
Submitter of
the country
Other
submitters
ERA

EC


Figure 7




The only user that is authorized to modify a notification having the status 'Submitted' is the
validator, but he can not add or delete rules. The submitter, ERA and the submitters of other
countries are authorized to view the notification.


e)         Notification in evaluation

For any notification that has been submitted to the EC, the validator may decide to ask for a (new)
evaluation from ERA. When the notification is sent to ERA, its status becomes 'In evaluation'.
After finishing the evaluation process ERA will send back the notification to the EC.

Figure 8




While in evaluation, a notification may be updated by the evaluator user of ERA. The submitters or
the validator may only display it.



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                 Add rule    Delete rule    Update rule       Update          Delete        Display
                                                            notification    notification
                                                               form
Submitter of
the country
Other
submitters
ERA

EC




f)         Notification with evaluation complete

Once the evaluation of the notification is done, this one is sent back to the EC and gets a new status
called 'Evaluation complete'. The validator can start to validate the notification but can also ask
for a new evaluation from ERA.

Figure 9




As with the notification having the status 'Submitted', the only one entitled to update the
notification is the validator.


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                                                            notification    notification
                                                               form
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EC




g)         Validating the notification

The last operation that a notification undergoes is the process of the validation. The validation of a
notification is a one-step-operation which sets directly the value for the validation status.


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If the notification is accepted, it is 'registered' by the system and made available for the public.

If the notification is rejected, the Member State can create and submit a new notification containing
the rules that have been submitted with this current notification. As a help tool for this, the
submitters will be able to 'clone' the rejected notification into a new one and to start modifying the
new one before starting the complete life cycle of this new notification.

Figure 10




Once a notification has been accepted or rejected, it can not be changed anymore. If the notification
is accepted, it can be viewed by everybody, including the public. If the notification has been
rejected, it can be viewed by the submitters, ERA or the EC.

A notification which has been either accepted or rejected can be cloned by the submitter user.

When the MS agrees with the conclusions of the Commission that a rule is not national safety rule /
national technical rule, the rule submitter in charge of the notification can delete irrelevant rules
from the Notif-IT.


               Add rule   Delete rule   Update rule      Update         Delete        Display      Clone
                                                       notification   notification
                                                          form
Submitter of
the country
Other
submitters
ERA

EC




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