FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

• How to request a change or an amendment of an existing CBP

The Work Plan of activities of EASEE-gas is presented and approved during the GMoM every year. The Work Plan lists the CBPs that are to be drafted or reviewed during the year. EASEE-gas CBPs are drafted by the Working Groups of the association. Any requests for changes or updates can be sent to the EASEE-gas secretariat or to the chair of the Working Group that drafted the CBP (see list of Working Groups here.

• How to request a new CBP
EASEE-gas CBPs are drafted by the Working Groups on their own initiative or upon request from the Executive Committee. The Work Plan lists the CBPs that are to be drafted or reviewed during the year. Any suggestions can be sent to the EASEE-gas secretariat. The secretariat will forward the suggestion to the most appropriate Working Group.

• How to send an application to join one of the Working Groups of EASEE-gas?
Participation to EASEE-gas Working Groups is highly encouraged. All member companies can take part in one or in several EASEE-gas Working Groups (see list of Working Groups here. In order to do so, please contact EASEE-gas secretariat or the chair of the Working Group.

• What is the approval process of CBPs?
CPBs are drafted by the Working Groups of EASEE-gas. Once finalised, the WG sends the draft CBP to the Executive Committee for initial consideration. If there are comments or suggestions, these are sent back to the Working Group so that they update the CBP accordingly. When the CBP is finalised it is sent to the Executive Committee for formal approval. Each Member of the Executive Committee is entitled to one vote (in person or via proxy). Decisions are reached during a meeting or by written resolution (provided the quorum is reached: 2/3 of members). In both cases, a simple majority applies, as long as no more than one of the Executive Committee members of each Gas Industry Segment votes against it. Abstentions are counted as positive votes.

Once approved, the CBP is published on the EASEE-gas website and sent to the full membership. If contested by at least three full members and within two months after publications, the EASEE-gas CBP can be put up for vote before the full members during the General Meeting of Members (GMoM).

For the detailed process please consult EASEE-gas rules or contact EASEE-gas secretariat.

• How are the members consulted when there is a new CBP or any update to an existing CBP?
The Work Plan of activities of EASEE-gas is presented and approved during the GMoM every year. The Work Plan lists the CBPs that are to be drafted or reviewed during the year. Members can contribute with their input directly to the Working Group drafting or revising an EASEE-gas CBP. The Working Group shall decide on whether or not to take these suggestions into account.

If the CBP has already been approved by the Executive Committee and is already published on the website, members still have the occasion to appeal the CBP. To do so, a formal appeal submitted by at least three full members needs to be send to the EASEE-gas secretariat within two months after the CBP is published. The CBP is then submitted to the GMoM for ratification following the normal voting procedures (simple majority of the members present).