As you know from 1st of June 2013, all the wagons circulating on the European rail network and in the OTIF area must be assigned to a certified ECM.
However even if we hope that all wagons will be assigned to a certified ECM, the link between the wagon number, wagon keeper and the ECM of the wagon remains a problem. This link should be available via the National Vehicle Register (NVR). Since these are not fully operational in all countries and following the provisions of the so-called ”keeper self-declaration” from 2010, we have – with UIP and UIC - developed a new interim solution to bridge the gap. In order to preserve legal compliance, the keeper self-declaration has been replaced by a “Keeper’s ECM declaration”. Under the auspices of GCU Joint Committee representatives, new "Guidelines for the Keeper's ECM Declaration" have been developed. You can find enclosed the final version of these guidelines.
The 3 joint documents have also been distributed to all members. We need all keepers and keeper-RUs to fill the 2 templates in WORD and EXCEL and to return it before 1st June 2013 to the European Railway Agency (ERA) by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).