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Motor Vehicles (Approval) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

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Regulation 6

SCHEDULE 2

ItemSubject matterDesign, construction and equipment requirementsDefinitions and supplementary provisionsExemptions and modifications
(a)(b)(c)
Date of manufacture of the vehicleCommunity InstrumentECE Regulation
4Exhaust emissions1st January 1993Directive 70/220/EEC, as last amended by Directive 91/441/EEC, Annex I, paragraphs 5, 7 and 8 (applies only to passenger cars)83.01, paragraphs 5, 8 and 13

For the purposes of this item–

“passenger car” means a motor vehicle which–

(a)

is constructed or adapted to carry passengers and is not a goods vehicle;

(b)

*has no more than 6 seats including the driver’s seat; and

1st October 1994Directive 93/59/EEC, Annex I, paragraphs 5, 7 and 8 (applies only to vehicles other than passenger cars)83.01, paragraphs 5, 8 and 13
(c)

has a maximum gross weight not exceeding 2,500 kg.

*Note: (b) does not apply to vehicles manufactured after 1st January 2001.

1st January 1997Directive 94/12/EC, Annex I, paragraph 5 (applies only to passenger cars)83.02, paragraph 5“Reference mass” has the same meaning as in Directive 70/220/EEC as last amended by Directive 96/69/EC.
1st October 1997 (applies from this date to Class I vehicles)Directive 96/69/EC, Annex I, paragraph 583.03, paragraph 5“Class I vehicle” means a goods vehicle (category N1) which has a reference mass not exceeding 1,305 kg.
1st October 1998 (applies from this date to vehicles of category M1 other than passenger cars, Class II and Class III vehicles)Directive 96/69/EC Annex I, paragraph 583.03, paragraph 5

“Class II vehicle” means a goods vehicle (category N1) which has a reference mass exceeding 1,305 kg but not exceeding 1,760 kg.

“Class III vehicle means a goods vehicle (category N1) which has a reference mass exceeding 1,760 kg.

1st October 1999Directive 98/77/EC, Annex I, paragraph 5 (applies to vehicles fuelled by liquid petroleum gas or compressed natural gas)83.04, paragraph 5
1st January 2001 (applies from this date to passenger cars and Class I vehicles)Directive 98/69/EC, Annex I, paragraph 5 (Phase 1 limits)
1st January 2002 (applies from this date to vehicles of category M1 other than passenger cars, Class II and Class III vehicles)Directive 98/69/EC, Annex I, paragraph 5 (Phase 1 limits)
1st January 2003 (until this date, a diesel passenger vehicle is treated as a vehicle of category N1)Directive 98/69/EC, Annex I, paragraph 5 (Phase 1 limits)

“Diesel passenger vehicle” means a vehicle of category M1 the maximum mass of which exceeds 2,000 kg, fitted with a compression ignition engine, and which is–

(a)

constructed or adapted to carry more than 6 occupants including the driver; or

(b)

an off-road vehicle as defined in Annex II to the 1970 Directive.

1st January 2006 (applies from this date to passenger cars and Class I vehicles)Directive 98/69/EC, Annex I, paragraph 5 (Phase 2 limits)
1st January 2007 (applies from this date to vehicles of category M1 other than passenger cars, Class II and Class III vehicles)Directive 98/69/EC, Annex I, paragraph 5 (Phase 2 limits).

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