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The Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) Regulations 2002

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The reduced pollution requirements

4.—(1) An eligible vehicle satisfies the reduced pollution requirements for the purposes of the 1994 Act at any time when, as a result of an adaptation of a description specified in paragraph (2) (“a prescribed adaptation”) having been made to it after 17th March 1998, it satisfies the reduced pollution requirements in accordance with paragraph (3) or (4).

(2) A prescribed adaptation is—

(a)the fitting of a new engine to an eligible vehicle; or

(b)the fitting to the engine of an eligible vehicle of a device, for which there is in force a certificate of conformity issued by the manufacturer of the vehicle under section 57 of the 1988 Act(1) on the basis that the device complies with approval requirements prescribed for the purpose of these Regulations by the Secretary of State in regulations made by him under section 54 of that Act.

(3) An eligible vehicle—

(a)for which a reduced pollution certificate was not in force on 4th January 2001; and

(b)which at the time that it was first used was required to comply or did comply, as to the rate and content of its emissions, with the requirements specified in an instrument referred to in column (2) of an item in Table 1 below,

satisfies the reduced pollution requirements if it is so adapted that the rate and content of its particulate emissions do not exceed the number of grams per kilowatt-hour specified in column (3) of the item.

TABLE I

(1)(2)(3)
ItemInstrument setting the standard to which the eligible vehicle was first usedRate and content of particulate emissions after adaptation (grams per kilowatt-hour)
1Directive 88/77/EEC(2)0.16
2Directive 91/542/EEC(3) (limits A)0.16
3Directive 91/542/EEC (limits B)0.03
4Directive 1999/96 Annex I, paragraph 6.2.1, Table 1 Row A and Table 2 Row A0.03

(4) An eligible vehicle—

(a)for which a reduced pollution certificate was in force on 4th January 2001; and

(b)which at the time that it was first used was required to comply or did comply, as to the rate and content of its emissions, with the requirements specified in an instrument referred to in column (2) of an item in Table 2 below,

satisfies the reduced pollution requirements if it is so adapted that the rate and content of its particulate emissions do not exceed the number of grams per kilowatt-hour specified in column (3) of the item.

TABLE 2

(1) (2) (3)
Item Instrument setting the standard to which the eligible vehicle was first used Rate and content of particulate emissions after adaptation (grams per kilowatt-hour)
1Directive 88/77/EEC0.16
2Directive 91/542/EEC (limits A)0.16
3Directive 91/542/EEC (limits B)0.08
4European Commission Proposal Com (97) 627 for a European and Council Directive amending Council Directive 88/77(4)0.04

(5) An eligible vehicle which was first used before 1st April 1991 shall be taken—

(a)if it is a vehicle such as is referred to in paragraph (3), to be a vehicle to which item 1 of Table 1 applies; or

(b)if it is a vehicle such as is referred to in paragraph (4), to be a vehicle to which item 1 of Table 2 applies.

(6) A vehicle shall be taken to have been first used on the date on which it was registered under the 1994 Act or its predecessor legislation.

(1)

Section 57 was amended by S.I. 1992/3107.

(2)

OJ No. L36, 9.2.88, page 3.

(3)

OJ No. L295, 25.10.91, page 1.

(4)

OJ No. 98C 173/1, 8.6.98, page 18.

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