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The End-of-Life Vehicles Regulations 2003

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PART IGeneral

Citation, commencement and extent

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the End-of-Life Vehicles Regulations 2003.

(2) These Regulations shall come into force—

(a)in Great Britain, on 3rd November 2003 in respect of Parts I to VI;

(b)in England and Wales, on 3rd November 2003 in respect of Part VII;

(c)in Northern Ireland—

(i)on 3rd November 2003 in respect of Parts I to IV; and

(ii)on 31st December 2003 in respect of Parts V and VI.

(3) These Regulations extend—

(a)save in respect of Part VII, to the United Kingdom; and

(b)in respect of Part VII, to England and Wales.

Interpretation

2.  In these Regulations—

“the Directive” means Directive 2000/53/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on end-of-life vehicles(1);

“authorised treatment facility” means any establishment or undertaking carrying out treatment operations which holds a site licence that meets the requirements of Part VII and Schedule 5 to these Regulations in compliance with Article 6 of the Directive and Articles 9, 10 and 11 of the Waste Directive;

“certificate of compliance” means the certificate referred to in Part VI of these Regulations;

“certificate of destruction” means the certificate referred to in Part V of these Regulations;

“compliance notice” means a notice in writing served in accordance with regulation 9 or 21, as the case may be;

“dismantling information” means all information required for the correct and environmentally sound treatment of end-of-life vehicles;

“an EEA State” means a State which is a contracting party to the EEA Agreement; and the EEA Agreement means the Agreement on the European Economic Area signed at Oporto on 2nd May 1992 as adjusted by the protocol signed at Brussels on 17th March 1993;

“end-of-life vehicle” means a vehicle which is waste within the meaning of Article 1(a) of the Waste Directive;

“hazardous substance” means any substance which is considered to be dangerous under Directive 67/548/EEC(2);

“prevention” means measures aiming at the reduction of the quantity and the harmfulness for the environment of end-of-life vehicles, their materials and substances;

“producer” means the vehicle manufacturer or the professional importer of a vehicle into a member State;

“recovery” means any of the applicable operations provided for in Annex IIB to the Waste Directive;

“recycling” means the reprocessing in a production process of waste materials for the original purpose or for other purposes but excluding energy recovery. Energy recovery means the use of combustible waste as a means to generate energy through direct incineration with or without other waste but with recovery of the heat;

“reuse” means any operation by which components of end-of-life vehicles are used for the same purpose for which they were conceived;

“treatment” means any activity after the end-of-life vehicle has been handed over to a facility for depollution, dismantling, shearing, shredding, recovery or preparation for disposal of the shredder wastes, and any other operation carried out for the recovery and/or disposal of the end-of-life vehicle and its components, and “treated” shall be construed accordingly;

“vehicle” means any vehicle designated as category M1 or N1 defined in Annex IIA to Council Directive 70/156/EEC relating to the type-approval of motor vehicles and their trailers(3), and three wheel motor vehicles as defined in Council Directive 92/61/EEC relating to the type-approval of two or three wheel motor vehicles(4), but excluding motor tricycles; and

“the Waste Directive” means Council Directive 75/442/EC(5) on waste.

(1)

OJ No. L269, 21.10.2002, p. 34; amended by Commission Decision 2002/525/EC (OJ No. L170, 29.06.2002, p. 81).

(2)

OJ No. L196, 16.08.1967, p. 1.

(3)

OJ No. L42, 23.02.1970, p. 1, as amended by Directive 98/91/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L11, 16.01.1999, p. 25).

(4)

OJ No. L225, 10.08.1992, p. 72.

(5)

OJ No. L194, 25.07.1975, p. 39; amended by Council Directives 91/156/EEC (OJ No.L78, 26.03.1991, p. 32) and 91/692/EEC (OJ No. L377, 31.12.1991, p. 48) and by Commission Directive 96/350/EC (OJ No. L135, 06.06.1996, p. 32).

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