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The End-of-Life Vehicles Regulations 2003

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Regulation 6

SCHEDULE 1MATERIALS AND COMPONENTS EXEMPT FROM REGULATION 6

Materials and components Scope and expiry date of the exemptionTo be labelled or made identifiable in accordance with Article 4(2)(b)(iv) of the Directive
(1)

Dismantling if, in correlation with entry 14, an average threshold of 60 grams per vehicle is exceeded. For the application of this clause, electronic devices not installed by the manfacturer on the production line shall not be taken into account.

(2)

Dismantling if, in correlation with entry 11, an average threshold of 60 grams per vehicle is exceeded. For the application of this clause, electronic devices not installed by the manufacturer on the production line shall not be taken into account.

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From 31st December 2005 cadmium in batteries for electrical vehicles shall not be put on the market.

A maximum concentration value up to 0.1% by weight and per homogeneous material, for lead, hexavalent chromium and mercury and up to 0.01% by weight and per homogeneous material for cadmium shall be tolerated, provided these substances are not intentionally introduced (1);

A maximum concentration value up to 0.4% by weight of lead in aluminium shall also be tolerated provided it is not intentionally introduced (2);

A maximum concentration value up to 0.4% by weight of lead in copper intended for friction materials in brake linings shall be tolerated until 1st July 2007 provided it is not intentionally introduced (3);

The reuse of parts of vehicles which were already on the market at the date of expiry of an exemption is allowed without limitation since it is not covered by Article 4(2)(a) of the Directive;

Until 1st July 2007 new replacement parts intended for repair (4) of parts of vehicles exempted from the provisions of Article 4(2)(a) of the Directive shall also benefit from the same exemptions.

(1)

“Intentionally introduced” shall mean “deliberately utilised in the formulation of a material or component where its continued presence is desired in the final product to provide a specific characteristic, appearance or quality”. The use of recycled materials as feedstock for the manufacture of new products, where some portion of the recycled materials may contain amounts of regulated metals, is not to be considered as intentionally introduced.

(2)

See footnote 1.

(3)

See footnote 1.

(4)

This clause applies to replacement parts and not to components intended for normal servicing of vehicles. It does not apply to wheel balance weights, carbon brushes for electric motors and brake linings as these components are covered in specific entries.

Lead as an alloying element

1.  Steel for machining purposes and galvanised steel containing up to 0.35% lead by weight

2.—(a) Aluminium for machining purposes with a lead content up to 2% by weight

1st July 2005

(b)Aluminium for machining purposes with a lead content up to 1% by weight

1st July 2008

3.  Copper alloy containing up to 4% lead by weight

4.  Lead-bronze bearing shells and bushes

Lead and lead compounds in components

5.  Batteries

6.  Vibration dampers

7.  Wheel balance weights

Vehicles type-approved before 1st July 2003 and wheel balance weights intended for servicing of these vehicles: 1st July 2005

8.  Vulcanising agents and stabilisers for elastomers in fluid handling and powertrain applications

1st July 2005

9.  Stabiliser in protective paints

1st July 2005

10.  Carbon brushes for electric motors

Vehicles type-approved before 1st July 2003 and carbon brushes for electric motors intended for servicing of these vehicles: 1st January 2005

11.  Solder in electronic circuit boards and other electric applications

(1)

12.  Copper in brake linings containing more than 0.5% lead by weight

Vehicles type-approved before 1st July 2003 and servicing on these vehicles: 1st January 2004

13.  Valve seats

Engine types developed before 1st July 2003: 1st July 2006

14.  Electrical components which contain lead in a glass or ceramic matrix compound except glass in bulbs and glaze of spark plugs

(1) (for components other than piezo in engines)

15.  Glass in bulbs and glaze of spark plugs

1st January 2005

16.  Pyrotechnic initiators

1st July 2007
Hexavalent chromium

17.  Corrosion preventative coatings

1st July 2007

18.  Absorption refrigerators in motorcaravans

Mercury

19.  Discharge lamps and instrument panel displays

Cadmium

20.  Thick film pastes

1st July 2006

21.  Batteries for electrical vehicles

After 31st December 2005, the placing on the market of NiCd batteries shall only be allowed as replacement parts for vehicles put on the market before this date

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