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30.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), a national small series type approval ceases to be valid with respect to a vehicle for the purposes of Part 2 of these Regulations at the date when—
(a)an amendment to the alternative requirements becomes a mandatory condition for the registration, sale or entry into service of the vehicle,
(b)production of the vehicle is voluntarily discontinued, or
(c)it expires by virtue of a special restriction to which it is subject.
(2) A national small series type approval does not cease to be valid by virtue of paragraph (1)(a) to the extent that it can be updated to ensure that any class of vehicles in respect of which it is granted complies with the amended alternative requirements.
(3) A national small series type approval which applies to vehicles of more than one class ceases to be valid only with respect to those classes of vehicle to which the circumstances described in paragraph (1)(a), (b) or (c) apply.
(4) Except as provided in regulation 32, a national small series certificate of conformity has no effect for the purposes of Part 2 of these Regulations if the type approval under which it is issued has ceased to be valid with respect to the vehicle for which it is issued.
(5) In this regulation, “alternative requirements” means the requirements specified in regulation 25(2).
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