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Statutory Instruments

2010 No. 313

Trade Descriptions

The Motor Vehicles (Designation of Approval Marks) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

Made

9th February 2010

Laid before Parliament

16th February 2010

Coming into force

23rd March 2010

The Secretary of State for Transport makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 80(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1988(1).

Representative organisations have been consulted in accordance with section 195(2) of that Act.

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Motor Vehicles (Designation of Approval Marks) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 and come into force on 23rd March 2010.

Amendment of Regulations

2.  The Motor Vehicles (Designation of Approval Marks) Regulations 1979(2) are amended as follows.

Amendment to Schedule 2 (Approval marks required by ECE Regulations – List)

3.  In Schedule 2 after item 30A insert—

“30BE11 012439 SPneumatic tyre for motor vehicles and their trailers.The tyre11716th October 19951, 2 and 20”

Amendment to Schedule 3 (Approval marks required by ECE Regulations – Requirements and permitted variations)

4.  After paragraph 19, add—

20.  In relation to the marking prescribed at item 30B, the suffix “S” shall be added to the number mentioned in paragraph 2 above to show that the tyre complies with the requirements on tyre rolling noise sound emissions in the ECE Regulation referred to in column (5) of Schedule 2..

Amendment to Schedule 4 (Approval marks required by Community Instruments List)

5.  (1)  In Schedule 4 is amended as follows.

(2) In item 33—

(a)In column 5(a), add at the end “as amended by Directive 2001/43/EC of 27 June 2001”; and

(b)In column 5(b), at the end insert “and O.J. L211, 4.8.2001, p.25”.

Amendment to Schedule 5 (Approval marks required by Community Instruments Requirements and variations)

6.  At the end of paragraph 15 of Schedule 5, insert—

The suffix “-s” shall be added to the number to show that the tyre complies with the noise emission requirements in Annex V of the Community Instrument referred to in column (5) of Schedule 4.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State

Sadiq Khan

Minister of State

Department for Transport

9th February 2010

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Motor Vehicles (Designation of Approval Marks) Regulations 1979 (the “1979 Regulations”) by designating a new approval mark for the purposes of the Trades Description Act 1968, and amending the application of a current approval mark.

These Regulations are designating marks provided for in UNECE Regulation 117 and Council Directive 92/23/EEC of 31 March 1992 (OJ No. L129, 14.5.1992, p.95) as amended by Directive 2001/43/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 27 June 2001 (OJ No. L211, 4.8.2001, p.25).

Regulation 3 inserts item 30B, a new approval mark, into Schedule 2. Regulation 4 adds paragraph 20 to Schedule 3, which allows for a new permitted variation in respect of item 30B. Regulation 5 amends item 33 of Schedule 4 by updating the description and Official Journal reference of the Community Instrument. Regulation 6 amends paragraph 15 of Schedule 5 by inserting an additional variation.

European Directives may be downloaded without charge from the European Union Law Website (EURLEX): http://eur-lex.europa.eu/en/index.htm.

The Explanatory Memorandum is available alongside this instrument on the OPSI website (www.opsi.gov.uk). An impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no impact on the private or voluntary sectors is foreseen.

(1)

1988 c.52; section 80 was amended by S.I. 2008/1277.

(2)

S.I. 1979/1088; relevant amending instruments are 1992/3086 and 1997/58.

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