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The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013

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PART 2APPLICATION

Application during the transitional period

5.—(1) During the transitional period, these Regulations apply to EEE that is within the numbered categories set out in Schedule 1.

(2) Schedule 2 is an indicative list of those types of EEE which fall within the numbered categories set out in Schedule 1.

Application from 1st January 2019

6.—(1) From 1st January 2019, these Regulations apply to EEE that is within the numbered categories set out in Schedule 3.

(2) Schedule 4 is a non-exhaustive list of those types of EEE which fall within the numbered categories set out in Schedule 3.

Exemptions

7.  These Regulations do not apply to EEE which is—

(a)necessary for the protection of the essential interests of the security of Member States, including arms, munitions and war material intended for specifically military purposes;

(b)specifically designed and installed as part of another type of equipment that is excluded from or does not fall within the scope of this Directive, which can fulfil its function only if it is part of that equipment;

(c)filament bulbs.

Exclusions

8.  These Regulations do not apply to the following EEE—

(a)equipment designed to be sent into space;

(b)large-scale stationary tools;

(c)large-scale fixed installations;

(d)any EEE constituting a means of transport for persons or goods, excluding electric two wheeled vehicles which are not type-approved;

(e)non-road mobile machinery made available exclusively for professional use;

(f)equipment specifically designed solely for the purposes of research and development that is only made available on a business-to-business basis;

(g)medical devices and in vitro diagnostic devices, where such devices are expected to be infective prior to end of life, and active implantable medical devices.

First compliance period

9.  These Regulations will apply in relation to the first compliance period in accordance with the provisions set out in Schedule 5.

Existing Union Legislation

10.  Nothing in these Regulations will affect the application of existing EU legislation imposing requirements on—

(a)safety and health;

(b)chemicals, in particular Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18th December 2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), establishing a European Chemicals Agency;

(c)waste management; or

(d)product design.

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