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The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1993

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These Regulations further amend the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986.

Regulation 61 of the 1986 Regulations is amended so as to introduce:

(a)compulsory compliance with the limits on emissions from light-duty vehicles first used on or after 1st October 1994 as set by Council Directive 93/59/EEC;

(b)provision for such vehicles first used before the 1st October 1994 and other vehicles whenever first used to comply with those limits as an alternative to existing requirements;

(c)provision for vehicles required to comply with various Council Directives to comply with equivalent ECE Regulations as an alternative to the Directives.

Vehicles other than light-duty vehicles were required by the 1986 Regulations to comply with the requirements of Council Directive 91/542/EEC if they were first used on or after 1st October 1993. The amendments made by these Regulations postpone this requirement by one year for certain vehicles manufactured between 1st April 1991 and 1st April 1993; and for certain other vehicles manufactured between 1st April 1991 and 1st October 1993.

Copies of the EEC Directives and ECE Regulations which are relevant to these Regulations can be obtained from Her Majesty’s Stationery Office. The details of the relevant EEC Directives and ECE Regulations are set out below.

Principal InstrumentAmending Instruments
Council Directive 70/220/EEC of 20th March 1970 (OJ No L76, 6.4.70, p.1) (SE 1970(I), p.171).Council Directive 74/290/EEC of 28th May 1974 (OJ No L159, 15.6.74, p.61); Commission Directive 77/102/EEC of 30th November 1976 (OJ No L132, 3.2.77, p.32); Commission Directive 78/665/EEC of 14th July 1978 (OJ No L223, 14.8.78, p.48); Council Directive 83/351/EEC of 16th June 1983 (OJ No L197, 20.7.83, p.1); Council Directive 88/76/EEC of 3rd December 1987 (OJ No L36, 9.2.88, p.1); Council Directive 88/436/EEC of 16th June 1988 (OJ No L214, 6.8.88, p.1, to which there is a corrigendum in OJ No L303, 8.11.88, p.36); Council Directive 89/458/EEC of 18th July 1989 (OJ No L226, 3.8.89, p.1); Council Directive 91/441/EEC of 26th June 1991 (OJ No L242, 30.8.91, p.1) and Council Directive 93/59/EEC of 28th June 1993 (OJ No L186, 28.7.93, p.21).
Regulation 49 dated 15th April 1982 and annexed to the Agreement concerning the adoption of uniform conditions of approval for motor vehicle equipment and parts and reciprocal recognition thereof concluded at Geneva on 20th March 1958 (Cmnd 2535) as amended (Cmnd 3562) to which the United Kingdom is a party by an instrument of accession dated 14th January 1963 deposited with the Secretary General of the United Nations on 15th January 1963.Amended on 14th May 1990 and 30th December 1992.
Regulation 83 dated 5th November 1989 and annexed to that Agreement.Amended on 30th December 1992.

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