2Amendments to the End-of-Life Vehicles Regulations 2003
(1) The End-of-Life Vehicles Regulations 2003 are amended as follows.
(2) In regulation 2—
(a) for the definition “an EEA State” substitute—
““an EEA State” has the meaning given by Schedule 1 to the Interpretation Act
(b) there shall be inserted in the appropriate place—
““enforcement authority” means any person mentioned in regulation 25;
“enforcement officer”, in relation to an enforcement authority, means a person authorised in writing to assist the authority in carrying out its functions under or for the purposes of the enforcement of these Regulations, except in relation to an enforcement authority which is a government department where it means an officer of that department;”.
(c) for the definition “hazardous substance” substitute—
““hazardous substance” means any substance which fulfils the criteria for any of the following hazard classes or categories set out in Annex I of Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16th December 2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures—
(a) hazard classes 2.1 to 2.4, 2.6 and 2.7, 2.8 types A and B, 2.9, 2.10, 2.12, 2.13 categories 1 and 2, 2.14 categories 1 and 2, 2.15 types A to F;
(b) hazard classes 3.1 to 3.6, 3.7 adverse effects on sexual function and fertility or on development, 3.8 effects other than narcotic effects, 3.9 and 3.10;
(c) hazard class 4.1; and
(d) hazard class 5.1;”.
(3) For regulation 6, substitute—
A person who puts on the market materials and components of vehicles shall ensure that they do not contain lead, mercury, cadmium or hexavalent chromium except in the cases listed in Annex II to the Directive, as that Annex is amended from time to time.”.
(4) For regulation 7, substitute—
A person who puts on the market materials and components of vehicles shall at the request of an enforcement authority submit technical documents or other information showing that those materials and components comply with the requirements of regulation 6.”.
(5) For regulation 8, substitute—
A person who puts on the market materials and components of vehicles shall ensure that they keep the information necessary for them to submit to the enforcement authority the documents referred to in regulation 7 for a period of 4 years from the date that they put the materials and components on the market.”.
(6) In regulation 9(1), for “producer” substitute “person suspected of the non-compliance”.
(7) In regulation 9(2), for “producer” substitute “person” wherever that word appears.
(8) After regulation 22, the following shall be inserted—
“22A Entry and Inspection
(1) For the purposes of carrying out their functions under these Regulations, an enforcement officer may exercise the following powers of entry and inspection.
(2) Subject to the production if so requested of their credentials, an enforcement officer may—
(a) enter at any reasonable time any premises except for a private dwelling which that officer considers necessary to enter;
(b) make such examination and investigation as may in the circumstances be necessary;
(c) take such measurements and photographs and make such recordings as are considered necessary for the purpose of an examination or investigation under sub-paragraph (b);
(d) take samples, or cause samples to be taken, of any materials and components of vehicles found in or on any premises which the enforcement officer has power to enter;
(e) require the production of, or where the information is recorded in computerised form, the furnishing of extracts from, any records—
(i) which are required to be kept under these Regulations, or
(ii) which it is necessary to see for the purposes of an examination or investigation under sub-paragraph (b),
and inspect and take copies of, or any entry in, the records; and
(f) require any person on the premises to afford such facilities and assistance with respect to any matters or things within that person's control or in relation to which that person has responsibilities as are necessary to enable the enforcement officer to exercise any of the powers conferred on them by these Regulations.”.
(9) For regulation 23, substitute—
(1) A producer who fails to comply with any of the requirements of the following regulations—
(a) regulation 16;
(b) regulation 18; and
(c) regulation 20
shall be guilty of an offence.
(2) A person shall be guilty of an offence if they—
(a) without reasonable cause, fail to comply with a requirement imposed under regulation 22A;
(b) without reasonable cause, obstruct an enforcement officer in the exercise of powers in regulation 22A.”.
(10) In regulation 24, for “producer” substitute “person”.
(11) For regulation 25, substitute—
The Secretary of State shall be under a duty to enforce Parts III and IV of these Regulations and in carrying out those duties may appoint any person to act on behalf of the Secretary of State.”.
(12) In regulation 26, for the words “Part III and IV” substitute “Part III or regulation 23(1)”.
(13) Regulation 35 shall be omitted.
(14) Schedule 1 shall be omitted.
Paras (1), (2)(a), (b), (3)–(14): Specified date: 1 July 2010: see reg 1(2).
Para (2)(c): Specified date: 1 December 2010: see reg 1(3).