Citation and commencement

1

These Regulations may be cited as the Motor Vehicles (Type Approval and Approval Marks) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 and shall come into force on 1st October 2004.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 October 2004: see above.

Preliminary

2

Preliminary2

The Motor Vehicles (Type Approval and Approval Marks) (Fees) Regulations 1999 shall be amended in accordance with the following provisions of these Regulations.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 October 2004: see reg 1.

Amendment to Regulation 3 (Interpretation)

3

Amendment to Regulation 3 (Interpretation)3

In regulation 3(2) for the definition of “Framework Directive” there shall be substituted—

““Framework Directive” means Council Directive 70/156/EEC as amended by amendments up to and including those effected by Commission Directive 2004/78/EC;”

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 October 2004: see reg 1.

Increase in Fees

4

Increase in Fees4

In the regulation specified in the first column of the table below, for the fee specified opposite that regulation in the second column, there shall be substituted the fee specified opposite that regulation in the third column.

TABLE

RegulationExisting FeeSubstituted Fee
Regulation 4(1)£84£86
Regulation 9(5)£50£51
Regulation 10(4), (5) and (6)£35£36
Regulation 11(1)(b)£56£58
Regulation 13(2)(a)£115£117
Regulation 13(2)(b)£252£257
Regulation 13(4)(a)£112£114
Regulation 13(4)(b)£329£336
NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 October 2004: see reg 1.

Amendments to Schedules 1 to 4

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Amendments to Schedules 1 to 45

For Schedules 1 to 4 there shall be substituted the Schedules set out in the Schedule to these Regulations.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 October 2004: see reg 1.

Amendments to Schedule 5

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Amendments to Schedule 56

(1)    The Table in Part I of Schedule 5 shall be amended as follows.

(2)    In item 8 (Rear view mirrors), there shall be added in the third and fourth columns after the last entry—

2003/97/EC†L25, 29.1.04, p 1

(3)    In item 59 (Fuel consumption), there shall be added in the third and fourth columns after the last entry—

2004/3/EC†L49, 19.2.04, p 36

(4)    In item 73 (Speed limiters), there shall be added in the third and fourth columns after the entry of the Principal Directive—

2004/11/EC†L44, 14.2.04, p 19

(5)    In item 90 (Motorcycles), there shall be added in the third and fourth columns after the last entry—

2003/77/EC*L211, 21.8.03, p 24

(6)    After item 98, there shall be added as a new item in the first, second, fourth and fifth columns—

992003/102/EC†L321, 6.12.03, p 15Pedestrian protection
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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 October 2004: see reg 1.

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In the Table in Part II of Schedule 5 there shall be added after the last entry in the third, fourth and fifth columns—

432/200410.3.2004L71, 10.3.04, p 3
NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 October 2004: see reg 1.

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(1)    The Table in Part III of Schedule 5 shall be amended as follows.

(2)    In item 14 (Seat belt anchorages), there shall be added after the last entry in the third and fourth columns—

14.0626 Feb 04
NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 October 2004: see reg 1.

Signature

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State

David Jamieson

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,

Department for Transport

22nd July 2004

We consent to the making of these Regulations to the extent that they are made in exercise of the powers conferred by section 56(1) and (2) of the Finance Act 1973

John Heppell

Joan Ryan

Two Lords Commissioners Of Her Majesty's Treasury

4th August 2004

SCHEDULE

SCHEDULE   Regulation 5“SCHEDULE 1
Fees for the Examination of a Complete Vehicle to which the Great Britain Regulations or the European Regulations Apply with a View to the Issue of Certain Documents Regulations 5 and 6Part 1
The Great Britain Regulations
(1)
Description of examination
(2)
Fee No
(3)
Amount of fee (£)
Examination of a vehicle with a view to the issue of a type approval certificate600001,771
Examination of a vehicle with a view to the issue of a Minister's approval certificate under section 58(1)60001
1,771
Examination of a vehicle where there has been a valid application for a certificate by virtue of section 58(4)60002
1,730
Part II
The Great Britain Regulations (Low Volume Type Approval)
(1)
Description of examination
(2)
Fee No
(3)
Amount of fee (£)
Examination of a low volume type approval vehicle with a view to the issue of a Minister's approval certificate under section 58(1)600101,769
Examination of a low volume type approval vehicle where there has been a valid application for a certificate by virtue of section 58(4)60011
616
Part III
The European Regulations
(1)
Description of examination or part of examination
(2)
Fee No
(3)
Amount of fee (£)
Receipt of application and planning of the examination process60020
293
Examination of a vehicle600211,876
Compilation and administrative checking of documentation in relation to:
(a)    each type of vehicle, and60022411
(b)    for each variant—
(i)    where less than 5 versions are involved6002349
(ii)    where 5 or more versions are involved6002499
Further compilation and administrative checking of documentation, submitted in place of original documentation, in relation to:
(a)    each type of vehicle, and60025204
(b)    for each variant—
(i)    where less than 5 versions are involved6002625
(ii)    where 5 or more versions are involved6002749
SCHEDULE 2
Fees for the Examination with a View to the Issue of Certain Documents of a Complete Vehicle to which the Great Britain Regulations for Goods Vehicles Apply Regulation 5(2) and (3)
(1)
Description of examination
(2)
Amount of fee/Vehicle category
(a)
L2, L5, N1
(b)
N2
(c)
N3
2 axle3 axle4 axle
Fee NoFee (£)Fee NoFee (£)Fee NoFee (£)Fee NoFee (£)Fee NoFee (£)
Examination of a type vehicle consisting of 50 or less variants with a view to the issue of a type approval certificate70000
866
70001
1,586
70002
2,496
70003
2,751
70004
2,751
Examination of a type vehicle consisting of more than 50 variants with a view to the issue of a type approval certificate70005
866
70006
1,586
70007
3,051
70008
3,639
70009
3,639
Examination of a vehicle with a view to the issue of a Minister's approval certificate under section 58(1)70010
866
70011
1,165
70012
1,420
70013
1,453
70014
1,453
Examination of a vehicle with a view to the issue of a Minister's approval certificate under section 58(4)70015
832
70016
1,131
70017
1,386
70018
1,386
70019
1,386
SCHEDULE 3
Fees for the Issue of Documents in Respect of Vehicle Parts Regulation 9(1)
(1)
Description of document
(2)
Fee No
(3)
Amount of fee (£)
(A) ECE REGULATIONS
Type approval certificate8000036
Type approval certificate modifying a type approval certificate80001
75
(B) COMMUNITY INSTRUMENTS
Type approval certificate8000236
Issuing of amended pages and index sheet of an information package in accordance with the first indent of article 5(3) of the Framework Directive, in relation to a previously issued type approval certificate, where an extension to the original approval is deemed unnecessary80003
36
Issuing of an amended type approval certificate together with amended pages and index sheet of information package in accordance with the second indent of article 5(3) of the Framework Directive, in relation to a previously issued type approval certificate, where an extension to the original approval is deemed necessary80004
75
(C) NATIONAL TYPE APPROVAL SCHEME
Type approval certificate8000536
Minister's approval certificate under section 58(1)8000636
(D) DUPLICATE
Duplicate type approval, Minister's approval, EEC or ECE type approval certificate8000747
(E) LETTERS OF COMPLIANCE OR NO CONCERN
Acknowledgement at the request of the holder:8000836
(i)    that its type approved products are recognised as being tested and in conformity with the type approval standards and are suitable for use on roads in this country; or
(ii)    that, notwithstanding a departure from the particulars specified in a type approval, Minister's approval, EEC or ECE type approval certificate, or in a related information document, an application for an extension, variation or substitution of those documents is considered to be unnecessary
NB Where both EEC and ECE certificates are issued concurrently in respect of the same vehicle part, the total fee for two certificates shall be one and a half times Nos 80000, 80001, 80002, 80003 or 80004 above as appropriate.
SCHEDULE 4
Fees for the Issue of Documents in Respect of Vehicles Regulation 9(2), (3) and (4)Part I
Vehicles to Which the Great Britain Regulations Apply
(1)
Description of document
(2)
Fee No
(3)
Amount of fee (£)
(A) TYPE APPROVAL CERTIFICATES
Type approval certificate in respect of a type vehicle not being issued in replacement of one or more Minister's approval certificates80011
527
Type approval certificate in respect of a type vehicle issued in replacement of one or more Minister's approval certificates80012
78
Duplicate type approval certificate8001347
(B) MINISTER'S APPROVAL CERTIFICATES
Minister's approval certificate under section 58(1) when issued after a complete examination of a vehicle which is not a low volume type approval vehicle80014300
Minister's approval certificate issued by virtue of section 58(4) in respect of a vehicle which is not a low volume type approval vehicle80015
0.33
Duplicate Minister's approval certificate for a vehicle which is not a low volume type approval vehicle80016
47
(C) LOW VOLUME MINISTER'S APPROVAL CERTIFICATES
Minister's approval certificate under section 58(1) when issued after a complete examination of a vehicle which is a low volume type approval vehicle80017
300
Minister's approval certificate issued by virtue of section 58(4) in respect of a vehicle which is a low volume type approval vehicle80018
1.11
Duplicate Minister's approval certificate for a vehicle which is a low volume type approval vehicle80019
47
Part II
Vehicles to which the Great Britain Regulations for Goods Vehicles Apply
(1)
Description of document
(2)
Fee No
(3)
Amount of fee (£)
(A) TYPE APPROVAL CERTIFICATES
Type approval certificate in respect of a type vehicle consisting of 50 or less variants80030
191
Type approval certificate in respect of a type vehicle consisting of more than 50 variants80031
227
Type approval certificate in respect of a type vehicle issued in replacement of one or more Minister's approval certificates80032
78
Further type approval certificate issued in replacement of a certificate issued under section 55(4)80033
78
Duplicate type approval certificate8003447
(B) MINISTER'S APPROVAL CERTIFICATES
Minister's approval certificate under section 58(1) when issued after a complete examination of a vehicle80035114
Minister's approval certificate under section 58(1) when issued after a partial examination of a vehicle80036
78
Minister's approval certificate issued by virtue of section 58(4) in respect of a vehicle80037
0.65
Duplicate Minister's approval certificate for a vehicle8003847
Part III
Vehicles to which the European Regulations Apply
(1)
Description of document
(2)
Fee No
(3)
Amount of fee (£)
Type approval certificate issued in accordance with article 4(1)(a) of the Framework Directive80050
71
Duplicate of a type approval certificate which was issued in accordance with article 4(1)(a) of the Framework Directive80051
47
Issue of amended pages and index sheet of an information package in accordance with the first indent of article 5(4) of the Framework Directive, in relation to a previously issued type approval certificate, where an extension to the original approval is deemed unnecessary80052
36
Issue of an amended type approval certificate together with amended pages and index sheet of an information package in accordance with the second indent of article 5(4) of the Framework Directive, in relation to a previously issued type approval certificate, where an extension to the original approval is deemed necessary.80053
71”
NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 October 2004: see reg 1.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Motor Vehicles (Type Approval and Approval Marks) (Fees) Regulations 1999 (“the 1999 Regulations”) which prescribe the fees payable for the examination of vehicles and vehicle parts, the examination of complete vehicles and the issue of documents in connection with the type approval (both European and National) of vehicles and vehicle parts.

Regulation 3 replaces the existing definition of “Framework Directive” in regulation 3(2) of the 1999 Regulations. The new definition encompasses the further amendments that have been made to Council Directive 70/156/EEC (on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the type-approval of motor vehicles and their trailers) by Directives 2003/97/EC (OJ No L25, 29.1.2004, p 1), 2004/03/EC (OJ No L49, 19.2.2004, p 36) and 2004/78/EC (OJ No L153, 30.4.2004, p 100).

The other changes relate to the fee amounts. Regulations 4, 5 and the Schedule provide for an average increase of 2% (over the amounts set out in The Motor Vehicles (Type Approval and Approval Marks) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (SI 2003/2258) in respect of the fees payable. This is with the exception of fee no 60026 set out in part III of new Schedule 1, which remains unchanged at £25.

Regulations 6, 7 and 8 amend Schedule 5 to the 1999 Regulations so as to take account of new or amended ECE Regulations and Community Instruments. (The terms “ECE Regulations” and “Community Instruments” are defined in regulation 3(2) of the 1999 Regulations.)

A full regulatory impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as it has no impact on the costs of business beyond an increase in fees in line with inflation.

Copies of the ECE Regulations and Community Instruments referred to in these Regulations may be obtained from the Stationery Office.