2005/63/EC: Commission Decision of 24 January 2005 amending Annex II to Directive 2000/53/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on end-of life vehicles (notified under document number C(2004) 2735)Text with EEA relevance


Published: 2005-01-24

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28.1.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 25/73

COMMISSION DECISION

of 24 January 2005
amending Annex II to Directive 2000/53/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on end-of life vehicles
(notified under document number C(2004) 2735)
(Text with EEA relevance)
(2005/63/EC)
THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,
Having regard to Directive 2000/53/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 September 2000 on end-of life vehicles (1), and in particular Article 4(2)(a) thereof,
Whereas:

(1)

Article 4(2)(a) of Directive 2000/53/EC prohibits the use of lead, mercury, cadmium or hexavalent chromium in materials and components of vehicles put on the market after 1 July 2003, other than in cases listed in Annex II to that Directive, under the conditions specified therein.

(2)

As product reuse, refurbishment and extension of life-time are beneficial, spare parts need to be available for the repair of vehicles which were already put on the market on 1 July 2003. The use of lead, mercury, cadmium or hexavalent chromium in spare parts put on the market after 1 July 2003 for the repair of such vehicles should thus be tolerated.

(3)

Directive 2000/53/EC should therefore be amended accordingly.

(4)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee established by Article 18 of Council Directive 75/442/EEC (2),
HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:
Article 1
In Annex II to Directive 2000/53/EC the fifth indent of the ‘Notes’ is replaced by the following:

‘—

spare parts put on the market after 1 July 2003 which are used for vehicles put on the market before 1 July 2003 are exempted from the provisions of Article 4(2)(a) (3).’
Article 2
This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 24 January 2005.


For the Commission

Stavros DIMAS


Member of the Commission




(1)  OJ L 269, 21.10.2000, p. 34. Directive as amended by Commission Decision 2002/525/EC (OJ L 170, 29.6.2002, p. 81).

(2)  OJ L 194, 25.7.1975, p. 39. Directive as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1882/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 284, 31.10.2003, p. 1).

(3)  This clause does not apply to wheel balance weights, carbon brushes for electric motors and brake linings as these components are covered by specific entries.