S.I. No. 556/2010 - European Communities (Motor Vehicles UN-ECE Type Approval) (Amendment) Regulations 2010.

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S.I. No. 556/2010 - European Communities (Motor Vehicles UN-ECE Type Approval) (Amendment) Regulations 2010.

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Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in
“Iris Oifigiúil” of 30th November, 2010.
I, NOEL DEMPSEY, Minister for Transport, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 3 of the European Communities Act 1972 (No. 27 of 1972) for the purpose of giving further effect to Council Decision 97/836/EC of 27 November 19971 in so far as it relates to the type approval of motor vehicles, trailers and components, hereby make the following regulations:
1. These Regulations may be cited as the European Communities (Motor Vehicles UN-ECE Type Approval) (Amendment) Regulations 2010.
2. The European Communities (Motor Vehicles UN-ECE Type Approval) (Amendment) Regulations 2007 ( S.I. No. 449 of 2007 ) are revoked.
3. The European Communities (Motor Vehicles UN-ECE Type Approval) Regulations 2000 (No. 147 of 2000) are amended by substituting for the Schedule the following:
“SCHEDULE
UN/ECERegulationNumber
Subject
1
Headlamps (including R2 and/or HS1 lamps)
3
Retro-reflecting devices
4
Rear registration plate lamp
5
Headlamps (Sealed Beam)
6
Direction indicators
7
Front and rear position (side) lamps, stop-lamps and end outline marker lamps for motor vehicles (except motor cycles) and their trailers
8
Headlamps with halogen filament lamps (H1, H2, H3, HB3, HB4, H7, H8, H9, HIR1, HIR2 and/or H11)
10
Electro-magnetic compatibility
11
Door latches and hinges
12
Protection of the driver against the steering mechanism in the event of impact
13
Braking of vehicles (categories M, N and O)
13H
Braking (passenger cars)
14
Safety-belt anchorages
16
Safety-belts and restraint systems
17
Seats, their anchorages and head restraints
18
Protection against unauthorised use
19
Motor vehicle fog lamps
20
Headlamps with halogen filament lamps (H4)
21
Interior fittings
22
Protective helmets and their visors for drivers and passenger of motor cycles and mopeds
23
Reversing lights for power driven vehicles and their trailers
24
Compression ignition engines with regard to emission of visible pollutants from, installation, etc.
25
Head restraints (headrests)
26
External projections
27
Advance-warning triangles
28
Audible warning devices
30
Tyres (motor vehicles and their trailers)
31
Headlamps (halogen sealed beam)
34
Fire risks
37
Filament lamps
38
Rear fog lamps
39
Speedometer
43
Safety glazing
44
Child restraint system
45
Headlamp cleaners
46
Devices for indirect vision
48
Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices
49
Emissions (diesel, NG & LPG)
50
Front/rear position lamps, stop lamps, direction indicators and rear registration-plate lamps (Mopeds, motor cycles etc.)
51
Noise emissions
53
Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices (category L3)
54
Tyres (commercial vehicles and their trailers)
55
Mechanical coupling components
56
Headlamps (mopeds)
57
Headlamps (motorcycles)
58
Rear underrun protective device
59
Replacement silencing systems
60
Driver operated controls — identification of controls, tell-tales and indicators (moped/motorcycles)
61
External Projections of commercial vehicles
62
Protection against unauthorised use of power driven vehicles with handles (anti-theft)
64
Tyres (temporary-use spare wheels/tyres)
66
Strength of superstructure (buses)
67
LPG equipment
69
Rear marking plates for slow moving vehicles
70
Rear marking plates for heavy and long vehicles
71
Field of vision, agricultural tractors
72
Headlamps (HS1) (motorcycles)
73
Lateral protection (goods vehicles and their trailers)
74
Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices (category L1)
75
Tyres (motorcycles/mopeds)
77
Parking lamps
78
Braking (category L)
79
Steering equipment
80
Strength of seats and their anchorages (large passenger vehicles)
81
Rear-view mirror (motorcycles/mopeds)
82
Headlamps with halogen lamps (HS2 moped)
83
Emissions
85
Power — internal combustion and electric (M and N)
86
Installation of lighting and light-signalling devices (agricultural tractors)
87
Daytime running lamps
89
Speed limitation devices
90
Replacement brake linings and their assemblies
91
Side marker lamps
93
Front underrun protective devices
94
Protection of occupants in event of a frontal collision
95
Protection of occupants in the event of a lateral collision
96
Diesel emission (agricultural tractors)
97
Alarm systems
98
Headlamps with gas-discharge light sources
99
Gas-discharge light sources
100
Electric vehicle safety
101
CO2 emission/fuel consumption (Ml) and electric energy consumption and range (Ml and N1)
102
Close coupling devices
103
Replacement catalytic converters
104
Retro-reflective markings (heavy and long vehicles)
105
Carriage of dangerous goods — construction of vehicles
106
Tyres (agricultural vehicles)
107
General construction of buses (M2 and M3)
108
Retreaded tyres (motor vehicles and their trailers)
109
Retreaded tyres (commercial vehicles and their trailers)
110
Compressed natural gas systems
111
Roll-over stability of tank vehicles (N and O)
112
Headlamps (asymmetrical passing beam)
113
Symmetrical headlamps (filament lamps)
114
Replacement airbags
115
LPG-CNG retrofit systems
116
Unauthorised use (anti-theft and alarm systems)
117
Tyres — rolling resistance
118
Fire resistance of interior materials
119
Cornering lamps
120
Power — internal combustion (agricultural tractors and mobile machinery)
121
Hand controls, tell-tales and indicators
122
Heating systems (vehicles of categories M, N and O)
123
Adaptive Front-Lighting Systems (AFS)
124
Wheels for Passenger cars
125
Forward field of vision for motor vehicle driver
126
Non-original equipment luggage partitions
”.
GIVEN under my Official Seal,
22 November 2010.
NOEL DEMPSEY,
Minister for Transport.
EXPLANATORY NOTE
(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)
The European Communities (Motor Vehicles UN-ECE Type Approval) Regulations 2000 ( S.I. No. 147 of 2000 ) gave effect to Council Decision 97/836/EEC of 27 November 1997 which provided for accession by the European Community to the Revised UN/ECE 1958 Agreement on motor vehicle type approval.
S.I. No. 147 of 2000 made provision for national administrative arrangements for the granting of type approval for a motor vehicle, component or part based on the UN/ECE regulations listed in the Schedule to the Regulations. Under European Communities motor vehicle type-approval law, approvals under specified UN/ECE Regulations may be recognised as alternative approvals to approvals under equivalent European Communities type-approval Directives.
These regulations substitute a new Schedule for the Schedule of S.I. No. 147 of 2000 , as amended by S.I. No. 449 of 2007 to take account of the UN/ECE Regulations which have been subsequently adopted by the European Community. These are UN/ECE Regulations 61, 125 and 126. UN/ECE Regulation 61 relates to external projections of commercial vehicles, UNECE Regulation 125 relates to forward field of vision and UN/ECE Regulation 126 relates to luggage partitions. These regulations also revoke the previous amendment S.I. No. 449 of 2007 .
1OJ No. L 346, 17 December 1997, p. 78

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