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PR(09)12: Iceland fails to incorporate two Regulations concerning the EC-type approval of motor vehicles

11.2.2009

The EFTA Surveillance Authority decided yesterday to deliver two reasoned opinions to Iceland for failure to incorporate two regulations concerning the EC-type approval of motor vehicles.

The first regulation[1] implements Directive 2006/40/EC[2] and establishes administrative provisions for EC-component type approval for air conditioning systems in motor vehicles and a harmonised test for measuring leakages from certain air conditioning systems. The second regulation[3]lays down fundamental provisions on vehicle emissions (the technical specifications will be laid down by implementing measures adopted following comitology procedures) and further establishes the obligations for manufacturers to grant access to vehicle repair and maintainance information as well as the fees that can be charged in that respect.

Iceland should have incorporated these regulations by 2 February 2008.

Delivering a reasoned opinion is the second stage in infringement proceedings. The EFTA Surveillance Authority may bring the matter before the EFTA Court if Iceland fails to take satisfactory measures within two months of receiving the reasoned opinion.

For further information, please contact:

 

Steven Verhulst
Officer, Internal Market Affairs Directorate
Tel. (+32)(0)2 286 18 58

 

 

 

Brussels, 12 February 2009



[1]Regulation (EC) No 715/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2007 on type approval of motor vehicles with respect to emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles (Euro 5 and Euro 6) and on access to vehicle repair and maintenance information)

[2]Directive 2006/40/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006 relating to emissions from air-conditioning systems in motor vehicles and amending Council Directive 70/156/EEC

[3]Commission Regulation (EC) No 706/2007 of 21 June 2007 laying down, pursuant to Directive 2006/40/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, administrative provisions for the EC type approval of vehicles, and a harmonised test for measuring leakages from certain air conditioning systems   




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