The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2003

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2003/1690

2003 No. 1690

ROAD TRAFFIC

The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2003

Made 4th July 2003

Laid before Parliament 7th July 2003

Coming into force 1st August 2003

The Secretary of State for Transport, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 41(1), (2) and (5) of the Road Traffic Act 19881and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, and after consultation with representative organisations in accordance with section 195(2) of that Act, hereby makes the following Regulations:—

S-1 Citation and commencement

Citation and commencement

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2003 and shall come into force on 1st August 2003.

S-2 Preliminary

Preliminary

2. The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 19862shall be further amended in accordance with the following provisions of these Regulations.

S-3 Amendments to regulation 40 (gas propulsion systems and gas-fired appliances)

Amendments to regulation 40 (gas propulsion systems and gas-fired appliances)

3.—(1) Regulation 40 shall be amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph (2)—

(a)

(a) for the words “A vehicle which is” there shall be substituted “Subject to paragraph (2A), a vehicle which is”; and

(b)

(b) after “Schedule 5” there shall be inserted “or with ECE Regulation 67 or 67.01”.

(3) After paragraph (2) of regulation 40, there shall be inserted the following paragraph—

S-2A

“2A A vehicle which first used gas as a fuel for its propulsion on or after 13th November 1999 shall comply with the provisions of Schedule 5 or ECE Regulation 67.01”.

S-4 Amendment to Schedule 2 (ECE Regulations)

Amendment to Schedule 2 (ECE Regulations)

4. In Table II after item 22, there shall be inserted the following items—

“22A

67

67

27.04.90

Vehicles using liquefied petroleum gas

22B

67.01

67

13.11.99

Vehicles using liquefied petroleum gas

—”

S-5 Amendment to Schedule 5 (gas systems)

Amendment to Schedule 5 (gas systems)

5.—(1) Schedule 5 shall be amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph 1, after the definition of “double-check valve” the following definition shall be inserted—

““electrically operated valve” means a device which is electrically operated and opens when the ignition is switched on and closes when the ignition is switched off or the power is otherwise cut off;”.

(3) For paragraph 4(4), there shall be substituted—

S-4

“4 Flexible hose may be used in a high pressure pipeline either if—

(i) (a) it is reinforced either by stainless steel wire braid or by textile braid,

(ii) its length does not exceed 500mm, and

(iii) save in the case of a pipeline attached to a gas container for the purpose of filling that container the flexibility which it provides is necessary for the construction or operation of the gas system of which it forms a part, or

(b) its length exceeds 500mm and it complies with Annex 8 of ECE Regulation 67.01 and is approved and marked in accordance with that Regulation.

S-4A

4A In the case of a motor vehicle which first used gas as a fuel for its propulsion on or after 1st January 2004 a flexible hose of any length used in a high pressure pipe line shall comply with the requirements of Annex 8 of ECE Regulation 67.01 shall be approved and marked in accordance with that Regulation and shall be no longer than is reasonably necessary.”.

(4) For paragraph 8(2) there shall be...

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