REPLACEMENT OF CATALYTIC CONVERTERS AND DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTERS by nyut545e2

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									   REPLACEMENT OF
   CATALYTIC CONVERTERS
   AND DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTERS


The Motor Vehicles Regulations 2009 (SI 2009 No. 1899) and the Motor Cycle
Regulations 2009 (SI 2009 No. 1896) came into effect on 13/08/2009. The Motor
Vehicles Regulations control the sale and installation of replacement catalytic
converters and diesel particulate filters for passenger cars and light vans The
Motor Cycles Regulations control the sale and installation of replacement catalytic
converters for two and three wheeled vehicles.

     The Regulations
     Explained in Brief
The Motor Vehicle (MV) Regulations are aimed at improving
air quality by ensuring that replacement catalytic converters
and diesel particulate filters meet mandatory emission
standards. This will be achieved by implementing EU Regulation
No 715/2007 and EU Regulation No 692/2008, including:            The Motor Cycle Regulations are aimed at improving air
                                                                 quality by ensuring that replacement catalytic converters
    • Prohibition of sale and installation of replacement        for motorcycles and other 2 and 3 wheeled vehicles
      catalytic converters and diesel particulate filters        meet mandatory emissions standards. This will be
      intended for cars and light vans approved to EU            achieved by implementing EU directive 2006/120/EC.
      Regulation 715/2007 (Euro 5 and Euro 6) unless
      the replacements are marked in accordance with
      the MV Regulations and accompanied by the
      information specified in the MV Regulations.
                                                                      The Purpose of the Leaflet
    • Prohibition of sale and installation of replacement
      catalytic converters intended for cars and light
      vans approved to EU emission standards which               The Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) has been appointed
      existed prior to EU Regulation 715/2007 unless             by the DfT to enforce compliance with the above mentioned
      the replacements are marked in accordance with,            regulations. The purpose of this leaflet is to outline the
      the MV Regulations and accompanied by the                  requirements of the regulations, the role VCA will have in
      information, specified in the MV Regulations.              the compliance process and ways in which VCA can help.




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     Motor Vehicles
     Regulations Explained
The Motor Vehicles Regulations control the sale and installation
of replacement catalytic converters and diesel particulate filters
for passenger cars and light vans. The requirements of these
regulations must be met by replacement catalytic converter and
diesel particulate filter manufacturers, distributors and retailers
in order to sell or install such products on relevant vehicles.


1. Requirements for
   catalytic converters

     •	 Type	approved	catalytic	converters

The MV Regulations apply to replacement catalytic
converters intended for cars (category M1) and light vans
(category N1) that are fitted with (or were fitted with
when the original certificate of conformity for the vehicle
was issued) an original equipment catalytic converter
and were first used on or after 1st March 2001.

The MV regulations permit the sale and installation of
new original and non-original replacement catalytic
converters for these vehicles only if the replacements
are marked in accordance with the MV Regulations
and, in the case of sales, are accompanied by the
information specified in, the MV Regulations. .

The marking requirements for original and non-original
replacement catalytic converters are different. Original
replacements must be clearly and indelibly marked with the
vehicle manufacturer’s name or trademark, and the make and
identifying part number of the replacement. Non-original
replacements must be clearly and indelibly marked with an EC
(or if appropriate ECE) Type Approval mark and, wherever
possible, be visible when the unit is installed on the vehicle.

All new catalytic converters offered for sale shall
be accompanied by certain information:

     • The vehicle manufacturer’s name or trademark and
       the make and identifying part number (for original
       replacement catalytic converter) of the unit

     • The catalytic converter manufacturer’s
       name or trademark (for non-original
       replacement catalytic converter)

     • The vehicle(s) for which the catalytic converter is type
       approved (non-original catalytic converters) or for
       which the catalyst is covered by the type approval for
       the vehicle, including, where applicable, a marking to
       identify if the product is suitable for a vehicle equipped
       with an on – board diagnostic (OBD) system

     • Installation instructions, where necessary

This information must be available in the product catalogue
distributed to points of sale by the vehicle or catalyst
manufacturer. It may also be provided either as a leaflet
accompanying the catalytic converter, on the packaging in which
the catalytic converter is sold or by any other applicable means.

     •	 Non	–	type	approved	catalytic	converters

Non type approved replacement catalytic converters
can be offered for sale and fitted to vehicles registered




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before 1st March 2001 or vehicles registered at any time
which are certified under the Single Vehicle Approval                     •	 Non	–	type	approved	diesel	particulate	filters
scheme (SVA). These replacement catalytic converters
must be marked or labelled with the message                           Non-type approved replacement diesel particulate filters can
                                                                      be offered for sale and fitted to vehicles not approved to EU
“ILLEGAL	TO	SUPPLY	FOR	TYPE-APPROVED	                                 Regulation 715/2007 or vehicles certified by the Individual Vehicle
VEHICLES	FIRST	USED	ON	OR	AFTER	1/3/01”                               Approval Scheme (IVA) only if they are marked or labelled

and must be accompanied by the information mentioned above.           “ILLEGAL	TO	SUPPLY	FOR	VEHICLES	
                                                                      APPROVED	TO	EC	REGULATION	715/2007.”

2.	 Requirements for                                                  and, in the case of sales, accompanied by
                                                                      the information mentioned above.
    diesel	particulate	filters

Replacement diesel particulate filters intended for vehicles
approved to EU Regulation 715/2007 (Euro 5 and Euro                        Motor Cycle Regulations
6) which fall into category M1, M2, N1 or N2, have a
reference mass not exceeding 2840 kg and which are fitted                  Explained
with (or were fitted with when the original certificate of
conformity for the vehicle was issued) an original diesel
particulate filter, are also subject to the MV Regulations.
                                                                      Motorcycles and other two and three wheeled vehicles are
The MV Regulations permit the sale and installation of new            subject to these regulations which permit the sale and installation
original and non-original replacement diesel particulate filters      of new original and also non-original replacement catalytic
for vehicles approved to such standards only if the replacements      converters for motorcycles approved to EU emission standards
are marked in accordance with and, in the case of sales,              only if the replacements are also approved to those standards.
accompanied by the information specified in the MV Regulations.
                                                                      Replacement catalytic converters shall be clearly and
Diesel particulate filters shall be clearly and indelibly marked in   indelibly marked in accordance with Directive 2005/30/
accordance with EU Regulation No.692/2008 and accompanied             EC as amended by 2006/120/EC and accompanied
by the information specified in that Regulation.(see above).          by the information specified in the directive.




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     Who are VCA?                                                  What Can VCA Do For You?
The Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) is the UK’s            Whilst seeking to actively enforce the regulations, VCA is
automotive type approval authority and we are leaders         keen to work with industry to ensure that legal obligations
in our field of product and management systems                are met. Manufacturers of catalytic converters and/or diesel
certification within the automotive environment.              particulate filters can contact VCA for advice. Similarly, suppliers
                                                              can seek VCA’s advice on compliance or approval issues.
Our experience has been recognised by the DfT in our
appointment as the enforcement body for Motor Vehicles
Regulations and Motor Cycles Regulations. VCA has also been
appointed by the DfT as the responsible body for enforcing         Useful Sources of Information
the regulations on emissions of gaseous and particulate
pollutants from non-road mobile machinery and manage In-
Service exhaust emissions laboratory testing programme.       The above is intended as a guide. Copies of the relevant
                                                              Directives are available from the European Information
                                                              Centres, located throughout the UK (a modest charge may
                                                              be levelled for the document). Alternatively, they may be
  VCA’s Enforcement Role                                      obtained from VCA. Again, a small fee may apply. Directives
                                                              are also published in the Official Journal of the European Union,
                                                              which is available at their website at www.europa.eu.int
VCA will be seeking to enforce the regulations by
conducting market surveillance in various ways including:     Copies of the Regulations (SI No. 2009 No1899 and
                                                              SI No. 2009 No 1896) are available from your local
    • Random visits to the premises of UK replacement         branch of the Office of Public Sector Information
      catalytic converter and diesel particulate              (OPSI) or the OPSI website at www.opsi.gov.uk
      filters manufacturers and distributors
                                                              Further information is available from the
    • Random visits to various points of sale or              VCA website at www.vca.gov.uk
      exhaust fitting centres to ensure correct
      installation of approved units are carried out

    • Attendance at appropriate Trade Shows

    • The monitoring of trade publications and the Internet

    • Dealing with specific complaints and spot checks
      test on products at approved laboratories




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