CONSULTATION BRIEF ON DRAFT WASTE MANAGEMENT (END OF LIFE VEHICLES) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS, 2016
1. BACKGROUND TO ARTICLE 4(2) OF DIRECTIVE 2000/53/EC ON END-OF LIFE VEHICLES
Entries in Annex II of the Directive 2000/53/EC on end-of life vehicles refer to materials and components exempt from Article 4(2)(a), whereby Member states shall ensure that materials and components of vehicles put on the market after 1 July 2003 do not contain lead, mercury, cadmium or hexavalent
Article 4(2)(a) has been transposed into Maltese Legislation by regulations 4(2) of Subsidiary Legislation 549.36 – Waste Management (End of Life Vehicles) Regulations as published by Legal Notice 99 of 2004 (hereinafter referred to as S.L. 549.36).
2. PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO S.L. 549.36 – THE WASTE MANAGEMENT (END OF LIFE VEHICLES) REGULATIONS
The amendments to Schedule 3 of S.L. 549.36 aim to bring into effect the provisions of Commission Directive 2016/774/EU of 18 May 2016 amending Annex II to Directive 2000/53/EC, mainly:-
- the use of lead in the applications covered by exemptions 8(h), 8(j) and 10(d) should not be prolonged because the use of lead in these applications has become avoidable;
- the use of lead in the applications covered by exemptions 8(e), 8(f) and 8(g) remains unavoidable as substitutes have not become available yet and these exemptions shall be reviewed in 2019 to establish if the use of lead in these applications can be discontinued.
The draft Regulations amending Subsidiary Legislation 549.36 – the Waste Management (End of Life Vehicles) Regulations may be viewed on http://era.org.mt/en/Pages/Active-Public-Consultations.aspx
The Ministry for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change and the Environment and Resources Authority welcomes any feedback on the proposed amendments.
The Ministry for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change and the Environment and Resources Authority shall take into consideration your concerns and comments.