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Written Answers. - EU Directives.

Tuesday, 26 November 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 No. 1

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 446. Mr. Carey Information on Pat Carey Zoom on Pat Carey  asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government Information on Martin Cullen Zoom on Martin Cullen  the progress which has been made towards the implementation of Directive 2000/53/EC relating to end of life certificates for motor vehicles; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23750/02]

 472. Mr. Carey Information on Pat Carey Zoom on Pat Carey  asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government Information on Martin Cullen Zoom on Martin Cullen  the progress which has been made towards the implementation of Directive 2000/53/EC relating to end of life certificates for motor vehicles; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23740/02]

Minister for the Environment and Local Government (Mr. Cullen): Information on Martin Cullen Zoom on Martin Cullen I propose to take Questions Nos. 446 and 472 together.

My Department has been actively engaged with the Society for the Irish Motor Industry, SIMI, the Irish Motor Vehicle Recyclers Association, IMVRA, the Metal Recyclers Association of Ireland, MRAI, and other concerned parties with a view to developing a producer responsibility initiative to implement the main provisions of European Parliament and Council Directive 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles, ELVs. A particular objective of the directive is to ensure that all ELVs are collected, dismantled and recovered by industry in an environmentally sound manner at no cost to the final holder. The directive further requires that a system for the issue of certificates of destruction in respect of scrapped vehicles be introduced.

These stakeholder bodies submitted an agreed initial proposal for an ELV management scheme towards the end of last year. This replaced earlier proposals by SIMI alone. Consultants were [316] engaged by the stakeholders to assist in the development of the agreed initial proposals and discussions are ongoing with the stakeholders to resolve outstanding issues. I am also preparing appropriate legislative proposals to support implementation of the detailed ELV management scheme consistently with the requirements of the directive.


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