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Document 31981L0333

Commission Directive 81/333/EEC of 13 April 1981 amending Directive 79/490/EEC adapting to technical progress Council Directive 70/221/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to liquid fuel tanks and rear underrun protection of motor vehicles and their trailers

OJ L 131, 18.5.1981, p. 4–5 (DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL)
Spanish special edition: Chapter 13 Volume 011 P. 177 - 178
Portuguese special edition: Chapter 13 Volume 011 P. 177 - 178
Special edition in Finnish: Chapter 13 Volume 011 P. 116 - 117
Special edition in Swedish: Chapter 13 Volume 011 P. 116 - 117
Special edition in Czech: Chapter 13 Volume 006 P. 130 - 131
Special edition in Estonian: Chapter 13 Volume 006 P. 130 - 131
Special edition in Latvian: Chapter 13 Volume 006 P. 130 - 131
Special edition in Lithuanian: Chapter 13 Volume 006 P. 130 - 131
Special edition in Hungarian Chapter 13 Volume 006 P. 130 - 131
Special edition in Maltese: Chapter 13 Volume 006 P. 130 - 131
Special edition in Polish: Chapter 13 Volume 006 P. 130 - 131
Special edition in Slovak: Chapter 13 Volume 006 P. 130 - 131
Special edition in Slovene: Chapter 13 Volume 006 P. 130 - 131
Special edition in Bulgarian: Chapter 13 Volume 005 P. 186 - 187
Special edition in Romanian: Chapter 13 Volume 005 P. 186 - 187
Special edition in Croatian: Chapter 13 Volume 009 P. 72 - 73

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dir/1981/333/oj

31981L0333

Commission Directive 81/333/EEC of 13 April 1981 amending Directive 79/490/EEC adapting to technical progress Council Directive 70/221/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to liquid fuel tanks and rear underrun protection of motor vehicles and their trailers

Official Journal L 131 , 18/05/1981 P. 0004 - 0005
Finnish special edition: Chapter 13 Volume 11 P. 0116
Spanish special edition: Chapter 13 Volume 11 P. 0177
Swedish special edition: Chapter 13 Volume 11 P. 0116
Portuguese special edition Chapter 13 Volume 11 P. 0177


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( 1 ) OJ No L 42 , 23 . 2 . 1970 , p . 1 .

( 2 ) OJ No L 375 , 31 . 12 . 1980 , p . 34 .

( 3 ) OJ No L 76 , 6 . 4 . 1970 , p . 23 and OJ No L 65 , 15 . 3 . 1979 , p . 42 .

( 4 ) OJ No L 128 , 26 . 5 . 1979 , p . 22 .

( 5 ) OJ No L 266 , 2 . 10 . 1974 , p . 4 .

COMMISSION DIRECTIVE

of 13 April 1981

amending Directive 79/490/EEC adapting to technical progress Council Directive 70/221/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to liquid fuel tanks and rear underrun protection of motor vehicles and their trailers

( 81/333/EEC )

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES ,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community ,

Having regard to Council Directive 70/156/EEC of 6 February 1970 on the approximation of the laws of Member States relating to the type-approval of motor vehicles and their trailers ( 1 ) , as last amended by Directive 80/1267/EEC ( 2 ) , and in particular Article 13 thereof ,

Having regard to Council Directive 70/221/EEC of 20 March 1970 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to liquid fuel tanks and rear underrun protection of motor vehicles and their trailers ( 3 ) , as last amended by Directive 79/490/EEC ( 4 ) , and in particular Article 3 thereof ,

Whereas , experience has shown that the current wording of item II.5.2 of the Annex to Directive 79/490/EEC relating to the rear underrun protection of vehicles in categories M1 , M2 , M3 , N1 , O1 and O2 is rather vague in respect of the width over which the requirement must be satisfied ; whereas this may lead to different requirements by different standardization services with the risk of contradictions with Council Directive 74/483/EEC ( 5 ) relating to external projections of vehicles in category M1 , and also of technical barriers to trade ,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DIRECTIVE :

Article 1

Directive 79/490/EEC is hereby amended as follows :

The text of item II.5.2 of the Annex shall be replaced by the following text :

" II.5.2 . Any vehicle in one of the categories M1 , M2 , M3 , N1 , O1 , or O2 ( categories under the international classification set out in note ( b ) of Annex I to Council Directive 70/156/EEC ) will be deemed to satisfy the condition set out in item II.5.1 :

_ if it satisfies the conditions set out in item II.5.3 , or

_ if the ground clearance of the rear part of the unladen vehicle does not exceed 55 cm over a width which is not shorter than that of the rear axle by more than 10 cm on either side ( excluding any tyre bulging close to the ground ) .

Where there is more than one rear axle , the width to be considered is that of the widest .

This requirement must be satisfied at least on a line at a distance of not more than 45 cm from the rear extremity of the vehicle . "

Article 2 Before 1 October 1981 , Member States shall bring into force the provisions necessary to comply with this Directive , and shall forthwith inform the Commission thereof .

Article 3

This Directive is addressed to the Member States .

Done at Brussels , 13 April 1981 .

For the Commission

Karl-Heinz NARJES

Member of the Commission

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