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Document 32016R0130

Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/130 of 1 February 2016 adapting to technical progress Council Regulation (EEC) No 3821/85 on recording equipment in road transport

OJ L 25, 2.2.2016, p. 46–47 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 28/02/2014; Implicitly repealed by 32014R0165

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2016/130/oj

2.2.2016   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 25/46


COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2016/130

of 1 February 2016

adapting to technical progress Council Regulation (EEC) No 3821/85 on recording equipment in road transport

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 3821/85 of 20 December 1985 on recording equipment in road transport (1), and in particular Article 17 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Annex IB to Regulation (EEC) No 3821/85 sets out the technical specifications for the construction, testing, installation and inspection of digital tachographs.

(2)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 68/2009 (2) introduced an adaptor as a temporary solution, until 31 December 2013, to make it possible to install tachographs in conformity with Annex IB to Regulation (EEC) No 3821/85 in M1 and N1 type vehicles.

(3)

Commission Regulation (EU) No 1161/2014 (3) amended Regulation (EEC) No 3821/85 in order to extend the period of validity of the adaptor until 31 December 2015.

(4)

Regulation (EEC) No 3821/85 has been replaced by Regulation (EU) No 165/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council (4). However, in accordance with Article 46 of Regulation (EU) No 165/2014 the provisions of Regulation (EEC) No 3821/85, including Annex IB thereto, continue to apply, on a transitional basis, until the date of application of the implementing acts referred to in Regulation (EU) No 165/2014.

(5)

Recital 5 of Regulation (EU) No 165/2014 provides that the Commission will consider extending the period of validity of the adaptor for Ml and N1 vehicles until 2015 and give further consideration to a long-term solution for M1 and N1 vehicles before 2015.

(6)

The Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions ‘Digital tachograph: Roadmap for future activities’ (5), which accompanied the proposal for Regulation (EU) No 165/2014, foresees a time-frame of 2 years for the preparation and adoption of annexes and appendices, following the adoption of Regulation (EU) No 165/2014.

(7)

A permanent solution concerning the adaptor should be laid down in the technical specifications related to the implementation of Regulation (EU) No 165/2014. In application of the principle of legitimate expectation, the possibility to use adaptors in M1 and N1 type vehicles should therefore be extended at least until the adoption of those technical specifications by implementing acts.

(8)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee established by Article 42 of Regulation (EU) No 165/2014,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annex IB to Regulation (EEC) No 3821/85 is amended as follows:

 

In part I, Definitions, point (rr), first indent, the date of ‘31 December 2015’ is replaced by ‘31 December 2016’.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 1 February 2016.

For the Commission

The President

Jean-Claude JUNCKER


(1)  OJ L 370, 31.12.1985, p. 8.

(2)  Commission Regulation (EC) No 68/2009 of 23 January 2009 adapting for the ninth time to technical progress Council Regulation (EEC) No 3821/85 on recording equipment in road transport (OJ L 21, 24.1.2009, p. 3).

(3)  Commission Regulation (EU) No 1161/2014 of 30 October 2014 adapting to technical progress Council Regulation (EEC) No 3821/85 on equipment in road transport (OJ L 311, 31.10.2014, p. 19).

(4)  Regulation (EU) No 165/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 February 2014 on tachographs in road transport, repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 3821/85 on recording equipment in road transport and amending Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the harmonisation of certain social legislation relating to road transport (OJ L 60, 28.2.2014, p. 1).

(5)  COM(2011) 454 final.


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