Automotive EMC Bulletin: July 2005


AutoEMC Special Bulletin: UK Implementation of the Automotive EMC Directive 2004/104/EC


The Automotive EMC Network does not usually issue news bulletins through the summer months of July/August, but this item from the UK Department for Transport (DfT) demanded immediate attention and is of particularly relevant significance to all our readers, especially those that use UK test services for vehicle component type approval and as a consequence the services of the UK's Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA).


There are 4 associated documents available via the links that are required to be read to follow this UK implementation plan.


The first is a letter from the DfT to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) explaining the implementation;


There is also an open letter from the VCA requesting feedback on their implementation plans;


The above documents provide notification of an impending change to regulations and request your comments. For EMC, this change will have the effect of implementing the requirements of the new EMC Directive 2004/104/EC in the UK. The new regulations empower the UK approval authority (VCA) to issue approvals to the new Directive for vehicles and components, and require them to stop issuing approvals to the old EMC Directive 95/54/EC after 1 July 2006.


Also associated with the above letter from the VCA is the draft Statutory Instrument, and Regulatory Impact Assessment;


The Automotive EMC Directive 2004/104/EC can be found at;


The deadline for comments is 22nd July 2005, although comments received after this will not necessarily be disregarded.


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The Automotive EMC Network would like to thank Mike Lowe of the Transport Technology and Standards 6 at the UK Department for Transport for supplying the information and permitting its' transmission as a Automotive EMC News Bulletin. 2005                                                           TOP OF PAGE                                                                 HOME