Outline proposals for a new regulation for agricultural vehicles
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Public consultation on outline proposals for a new Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council for Agricultural Vehicles
The Commission services have produced a consultation document [24 KB] on outline proposals for a new Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council for Agricultural Vehicles.
2. Scope and objectives
This consultation seeks to gather the views of all interested parties on the overall proposal for an integrated Regulation, on the specific proposals concerning technical aspects relating to road safety, work safety and environmental aspects for all categories of agricultural and forestry tractors, their trailers and towed machinery, and on the timing and feasibility issues concerning their introduction.
The Regulation and its implementing legislation will replace the existing package of framework directive 2003/37/EC [536 KB] , its 23 separate directives and many amending directives and at the same time consider to introduce a number of measures to complete and improve the working of the Community regulatory system and help contribute to our reduction targets for legislation (Better Regulation / Simplification). The main proposals would include the following:
- include all vital aspects of type-approval in the Mother Regulation; technical details will be specified in implementing legislation, to be approved through a committee procedure;
- complete these requirements to make the current EU type-approval system operational for all (new) vehicles used in agriculture and forestry;
- in addition, it is proposed to replace the technical content of existing Directives as far as possible with equivalent United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Regulations, in line with the recommendations by the CARS 21 group and the following Communication. In other cases it is proposed to replace existing texts by references to OECD, CEN/CENELEC or ISO standards and similar