Environment State Bureau
The Latvian legislation in this sector aims to:
Latvian legislation transposes the Directive 2000/53/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 September 2000 on end-of life vehicles.
The owner of the vehicle shall ensure transfer of any end-of-life vehicle to a treatment facility. The vehicle may be handed over to the treatment facility by its owner or by the person, who has his written warrant.
Upon take-over, the treatment facility shall issue a certificate of destruction* in three copies:
If the owner has dismantled the vehicle or transfers to the treatment facility its separate components, the certificate of destruction may be issued to the numbered components only.
The certificate of destruction may be issued by such treatment facility, which:
Cabinet of Ministers Regulations
of 6 April 2004 No 243 “Requirements for recycling of end-of-life vehicles
and environmental requirements for the treatment facilities” determines
environmental requirements for the treatment facilities, requirements for
reuse, recycling and recovery of end-of-life vehicles, their components
and materials, information that shall be mandatory provided in the plan
for recovery of end-of-life vehicles and information that shall be
included in the annual review of the treatment facility.
* A certificate of destruction confirms that the ownership rights on the end-of-life vehicle are transferred to the treatment facility.
Last update: 15.03.2010