4. The Secretary reviewed document EVE-06-10e covering Agenda item 2 with a focus on action items. 4. The Secretary indicated that a number of action items were on-going from EVE-05, including continued invitation to present on standardization (new EVE-07 Action 1), coordination of input to VPSD IWG definition document (new EVE-07 Action 2) and sharing of EV data by Canada (new EVE-07 Action 3). The Secretary also provided and update on action items from EVE-06 as follows:
ACTION 1: The Secretary continues to invite participants to present on standardization at the EVE IWG meetings.
ACTION 2: The Secretary continues to coordinate input to the VPSD document from EVE IWG membership. More specifically, the Secretary will request an update on status of next draft of VPSD and the Chair will share the next version of the EV reference guide to seek further input from VPSD.
ACTION 3: The Secretary informed EVE of upcoming EV2013 meeting in Ottawa and for which data will be made available as soon as possible.
ACTION 4: Mr. Michael Olechiw will provide updates on the contracting process for Reference Guide drafting.
ACTION 5: The Secretary will continue to follow-up with Mr. Wiaux concerning cold temperature data and will report back to EVE membership once it is available.
6. The Secretary provided an update on the approval of the terms of reference by AC.3. The Secretary reminded participants that at the 158th session of the WP.29, held in November 2012, the AC.3/WP.29 requested that the Terms of Reference and a Progress Report for the EVE be presented at the 159th session, to be held in March 2013. The EVE Secretariat has submitted and obtained approval of documents GRPE-65-03 and GRPE-65-04 by GRPE in January 2013. The Terms of Reference were subsequently added to the GRPE 65th session report for presentation at AC.3 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/65). The GRPE report was, however, not submitted in time for presentation to AC.3 at the 159th session in March and was instead submitted for adoption at the 160th session in June 2013. The Secretary confirmed the 65th GRPE report was approved by WP.29 in June 2013, and as a result the terms of reference were also approved (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1104).