Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling | Session 72 | 20-22 Oct 2014
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Agenda Item 4. (c)
Draft Horizontal Reference Document and collective amendments

19. The expert from EC recalled his statement at the previous session (GRE-72-03) and highlighted the importance that EU attaches to the simplifications of lighting and light-signalling Regulations.

20. The Chair introduced GRE-72-20 proposing the terms of reference and rules of procedure of the Informal Working Group “Simplification of the Lighting and Light-Signalling Regulations” (IWG SLR). Having introduced minor editorial corrections, GRE adopted the proposal as reproduced in Annex VIII to this report. GRE also agreed that IWG SLR superseded the Horizontal Reference Document Informal Group which ceased to exist.

21. GRE requested IWG SLR to consider GRE-71-23 and to consolidate into a horizontal document, harmonized definitions in lighting and light-signalling Regulations. For the same purpose, GRE referred to IWG SLR collective proposals, such as compliance obligations with installation requirements, definition of “type” with regard to the manufacturer and trade names/marks and provisions for the conformity of production, including those that had been referred back by WP.29 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/55/Rev.1, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/68, ECE/TRANS/ WP.29/2013/69, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/71, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/72, ECE/ TRANS/WP.29/2013/76, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/79, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/83, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/84, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/85, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/ 2013/86, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/87, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/88, ECE/TRANS/ WP.29/2013/89, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/94, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/3).

22. The expert from Germany presented a joint proposal by Germany, the Netherlands and IEC, introducing into Regulations Nos. 48 and 112 requirements to avoid intentional non-approved voltage variation of the passing and driving beam for halogen light sources (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/31, GRE-72-14). The experts from France, Italy, Sweden and UK expressed some concerns and were not in a position to agree to this proposal. GRE decided to revert to this issue at its next session on the basis of a revised proposal to be submitted by the expert from Germany.

23. GRE took note of a revised proposal tabled by the expert from Italy, deleting obsolete references in Regulations Nos. 53 and 74 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/38). For Regulation No. 53, the expert from Germany also suggested deleting references to headlamps of Class B of Regulation No. 113 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/32), due to their poor performance and related road safety issues. The expert from IMMA pointed out the industry’s need for transitional provisions and presented a first draft of them in GRE-72-19. GRE invited all stakeholders to re-discuss the issues in the above three documents and to transmit a single revised document for consideration at the next session.

24. GRE recalled the presentation on simplifying the approval markings by implementing the “unique identifier” function in the envisaged Database for the Exchange of Type Approval documentation (GRE-71-21) and requested IWG SLR to pursue this issue.

GRE-71-21 | Status report on the Data Exchange for Type Approvals (DETA)
GRE-71-23 | Definitions in Lighting and Light-Signalling Regulations
GRE-72-03 | Summary of Mr. P. Jean's statement at the 71st GRE, April 2014 (EC)
GRE-72-14 | Proposal for correction of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2014/31 (Germany, Netherlands, and IEC)
GRE-72-19 | Proposal for an amendment to Regulation No. 53 (IMMA)
GRE-72-20 | Draft terms of reference for an informal working group on the simplification of lighting regulations
GRE/2013/55/Rev.1 | Proposal for collective amendments to Regulations Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 19, 23, 38, 50, 77, 87, 91, 98, 104, 112, 113, 119 and 123 (Italy)
GRE/2014/31 | Proposal for Supplement 5 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 112 and for Supplement 6 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 48 (Germany, Netherlands, and IEC)
GRE/2014/32 | Proposal for an amendment to Regulation No. 53 (Germany)
GRE/2014/38 | Proposal for collective amendments to Regulations Nos. 53 and 74 (Italy)
WP.29/2013/68 | Proposal for Supplement 15 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation 3
WP.29/2013/69 | Proposal for Supplement 17 to Regulation No. 4
WP.29/2013/71 | Proposal for Supplement 25 to the 01 series of amendments to Regulation No. 6
WP.29/2013/72 | Proposal for Supplement 23 to the 02 series of amendments to Regulation No. 7
WP.29/2013/76 | Proposal for Supplement 20 to Regulation No. 23