SGR0-11-09 | Reactions of GRE/GRSG/GRSP/GRPE to the idea of common commencement date
WP.29-164-10 | Guidelines on amendments to UN Regulations
106th GRSG session (5-9
47. GRSG noted WP.29-162-18 on some concerns of supplements to UN Regulation with long transitional provision periods and the administrative procedures for the submission and adoption of such amendments. The secretariat informed GRSG about the request of the Office of Legal Affairs in New York to clearly indicate, when adopting a supplement, to which series of amendments the supplement have to be addressed to, specifically in the case of UN Regulations with different series of amendments in force at the same time, due to long transitional provision periods.
48. GRSG also noted the proposal by IWVTA to indicate in the transitional provisions of future amendments a specific date (i.e. 1 September) for the application of the amendments instead of a period expressed in “months after the entry into force”. This request would at the time only be needed for UN Regulations listed in UN Regulation No. 0 on IWVTA. GRSG noted no objection and endorsed that approach.
47. WP.29 noted that WP.29-164-10 was discussed under agenda item 4.4 (see para. 52 below). WP.29 referred the document to IWVTA for further consideration.
52. The representative of the Netherlands proposed a clarification to Article 12 to avoid different interpretations of the provisions on the obligations of Contracting Party to accept type approvals in the case they intend to cease the application of a Regulation. WP.29 endorsed the proposal. The representative of the Russian Federation reiterated the position of his Government expressed in WP.29-164-09 to object to the provisions on the delegation of voting rights. WP.29 agreed to remove Article 9 from the appendix of draft Revision 3. -The secretariat proposed to amend the definition of “a version of a UN Regulation” in WP.29-164-10 tabled under agenda item 4.2.2 and to replace the word “any” by “all” in the last sentence. Following the discussion, WP.29 preferred to delete the word “any”. The amendments agreed upon by WP.29 are reproduced in Annex III to WP.29-164 session report.
56. The World Forum recognized that the Contracting Parties would need more time to review the above proposals and agreed to resume consideration of this subject at its next session in March 2015. The representatives of Germany and the United Kingdom noted the need for a finalized text prior to submitting to their national authorities for approval and so the World Forum agreed that adoption of the revised agreement would be delayed accordingly. The secretariat was also requested to circulate WP.29-164-23 as a separate official document.