Session 71 | Geneva | 9-12 Jun 2015
Agenda Item 3. (a) Regulations Nos. 68, 83, 101, and 103
Working Party on Pollution and Energy | Session 71 | 9-12 Jun 2015

9. The expert from EC introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2015/14 proposing to align the criteria for the selection of tyres in UN Regulation No. 101 with those listed in UN Regulation No. 83. The expert from OICA presented GRPE-71-18 amending ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2015/14 to adapt the requirements related to the reference to UN Regulation No. 83.

10. GRPE adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2015/14 amended by GRPE-71-18 as reproduced in Annex IV of this report. GRPE requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their November 2015 sessions as draft Supplement 6 to 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 101.

11. The expert from Germany presented a report (GRPE-71-08) by the Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) of the study undertaken by Germany on the performance and the durability of replacement catalytic converters. On the basis of the findings of the study he explained that the performance of these converters was very variable and, therefore, UN Regulation No. 103 may need to be amended to limit these performance variations. He recommended keeping this issue under close surveillance and offered to prepare a proposal as early as possible (GRPE-71-09).

12. The expert from AECC stressed the importance of durability requirements for all replacement components and expressed his readiness to cooperate in this project.

13. The Chair of GRPE recalled the importance of this issue and the need for action. He invited all stakeholders to share their data and contribute to the process.

Documentation
GRPE-71-08 | Final BASt report on replacement catalytic converters (BASt and TÜV Nord)
GRPE-71-09 | Letter of transmission for the final BASt report on replacement catalytic converters (BASt)
GRPE-71-18 | Proposal to amend the draft text to align the tyre-selection criteria under UN R101 with UN R83 (OICA)
GRPE/2015/14 | Proposal for amendments to Regulation No. 101 (EC)
GRPE/2015/15 | Proposal for amendments to the 05 and 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 83 (EC)