Session 173 | Geneva | 14-17 Nov 2017
Agenda Item 5.2. Consideration of draft UN GTRs and/or draft amendments to established UN GTRs
Working Party on General Safety | Session 112 | 24-28 Apr 2017

45. GRSG considered ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSG/2017/7 (submitted by the IWG on Panoramic Sunroof Glazing (PSG)) to clarify the scope and the technical rationale of UN Global Technical Regulation No. 6. GRSG recommended the document for their establishment in the global registry. The secretariat was requested to submit it to WP.29 and to the Executive Committee AC.3 of the 1998 Agreement (AC.3) as Corrigendum 2 to Global Technical Regulation No. 6 for consideration at their November 2017 sessions.

Working Party on Passive Safety | Session 61 | 8-12 May 2017

10. The Chair of GRSP, chairing also the IWG, informed GRSP about the completion of work achieved by the group and showed the main contents of the draft UN GTR (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/2) through a presentation (GRSP-61-25). He also introduced the final report of the IWG activities (GRSP-61-09). The expert from EC supplemented this presentation by introducing the main changes to the draft UN GTR (GRSP-61-08) that had been agreed upon by the IWG during its last meetings. He also introduced a clean copy of the draft UN GTR (GRSP-61-07) incorporating GRSP-61-08. Finally, GRSP recommended ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRSP/2017/2, as amended by Annex II to this report, and the final report of the IWG (GRSP-61-09) as reproduced in Annex II to this report, for their establishment in the global registry. The secretariat was requested to submit the proposal and the final report to WP.29 and to the Executive Committee of the 1998 Agreement (AC.3) for consideration and vote at their November 2017 sessions as a new UN GTR on Electric Vehicle Safety.

11. The expert from EC expected that UN Regulation No. 100 would be amended as a new series of amendments to facilitate the transposition of the UN GTR into national legislation the Chair of GRSP clarified that the United States of America intends to follow the UN GTR adoption process as required under the 1998 Agreement on the issue of the transposition plan of the UN GTR into domestic legislations, He also expressed that currently there is a lack of safety provisions on Lithium Ion battery in his country. The expert from the China informed GRSP that his country plans to transpose the UN GTR gradually due to its complexity. The Chair of GRSP recommended that the transposition of the UN GTR should be as much as possible consistent with the actual text of the UN GTR. The Chair of GRSP informed GRSP that the IWG of phase 2 of the UN GTR would start, without discontinuation, to address thermal propagation and other pending technical issues. Accordingly, GRSP noted that a draft authorization to develop Phase 2 of the UN GTR is expected to be submitted to AC.3 and WP.29 at the November 2017 sessions. Finally, GRSP agreed to resume discussion at its December 2017 pending on AC.3 decision.

Working Party on Pollution and Energy | Session 75 | 6-9 Jun 2017

10. The drafting coordinator of the IWG on WLTP presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2017/9 on amendments to GTR No. 15 on WLTP. He also presented GRPE-75-22 introducing some changes to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2017/9 and he referred to GRPE-75-23 as a consolidated version of both documents. He introduced GRPE-75-07 as technical report on the development of such amendments to GTR No. 15.

11. GRPE adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2017/9 as amended by Annex IV to the session report and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and the Executive Committee of the 1998 Agreement (AC.3) for consideration and vote at their November 2017 sessions as draft Amendment 3 to GTR No. 15 on WLTP. GRPE also adopted the technical report (GRPE-75-07) as reproduced in Annex V to this report and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.3 for consideration and vote at their November 2017 sessions.

World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations | Session 172 | 20-23 Jun 2017

142. The representative of the United States of America, on behalf of the Chair of the IWG on EVS, informed AC.3 that GRSP had recommended submission to the November 2017 session of AC.3, of the draft UN GTR WP.29-172-06 and of the final report of the IWG (WP.29-172-05). AC.3 noted the intention of the IWG to continue its activity by already starting the work on Phase 2 until the end of its mandate in December 2017. AC.3 agreed in principle with the request, pending: (a) an official authorization to develop the work of Phase 2 of the UN GTR for submission to the November 2017 session of AC.3, and (b) the Term of Reference of the IWG for the Phase 2 for submission at a later stage. AC.3 noted that this approach would avoid the discontinuation of IWG work activities and deal with the urgent, pending issues from Phase 1 of the UN GTR (WP.29-172-06).

World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations | Session 173 | 14-17 Nov 2017

116. Submitted for consideration and vote, the proposal for Amendment 3 to the UN GTR No. 15 on the Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedures (WLTP) (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/140, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/141, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/AC.3/44) was established in the UN Global Registry on 15 November 2017 by consensus vote of the following Contracting Parties present and voting: Australia, China, the European Union (representing Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom), India, Japan. Norway, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation and South Africa.

117. The representatives from Canada, Malaysia, Tunisia and United States of America abstained from voting.

Documentation
WP.29/2017/138 | Proposal for a new UN GTR on Electric Vehicle Safety (EVS)
WP.29/2017/140 | Proposal for Amendment 3 to UN GTR No.15 (WLTP)
WP.29/2017/142 | Proposal for Corrigendum 2 to UN GTR No. 6