Session 176 | Geneva | 12-16 Nov 2018
Agenda Item 23. Establishment of new Rules annexed to the 1997 Agreement

218. Submitted for consideration and vote, the proposed UN Rule No. [3] (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2018/70) was adopted on 14 November 2018 by consensus vote of the following contracting parties present and voting: Bulgaria, Finland, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Russian Federation and San Marino. Hungary and Romania abstained from voting.

219. Submitted for consideration and vote, the proposed UN Rule No. [4] (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/135) was adopted on 14 November 2018 by consensus vote of the following contracting parties present and voting: Bulgaria, Finland, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Russian Federation and San Marino. Hungary and Romania abstained from voting.

220. The representative of Romania stated that his country was not in the position to vote on UN Rules [3 and 4] due to procedural reasons. He voiced his country’s support for the work of AC.4 and expressed the expectation that Romania would adopt these rules once domestic procedural conditions would allow. He also said that it is difficult to implement at national level new UN Rules having supplementary requirements compared to the European Union PTI legislation in force.

221. The representative of Hungary stated that his country was not in the position to vote on UN Rules [3 and 4] due to procedural reasons. He voiced his country’s support for the work of AC.4 and expressed the expectation that Hungary would adopt these rules once domestic procedural conditions would allow.

Documentation
WP.29-176-12 | Twelfth session of the Administrative Committee AC.4 - Determination of the Quorum (item 21) - Consideration and vote by AC.4 (item 23)
WP.29/2017/135 | Proposal for a draft UN Rule No. [4] on safety requirements for hybrid and electric vehicles
WP.29/2018/70 | PTI: Proposal for UN Rule No. 3 on natural gas fueled vehicle inspections