Technical report prepared by the EPPR informal group.
117. Submitted for consideration and vote, the proposal for a new UN GTR on the measurement procedure for two- or three-wheeled motor vehicles with regard to on-board diagnostics (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2016/112, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2016/113, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/AC.3/36/Rev.1) was established in the UN Global Registry on 17 November 2016 by consensus vote of the following Contracting Parties present and voting: Australia, Canada, China, European Union (voting for Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom), India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Norway, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, San Marino, South Africa, Tunisia and United States of America.
31. The Chair of the IWG on EPPR presented a status report (GRPE-73-20) on the activities of the group. He presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2016/13 on a draft new GTR on the measurement procedure for two- or three-wheeled motor vehicles with regard to on-board diagnostics. He explained the main issues addressed by the group on the applicability, scope and requirements of the draft new GTR (GRPE-73-21). He introduced GRPE-73-16 on modifications to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2016/13 and he referred to GRPE-73-17 as a consolidated version of both documents. He introduced the technical report on the development of the draft new GTR (GRPE-73-18-Rev.1). He announced that the next priority of the IWG on EPPR would be to initiate the work on amendments to GTR No. 2.
32. GRPE adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2016/13 as amended by Annex VI of this 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 2016 sessions as a draft new GTR on the measurement procedure for two- or three-wheeled motor vehicles with regard to on-board diagnostics. GRPE also adopted the technical report (GRPE-73-18-Rev.1) as reproduced in Annex VII of this report and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.3 for consideration and vote at their November 2016 sessions. GRPE noted the intention of the IWG on EPPR to submit a proposal on amendments to GTR No. 2 in the year 2017. GRPE acknowledged the progress made by the group and noted the request for a meeting room for one day during the GRPE week in January 2017.
Taking into account the comments raised by Japan (EPPR-16-22), CLEPA (EPPR-16-11), India and IMMA; the group reviewed EPPR-16-19e, closing following open points:
Members were invited to review EPPR-16-20r1 by Tuesday, 07.06.2016, so that the revised version of the report can be shared with members on Wednesday and, if there is no objection, submitted to the GRPE secretary for the upcoming June 2016 session.
The EPPR secretariat will clarify with the GRPE secretariat the procedure for submission of the GRPE document to WP29.