Proposal by the Informal Working Group on Periodical Technical Inspections based on the submission from the Russian Federation and of the International Motor Vehicle Inspection Committee (CITA) (document WP.29/2013/133/Rev.1) to harmonize the provisions of Rule No. 2 with those of the latest Regulations annexed to the 1958 Agreement and the European Union (EU) Directives.
The Co-Chair, Mr. Komarov, informed the group, that the revised proposal for Revision 2 to Rule No. 1 and draft amendments to Rule No. 2, developed by the group, were considered by WP.29 at its the 169th session. In result WP.29 requested the IWG on PTI to continue the work on revising UN Rules Nos. 1 and 2 and to submit draft amendments, covering both M1 and N1 vehicle categories for the next session.
The representatives of United Kingdom, Netherland and Japan explained that they have to define their final position regarding the inclusion of light vehicles into the scope of the Rules. Meanwhile they noted that the technical requirements for the vehicles, laid down in the draft amendments to the Rules, could be acceptable. The representative of the Russian Federation supported this conclusion.
Romania and Serbia stated that they preferred to keep light vehicles out of the scope.
ACEA and CITA were in favour of UN Rules Nos. 1 and 2, covering both M1 and N1 vehicle categories, to make them harmonized with the European Directive 2014/45/EU, Customs Union Regulation and other national legislations.
Provided that the task of the IWG on PTI is completing draft amendments to UN Rule 1 and Rule 2 for their possible adoption by AC.4 by voting and following the guidance of WP.29, the group decided to submit the draft amendments to the Rules, covering both M1 and N1 vehicle categories, for the 170-th session of WP.29.
Romania highlighted the importance of having transitional provisions in the amended UN Rules Nos. 1 and 2 to synchronise their enter into force with the Directive 2014/45/EU.
The group agreed that document PTI-05-04 does not require additional modifications except addition of M1 and N1 vehicle categories and their inspection periodicities (item 3). Secretariat of the group volunteered to make necessary corrections and submit the document to WP.29.
The group concluded that document PTI-05-05 shall be added with M1 and N1 vehicle categories and their inspection periodicities (items 2.4 and 3), as well as related to them contents and methods of testing and assessment of deficiencies of vehicles, deleted by the group at previous stages. Secretariat of the group volunteered to make necessary corrections and submit the document to WP.29.