Proposal for a new Supplement to the 06 and 07 series of amendments to Regulation No. 83
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Proposal to allow the use of compliance assessments of vehicles with a reference mass less than 2,610 kg in extending the type approval to special purpose vehicles (including armoured ones) having a reference mass exceeding 2,840 kg. This proposal would align UN R83 with provisions of European Directive 2007/46/EC.

Reference Number: GRPE/2017/2
Origin: Russia
Date: 25 October 2016
Proposal Status: Superseded
Related Documents:
GRPE-74-22 | Proposal of changes to document GRPE/2017/2 concerning amendments to Regulation No. 83
GRPE-79-10 | UN R83: Request for interpretation of Supplement 6 to the 07 series of amendments (GRPE/2017/2)
WP.29/2017/64 | Proposal for Supplement 10 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 83
WP.29/2017/65 | Proposal for Supplement 6 to the 07 series of amendments to Regulation No. 83
Discussion(s):
Working Party on Pollution and Energy | Session 74 | 10-13 Jan 2017

7. The expert from the Russian Federation presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2017/2 on amendments to the scope of Regulation No. 83. He explained that the proposal was aimed at allowing extensions of type approvals granted under Regulation No. 83 to special purpose vehicles.

8. The experts from CLEPA and OICA expressed some concerns on the limitation of 2,610 kg reference mass introduced by the definition of special purpose vehicle in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2017/2. The expert from Hungary suggested the use of existing definitions in the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (R.E.3). Following the discussion, the experts from Hungary and the Russian Federation presented GRPE-74-22 to amend ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2017/2 by deleting the definitions of special purpose vehicle and armoured vehicle and referring to R.E.3 instead.

9. GRPE adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2017/2 amended by GRPE-74-22 as reproduced in Annex IV and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and the Administrative Committee of the 1958 Agreement (AC.1) for consideration and vote at their June 2017 sessions as draft Supplement 10 to the 06 series of amendments and draft Supplement 6 to the 07 series of amendments to Regulation No. 83.

16. The expert from OICA introduced GRPE-79-10 requiring clarification on the consolidation of ECE/TRANS/GRPE/2017/2 into UN Regulation No. 83. The representative from EC suggested that the issue identified could originate from how the document was drafted. The Chair accepted the request for clarification was valid and acknowledged the request for guidance from GRPE on consolidation interpretation when needed. The representative from the Russian Federation, as submitter of ECE/TRANS/GRPE/2017/2, confirmed that the new text is an addition to the existing paragraph, not a substitution. The Chair confirmed that paragraph 1.1. consolidated with Supplement 10 and 5 to the 06 and 07 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 83 should read:

“1.1.

This Regulation shall apply to vehicles of categories M1, M2, N1 and N2 with a reference mass not exceeding 2,610 kg.

At the manufacturer’s request, type approval granted under this Regulation may be extended from vehicles mentioned above to M1, M2, N1 and N2 vehicles with a reference mass not exceeding 2,840 kg and which meet the conditions laid down in this Regulation.

At the manufacturer’s request, type approval granted under this Regulation may be extended from vehicles mentioned above to special purpose vehicles of categories M1, M2, N1 and N2 regardless of their reference mass. The manufacturer shall demonstrate to the Type Approval Authority which granted the type approval that the vehicle in question is a special purpose vehicle.”

Working Party on Pollution and Energy | Session 79 | 21-24 May 2019

7. The expert from the Russian Federation presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2017/2 on amendments to the scope of Regulation No. 83. He explained that the proposal was aimed at allowing extensions of type approvals granted under Regulation No. 83 to special purpose vehicles.

8. The experts from CLEPA and OICA expressed some concerns on the limitation of 2,610 kg reference mass introduced by the definition of special purpose vehicle in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2017/2. The expert from Hungary suggested the use of existing definitions in the Consolidated Resolution on the Construction of Vehicles (R.E.3). Following the discussion, the experts from Hungary and the Russian Federation presented GRPE-74-22 to amend ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2017/2 by deleting the definitions of special purpose vehicle and armoured vehicle and referring to R.E.3 instead.

9. GRPE adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2017/2 amended by GRPE-74-22 as reproduced in Annex IV and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and the Administrative Committee of the 1958 Agreement (AC.1) for consideration and vote at their June 2017 sessions as draft Supplement 10 to the 06 series of amendments and draft Supplement 6 to the 07 series of amendments to Regulation No. 83.

16. The expert from OICA introduced GRPE-79-10 requiring clarification on the consolidation of ECE/TRANS/GRPE/2017/2 into UN Regulation No. 83. The representative from EC suggested that the issue identified could originate from how the document was drafted. The Chair accepted the request for clarification was valid and acknowledged the request for guidance from GRPE on consolidation interpretation when needed. The representative from the Russian Federation, as submitter of ECE/TRANS/GRPE/2017/2, confirmed that the new text is an addition to the existing paragraph, not a substitution. The Chair confirmed that paragraph 1.1. consolidated with Supplement 10 and 5 to the 06 and 07 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 83 should read:

“1.1.

This Regulation shall apply to vehicles of categories M1, M2, N1 and N2 with a reference mass not exceeding 2,610 kg.

At the manufacturer’s request, type approval granted under this Regulation may be extended from vehicles mentioned above to M1, M2, N1 and N2 vehicles with a reference mass not exceeding 2,840 kg and which meet the conditions laid down in this Regulation.

At the manufacturer’s request, type approval granted under this Regulation may be extended from vehicles mentioned above to special purpose vehicles of categories M1, M2, N1 and N2 regardless of their reference mass. The manufacturer shall demonstrate to the Type Approval Authority which granted the type approval that the vehicle in question is a special purpose vehicle.”