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Informal Document GRPE-74-09

Document Title Proposal for amendments to document GRPE/2017/6 on a new Supplement to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 49
Reference Number GRPE-74-09
Origin OICA
Document Date 10 January 2017
Document Posted 10 January 2017
Meeting Session(s)

17. The expert from OICA presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2017/6 on a proposal for a new Supplement to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 49 in order to align it with the current state of the legislation of the European Union (EU). He recalled that ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2017/6 had already been tabled at the last GRPE session. He also presented GRPE-75-26 and GRPE-75-27 introducing some changes to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2017/6. He explained that GRPE-75-26 aimed to fix the generally non-feasible urban window requirement to ensure the feasibility of the Portable Emissions Measurement System (PEMS) test and that GRPE-75-27 intended to introduce missing On-Board Diagnostic systems (OBD) requirements.

18. The expert from Japan made a general comment on differences between traffic situations and he underlined the necessity to further discuss this topic. The expert from EC expressed his readiness to open discussions in the case that Japan would decide to become a Contracting Party to Regulation No. 49 in the future.

19. The expert from IANGV/NGV Global expressed his support to the proposals presented by OICA as GRPE-75-27 was fixing some concerns about the testing methodology.

20. The expert from OICA recalled GRPE-74-08 presented last session and aimed at correcting editorial errors in the 05 and 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 49. He requested GRPE to consider the possibility to include GRPE-74-08 as part of the package to be voted of amendments to Regulation No. 49 at this session.

21. GRPE adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRPE/2017/6 amended by GRPE-74-08, GRPE-75-26 and GRPE-75-27 as reproduced in Addendum 1 to this report 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 November 2017 sessions as draft Supplement 5 to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 49.

22. GRPE also adopted GRPE-74-08 as reproduced in Annex VI and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration and vote at their November 2017 sessions as draft Supplement 9 to the 05 series of amendments to Regulation No. 49.

Summary

Comprehensive amendment of document GRPE/2017/6 to align UN R49 with the latest amendments of EU Euro VI legislation (Reg. EU 2016/1718), including

  1. OBD equivalency option for light commercial vehicles to be continued with step ‘D’,
  2. editorial corrections (incl. keeping optional THC PEMS measurement for gas engines),
  3. implementation dates in Appendix 9 table 1 (2016/1718) and Annex 3 table 1 (R49),
  4. implement rejection note for retroactive applicability with regard to in-service conformity (paragraph 13.4.),
  5. clarification of type approval provisions for ‘new vehicle types as of 2017’,
  6. deletion of infeasible requirement related to the PEMS test (“…void if … no valid windows left in urban only”), second part of sentence in Annex 8, Appendix 1: A1.4.2.2.2.2.
  7. deletion of inconsistency between work based window and CO2 mass based method regarding valid integration windows (A.1.4.2.2.2.2. versus A.1.4.3.1.2.2).

Regulations
Document Status Superseded
Related Documents
GRPE/2017/6 | Proposal for a new Supplement to the 06 series of amendments to Regulation No. 49