Document WP.29/2017/65
Proposal for Supplement 6 to the 07 series of amendments to Regulation No. 83
Status: Adopted

Proposal to allow, at the manufacturer’s request, extension of a type approval to special purpose vehicles of categories M1, M2, N1 and N2 regardless of their reference mass provided the manufacturer demonstrates that the vehicle in question is a special purpose vehicle. This aligns UN R83 with EU Directive 2007/46/EC where approvals of vehicles with a reference mass less than 2,610 kg can be extended to special purpose vehicles exceeding 2,840 kg (e.g., armored vehicles).

Discussions and Outcomes
172nd WP.29 session (20-23 Jun 2017)
This proposal (WP.29/2017/65) was adopted by the World Forum. Thirty-five Contracting Parties out of the 44 applying UN R83 were present for the vote by AC.1. Thirty-five voted in favor with zero against and zero abstaining.
74th GRPE session (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.