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Working Document WP.29/2017/67

Document Title Draft General Guidelines for UN regulatory procedures and transitional provisions in UN Regulations
Reference Number WP.29/2017/67
Origin
Document Date 11 April 2017
Document Posted 12 May 2017
Meeting Session(s)

53. The representative of Japan, on behalf of the Chair of the IWG on IWVTA, presented the draft General Guidelines for UN regulatory procedures and transitional provisions in UN Regulations (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/67). The document aimed to streamline the future work in the subsidiary bodies, to clarify the procedures following Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement and to ensure “good regulatory practice” by providing clarifications to avoid divergence in the understanding of Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement and the application of UN Regulations. The document also was largely based on the existing guidelines (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1), but updated them in order to reflect Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement. Finally, the IWG on IWVTA was considering the possibility to transform, in the future, this guidance document into a new Schedule to the 1958 Agreement.

54. WP.29 noted Corrigendum 1 to ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/67 to align the French version to the English and Russian versions and endorsed the document. WP.29 further agreed to correct the current version of the guideline document, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1, and requested the secretariat to publish a Corrigendum. The World Forum also noted other amendments submitted by the IWG on IWVTA (WP.29-172-11) and from the representative of EU (WP.29-172-16).

55. Following the discussion, WP.29 did not fully endorse the proposed amendments and agreed to keep them in square brackets, subject to a final review by each Working Party that is subsidiary to WP.29, by the IWG on IWVTA, and by the secretariat. Each Working Party is invited to submit the result of final review to the Technical Secretary of IWG on IWVTA and UNECE Secretariat by the end of October 2017 at the latest. WP.29 agreed to consider ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2017/67 and Corr.1, with the proposed amendments contained in by WP.29-172-11 and WP.29-172-16, for adoption at its November 2017 session and requested the secretariat to circulate the proposal as a consolidated document with a new symbol by the end of June 2017.

Summary

Proposal to supersede the current guidelines for regulatory procedures and transitional provisions for UN Regulations (document WP.29/1044 and its Revision 1) with updated general guidelines for establishing or amending UN Regulations, including for the definition of scope, administrative and transitional provisions, use of alternative requirements, and cross-referencing with other regulations. This proposal aims to

  1. Streamline future work without superseding provisions of the 1958 Agreement and the existing UN Regulations,
  2. Clarify rulemaking procedures pursuant to Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement, and
  3. Ensure “good regulatory practice” through clarifications to avoid divergence between the interpretation of Revision 3 and the application to UN Regulations.
Regulations
Document Status Superseded
Related Documents
WP.29/2017/53 | Draft General Guidelines for UN regulatory procedures and transitional provisions in UN Regulations
WP.29-171-24 | Draft General Guidelines for UN regulatory procedures and transitional provisions in UN Regulations
WP.29-171-13 | Proposal to amend the Draft General Guidelines for UN regulatory procedures and transitional provisions in UN Regulations (WP.29/2017/53)
WP.29/1044/Rev.1 | General Guidelines for UN regulatory procedures and transitional provisions in UN Regulations
IWVTA-24-12 | Transitional provisions V.5 in Guideline document WP.29/2017/67
WP.29-172-11 | Proposal for amendments to General Guidelines for UN regulatory procedures and transitional provisions in UN Regulations
WP.29-172-16 | Proposed amendments to WP.29/2017/67 (Draft General Guidelines for regulatory procedures and transitional provisions in UN regulations)
WP.29/2017/107 | Draft General Guidelines for United Nations regulatory procedures and transitional provisions in UN Regulations