OICA request for clarification on the interpretation of Supplement 6 to the 07 series of amendments to UN R83 which enables the use of compliance assessments of vehicles with a reference mass less than 2,610 kg for the purposes of extending the type approval to special purpose vehicles (including armoured ones) having a reference mass exceeding 2,840 kg.
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:
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.”