UN R148: Proposal to amend the transitional provisions of proposal for new series of amendments
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Proposal to amend the transitional provisions of GRE/2021/13 (R148) , GRE/2021/14 (R149) and GRE /2021/15 (R150)

Reference Number: GRE-85-30
Origin: EC
Date: 27 October 2021
Proposal Status: Returned
Related Documents:
GRE/2021/13 | UN R148: Proposal for a 01 series of amendments
GRE/2021/14 | UN R149: Proposal for a 01 series of amendments
GRE/2021/15 | UN R150: Proposal for 01 series of amendments
Discussion(s):
Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling | Session 85 | 26-29 Oct 2021

9. GRE recalled that, at its previous session, it had requested IWG SLR to consider an alternative transitional provision for the preceding series of amendments to allow for the phasing out of outdated lamps/devices (GRE-85-30). GRE noted that IWG SLR had agreed to specify in paragraph 6 “Individual specifications” of UN Regulation No. 48 (starting from the 09 series of amendments) which series of amendments of lamps/devices are required to be installed on vehicles for new type approvals, to enable phasing out of the installation of devices approved according to the previous series of amendments. While generally supporting this approach, GRE requested IWG SLR to take measures that would avoid a proliferation of new series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 48.

10. The expert from EC held the view that contracting parties should not be obliged to indefinitely accept type approvals issued to the preceding series of amendments. To introduce a deadline for such acceptance, he proposed an alternative transitional provision (GRE-85-30). Some GRE experts pointed out that the installation UN Regulations Nos. 48, 53, 74 and 86 would be more appropriate for that purpose, rather than the device UN Regulations Nos. 148, 149 and 150. GRE requested IWG SLR to consider the issue and to report back to GRE at its next session in April 2022.

12. The expert from IWG SLR introduced a proposal for a new series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 149 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2021/14, GRE-85-04 and GRE-85-14). The expert from IEC proposed updating the references to standard IEC 60809 (GRE-85-09). GRE adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2021/14, as amended by GRE-85-09 and GRE-85-14, and requested the secretariat to submit it for consideration and vote at the June 2022 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as draft 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 149.

13. For reasons mentioned at the previous session (GRE-84-28), the expert from Poland was not in a position to support the IWG SLR proposal. GRE also recalled the alternative transitional provision in GRE-85-30 and requested IWG SLR to consider it and to report back to GRE at its next session in April 2022 (see paragraph 10 above).

15. GRE addressed a proposal for a new 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 150 that was prepared by IWG SLR ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2021/15 and GRE-85-05). GRE adopted the proposal, as amended by GRE-85-15, and requested the secretariat to submit it for consideration and vote at the June 2022 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as draft 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 150. GRE recalled the alternative transitional provision in GRE-85-30 and requested IWG SLR to consider it and to report back to GRE at its next session in April 2022 (see paragraph 10 above).

21. The expert from EC recalled the earlier discussion reflected in paragraph 10 above and requested that a draft transitional provision to UN Regulation No. 48 be developed, which would introduce a deadline for acceptance of type approvals issued to the preceding series of amendments.

Working Party on Lighting and Light-signalling | Session 86 | 25-29 Apr

9. GRE recalled that, at its previous session, it had requested IWG SLR to consider an alternative transitional provision for the preceding series of amendments to allow for the phasing out of outdated lamps/devices (GRE-85-30). GRE noted that IWG SLR had agreed to specify in paragraph 6 “Individual specifications” of UN Regulation No. 48 (starting from the 09 series of amendments) which series of amendments of lamps/devices are required to be installed on vehicles for new type approvals, to enable phasing out of the installation of devices approved according to the previous series of amendments. While generally supporting this approach, GRE requested IWG SLR to take measures that would avoid a proliferation of new series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 48.

10. The expert from EC held the view that contracting parties should not be obliged to indefinitely accept type approvals issued to the preceding series of amendments. To introduce a deadline for such acceptance, he proposed an alternative transitional provision (GRE-85-30). Some GRE experts pointed out that the installation UN Regulations Nos. 48, 53, 74 and 86 would be more appropriate for that purpose, rather than the device UN Regulations Nos. 148, 149 and 150. GRE requested IWG SLR to consider the issue and to report back to GRE at its next session in April 2022.

12. The expert from IWG SLR introduced a proposal for a new series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 149 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2021/14, GRE-85-04 and GRE-85-14). The expert from IEC proposed updating the references to standard IEC 60809 (GRE-85-09). GRE adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2021/14, as amended by GRE-85-09 and GRE-85-14, and requested the secretariat to submit it for consideration and vote at the June 2022 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as draft 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 149.

13. For reasons mentioned at the previous session (GRE-84-28), the expert from Poland was not in a position to support the IWG SLR proposal. GRE also recalled the alternative transitional provision in GRE-85-30 and requested IWG SLR to consider it and to report back to GRE at its next session in April 2022 (see paragraph 10 above).

15. GRE addressed a proposal for a new 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 150 that was prepared by IWG SLR ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2021/15 and GRE-85-05). GRE adopted the proposal, as amended by GRE-85-15, and requested the secretariat to submit it for consideration and vote at the June 2022 sessions of WP.29 and AC.1 as draft 01 series of amendments to UN Regulation No. 150. GRE recalled the alternative transitional provision in GRE-85-30 and requested IWG SLR to consider it and to report back to GRE at its next session in April 2022 (see paragraph 10 above).

21. The expert from EC recalled the earlier discussion reflected in paragraph 10 above and requested that a draft transitional provision to UN Regulation No. 48 be developed, which would introduce a deadline for acceptance of type approvals issued to the preceding series of amendments.