General Guidelines for UN regulatory procedures and transitional provisions in UN Regulations
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Guidelines on the scope, administrative provisions and alternative requirements in Regulations annexed to the 1958 Agreement.

Reference Number: WP.29/1044/Rev.1
Date: 20 April 2012
Meeting(s):
WP.29-155
4. (b) | Proposal for amendments to the 06 series of amendments
13. | Revisions and extensions of approvals
2. | Report of the last session of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29)
4.2.3. | Request for guidance regarding the draft UN Regulation on pole side-impact protection
13. | International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA)
12. (c) | Development of an International Whole Vehicle Type Approval (IWVTA)
4. | Review the updated text of UN R0
6. | Any other business
2.1. | Report of the session of the Administrative Committee for the Coordination of Work (WP.29/AC.2)
4.4. | Consideration of amendments to the 1958 Agreement
3. | Consideration of draft General guidelines WP.29/1044/rev.2
4.7. | Consideration of draft amendments to existing Regulations submitted by GRPE
Related Documents:
SG58-12-05/Rev.1 | Proposal for the draft revision 2 of the General Guidelines for UN regulatory procedures and transitional provisions
SG58-12-05/Rev.1 | Proposal for the draft revision 2 of the General Guidelines for UN regulatory procedures and transitional provisions (UN format)
SG58-17-05 | Amendment proposal to Chapter VIII of Guideline WP.29/1044
WP.29/2017/67 | Draft General Guidelines for UN regulatory procedures and transitional provisions in UN Regulations
Discussion(s):
Informal Group on a Database for the Exchange of Type Approval Information | Session 15 | 25 Jun 2012

27. The expert from OICA presented GRSG-103-26, proposing to introduce the concept of “revision of approvals” into some Regulations under the responsibility of GRSG, especially UN Regulations Nos. 18, 26, 34, 35, 43, 58 and 61. GRSG welcomed the proposal and agreed to give a detailed consideration at its next session in April 2013. The expert from France stated that the provisions proposed for UN Regulations Nos. 26 and 61 could be removed from GRSG-103-26 in the event that the World Forum adopts, at its forthcoming session in November 2012, documents ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2012/86 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2012/89. The secretariat was requested to distribute GRSG-103-26 with an official symbol, taking into account the revised general guidelines for UN regulatory procedures (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1).

The secretariat gave feedback from the meetings on the IWVTA that were held on 20 to 22 June in Paris. The proposals from DETA (DETA-15-03) were not discussed in the 2 working groups but only in the informal group IWVTA, which expressed its concerns on the proposed mandatory use of DETA for all approvals.

DETA took note of a proposal (DETA-15-06) from the chairman and the secretariat for a more limited amendment of the 1958 Agreement, which has been changed during the meeting according DETA-15-06rev.1. In addition the UN secretariat suggested to align the wording with document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1 and replace “ equipment” by “systems and components”.

After a discussion the DETA group concluded that the following approach could be suggested to IWVTA:

  • - a limited amendments to article 5 of the Agreement stating that the notification concerning approvals should be according the procedures in a new appendix (placeholder) with administrative provisions;
  • - the administrative provisions should give several options for the distribution of type approval data including the possibility of the use of a common secure electronic data exchange system (DETA),
  • - the specification in each regulation which procedure might or has to be used (for Regulation 0 the DETA system) and
  • - in cases where the Unique Identifier will be used or otherwise requested in a separate Regulation the DETA system shall be applied.

The ECE stressed this to be structured in the DETA meetings for showing the benefits of DETA.

To give further input to the next meetings of the two IWVTA subgroups all delegated will inform the secretariat before the end of August with topic that has to be dealt with in the relevant placeholder, which the chair and secretariat will convert into a proposal for IWVTA in September.

9. The representative of Japan briefed AC.2 on the progress of the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval System (IWVTA) Group. OICA had submitted a formal proposal to revise paragraph 3 of the frozen text of the revision of the 1958 Agreement. After discussions, the Group had decided not to change the frozen text, but to address the concern of OICA in the revised guidance document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044 currently under development by the informal group. This issue would be revisited at the September meeting of Subgroup for the 1958 Agreement. The representative also briefed the Committee about the meeting of the Subgroup on UN Regulation No. 0. As a result of the discussions at their meeting, the small group on the definition of vehicle type agreed to introduce a new concept, ‘IWVTA type’ which would group vehicles of a type with the same level of conformity in one IWVTA type. The informal group on the Database for the Exchange of Type Approval (DETA) also agreed on a procedure to produce the relevant vehicle specific data for each vehicle.

30. GRSG noted that the revised general guidelines for UN regulatory procedures and transitional provisions in UN Regulations (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1) were now available on the UNECE website.

31. The GRSG Chair invited all experts to use this document when preparing future proposals for amendments especially with respect to transitional provisions.

39. The IWVTA Ambassador reported on the progress made by the IWG on IWVTA and the availability of the draft UN Regulation No. 0 (WP.29-162-04). He highlighted the ongoing discussion on the relevant content of lists A and B for UN Regulation No. 0, noting that UN Regulation No. 85 was in list A and that both UN Regulation No. 101 and WLTP were listed in List B. He echoed the comments made by the Chair on WLTP (see para. 10 above).

40. The secretariat also reported on the progress made on draft Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/53) and referred to WP.29-162-12-Rev.1 as well as WP.29-162-18. He added that the draft Revision 3 of the Agreement included some new elements:

(a) Allowing Contracting Parties to grant type approvals according to former versions of UN Regulations;

(b) Triggering the mandatory application by Contracting Parties of new series of amendments to UN Regulations on a common commencement date (e.g. 1 September each year). These elements would permit to yearly collect into a single amendment to UN Regulation No. 0 all newly adopted amendments to existing UN Regulations and new UN Regulations;

41. The secretariat added that the Group was proposing to better follow the definitions of Supplements and series of amendments to ease the IWVTA process and that a set of amendments to a UN Regulation would only be permitted once a year. He concluded that guidelines for transitional provisions (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1) would be amended accordingly.

42. The GRPE Chair clarified that no further action was needed from GRPE at the moment.

53. The Secretary to AC.1 reported on the progress in preparing Revision 3 of 1958 Agreement, including UN Regulation No. 0 on IWTA (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/53 and WP.29-162-04), as well as the proposed revised guidelines for supplements and series of amendments to UN Regulations (WP.29-162-18) whose main elements are as follows:

a) Contracting Parties may apply former versions of UN Regulations, “engraved in stone”;

b) establish common date (e.g. 1 September each year) of entry into force of new series of amendments to UN Regulations;

c) only one new series of amendments per year would be allowed;

d) in case of several series of amendments in force, for every supplement the respective GR and WP.29 should indicate the series of amendments it refers to. The secretariat should prepare separate documents for each series of amendments for adoption by WP.29 and AC.1;

f) the guidelines for transitional provisions established by WP.29 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1) would be amended accordingly.

54. GRE took note of the above information and expressed no objections to setting the common annual date of entry into force of new series of amendments on 1 September.

54. The Chair of the informal group on IWVTA reported on the outcomes of the last meeting. He reported that OICA had made a formal proposal to revise paragraph 3 of the frozen text of the revision of the 1958 Agreement. After discussions, the group decided not to change the frozen text, but to address the concern of OICA in the revised guidance document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1 currently under development. This issue would be revisited at the September meeting of Subgroup for the 1958 Agreement. The representative of OICA clarified he had withdrawn his proposals so as not to risk delaying the final decision on the revision of the 1958 Agreement in many Contracting Parties. The Chair of IWVTA also reported that the decision of the informal group not to amend the current frozen text was also in line with the request from the Russian Federation to keep the frozen text unchanged.

55. The representative of OICA stated that the procedure to grant extensions of existing approvals, following the entry into force of a new supplement, is already addressed by the General Guidelines for United Nations Regulatory Procedures and Transitional Provisions in UN Regulations (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1, para. 30). However, the representative of the EU was not in the position to confirm this statement in a general manner, as it is deemed to require further discussion and interpretation in its specific context.

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27. The expert from OICA presented GRSG-103-26, proposing to introduce the concept of “revision of approvals” into some Regulations under the responsibility of GRSG, especially UN Regulations Nos. 18, 26, 34, 35, 43, 58 and 61. GRSG welcomed the proposal and agreed to give a detailed consideration at its next session in April 2013. The expert from France stated that the provisions proposed for UN Regulations Nos. 26 and 61 could be removed from GRSG-103-26 in the event that the World Forum adopts, at its forthcoming session in November 2012, documents ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2012/86 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2012/89. The secretariat was requested to distribute GRSG-103-26 with an official symbol, taking into account the revised general guidelines for UN regulatory procedures (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1).

The secretariat gave feedback from the meetings on the IWVTA that were held on 20 to 22 June in Paris. The proposals from DETA (DETA-15-03) were not discussed in the 2 working groups but only in the informal group IWVTA, which expressed its concerns on the proposed mandatory use of DETA for all approvals.

DETA took note of a proposal (DETA-15-06) from the chairman and the secretariat for a more limited amendment of the 1958 Agreement, which has been changed during the meeting according DETA-15-06rev.1. In addition the UN secretariat suggested to align the wording with document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1 and replace “ equipment” by “systems and components”.

After a discussion the DETA group concluded that the following approach could be suggested to IWVTA:

  • - a limited amendments to article 5 of the Agreement stating that the notification concerning approvals should be according the procedures in a new appendix (placeholder) with administrative provisions;
  • - the administrative provisions should give several options for the distribution of type approval data including the possibility of the use of a common secure electronic data exchange system (DETA),
  • - the specification in each regulation which procedure might or has to be used (for Regulation 0 the DETA system) and
  • - in cases where the Unique Identifier will be used or otherwise requested in a separate Regulation the DETA system shall be applied.

The ECE stressed this to be structured in the DETA meetings for showing the benefits of DETA.

To give further input to the next meetings of the two IWVTA subgroups all delegated will inform the secretariat before the end of August with topic that has to be dealt with in the relevant placeholder, which the chair and secretariat will convert into a proposal for IWVTA in September.

9. The representative of Japan briefed AC.2 on the progress of the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval System (IWVTA) Group. OICA had submitted a formal proposal to revise paragraph 3 of the frozen text of the revision of the 1958 Agreement. After discussions, the Group had decided not to change the frozen text, but to address the concern of OICA in the revised guidance document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044 currently under development by the informal group. This issue would be revisited at the September meeting of Subgroup for the 1958 Agreement. The representative also briefed the Committee about the meeting of the Subgroup on UN Regulation No. 0. As a result of the discussions at their meeting, the small group on the definition of vehicle type agreed to introduce a new concept, ‘IWVTA type’ which would group vehicles of a type with the same level of conformity in one IWVTA type. The informal group on the Database for the Exchange of Type Approval (DETA) also agreed on a procedure to produce the relevant vehicle specific data for each vehicle.

30. GRSG noted that the revised general guidelines for UN regulatory procedures and transitional provisions in UN Regulations (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1) were now available on the UNECE website.

31. The GRSG Chair invited all experts to use this document when preparing future proposals for amendments especially with respect to transitional provisions.

39. The IWVTA Ambassador reported on the progress made by the IWG on IWVTA and the availability of the draft UN Regulation No. 0 (WP.29-162-04). He highlighted the ongoing discussion on the relevant content of lists A and B for UN Regulation No. 0, noting that UN Regulation No. 85 was in list A and that both UN Regulation No. 101 and WLTP were listed in List B. He echoed the comments made by the Chair on WLTP (see para. 10 above).

40. The secretariat also reported on the progress made on draft Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/53) and referred to WP.29-162-12-Rev.1 as well as WP.29-162-18. He added that the draft Revision 3 of the Agreement included some new elements:

(a) Allowing Contracting Parties to grant type approvals according to former versions of UN Regulations;

(b) Triggering the mandatory application by Contracting Parties of new series of amendments to UN Regulations on a common commencement date (e.g. 1 September each year). These elements would permit to yearly collect into a single amendment to UN Regulation No. 0 all newly adopted amendments to existing UN Regulations and new UN Regulations;

41. The secretariat added that the Group was proposing to better follow the definitions of Supplements and series of amendments to ease the IWVTA process and that a set of amendments to a UN Regulation would only be permitted once a year. He concluded that guidelines for transitional provisions (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1) would be amended accordingly.

42. The GRPE Chair clarified that no further action was needed from GRPE at the moment.

53. The Secretary to AC.1 reported on the progress in preparing Revision 3 of 1958 Agreement, including UN Regulation No. 0 on IWTA (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/53 and WP.29-162-04), as well as the proposed revised guidelines for supplements and series of amendments to UN Regulations (WP.29-162-18) whose main elements are as follows:

a) Contracting Parties may apply former versions of UN Regulations, “engraved in stone”;

b) establish common date (e.g. 1 September each year) of entry into force of new series of amendments to UN Regulations;

c) only one new series of amendments per year would be allowed;

d) in case of several series of amendments in force, for every supplement the respective GR and WP.29 should indicate the series of amendments it refers to. The secretariat should prepare separate documents for each series of amendments for adoption by WP.29 and AC.1;

f) the guidelines for transitional provisions established by WP.29 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1) would be amended accordingly.

54. GRE took note of the above information and expressed no objections to setting the common annual date of entry into force of new series of amendments on 1 September.

54. The Chair of the informal group on IWVTA reported on the outcomes of the last meeting. He reported that OICA had made a formal proposal to revise paragraph 3 of the frozen text of the revision of the 1958 Agreement. After discussions, the group decided not to change the frozen text, but to address the concern of OICA in the revised guidance document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1 currently under development. This issue would be revisited at the September meeting of Subgroup for the 1958 Agreement. The representative of OICA clarified he had withdrawn his proposals so as not to risk delaying the final decision on the revision of the 1958 Agreement in many Contracting Parties. The Chair of IWVTA also reported that the decision of the informal group not to amend the current frozen text was also in line with the request from the Russian Federation to keep the frozen text unchanged.

55. The representative of OICA stated that the procedure to grant extensions of existing approvals, following the entry into force of a new supplement, is already addressed by the General Guidelines for United Nations Regulatory Procedures and Transitional Provisions in UN Regulations (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1, para. 30). However, the representative of the EU was not in the position to confirm this statement in a general manner, as it is deemed to require further discussion and interpretation in its specific context.

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27. The expert from OICA presented GRSG-103-26, proposing to introduce the concept of “revision of approvals” into some Regulations under the responsibility of GRSG, especially UN Regulations Nos. 18, 26, 34, 35, 43, 58 and 61. GRSG welcomed the proposal and agreed to give a detailed consideration at its next session in April 2013. The expert from France stated that the provisions proposed for UN Regulations Nos. 26 and 61 could be removed from GRSG-103-26 in the event that the World Forum adopts, at its forthcoming session in November 2012, documents ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2012/86 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2012/89. The secretariat was requested to distribute GRSG-103-26 with an official symbol, taking into account the revised general guidelines for UN regulatory procedures (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1).

The secretariat gave feedback from the meetings on the IWVTA that were held on 20 to 22 June in Paris. The proposals from DETA (DETA-15-03) were not discussed in the 2 working groups but only in the informal group IWVTA, which expressed its concerns on the proposed mandatory use of DETA for all approvals.

DETA took note of a proposal (DETA-15-06) from the chairman and the secretariat for a more limited amendment of the 1958 Agreement, which has been changed during the meeting according DETA-15-06rev.1. In addition the UN secretariat suggested to align the wording with document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1 and replace “ equipment” by “systems and components”.

After a discussion the DETA group concluded that the following approach could be suggested to IWVTA:

  • - a limited amendments to article 5 of the Agreement stating that the notification concerning approvals should be according the procedures in a new appendix (placeholder) with administrative provisions;
  • - the administrative provisions should give several options for the distribution of type approval data including the possibility of the use of a common secure electronic data exchange system (DETA),
  • - the specification in each regulation which procedure might or has to be used (for Regulation 0 the DETA system) and
  • - in cases where the Unique Identifier will be used or otherwise requested in a separate Regulation the DETA system shall be applied.

The ECE stressed this to be structured in the DETA meetings for showing the benefits of DETA.

To give further input to the next meetings of the two IWVTA subgroups all delegated will inform the secretariat before the end of August with topic that has to be dealt with in the relevant placeholder, which the chair and secretariat will convert into a proposal for IWVTA in September.

9. The representative of Japan briefed AC.2 on the progress of the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval System (IWVTA) Group. OICA had submitted a formal proposal to revise paragraph 3 of the frozen text of the revision of the 1958 Agreement. After discussions, the Group had decided not to change the frozen text, but to address the concern of OICA in the revised guidance document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044 currently under development by the informal group. This issue would be revisited at the September meeting of Subgroup for the 1958 Agreement. The representative also briefed the Committee about the meeting of the Subgroup on UN Regulation No. 0. As a result of the discussions at their meeting, the small group on the definition of vehicle type agreed to introduce a new concept, ‘IWVTA type’ which would group vehicles of a type with the same level of conformity in one IWVTA type. The informal group on the Database for the Exchange of Type Approval (DETA) also agreed on a procedure to produce the relevant vehicle specific data for each vehicle.

30. GRSG noted that the revised general guidelines for UN regulatory procedures and transitional provisions in UN Regulations (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1) were now available on the UNECE website.

31. The GRSG Chair invited all experts to use this document when preparing future proposals for amendments especially with respect to transitional provisions.

39. The IWVTA Ambassador reported on the progress made by the IWG on IWVTA and the availability of the draft UN Regulation No. 0 (WP.29-162-04). He highlighted the ongoing discussion on the relevant content of lists A and B for UN Regulation No. 0, noting that UN Regulation No. 85 was in list A and that both UN Regulation No. 101 and WLTP were listed in List B. He echoed the comments made by the Chair on WLTP (see para. 10 above).

40. The secretariat also reported on the progress made on draft Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/53) and referred to WP.29-162-12-Rev.1 as well as WP.29-162-18. He added that the draft Revision 3 of the Agreement included some new elements:

(a) Allowing Contracting Parties to grant type approvals according to former versions of UN Regulations;

(b) Triggering the mandatory application by Contracting Parties of new series of amendments to UN Regulations on a common commencement date (e.g. 1 September each year). These elements would permit to yearly collect into a single amendment to UN Regulation No. 0 all newly adopted amendments to existing UN Regulations and new UN Regulations;

41. The secretariat added that the Group was proposing to better follow the definitions of Supplements and series of amendments to ease the IWVTA process and that a set of amendments to a UN Regulation would only be permitted once a year. He concluded that guidelines for transitional provisions (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1) would be amended accordingly.

42. The GRPE Chair clarified that no further action was needed from GRPE at the moment.

53. The Secretary to AC.1 reported on the progress in preparing Revision 3 of 1958 Agreement, including UN Regulation No. 0 on IWTA (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/53 and WP.29-162-04), as well as the proposed revised guidelines for supplements and series of amendments to UN Regulations (WP.29-162-18) whose main elements are as follows:

a) Contracting Parties may apply former versions of UN Regulations, “engraved in stone”;

b) establish common date (e.g. 1 September each year) of entry into force of new series of amendments to UN Regulations;

c) only one new series of amendments per year would be allowed;

d) in case of several series of amendments in force, for every supplement the respective GR and WP.29 should indicate the series of amendments it refers to. The secretariat should prepare separate documents for each series of amendments for adoption by WP.29 and AC.1;

f) the guidelines for transitional provisions established by WP.29 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1) would be amended accordingly.

54. GRE took note of the above information and expressed no objections to setting the common annual date of entry into force of new series of amendments on 1 September.

54. The Chair of the informal group on IWVTA reported on the outcomes of the last meeting. He reported that OICA had made a formal proposal to revise paragraph 3 of the frozen text of the revision of the 1958 Agreement. After discussions, the group decided not to change the frozen text, but to address the concern of OICA in the revised guidance document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1 currently under development. This issue would be revisited at the September meeting of Subgroup for the 1958 Agreement. The representative of OICA clarified he had withdrawn his proposals so as not to risk delaying the final decision on the revision of the 1958 Agreement in many Contracting Parties. The Chair of IWVTA also reported that the decision of the informal group not to amend the current frozen text was also in line with the request from the Russian Federation to keep the frozen text unchanged.

55. The representative of OICA stated that the procedure to grant extensions of existing approvals, following the entry into force of a new supplement, is already addressed by the General Guidelines for United Nations Regulatory Procedures and Transitional Provisions in UN Regulations (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1, para. 30). However, the representative of the EU was not in the position to confirm this statement in a general manner, as it is deemed to require further discussion and interpretation in its specific context.

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27. The expert from OICA presented GRSG-103-26, proposing to introduce the concept of “revision of approvals” into some Regulations under the responsibility of GRSG, especially UN Regulations Nos. 18, 26, 34, 35, 43, 58 and 61. GRSG welcomed the proposal and agreed to give a detailed consideration at its next session in April 2013. The expert from France stated that the provisions proposed for UN Regulations Nos. 26 and 61 could be removed from GRSG-103-26 in the event that the World Forum adopts, at its forthcoming session in November 2012, documents ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2012/86 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2012/89. The secretariat was requested to distribute GRSG-103-26 with an official symbol, taking into account the revised general guidelines for UN regulatory procedures (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1).

The secretariat gave feedback from the meetings on the IWVTA that were held on 20 to 22 June in Paris. The proposals from DETA (DETA-15-03) were not discussed in the 2 working groups but only in the informal group IWVTA, which expressed its concerns on the proposed mandatory use of DETA for all approvals.

DETA took note of a proposal (DETA-15-06) from the chairman and the secretariat for a more limited amendment of the 1958 Agreement, which has been changed during the meeting according DETA-15-06rev.1. In addition the UN secretariat suggested to align the wording with document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1 and replace “ equipment” by “systems and components”.

After a discussion the DETA group concluded that the following approach could be suggested to IWVTA:

  • - a limited amendments to article 5 of the Agreement stating that the notification concerning approvals should be according the procedures in a new appendix (placeholder) with administrative provisions;
  • - the administrative provisions should give several options for the distribution of type approval data including the possibility of the use of a common secure electronic data exchange system (DETA),
  • - the specification in each regulation which procedure might or has to be used (for Regulation 0 the DETA system) and
  • - in cases where the Unique Identifier will be used or otherwise requested in a separate Regulation the DETA system shall be applied.

The ECE stressed this to be structured in the DETA meetings for showing the benefits of DETA.

To give further input to the next meetings of the two IWVTA subgroups all delegated will inform the secretariat before the end of August with topic that has to be dealt with in the relevant placeholder, which the chair and secretariat will convert into a proposal for IWVTA in September.

9. The representative of Japan briefed AC.2 on the progress of the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval System (IWVTA) Group. OICA had submitted a formal proposal to revise paragraph 3 of the frozen text of the revision of the 1958 Agreement. After discussions, the Group had decided not to change the frozen text, but to address the concern of OICA in the revised guidance document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044 currently under development by the informal group. This issue would be revisited at the September meeting of Subgroup for the 1958 Agreement. The representative also briefed the Committee about the meeting of the Subgroup on UN Regulation No. 0. As a result of the discussions at their meeting, the small group on the definition of vehicle type agreed to introduce a new concept, ‘IWVTA type’ which would group vehicles of a type with the same level of conformity in one IWVTA type. The informal group on the Database for the Exchange of Type Approval (DETA) also agreed on a procedure to produce the relevant vehicle specific data for each vehicle.

30. GRSG noted that the revised general guidelines for UN regulatory procedures and transitional provisions in UN Regulations (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1) were now available on the UNECE website.

31. The GRSG Chair invited all experts to use this document when preparing future proposals for amendments especially with respect to transitional provisions.

39. The IWVTA Ambassador reported on the progress made by the IWG on IWVTA and the availability of the draft UN Regulation No. 0 (WP.29-162-04). He highlighted the ongoing discussion on the relevant content of lists A and B for UN Regulation No. 0, noting that UN Regulation No. 85 was in list A and that both UN Regulation No. 101 and WLTP were listed in List B. He echoed the comments made by the Chair on WLTP (see para. 10 above).

40. The secretariat also reported on the progress made on draft Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/53) and referred to WP.29-162-12-Rev.1 as well as WP.29-162-18. He added that the draft Revision 3 of the Agreement included some new elements:

(a) Allowing Contracting Parties to grant type approvals according to former versions of UN Regulations;

(b) Triggering the mandatory application by Contracting Parties of new series of amendments to UN Regulations on a common commencement date (e.g. 1 September each year). These elements would permit to yearly collect into a single amendment to UN Regulation No. 0 all newly adopted amendments to existing UN Regulations and new UN Regulations;

41. The secretariat added that the Group was proposing to better follow the definitions of Supplements and series of amendments to ease the IWVTA process and that a set of amendments to a UN Regulation would only be permitted once a year. He concluded that guidelines for transitional provisions (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1) would be amended accordingly.

42. The GRPE Chair clarified that no further action was needed from GRPE at the moment.

53. The Secretary to AC.1 reported on the progress in preparing Revision 3 of 1958 Agreement, including UN Regulation No. 0 on IWTA (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/53 and WP.29-162-04), as well as the proposed revised guidelines for supplements and series of amendments to UN Regulations (WP.29-162-18) whose main elements are as follows:

a) Contracting Parties may apply former versions of UN Regulations, “engraved in stone”;

b) establish common date (e.g. 1 September each year) of entry into force of new series of amendments to UN Regulations;

c) only one new series of amendments per year would be allowed;

d) in case of several series of amendments in force, for every supplement the respective GR and WP.29 should indicate the series of amendments it refers to. The secretariat should prepare separate documents for each series of amendments for adoption by WP.29 and AC.1;

f) the guidelines for transitional provisions established by WP.29 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1) would be amended accordingly.

54. GRE took note of the above information and expressed no objections to setting the common annual date of entry into force of new series of amendments on 1 September.

54. The Chair of the informal group on IWVTA reported on the outcomes of the last meeting. He reported that OICA had made a formal proposal to revise paragraph 3 of the frozen text of the revision of the 1958 Agreement. After discussions, the group decided not to change the frozen text, but to address the concern of OICA in the revised guidance document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1 currently under development. This issue would be revisited at the September meeting of Subgroup for the 1958 Agreement. The representative of OICA clarified he had withdrawn his proposals so as not to risk delaying the final decision on the revision of the 1958 Agreement in many Contracting Parties. The Chair of IWVTA also reported that the decision of the informal group not to amend the current frozen text was also in line with the request from the Russian Federation to keep the frozen text unchanged.

55. The representative of OICA stated that the procedure to grant extensions of existing approvals, following the entry into force of a new supplement, is already addressed by the General Guidelines for United Nations Regulatory Procedures and Transitional Provisions in UN Regulations (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1, para. 30). However, the representative of the EU was not in the position to confirm this statement in a general manner, as it is deemed to require further discussion and interpretation in its specific context.

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27. The expert from OICA presented GRSG-103-26, proposing to introduce the concept of “revision of approvals” into some Regulations under the responsibility of GRSG, especially UN Regulations Nos. 18, 26, 34, 35, 43, 58 and 61. GRSG welcomed the proposal and agreed to give a detailed consideration at its next session in April 2013. The expert from France stated that the provisions proposed for UN Regulations Nos. 26 and 61 could be removed from GRSG-103-26 in the event that the World Forum adopts, at its forthcoming session in November 2012, documents ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2012/86 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2012/89. The secretariat was requested to distribute GRSG-103-26 with an official symbol, taking into account the revised general guidelines for UN regulatory procedures (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1).

The secretariat gave feedback from the meetings on the IWVTA that were held on 20 to 22 June in Paris. The proposals from DETA (DETA-15-03) were not discussed in the 2 working groups but only in the informal group IWVTA, which expressed its concerns on the proposed mandatory use of DETA for all approvals.

DETA took note of a proposal (DETA-15-06) from the chairman and the secretariat for a more limited amendment of the 1958 Agreement, which has been changed during the meeting according DETA-15-06rev.1. In addition the UN secretariat suggested to align the wording with document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1 and replace “ equipment” by “systems and components”.

After a discussion the DETA group concluded that the following approach could be suggested to IWVTA:

  • - a limited amendments to article 5 of the Agreement stating that the notification concerning approvals should be according the procedures in a new appendix (placeholder) with administrative provisions;
  • - the administrative provisions should give several options for the distribution of type approval data including the possibility of the use of a common secure electronic data exchange system (DETA),
  • - the specification in each regulation which procedure might or has to be used (for Regulation 0 the DETA system) and
  • - in cases where the Unique Identifier will be used or otherwise requested in a separate Regulation the DETA system shall be applied.

The ECE stressed this to be structured in the DETA meetings for showing the benefits of DETA.

To give further input to the next meetings of the two IWVTA subgroups all delegated will inform the secretariat before the end of August with topic that has to be dealt with in the relevant placeholder, which the chair and secretariat will convert into a proposal for IWVTA in September.

9. The representative of Japan briefed AC.2 on the progress of the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval System (IWVTA) Group. OICA had submitted a formal proposal to revise paragraph 3 of the frozen text of the revision of the 1958 Agreement. After discussions, the Group had decided not to change the frozen text, but to address the concern of OICA in the revised guidance document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044 currently under development by the informal group. This issue would be revisited at the September meeting of Subgroup for the 1958 Agreement. The representative also briefed the Committee about the meeting of the Subgroup on UN Regulation No. 0. As a result of the discussions at their meeting, the small group on the definition of vehicle type agreed to introduce a new concept, ‘IWVTA type’ which would group vehicles of a type with the same level of conformity in one IWVTA type. The informal group on the Database for the Exchange of Type Approval (DETA) also agreed on a procedure to produce the relevant vehicle specific data for each vehicle.

30. GRSG noted that the revised general guidelines for UN regulatory procedures and transitional provisions in UN Regulations (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1) were now available on the UNECE website.

31. The GRSG Chair invited all experts to use this document when preparing future proposals for amendments especially with respect to transitional provisions.

39. The IWVTA Ambassador reported on the progress made by the IWG on IWVTA and the availability of the draft UN Regulation No. 0 (WP.29-162-04). He highlighted the ongoing discussion on the relevant content of lists A and B for UN Regulation No. 0, noting that UN Regulation No. 85 was in list A and that both UN Regulation No. 101 and WLTP were listed in List B. He echoed the comments made by the Chair on WLTP (see para. 10 above).

40. The secretariat also reported on the progress made on draft Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/53) and referred to WP.29-162-12-Rev.1 as well as WP.29-162-18. He added that the draft Revision 3 of the Agreement included some new elements:

(a) Allowing Contracting Parties to grant type approvals according to former versions of UN Regulations;

(b) Triggering the mandatory application by Contracting Parties of new series of amendments to UN Regulations on a common commencement date (e.g. 1 September each year). These elements would permit to yearly collect into a single amendment to UN Regulation No. 0 all newly adopted amendments to existing UN Regulations and new UN Regulations;

41. The secretariat added that the Group was proposing to better follow the definitions of Supplements and series of amendments to ease the IWVTA process and that a set of amendments to a UN Regulation would only be permitted once a year. He concluded that guidelines for transitional provisions (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1) would be amended accordingly.

42. The GRPE Chair clarified that no further action was needed from GRPE at the moment.

53. The Secretary to AC.1 reported on the progress in preparing Revision 3 of 1958 Agreement, including UN Regulation No. 0 on IWTA (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/53 and WP.29-162-04), as well as the proposed revised guidelines for supplements and series of amendments to UN Regulations (WP.29-162-18) whose main elements are as follows:

a) Contracting Parties may apply former versions of UN Regulations, “engraved in stone”;

b) establish common date (e.g. 1 September each year) of entry into force of new series of amendments to UN Regulations;

c) only one new series of amendments per year would be allowed;

d) in case of several series of amendments in force, for every supplement the respective GR and WP.29 should indicate the series of amendments it refers to. The secretariat should prepare separate documents for each series of amendments for adoption by WP.29 and AC.1;

f) the guidelines for transitional provisions established by WP.29 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1) would be amended accordingly.

54. GRE took note of the above information and expressed no objections to setting the common annual date of entry into force of new series of amendments on 1 September.

54. The Chair of the informal group on IWVTA reported on the outcomes of the last meeting. He reported that OICA had made a formal proposal to revise paragraph 3 of the frozen text of the revision of the 1958 Agreement. After discussions, the group decided not to change the frozen text, but to address the concern of OICA in the revised guidance document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1 currently under development. This issue would be revisited at the September meeting of Subgroup for the 1958 Agreement. The representative of OICA clarified he had withdrawn his proposals so as not to risk delaying the final decision on the revision of the 1958 Agreement in many Contracting Parties. The Chair of IWVTA also reported that the decision of the informal group not to amend the current frozen text was also in line with the request from the Russian Federation to keep the frozen text unchanged.

55. The representative of OICA stated that the procedure to grant extensions of existing approvals, following the entry into force of a new supplement, is already addressed by the General Guidelines for United Nations Regulatory Procedures and Transitional Provisions in UN Regulations (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1, para. 30). However, the representative of the EU was not in the position to confirm this statement in a general manner, as it is deemed to require further discussion and interpretation in its specific context.

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27. The expert from OICA presented GRSG-103-26, proposing to introduce the concept of “revision of approvals” into some Regulations under the responsibility of GRSG, especially UN Regulations Nos. 18, 26, 34, 35, 43, 58 and 61. GRSG welcomed the proposal and agreed to give a detailed consideration at its next session in April 2013. The expert from France stated that the provisions proposed for UN Regulations Nos. 26 and 61 could be removed from GRSG-103-26 in the event that the World Forum adopts, at its forthcoming session in November 2012, documents ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2012/86 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2012/89. The secretariat was requested to distribute GRSG-103-26 with an official symbol, taking into account the revised general guidelines for UN regulatory procedures (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1).

The secretariat gave feedback from the meetings on the IWVTA that were held on 20 to 22 June in Paris. The proposals from DETA (DETA-15-03) were not discussed in the 2 working groups but only in the informal group IWVTA, which expressed its concerns on the proposed mandatory use of DETA for all approvals.

DETA took note of a proposal (DETA-15-06) from the chairman and the secretariat for a more limited amendment of the 1958 Agreement, which has been changed during the meeting according DETA-15-06rev.1. In addition the UN secretariat suggested to align the wording with document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1 and replace “ equipment” by “systems and components”.

After a discussion the DETA group concluded that the following approach could be suggested to IWVTA:

  • - a limited amendments to article 5 of the Agreement stating that the notification concerning approvals should be according the procedures in a new appendix (placeholder) with administrative provisions;
  • - the administrative provisions should give several options for the distribution of type approval data including the possibility of the use of a common secure electronic data exchange system (DETA),
  • - the specification in each regulation which procedure might or has to be used (for Regulation 0 the DETA system) and
  • - in cases where the Unique Identifier will be used or otherwise requested in a separate Regulation the DETA system shall be applied.

The ECE stressed this to be structured in the DETA meetings for showing the benefits of DETA.

To give further input to the next meetings of the two IWVTA subgroups all delegated will inform the secretariat before the end of August with topic that has to be dealt with in the relevant placeholder, which the chair and secretariat will convert into a proposal for IWVTA in September.

9. The representative of Japan briefed AC.2 on the progress of the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval System (IWVTA) Group. OICA had submitted a formal proposal to revise paragraph 3 of the frozen text of the revision of the 1958 Agreement. After discussions, the Group had decided not to change the frozen text, but to address the concern of OICA in the revised guidance document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044 currently under development by the informal group. This issue would be revisited at the September meeting of Subgroup for the 1958 Agreement. The representative also briefed the Committee about the meeting of the Subgroup on UN Regulation No. 0. As a result of the discussions at their meeting, the small group on the definition of vehicle type agreed to introduce a new concept, ‘IWVTA type’ which would group vehicles of a type with the same level of conformity in one IWVTA type. The informal group on the Database for the Exchange of Type Approval (DETA) also agreed on a procedure to produce the relevant vehicle specific data for each vehicle.

30. GRSG noted that the revised general guidelines for UN regulatory procedures and transitional provisions in UN Regulations (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1) were now available on the UNECE website.

31. The GRSG Chair invited all experts to use this document when preparing future proposals for amendments especially with respect to transitional provisions.

39. The IWVTA Ambassador reported on the progress made by the IWG on IWVTA and the availability of the draft UN Regulation No. 0 (WP.29-162-04). He highlighted the ongoing discussion on the relevant content of lists A and B for UN Regulation No. 0, noting that UN Regulation No. 85 was in list A and that both UN Regulation No. 101 and WLTP were listed in List B. He echoed the comments made by the Chair on WLTP (see para. 10 above).

40. The secretariat also reported on the progress made on draft Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/53) and referred to WP.29-162-12-Rev.1 as well as WP.29-162-18. He added that the draft Revision 3 of the Agreement included some new elements:

(a) Allowing Contracting Parties to grant type approvals according to former versions of UN Regulations;

(b) Triggering the mandatory application by Contracting Parties of new series of amendments to UN Regulations on a common commencement date (e.g. 1 September each year). These elements would permit to yearly collect into a single amendment to UN Regulation No. 0 all newly adopted amendments to existing UN Regulations and new UN Regulations;

41. The secretariat added that the Group was proposing to better follow the definitions of Supplements and series of amendments to ease the IWVTA process and that a set of amendments to a UN Regulation would only be permitted once a year. He concluded that guidelines for transitional provisions (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1) would be amended accordingly.

42. The GRPE Chair clarified that no further action was needed from GRPE at the moment.

53. The Secretary to AC.1 reported on the progress in preparing Revision 3 of 1958 Agreement, including UN Regulation No. 0 on IWTA (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/53 and WP.29-162-04), as well as the proposed revised guidelines for supplements and series of amendments to UN Regulations (WP.29-162-18) whose main elements are as follows:

a) Contracting Parties may apply former versions of UN Regulations, “engraved in stone”;

b) establish common date (e.g. 1 September each year) of entry into force of new series of amendments to UN Regulations;

c) only one new series of amendments per year would be allowed;

d) in case of several series of amendments in force, for every supplement the respective GR and WP.29 should indicate the series of amendments it refers to. The secretariat should prepare separate documents for each series of amendments for adoption by WP.29 and AC.1;

f) the guidelines for transitional provisions established by WP.29 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1) would be amended accordingly.

54. GRE took note of the above information and expressed no objections to setting the common annual date of entry into force of new series of amendments on 1 September.

54. The Chair of the informal group on IWVTA reported on the outcomes of the last meeting. He reported that OICA had made a formal proposal to revise paragraph 3 of the frozen text of the revision of the 1958 Agreement. After discussions, the group decided not to change the frozen text, but to address the concern of OICA in the revised guidance document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1 currently under development. This issue would be revisited at the September meeting of Subgroup for the 1958 Agreement. The representative of OICA clarified he had withdrawn his proposals so as not to risk delaying the final decision on the revision of the 1958 Agreement in many Contracting Parties. The Chair of IWVTA also reported that the decision of the informal group not to amend the current frozen text was also in line with the request from the Russian Federation to keep the frozen text unchanged.

55. The representative of OICA stated that the procedure to grant extensions of existing approvals, following the entry into force of a new supplement, is already addressed by the General Guidelines for United Nations Regulatory Procedures and Transitional Provisions in UN Regulations (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1, para. 30). However, the representative of the EU was not in the position to confirm this statement in a general manner, as it is deemed to require further discussion and interpretation in its specific context.

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27. The expert from OICA presented GRSG-103-26, proposing to introduce the concept of “revision of approvals” into some Regulations under the responsibility of GRSG, especially UN Regulations Nos. 18, 26, 34, 35, 43, 58 and 61. GRSG welcomed the proposal and agreed to give a detailed consideration at its next session in April 2013. The expert from France stated that the provisions proposed for UN Regulations Nos. 26 and 61 could be removed from GRSG-103-26 in the event that the World Forum adopts, at its forthcoming session in November 2012, documents ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2012/86 and ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2012/89. The secretariat was requested to distribute GRSG-103-26 with an official symbol, taking into account the revised general guidelines for UN regulatory procedures (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1).

The secretariat gave feedback from the meetings on the IWVTA that were held on 20 to 22 June in Paris. The proposals from DETA (DETA-15-03) were not discussed in the 2 working groups but only in the informal group IWVTA, which expressed its concerns on the proposed mandatory use of DETA for all approvals.

DETA took note of a proposal (DETA-15-06) from the chairman and the secretariat for a more limited amendment of the 1958 Agreement, which has been changed during the meeting according DETA-15-06rev.1. In addition the UN secretariat suggested to align the wording with document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1 and replace “ equipment” by “systems and components”.

After a discussion the DETA group concluded that the following approach could be suggested to IWVTA:

  • - a limited amendments to article 5 of the Agreement stating that the notification concerning approvals should be according the procedures in a new appendix (placeholder) with administrative provisions;
  • - the administrative provisions should give several options for the distribution of type approval data including the possibility of the use of a common secure electronic data exchange system (DETA),
  • - the specification in each regulation which procedure might or has to be used (for Regulation 0 the DETA system) and
  • - in cases where the Unique Identifier will be used or otherwise requested in a separate Regulation the DETA system shall be applied.

The ECE stressed this to be structured in the DETA meetings for showing the benefits of DETA.

To give further input to the next meetings of the two IWVTA subgroups all delegated will inform the secretariat before the end of August with topic that has to be dealt with in the relevant placeholder, which the chair and secretariat will convert into a proposal for IWVTA in September.

9. The representative of Japan briefed AC.2 on the progress of the International Whole Vehicle Type Approval System (IWVTA) Group. OICA had submitted a formal proposal to revise paragraph 3 of the frozen text of the revision of the 1958 Agreement. After discussions, the Group had decided not to change the frozen text, but to address the concern of OICA in the revised guidance document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044 currently under development by the informal group. This issue would be revisited at the September meeting of Subgroup for the 1958 Agreement. The representative also briefed the Committee about the meeting of the Subgroup on UN Regulation No. 0. As a result of the discussions at their meeting, the small group on the definition of vehicle type agreed to introduce a new concept, ‘IWVTA type’ which would group vehicles of a type with the same level of conformity in one IWVTA type. The informal group on the Database for the Exchange of Type Approval (DETA) also agreed on a procedure to produce the relevant vehicle specific data for each vehicle.

30. GRSG noted that the revised general guidelines for UN regulatory procedures and transitional provisions in UN Regulations (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1) were now available on the UNECE website.

31. The GRSG Chair invited all experts to use this document when preparing future proposals for amendments especially with respect to transitional provisions.

39. The IWVTA Ambassador reported on the progress made by the IWG on IWVTA and the availability of the draft UN Regulation No. 0 (WP.29-162-04). He highlighted the ongoing discussion on the relevant content of lists A and B for UN Regulation No. 0, noting that UN Regulation No. 85 was in list A and that both UN Regulation No. 101 and WLTP were listed in List B. He echoed the comments made by the Chair on WLTP (see para. 10 above).

40. The secretariat also reported on the progress made on draft Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/53) and referred to WP.29-162-12-Rev.1 as well as WP.29-162-18. He added that the draft Revision 3 of the Agreement included some new elements:

(a) Allowing Contracting Parties to grant type approvals according to former versions of UN Regulations;

(b) Triggering the mandatory application by Contracting Parties of new series of amendments to UN Regulations on a common commencement date (e.g. 1 September each year). These elements would permit to yearly collect into a single amendment to UN Regulation No. 0 all newly adopted amendments to existing UN Regulations and new UN Regulations;

41. The secretariat added that the Group was proposing to better follow the definitions of Supplements and series of amendments to ease the IWVTA process and that a set of amendments to a UN Regulation would only be permitted once a year. He concluded that guidelines for transitional provisions (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1) would be amended accordingly.

42. The GRPE Chair clarified that no further action was needed from GRPE at the moment.

53. The Secretary to AC.1 reported on the progress in preparing Revision 3 of 1958 Agreement, including UN Regulation No. 0 on IWTA (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/53 and WP.29-162-04), as well as the proposed revised guidelines for supplements and series of amendments to UN Regulations (WP.29-162-18) whose main elements are as follows:

a) Contracting Parties may apply former versions of UN Regulations, “engraved in stone”;

b) establish common date (e.g. 1 September each year) of entry into force of new series of amendments to UN Regulations;

c) only one new series of amendments per year would be allowed;

d) in case of several series of amendments in force, for every supplement the respective GR and WP.29 should indicate the series of amendments it refers to. The secretariat should prepare separate documents for each series of amendments for adoption by WP.29 and AC.1;

f) the guidelines for transitional provisions established by WP.29 (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1) would be amended accordingly.

54. GRE took note of the above information and expressed no objections to setting the common annual date of entry into force of new series of amendments on 1 September.

54. The Chair of the informal group on IWVTA reported on the outcomes of the last meeting. He reported that OICA had made a formal proposal to revise paragraph 3 of the frozen text of the revision of the 1958 Agreement. After discussions, the group decided not to change the frozen text, but to address the concern of OICA in the revised guidance document ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1 currently under development. This issue would be revisited at the September meeting of Subgroup for the 1958 Agreement. The representative of OICA clarified he had withdrawn his proposals so as not to risk delaying the final decision on the revision of the 1958 Agreement in many Contracting Parties. The Chair of IWVTA also reported that the decision of the informal group not to amend the current frozen text was also in line with the request from the Russian Federation to keep the frozen text unchanged.

55. The representative of OICA stated that the procedure to grant extensions of existing approvals, following the entry into force of a new supplement, is already addressed by the General Guidelines for United Nations Regulatory Procedures and Transitional Provisions in UN Regulations (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/1044/Rev.1, para. 30). However, the representative of the EU was not in the position to confirm this statement in a general manner, as it is deemed to require further discussion and interpretation in its specific context.