Proposal for a new Regulation on recyclability of motor vehicles
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Based upon a proposal from OICA (WP.29/2012/116), this text was adopted by the Working Party on Pollution and Energy (GRPE) at its 65th session in order to transpose into international legislation Directive 2005/64/EC and Directive 2009/1/EC concerning the type-approval of motor vehicles with regard to their reusability, recyclability and recoverability.

Reference Number: WP.29/2013/50
Date: 5 April 2013
Proposal Status: Superseded
Related Documents:
GRPE-65-10 | Proposal to amend document WP29-158-24
GRPE-65-11 | Consolidated proposal for a new Regulation on recyclability of motor vehicles
WP.29-158-24 | Proposal for a new regulation on recyclability of motor vehicles
WP.29/2012/116 | Proposal for a new Regulation on recyclability of motor vehicles
WP.29/2013/125 | Proposal for a new Regulation on recyclability of motor vehicles
Discussion(s):
Working Party on Pollution and Energy | Session 66 | 3-7 Jun 2013

69. Following the GRPE session of January 2013, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/50, containing a proposal for a new Regulation on recyclability of motor vehicles, has been submitted for consideration to the session of WP.29 to be held on 25-28 June 2013.

70. The expert from the Russian Federation introduced GRPE-66-37, containing a proposal to include provisions on the inclusion of labelling of plastic components and the release of information on the use of heavy metals. The expert from OICA introduced GRPE-66-41, containing some changes to the proposal in GRPE-66-37. He suggested some modifications for the labelling of plastic components, and more substantial amendments on heavy metals. The latter suggest addressing the management of material and substance restrictions for lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium through contractual arrangements with suppliers, in order to avoid substantial administrative burdens. The expert from the EC announced the EC availability to discuss the proposed amendments with the aim to find a suitable compromise. He also reported that, due to administrative issues, the EC will not be in the position to vote for this UN Regulation in the June 2013 session of WP.29.

71. GRPE invited interested stakeholders to reach an agreement, encouraging them to do so before the next WP.29 in June 2013. If agreement is reached, GRPE expressed its support for an adoption by WP.29 in November 2013. This proposal will be transmitted back to GRPE in January 2014 for further consideration if an agreement is not reached amongst the interested parties.

72. The World Forum agreed that the draft Regulation on recyclability under agenda item 4.13.1 would be reconsidered, at its November 2013 session, for a possible adoption. It was noted that the amendments to the draft Regulation included in informal document GRPE-66-41 needed to be reviewed by the Contracting Parties. The representative of EU confirmed that the draft proposal (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/50) as amended by GRPE-66-41 is also acceptable for the EU. The secretariat was requested to consolidate both documents for consideration and voting at the November 2013 session.

World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations | Session 160 | 25-28 Jun 2013

69. Following the GRPE session of January 2013, ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/50, containing a proposal for a new Regulation on recyclability of motor vehicles, has been submitted for consideration to the session of WP.29 to be held on 25-28 June 2013.

70. The expert from the Russian Federation introduced GRPE-66-37, containing a proposal to include provisions on the inclusion of labelling of plastic components and the release of information on the use of heavy metals. The expert from OICA introduced GRPE-66-41, containing some changes to the proposal in GRPE-66-37. He suggested some modifications for the labelling of plastic components, and more substantial amendments on heavy metals. The latter suggest addressing the management of material and substance restrictions for lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium through contractual arrangements with suppliers, in order to avoid substantial administrative burdens. The expert from the EC announced the EC availability to discuss the proposed amendments with the aim to find a suitable compromise. He also reported that, due to administrative issues, the EC will not be in the position to vote for this UN Regulation in the June 2013 session of WP.29.

71. GRPE invited interested stakeholders to reach an agreement, encouraging them to do so before the next WP.29 in June 2013. If agreement is reached, GRPE expressed its support for an adoption by WP.29 in November 2013. This proposal will be transmitted back to GRPE in January 2014 for further consideration if an agreement is not reached amongst the interested parties.

72. The World Forum agreed that the draft Regulation on recyclability under agenda item 4.13.1 would be reconsidered, at its November 2013 session, for a possible adoption. It was noted that the amendments to the draft Regulation included in informal document GRPE-66-41 needed to be reviewed by the Contracting Parties. The representative of EU confirmed that the draft proposal (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2013/50) as amended by GRPE-66-41 is also acceptable for the EU. The secretariat was requested to consolidate both documents for consideration and voting at the November 2013 session.