This proposal would add requirements for the labeling of plastic and rubber components and for reporting on the use of lead, mercury, cadmium and hexavalent chromium in the vehicle.
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.