Document GRE/2013/55
Proposal for collective amendments to Regulations Nos. 3, 4, 6, 7, 19, 23, 38, 50, 77, 87, 91, 98, 104, 112, 113, 119 and 123
Status: Superseded
Submitted by Italy

Proposal to reference the requirements for installation contained in Regulations Nos. 48, 53, 72 and 86 into the Regulations 3, 4, 6, 7, 19, 23, 38, 50, 77, 87, 91, 98, 104, 112, 113, 119 and 123.

Discussions and Outcomes
71st GRE session (31 Mar-3 Apr 2014)

30. Based on an updated proposal tabled by the expert from Italy (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/55/Rev.1), GRE resumed consideration of the insertion of compliance obligations with installation requirements, at the time of type approval of lighting components, according to the component UN Regulations. While several experts supported the proposal, some others were of the view that the underlying issue might go beyond the competence of GRE and that WP.29 should be asked for guidance. The Chair suggested clarifying and possibly rephrasing the wording “UN Regulations … and their series of amendments in force at the time of application for type approval”. GRE agreed to continue this discussion at the next session and decided that this proposal would become part of a horizontal document collecting common provisions of UN lighting and light-signalling Regulations (see agenda item 6 below).

70th GRE session (21-23 Oct 2013)

21. The expert from Italy introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/55 as amended by GRE-70-12 on the compliance obligation of lighting components with installation requirements. The proposal received some comments (GRE-70-21). GRE agreed to finalize this subject at its next session on the basis of a revised document, which the expert from Italy volunteered to prepare.

22. The expert from GTB introduced ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/45 as amended by GRE-70-02 clarifying the “type” definition with regard to manufacturer, trade name and marks. GRE adopted this proposal as reproduced in Annex III to the report and requested the secretariat to submit it to WP.29 and AC.1 for consideration at their November 2014 sessions, as part of upcoming amendments to the corresponding UN Regulations, awaiting the adoption of the revised version of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/55.

69th GRE session (8-11 Apr 2013)

25. GRE considered ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/16, introduced by the experts from Austria and Poland, clarifying the obligation of compliance with the installations requirements of devices which obtained type approval according to the component regulations. The expert from Italy introduced GRE-69-20, providing an alternative wording. GRE didn’t support ECE/TRANS/WP.29/GRE/2013/16. GRE agreed to resume consideration on this matter on the basis of a revised proposal, which the expert from Italy volunteered to prepare on the basis of GRE-69-20, for the October 2013 session of GRE.