Authorization prepared to enable the amendment of GTR No. 15 and to prolong the mandate of the WLTP informal working group as adopted by the Administrative Committee of the 1998 Agreement at its March 2014 session.
Document Title: Proposal for the development of amendments to GTR No.  on the Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedures (WLTP)
Document Reference Number: WP.29/2014/30
Proposal for a further “phase 1b” in the development of the GTR on light vehicle emissions. In order to meet Contracting Party objectives, the draft GTR has been submitted for adoption by the Forum in March 2014. Although the current draft offers a complete test cycle, the WLTP experts want to improve the regulation by further addressing a number of technical elements that were set aside due to time and resource constraints.
8. AC.3 agreed with the proposal by the EC and Japan to start working on the development of the first amendment to the WLTP UN GTR (as defined in ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/27, filed for consideration and possible adoption by WP.29 in March 2014, jointly with ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/28, the final report on this activity). The formal endorsement of ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/30, containing detailed information on the organization of the WLTP informal working group and a proposal for the extension of its mandate until the November 2016 is scheduled for the March 2014 session of WP.29.
15. Speaking on behalf of the co-sponsors, the EC and Japan, the expert from the EC presented ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/30, containing a proposal to extend the mandate of the WLTP informal working group until November 2016 to develop a first amendment to the WLTP UN GTR. He outlined an indicative road map defining the development of these activities and explained that it foresees a longer period of work with respect to WP.29-161-14 and GRPE-67-06, respectively circulated at the November sessions of WP.29 and GRPE. GRPE endorsed ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/30.
100. On behalf of the GRPE Chair, the representative of EU introduced a proposal requesting authorization to amend UN GTR on WLTP, just adopted (see para. 77 above), and to extend the mandate of the IWG to June 2016 in order to develop Phase 1(b) of the UN GTR (ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/30). The proposal included an outline of the forthcoming activities, a road map and the structure of the IWG on WLTP. He explained that the remaining open issues had been resolved at the GRPE session held in Geneva on 14 November 2013. AC.3 adopted ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2014/30 and extended the mandate of the IWG until June 2016. AC.3 requested the secretariat to prepare the corresponding AC.3 authorization to amend the UN GTR and to transmit it to GRPE.