Session 164 | Geneva | 11-14 Nov 2014
4.2.2. Guidance on amendments to Regulations annexed to the 1958 Agreement
WP.29-164-10 | Guidelines on amendments to UN Regulations Explanation of a "first set" of guidelines prepared by the WP.29 secretariat concerning the submission and adoption of modifications to UN Regulations, especially taking into consideration the pending Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement which envisions, among other things, the acceptance to multiple "versions" of each regulation. This document covers: amendments resulting from draft Revision 3; publication of new series of amendments; long transitional provisions; versions of UN Regulations; use of cross-references; amendment commencement dates; consolidation of amendments to once per year; and use of "compilations" of modifications.
4.2.3. Guidance on the additional application of national provisions
4.4. Consideration of draft Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement
WP.29/2014/82 | Proposal for amendments to draft Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement Addition of an article to the agreement stating its preparation in English, French, and Russian with all three languages carrying the same legal power.
WP.29-164-08 | Proposal for clarification of Article 12 of draft Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement Proposal to amend the draft agreement to address situations where a Contracting Party disagrees with an adopted amendment and ceases to apply a given UN Regulation. The proposal seeks to clarify that the Contracting Party would still be obligated to accept type approvals based on the previous versions of the regulation (i.e., approvals based on versions of the regulation that the CP had been accepting before the amendment) for one year following its notification to cease application of the regulation.
WP.29-164-09 | Russian Federation position with regard to the draft Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement Russian notification of its opposition to the draft Article 9 provisions that would enable voting by proxy under the 1958 Agreement and proposal to delete Article 9 in its entirety. Russia also supports a change in the voting procedure to require a 4/5ths majority to adopt a given motion.
WP.29-164-23 | Proposal to amend draft Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement Proposal to clarify the mutual recognition requirement of the draft revision of the 1958 Agreement. OICA views the clause that subjects the mutual recognition requirement to "any special provisions" contained within a given UN Regulation as potentially detrimental to the basic principles of uniformity and mutual recognition. The phrase was deemed necessary because such special provisions do exist; however, OICA proposes to revise the phrase ostensibly to avoid creating the impression that the use of such "special provisions" is routine (rather than exceptional) under the Agreement.
WP.29-164-30 | Draft declaration of the European Commission on the voting threshold under Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement EC note welcoming the 4/5ths majority proposal by Australia, Japan, Malaysia and the Russian Federation as providing a good basis for EU internal discussions to determine an EU position on the voting threshold issue.
WP.29-164-14 | Proposal to increase the majority threshold for adoption of UN Regulation texts Proposal to raise the voting threshold required under the 1958 Agreement to approve a given text (e.g., new UN Regulation or amendment of an existing regulation) from the present two-thirds majority (achievable by the EU vote alone) to a four-fifths majority.
WP.29/2014/53 | Proposal for Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement Final proposed text to revise and update the 1958 Agreement pursuant to the project to establish an international whole vehicle type approval system.
WP.29-164-10 | Guidelines on amendments to UN Regulations Explanation of a "first set" of guidelines prepared by the WP.29 secretariat concerning the submission and adoption of modifications to UN Regulations, especially taking into consideration the pending Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement which envisions, among other things, the acceptance to multiple "versions" of each regulation. This document covers: amendments resulting from draft Revision 3; publication of new series of amendments; long transitional provisions; versions of UN Regulations; use of cross-references; amendment commencement dates; consolidation of amendments to once per year; and use of "compilations" of modifications.
WP.29-164-08
Proposal for clarification of Article 12 of draft Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement (Netherlands)
27 Oct 2014 World Forum Informal Documents 1958 Agreement 1958 Agreement Agreement Concerning the Adoption of Uniform Technical Prescriptions for Wheeled Vehicles, Equipment and Parts which can be Fitted and/or be Used on Wheeled Vehicles and the Conditions for Reciprocal Recognition of Approvals Granted on the Basis of these Prescriptions Proposal to amend the draft agreement to address situations where a Contracting Party disagrees with an adopted amendment and ceases to apply a given UN Regulation. The proposal seeks to clarify that the Contracting Party would still be obligated to accept type approvals based on the previous versions of the regulation (i.e., approvals based on versions of the regulation that the CP had been accepting before the amendment) for one year following its notification to cease application of the regulation. WP.29-164-0008
WP.29-164-09
Russian Federation position with regard to the draft Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement (Russia)
28 Oct 2014 World Forum Informal Documents 1958 Agreement 1958 Agreement Agreement Concerning the Adoption of Uniform Technical Prescriptions for Wheeled Vehicles, Equipment and Parts which can be Fitted and/or be Used on Wheeled Vehicles and the Conditions for Reciprocal Recognition of Approvals Granted on the Basis of these Prescriptions Russian notification of its opposition to the draft Article 9 provisions that would enable voting by proxy under the 1958 Agreement and proposal to delete Article 9 in its entirety. Russia also supports a change in the voting procedure to require a 4/5ths majority to adopt a given motion. WP.29-164-0009
WP.29-164-10
Guidelines on amendments to UN Regulations
09 Nov 2014 World Forum Informal Documents 1958 Agreement 1958 Agreement Agreement Concerning the Adoption of Uniform Technical Prescriptions for Wheeled Vehicles, Equipment and Parts which can be Fitted and/or be Used on Wheeled Vehicles and the Conditions for Reciprocal Recognition of Approvals Granted on the Basis of these Prescriptions Explanation of a "first set" of guidelines prepared by the WP.29 secretariat concerning the submission and adoption of modifications to UN Regulations, especially taking into consideration the pending Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement which envisions, among other things, the acceptance to multiple "versions" of each regulation. This document covers: amendments resulting from draft Revision 3; publication of new series of amendments; long transitional provisions; versions of UN Regulations; use of cross-references; amendment commencement dates; consolidation of amendments to once per year; and use of "compilations" of modifications. WP.29-164-0010
WP.29-164-14
Proposal to increase the majority threshold for adoption of UN Regulation texts (Australia, Malaysia, Russia, and Japan)
06 Nov 2014 World Forum Informal Documents 1958 Agreement 1958 Agreement Agreement Concerning the Adoption of Uniform Technical Prescriptions for Wheeled Vehicles, Equipment and Parts which can be Fitted and/or be Used on Wheeled Vehicles and the Conditions for Reciprocal Recognition of Approvals Granted on the Basis of these Prescriptions Proposal to raise the voting threshold required under the 1958 Agreement to approve a given text (e.g., new UN Regulation or amendment of an existing regulation) from the present two-thirds majority (achievable by the EU vote alone) to a four-fifths majority. WP.29-164-0014
WP.29-164-19
UNECE Plan to implement the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011-2020)
09 Nov 2014 World Forum Informal Documents 1958 Agreement 1958 Agreement Agreement Concerning the Adoption of Uniform Technical Prescriptions for Wheeled Vehicles, Equipment and Parts which can be Fitted and/or be Used on Wheeled Vehicles and the Conditions for Reciprocal Recognition of Approvals Granted on the Basis of these Prescriptions 1997 Agreement on Periodical Technical Inspections 1997 Agreement Agreement Concerning the Adoption of Uniform Conditions for Periodical Technical Inspections of Wheeled Vehicles and the Reciprocal Recognition of such Inspections 1998 Global Agreement 1998 Agreement Agreement concerning the establishing of global technical regulations for wheeled vehicles, equipment, and parts which can be fitted and/or be used on wheeled vehicles Excerpt concerning the activities of WP.29 from the UNECE report on its efforts to support the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety. WP.29-164-0019
WP.29-164-23
Proposal to amend draft Revision 3 of the 1958 Agreement (OICA)
09 Nov 2014 World Forum Informal Documents 1958 Agreement 1958 Agreement Agreement Concerning the Adoption of Uniform Technical Prescriptions for Wheeled Vehicles, Equipment and Parts which can be Fitted and/or be Used on Wheeled Vehicles and the Conditions for Reciprocal Recognition of Approvals Granted on the Basis of these Prescriptions Proposal to clarify the mutual recognition requirement of the draft revision of the 1958 Agreement. OICA views the clause that subjects the mutual recognition requirement to "any special provisions" contained within a given UN Regulation as potentially detrimental to the basic principles of uniformity and mutual recognition. The phrase was deemed necessary because such special provisions do exist; however, OICA proposes to revise the phrase ostensibly to avoid creating the impression that the use of such "special provisions" is routine (rather than exceptional) under the Agreement. WP.29-164-0023
WP.29-164-26
Use of private standards in Regulations managed by WP.29 - Best practices
10 Nov 2014 World Forum Informal Documents 1958 Agreement 1958 Agreement Agreement Concerning the Adoption of Uniform Technical Prescriptions for Wheeled Vehicles, Equipment and Parts which can be Fitted and/or be Used on Wheeled Vehicles and the Conditions for Reciprocal Recognition of Approvals Granted on the Basis of these Prescriptions WP.29-164-0026
WP.29-164-30
Draft declaration of the European Commission on the voting threshold under Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement (EC)
10 Nov 2014 World Forum Informal Documents 1958 Agreement 1958 Agreement Agreement Concerning the Adoption of Uniform Technical Prescriptions for Wheeled Vehicles, Equipment and Parts which can be Fitted and/or be Used on Wheeled Vehicles and the Conditions for Reciprocal Recognition of Approvals Granted on the Basis of these Prescriptions EC note welcoming the 4/5ths majority proposal by Australia, Japan, Malaysia and the Russian Federation as providing a good basis for EU internal discussions to determine an EU position on the voting threshold issue. WP.29-164-0030
WP.29/2014/82
Proposal for amendments to draft Revision 3 to the 1958 Agreement
02 Sep 2014 World Forum Formal Documents 1958 Agreement 1958 Agreement Agreement Concerning the Adoption of Uniform Technical Prescriptions for Wheeled Vehicles, Equipment and Parts which can be Fitted and/or be Used on Wheeled Vehicles and the Conditions for Reciprocal Recognition of Approvals Granted on the Basis of these Prescriptions Addition of an article to the agreement stating its preparation in English, French, and Russian with all three languages carrying the same legal power. WP.29/2014/0082
WP.29/343/Rev.22.03
Status of the 1958 Agreement (informal version up to 2 December 2014)
02 Dec 2014 World Forum Other Documents 1958 Agreement 1958 Agreement Agreement Concerning the Adoption of Uniform Technical Prescriptions for Wheeled Vehicles, Equipment and Parts which can be Fitted and/or be Used on Wheeled Vehicles and the Conditions for Reciprocal Recognition of Approvals Granted on the Basis of these Prescriptions WP.29/343/Rev.22.03