Session 2 | Brussels | 5 Nov 2013
1. Welcome

1. The Chairman, Mr. Rovers welcomed the participants and thanked Mr. Hostens and CEMA for the invitation and the hosting of the meeting. He opened the meeting at 10:15 hrs.

2. Introduction of participants

2. The participants introduced themselves.

AVLI-02-06 | List of participants from the 2nd AVLI informal group session
3. Adoption of the agenda

3. The agenda was unanimously adopted.

AVLI-02-02 | Draft agenda for the 2nd AVLI informal group session
4. Discussion of the comments on document AVLI-01-03/Rev.1

4. The comments received on AVLI-01-03/Rev.1 (AVLI-02-03) were discussed. Detailed information on the decisions taken can be found in document AVLI-02-03/Rev.1.

5. Concerning all items but one there could be reached consensus in the Informal Group (IG) ‘AVLI’. With regard to the presence of reversing lamp(s), it could not be agreed on whether this lamp(s) should be optional or mandatory. Therefore the term “Optional” was put in square brackets, leaving the decision up to GRE (during its 71st session in March 2014).

AVLI-01-03/Rev.1 | Proposal for Supplement 6 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 86 Revised version of the CEMA proposal to update the regulation on agricultural vehicle lighting pursuant to the first AVLI informal group session.
AVLI-02-03 | Comments and observations matrix for the draft text on agricultural vehicle lighting Comments on document AVLI-01-03/Rev.1.
AVLI-02-03/Rev.1 | Comments and observations matrix for the draft text on agricultural vehicle lighting: Revised Comments on the working draft proposal for Supplement 6 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 86 (proposal to update the regulation on agricultural vehicle lighting: document AVLI-01-03/Rev.1) updated to 5 November 2013.
5. Further proceeding

6. The secretary will revise AVLI-01-03/Rev.1 according to the decisions taken as soon as possible. This document will be distributed as AVLI-01-03/Rev.2a as an informal document for further consideration at the next meeting. The Commission will be informed about the progress made in the Informal WG ‘AVLI’.

AVLI-01-03/Rev.1 | Proposal for Supplement 6 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 86 Revised version of the CEMA proposal to update the regulation on agricultural vehicle lighting pursuant to the first AVLI informal group session.
AVLI-01-03/Rev.2 | Working draft proposal for Supplement 6 to the 00 series of amendments to Regulation No. 86: Revision 2a Proposal to update the agricultural vehicle lighting regulation pursuant to the 5 November 2013 informal group session (AVLI-2).

7. Dr. Karl Manz agreed to make a proposal concerning the installation of the reversing lamp(s) and minimum requirements to avoid glaring for the 3rd session.

8. For the maximum height of the optional additional (second pair of) stop lamps, positions lamps and directions indicators, a maximum height of 4 m has been accepted generally. However, the wording needs to be improved to avoid that the maximum height of the vehicle exceeds 4 m due to the frame of the lamps. DE will make an appropriate proposal for the 3rd session.

9. The discussions of the comments received will be continued during the 3rd session. The results of that session will be included in a further revision, which will become AVLI-01-03/Rev.2b.

10. Italy will check the whole document with the objective to align the wording with R 48 wherever suitable and will make appropriate proposals. These proposals will be considered after the 3rd meeting in a small task force, comprising of the expert from Italy, the Secretary and the Chairmen. The result of this editorial work will be included in a further revision, which will become AVLI-01-03/Rev.3. This document should be ready before the deadline for submitting formal documents to GRE for the 71st session (10 January 2014) for a possible adoption of GRE.

6. Any other business

11. The Chairman recalled the information on lighting installation regulations for agricultural vehicles in the Province of Manitoba, Canada given by the GRE Chairman (Marcin Gorzkowski).

7. Next meeting

12. The 3rd session will be held in Bonn on 2013-12-02 and 03 from 13:00 (2013-12-02) to 16:00 (2013-12-03), hosted by the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban development (Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Bau und Stadtentwicklung).

8. Closing

13. At the end of the meeting, the Chairman, Mr. Rovers, thanked Mr. Hostens again for kindly hosting this 2nd session of ‘AVLI’. He also thanked the secretary for all his good work in preparation and execution of the meeting. Finally, he thanked all the participants for their good cooperation and the fruitful discussions. He closed the meeting at approx. 17:00 hrs.

Agreed activitiesDateResponsible
Revise AVLI-01-03/Rev.1 according to the results of the meeting, inform CommissionasapAVLI Secretary (done)
Make a proposal concerning the installation of the reversing lamp(s) and minimum requirements to avoid glaring.3rd sessionDr. Karl Manz
Make a proposal to improve the wording concerning the installation height of 4 m to avoid that the maximum height of the vehicle exceeds 4 m due to the frame of the lamps.3rd sessionGerman expert
Check the whole document to align the wording with R 48 wherever suitable and make appropriate proposals.After 3rd sessionItalian expert