.The following states notified, pursuant to the provisions of article 1 (7) of the Agreement, their intention to cease to apply regulation No. 15, with effect from the date indicated below:
|Participant :||Date of effect of the cessation of application:|
|Austria||24 May 1985|
|Belgium||1 Oct 1989|
|Croatia||2 Feb 2002|
|Czechoslovakia*||31 Dec 1991|
|Demark||1 Oct 1989|
|Finland||1 Jan 1990|
|France|| 1 Oct 1989|
|Germany**||30 Sep 1989|
|Hungary||21 May 1992|
|Italy||1 Oct 1989|
|Luxembourg||1 Jul 1990|
|Netherland||20 June 1989|
|Norway||1 Jan 1989|
|Romania||7 July 1999|
|Russian Federation||24 Aug 2001|
|Serbia||14 May 2005|
|Slovenia||2 Aug 1995|
|Spain||15 Feb 1991|
|Switzerland***||1 Oct 1982|
|United Kingdom||1 Oct 1990|
* Czechoslovakia applied Regulation No. 15 as from 14 April 1972.
** The notification of application by the Federal Republic of Germany contained the following declaration: In the European Communities, the provisions of Directive 70/220/EEC on the approximation of the law of the Member States relating to measures to be taken against air pollution by gases from positive-ignition engines of motor vehicles, as amended by Directive 83/351/EEC, were in conformity with ECE Regulation No. 15/04. As a result of Directive 88/76/EEC, however, provisions on exhaust-gas behaviour and other requirements to be met by fuels that are more stringent than those set forth in ECE Regulation 15/04 have come into effect. For reasons relating to environment policy, the Federal Republic of Germany can no longer approve motor vehicles meeting only the less stringent requirements of ECE Regulation No. 15/04 with regard to exhaust-gas behaviour. The Federal Republic of Germany intends, together with France, to submit to the United Nations the draft of a new ECE regulation that both maintains a link with ECE Regulation No. 15/04 and contains the more stringent provisions of Directive 88/76/EEC. The goal of this course of action is to ensure a gradualition.
*** The notification contained the following declaration: The Federal Council [of Switzerland] expresses the hope that progress made within the framework of the Economic Commission for Europe as regards the regulation of the emission of gaseous pollutants will lead it to reapply the said Regulation No. 15 in the near future.
.The amendments (series 02) to Regulation No. 15 entered into force on 1 March 1977 (instead of 15 March 1977), in accordance with a proposal by the United Kingdom received on 22 October 1976 and circulated by the Secretary-General on 8 November 1976.
.For additional references to the texts of the annexed regulations and their amendments, see doc. TRANS/WP.29/343 as up-dated annually.
.For technical reasons and in order to align this chapter with all others in the publication, the date indicated is no longer the date of effect of the regulation for the Contracting Party, but the date of receipt of the notification of application by the Secretary-General.
.The former Yugoslavia applied Regulation No. 15 as from 28 June 1976. See also note 1 under “Bosnia and Herzegovina”, “Croatia”, “former Yugoslavia”, “Slovenia”, “The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” and “Yugoslavia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
.Contracting State having proposed the Regulation and date of entry into force of the Regulation for that State in accordance with article 1 (3).
.The German Democratic Republic applied Regulation No. 15 as from 26 September 1977.
With regard to the above, the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany in a communication received on 14 January 1991, informed the Secretary-General, inter alia , of the following:
- [Regulation No. 15 which was] applied by the German Democratic Republic but not by the Federal Republic of Germany [is] not to be applied in the future... [It will be recalled that the Federal Republic of Germany had notified the Secretary-General, on 18 July 1972, that it intended to apply Regulation No. 15. For its subsequent notification of cessation of application of Regulation No. 15, see note 1.]
The notification further states that it “. . . does not constitute a general statement of position by the Federal Republic of Germany on the question of state succession in relation to treaties.”
See also note 2 “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
.Date of entry into force of Regulation No. 15 as indicated by the Contracting State in its notification of application:
|Participant:||Date entry into force:|
|Romania||1 May 1977|