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B . Road Traffic
16 .96 Regulation No. 96. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of compression ignition (C.I.) engines to be installed in agricultural and forestry tractors and in non-road mobile machinery with regard to the emissions of pollutants by the engine
15 December 1995
Entry into force
15 December 1995, in accordance with article 1(5).
Registration :
15 December 1995, No. 4789
Status :
Parties : 24
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 1901, p. 427 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/395 and Corr.1; vol. 1893, p. 381 (procès-verbal concerning modifications); vol. 1966, p. 331 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/511 (supplement 1 to the original); C.N.702.1999.TREATIES-3 of 5 August 1999 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/686 (supplement 2 to the original); C.N.172.2001.TREATIES-1 of 16March 2001 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/759 (amendments series 01) and C.N.932.2001.TREATIES-2 of 25  September 2001 (adoption); C.N.778.2002.TREATIES-1 of 31 July 2002 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/876 (supplement 1 to the 01 series of amendments) and C.N.108.2003.TREATIES-2 of 3 February 2003 (adoption);  C.N.119.2004.TREATIES-1 of 12 February 2004 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/986 (supplement 2 to amendments series 01) and C.N.838.2004.TREATIES-3 of 13 August 2004 (adoption); C.N.791.2007.TREATIES-1 of 3 August 2007 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2007/28 + Corr.1 (02 series) and C.N.44.2008.TREATIES-1 of 25 February 2008; C.N.853.2011.TREATIES-1 of 26 January 2012  (proposal of amendments) and C.N.417.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.96 of 3 August 2012 (adoption of amendments); C.N.54.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.96 of 15 January 2013 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.484.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.96 of 24 July 2013 (adoption); C.N.521.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.96 of 13 August 2013 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.75.2014.TREATIES-XI.B.16.96 of 19 February 2014 (adoption).1
Contracting Parties applying Regulation No. 96 2
Application of regulation, Succession(d)
12 Feb 1998
 3 Jul 2003
 4 Sep 1997
Czech Republic
10 Apr 1996
 5 Dec 2012
European Union 3
23 Jan 1998
25 Sep 1997
 8 Apr 1996
 9 Jul 1997
Italy 4
15 Dec 1995
 5 Jul 2002
28 Jan 2002
24 Mar 1997
Montenegro 5
23 Oct 2006 d
 6 Jan 1999
29 Jan 2003
 7 Jul 1998
Russian Federation
 1 May 1998
14 May 2004
15 Nov 1996
 2 Dec 1996
16 Jan 2001
 9 Aug 2002
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 4
15 Dec 1995
End Note
1.For additional references to the texts of the annexed regulations and their amendments, see doc. TRANS/WP.29/343 as updated annually.
2.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.
3.In a letter dated 29 July 1998, the European Community informed the Secretary-General of the following:

"The accession of the EC has the effect that the [...] regulations adhered to are not (in cases where a Member State already applied a regulation: no longer) applied by Member States by virtue of their status as Contracting Parties to the Agreement but exclusively in their capacity as Member States of the Contracting Party European Community. Thus, the 14 Member States already Contracting Parties themselves, now apply all [these] regulations by virtue of the EC's accession."

... By the EC accession, Ireland has not become a Contracting Party. Only the EC has become a Contracting Party. Ireland being a Member State of this Contracting Party applies the [...] regulations [adhered to by the EC] by virtue of the EC's accession.

It will be recalled that, as at 29 July 1999, States Members of the EC are: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

4.Contracting State having proposed the Regulation and date of entry into force of the Regulation for that State in accordance with article 1 (3).
5.See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.