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ADR 79/01 Standards/Australian Design Rules for Vehicles as amended, taking into account amendments up to Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 79/01 - Emission Control for Light Vehicles) 2005 Amendment 1
Administered by: Infrastructure and Regional Development
Registered 24 Jun 2008
Start Date 28 Apr 2007

Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 79/01 — Emission Control for Light Vehicles) 2005

as amended

made under section 7(1) of the

Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989

This compilation was prepared on 23 June 2008
taking into account amendments up to Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 79/01 — Emission Control for Light Vehicles) 2005 Amendment 1

Prepared by the Department of Transport and Regional Services and
Office of Legislative Drafting and Publishing, Attorney-General’s
Department, Canberra.


CONTENTS

 

0.1    NAME OF STANDARD [see Note 1] 2

0.2    COMMENCEMENT [see Note 1] 2

0.3    REPEAL. 2

1      SCOPE. 2

2      APPLICABILITY AND IMPLEMENTATION. 2

3      DEFINITIONS. 3

4      REQUIREMENTS. 3

5      EXEMPTIONS AND ALTERNATIVE PROCEDURES. 4

6      ALTERNATIVE STANDARDS. 5

        NOTES. 7

 

0.1      NAME OF STANDARD [see Note 1]

0.1.1    This Standard is the Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 79/01 – Emission Control for Light Vehicles) 2005.

0.1.2    This Standard may also be cited as ADR 79/01.

0.2      COMMENCEMENT [see Note 1]

0.2.1    This Standard commences on the day after it is registered.

0.3      REPEAL

0.3.1    This Standard repeals each vehicle standard with the name ADR 79/01, and each amendment of such a standard, that is:

           (a)      made under section 7 of the Motor Vehicles Standard Act 1989; and

           (b)      in force at the commencement of this Standard.

0.3.2    This Standard also repeals each instrument made under section 7 of the Motor Vehicles Standard Act 1989 that creates or amends a vehicle standard with the name ADR 79/01, if there are no other vehicle standards created by that instrument that are still in force at the commencement of this Standard.

1          SCOPE

1.1       This vehicle standard prescribes the exhaust and evaporative emissions requirements for light vehicles in order to reduce air pollution.

2          APPLICABILITY AND IMPLEMENTATION

2.1       This vehicle standard is applicable to all M1 and N1 category vehicles with a GVM less than or equal to 3.5 tonnes, in accordance with the requirements of clause 1.1 of Appendix A and as provided in clause 2.2.

2.2       This vehicle standard applies:

2.2.1    from 1 January 2005 in relation to new model vehicles with an engine that operates on petrol, liquefied petroleum gas or natural gas produced on or after 1 January 2005;

2.2.2    from 1 January 2006 in relation to vehicles with an engine that operates on petrol, liquefied petroleum gas or natural gas, produced on or after 1 January 2006, other than new model vehicles referred to in clause 2.2.1;

2.2.3    from 1 January 2006 in relation to new model vehicles with an engine that operates on diesel produced on or after 1 January 2006; and

2.2.4    from 1 January 2007 in relation to vehicles with an engine that operates on diesel, produced on or after 1 January 2007, other than new model vehicles referred to in clause 2.2.3.

2.3       For the purposes of:

2.3.1    clause 2.2.1, a “new model vehicle” is a vehicle of a model first produced with a date of manufacture on or after 1 January 2005; and

2.3.2    clause 2.2.3, a “new model vehicle” is a vehicle of a model first produced with a date of manufacture on or after 1 January 2006. 

2.4       To the extent of any inconsistency, the applicability dates specified in clause 2.2 apply in lieu of any dates specified in Appendix A.

2.5       Vehicles which comply with ADR79/02 need not comply with this vehicle standard.

3          DEFINITIONS

3.1       For the purposes of clause 2.3, “date of manufacture” means the date the vehicle is available in Australia in a condition which will enable an identification plate to be lawfully affixed to the vehicle.

4          REQUIREMENTS

4.1       Subject to clause 4.1.1, vehicles which operate on diesel fuel and which comply with the technical requirements of Appendix A of this vehicle standard, including all the applicable tests specified in paragraph 5.2 of Appendix A, and as varied by Part 5 of this vehicle standard, will be accepted as complying with this vehicle standard.

4.1.1    Vehicles which operate on diesel fuel shall comply with the relevant limit values in row “B(2005)” of the table to paragraph 5.3.1.4 of Appendix A, and the functionality of emission control devices shall satisfy the 5 year or 100,000 kilometre requirement specified in the opening paragraph to paragraph 8.2 of Appendix A.

4.2       Subject to clause 4.2.1, vehicles which operate on petrol, liquefied petroleum gas and natural gas, and which comply with the technical requirements of Appendix A of this vehicle standard, including all the applicable tests specified in paragraph 5.2 of Appendix A, and as varied by Part 5 of this vehicle standard, will be accepted as complying with this vehicle standard.

4.2.1    Vehicles which operate on petrol, liquefied petroleum gas and natural gas shall comply with the relevant limit values in row “A(2000)” of the table to paragraph 5.3.1.4 of Appendix A, and the functionality of emission control devices shall satisfy the 5 year or 80,000 kilometre requirement specified in the opening paragraph to paragraph 8.2 of Appendix A.

5          EXEMPTIONS AND ALTERNATIVE PROCEDURES

5.1       The following provisions of Appendix A do not apply to this vehicle standard:

Section 3          Application for Approval

Section 4          Approval

Section 6          Modifications of the vehicle type

Section 8          Conformity of production

Section 9          Penalties for non-conformity of production

Section 10        Production definitely discontinued

Section 11        Transitional provisions

Section 12        Names and addresses of technical services responsible for conducting approval tests, and of administrative departments

Appendix 1      Procedure for verifying the conformity of production requirements if the production standard deviation given by the manufacturer is satisfactory

Appendix 2      Procedure for verifying the conformity of production requirements if the production standard deviation given by the manufacturer is either not satisfactory or not available

Appendix 3      In-service conformity check

Appendix 4      Statistical procedure for in-service conformity check

Annex 1           Engine and Vehicle Characteristics

Annex 2           Communication

Annex 3           Arrangements of the Approval Mark

5.2       In paragraph 1.1.7 of Appendix A, insert the words "M1, M2 or" after "category" and replace the words "pursuant to Regulation 49 as amended by the last series of amendments" with the words "to ADR80/01 or ADR80/02".

5.3       In paragraph 1.2 of Appendix A, the words “Regulation No. 49” are amended to read “ADR80/01 or ADR80/02”.

5.4       In section 5 of Appendix A, delete the entire Note immediately following the heading “5.  SPECIFICATIONS AND TESTS”.

5.5       Bi-fuel vehicles when operated in the LPG or NG mode, and mono-fuel vehicles fuelled with LPG or NG, are not required to comply with the OBD system requirements and tests referred to in paragraph 5.2.2, Table 1, paragraph 5.3.8 and Annex 11 of Appendix A.

5.6       Notwithstanding the applicability of the Type VI test as specified in paragraph 5.2.1 and Table 1 of Appendix A, the Type VI test may be applied in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 5.3.5.1 of Appendix A.

5.7       For the conduct of the Type VI test, the reference fuel specified in paragraph 1.1 of Annex 10 of Appendix A may be used in lieu of the test fuel specified in paragraph 3.4.1 of Annex 8 of Appendix A.

5.8       Notwithstanding the applicability of the Type II test as specified in paragraph 5.2.1 and Table 1 of Appendix A, the Type II test may be applied in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 5.3.2.1 of Appendix A.

5.9       Notwithstanding that Section 8 and Appendices 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Appendix A have been declared not applicable in 5.1 above, the requirements and procedures set out in these appendices are acceptable for the purposes of demonstrating compliance with the technical requirements of this vehicle standard.

6          ALTERNATIVE STANDARDS

6.1       Subject to clause 6.1.1, for vehicles which operate on diesel, the technical requirements of United Nations – Economic Commission for Europe Regulation No. 83 Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles with Regard to the Emissions of Pollutants According to Engine Fuel Requirements, Revision 3, incorporating the 05 series of Amendments, and all amendments up to and including supplement 5, are deemed to be equivalent to the technical requirements of this vehicle standard.

6.1.1    Vehicles operating on diesel shall comply with the limit values in row “B(2005)” of the table to paragraph 5.3.1.4 of the Regulation.

6.2       Subject to clause 6.2.1, for vehicles which operate on petrol, liquefied petroleum gas and natural gas, the technical requirements of United Nations – Economic Commission for Europe Regulation No. 83 Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles with Regard to the Emissions of Pollutants According to Engine Fuel Requirements, Revision 3, incorporating the 05 series of Amendments, and all amendments up to and including supplement 5, are deemed to be equivalent to the technical requirements of this vehicle standard.

6.2.1    Vehicles operating on petrol, liquefied petroleum gas and natural gas shall comply with the limit values in row “A(2000)” of the table to paragraph 5.3.1.4 of the Regulation.


Notes to the Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 79/01 — Emission Control for Light Vehicles) 2005

Note 1

The Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 79/01 — Emission Control for Light Vehicles) 2005 (in force under section 7(1) of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989) as shown in this compilation is amended as indicated in the Tables below.

Table of Instruments

Title

Date of FRLI Registration

Date of
commencement

Application, saving or
transitional provisions

Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 79/01 — Emission Control for Light Vehicles) 2005

15 Dec 2005 (see F2005L04080)

16 Dec 2005

 

Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule 79/01 — Emission Control for Light Vehicles) 2005 Amendment 1

27 Apr 2007 (see F2007L00952)

28 Apr 2007

Table of Amendments

ad. = added or inserted      am. = amended      rep. = repealed      rs. = repealed and substituted

Provision affected

How affected

Clause 5.2..................................

am. F2007L00952

Clause 5.3..................................

am. F2007L00952

Clause 5.6..................................

ad. F2007L00952

Clause 5.7..................................

ad. F2007L00952

Clause 5.8..................................

ad. F2007L00952

Clause 5.9..................................

am. F2007L00952