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Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
Document Number: 2018-08196
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-18
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Correction to Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2000 East Lancashire Coachbuilders Limited Double Decker Tri-Axle Buses (With Volvo B7L Chassis) Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2018-08060
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-18
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA is correcting an error made in its decision that certain model year (MY) 2000 East Lancashire Coachbuilders Limited Double Decker Tri-Axle buses (with Volvo B7L Chassis) that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) are eligible for importation into the United States because they have safety features that comply with, or are capable of being altered to comply with, all applicable FMVSS. The correction is being made to properly identify the subject vehicles as MY 2001 models.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2018-07875
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-16
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document solicits public comments on continuation of the requirements for the collection of information entitled ``Motorcycle Helmets (Labeling)'' (OMB Control Number: 2127-0518). Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections.
FCA US, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2018-07829
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-16
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FCA US, LLC (f/k/a Chrysler Group, LLC ``FCA US''), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2013-2017 Jeep Compass motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 205, Glazing Materials. FCA US filed a noncompliance report dated October 10, 2017. FCA US also petitioned NHTSA on November 2, 2017, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
Forest River, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2018-07828
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-16
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Forest River, Inc. (Forest River), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2017-2018 Forest River buses and school buses do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 205, Glazing Materials. Forest River filed two separate noncompliance reports, both dated November 30, 2017. Forest River then petitioned NHTSA on December 12, 2017, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
General Motors, LLC, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2018-07827
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-16
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
General Motors, LLC (GM), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2014-2016 GM motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 110, Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds)or Less. GM filed a noncompliance Report dated December 6, 2016, and then amended their report on April 7, 2017. GM subsequently petitioned NHTSA on January 5, 2017, and later revised it on April 7, 2017, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2018-07826
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-16
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., on behalf of Toyota Motor Corporation (collectively referred to as ``Toyota''), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2016-2017 Lexus RX350 and RX450H motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 302, Flammability of Interior Materials. Toyota filed a noncompliance information report dated November 3, 2016. Toyota also petitioned NHTSA on November 23, 2016, and provided a supplement to their petition on December 12, 2016, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages
Document Number: 2018-07132
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-16
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notification announces the availability of documents supplementing NHTSA's March 2015 Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPRM) to amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 210, ``Seat belt assembly anchorages.'' The SNPRM proposed an alternative test procedure that would maintain the current FMVSS No. 210 body blocks and specify zones for the placement of the blocks at preload. The agency has conducted additional research since the publication of the SNPRM. This notification announces the docketing and availability of this research.
AGC Glass Company North America, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2018-07421
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
AGC Glass Company North America (d.b.a. AGC Automotive Americas Co. ``AGC''), has determined that certain rear privacy glass manufactured as replacement glass for certain model year (MY) 2013-2017 Jeep Compass motor vehicles does not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 205, Glazing Materials. AGC filed a noncompliance report dated October 13, 2017. AGC also petitioned NHTSA on November 8, 2017, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2018-07420
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
DOT invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to reinstate a currently approved information collection. Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the OMB. Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections.
General Motors LLC, Receipt of Third Petition for Inconsequentiality and Notice of Consolidation
Document Number: 2018-07188
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-09
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On January 2, 2018, TK Holdings Inc. (Takata) filed a defect information report (DIR), in which it determined that a defect existed in certain passenger-side air bag inflators that it manufactured, including passenger inflators that it supplied to General Motors, LLC (GM) for use in certain GMT900 vehicles. GM has petitioned the Agency for a decision that, because of differences in inflator design and vehicle integration, the equipment defect determined to exist by Takata is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety in the GMT900 vehicles, and that GM should therefore be relieved of its notification and remedy obligations. This notice serves to make the public aware of GM's pending request to the agency and the period for public comment. It does not address GM's substantive claims, nor legal arguments or interpretations asserted by GM.
Civil Penalties
Document Number: 2018-06550
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-02
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes a civil penalty rate applicable to automobile manufacturers that fail to meet applicable corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards and are unable to offset such a deficit with compliance credits. The agency is proposing this civil penalty rate based on a tentative determination regarding the applicability of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, and in accordance with the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA) and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA).
Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2018-05983
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-26
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. (SRI), on behalf of itself and its subsidiary Sumitomo Rubber North America, Inc. (SRNA), have determined that certain Falken truck tires do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 119, New Pneumatic Tires for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of more than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) and Motorcycles. SRI filed a noncompliance report dated June 20, 2017. SRI also petitioned NHTSA on July 10, 2017, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2013-2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2018-05917
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-23
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces a decision by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that certain Model Year (MY) 2013-2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta passenger cars (PCs) that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) are eligible for importation into the United States because they are substantially similar to vehicles originally manufactured for importation into and sale in the United States that were certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards (the U.S.-certified version of the MY 2013-2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta PC), and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
BMW of North America, LLC-Receipt of Petition for Temporary Exemption From FMVSS No. 108 for Adaptive Driving Beam; BMW of North America, LLC and Volkswagen Group of America-Request for Certain Information To Support Petitions for Adaptive Driving Beams
Document Number: 2018-05772
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-22
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures in 49 CFR part 555, BMW of North America, LLC has petitioned the Agency for a temporary exemption from certain headlamp requirements of FMVSS No. 108 to allow the use of its Glare-Free High Beam Assist, a type of ADB headlighting system. BMW requests the exemption on the basis that it would facilitate the development or field evaluation of a new motor vehicle safety feature providing a safety level at least equal to that of the standard. NHTSA has made no judgment on the merits of the application. This notice of receipt of an application for a temporary exemption is published in accordance with statutory and administrative provisions. We also request additional information from BMW, Volkswagen (for which the Agency previously published a notice of receipt of an exemption petition for an ADB headlighting system) and other manufacturers who petition for similar exemptions for ADB systems.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2013 and 2014 Victory Hammer 8-Ball Motorcycles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2018-05720
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-21
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces receipt by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a petition for a decision that model year (MY) 2013 and 2014 Victory Hammer 8-Ball motorcycles that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) are eligible for importation into the United States because they are substantially similar to vehicles that were originally manufactured for sale in the United States and that were certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards (the U.S.-certified version of the MY 2013 and 2014 Victory Hammer 8-Ball motorcycles) and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2018-05689
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-21
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen), has determined that certain seat belt assemblies that it sold to its dealers as replacement equipment for certain model year (MY) 2009-2014 Volkswagen Routan motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 209, Seat Belt Assemblies. Volkswagen filed a noncompliance report dated November 8, 2017. Volkswagen then petitioned NHTSA on November 29, 2017, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2018-05593
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-20
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting public comments on the following information collection was published on July 17, 2017 (Federal Register/Vol. 82, No. 135/pp. 32757-32758).
Notice and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2018-05591
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-20
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on December 28, 2017. Comments received from the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Inc.
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2018-05136
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-14
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., on behalf of Toyota Motor Corporation and certain other specified Toyota manufacturing entities (collectively referred to as ``Toyota''), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2016-2017 Lexus RX350 and Lexus RX450H motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 202a, Head Restraints. Toyota filed a noncompliance information report dated November 29, 2016. Toyota also petitioned NHTSA on December 21, 2016, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2018-04755
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-09
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden.
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements: Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2018-04751
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-09
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting public comments on the following information collection was published on July 27, 2017.
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements
Document Number: 2018-04750
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-09
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatements of previously approved collections. This document describes the collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements
Document Number: 2018-04749
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-09
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on November 2, 2017. Two comments were received. The content of neither comment related to the proposed data collection.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2007 Jeep Wrangler Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2018-04214
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-02
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces receipt by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a petition for a decision that model year (MY) 2007 Jeep Wrangler Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles (MPV) manufactured before September 1, 2007, that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) are eligible for importation into the United States because they are substantially similar to vehicles that were originally manufactured for sale in the United States and that were certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards, specifically the U.S.-certified version of the 2007 Jeep Wrangler MPV manufactured before September 1, 2007, and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2018-04213
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-02
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on the proposed collection of information. This document describes a proposed collection of information under regulations that pertain to the importation of motor vehicles and items of motor vehicle equipment that are subject to the Federal motor vehicle safety, bumper, and theft prevention standards.
Drugged Driving Call to Action Meeting
Document Number: 2018-04158
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-01
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA is announcing a public meeting as part of the Agency's initiative to combat drug-impaired driving on U.S. roads. NHTSA is holding this public meeting to facilitate a national dialogue on best practices, lessons learned, and to develop a call-to-action with short- , mid-, and long-term plans to address drug-impaired driving in the U.S. NHTSA is bringing together key stakeholdersincluding safety partners; state and local officials; data and policy experts; law enforcement and criminal justice professionals; toxicologists; drug recognition experts; and othersto join the DOT in setting a course of action and taking measurable steps to address drug-impaired driving. Registration information for this event will be available at www.nhtsa.gov on March 1, 2018. Attendance at the meeting is limited because of space limitations of the DOT Conference Center; however, the meeting will be available for live public viewing on the NHTSA website (www.nhtsa.gov).
Public Meeting Regarding NHTSA's Research Portfolio
Document Number: 2018-04122
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-01
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA is announcing a public meeting where the agency's Vehicle Safety Research and Behavioral Safety Research offices will present information on activities related to priority research programs in vehicle and behavioral safety, including a focused overview session on NHTSA's research in Automated Driving Systems (ADSs). Representatives from multiple research offices will present the research program area activities, near-term expected deliverables, and accept questions from the audience at the end.
Removing Regulatory Barriers for Vehicles With Automated Driving Systems; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2018-04063
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In response to a request, NHTSA is extending the comment period on the Removing Regulatory Barriers for Vehicles with Automated Driving Systems Request for Comment (RFC) to March 20, 2018. The RFC was published in the Federal Register on January 18, 2018. The comment period for the RFC was originally scheduled to end on March 5, 2018.
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements
Document Number: 2018-03987
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections. This document describes one collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 141, Minimum Sound Requirements for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
Document Number: 2018-03721
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-26
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document responds to petitions for reconsideration regarding NHTSA's December 2016 final rule which established new Federal motor vehicle safety standard (FMVSS) No. 141, ``Minimum sound for hybrid and electric vehicles.'' The agency received submissions from three petitioners requesting six discrete changes to the final rule, and also received technical questions from the petitioners. After consideration of the petitions and all supporting information, NHTSA has decided to grant the petitions for four of the discrete changes, deny one, and request comment in a separate document for the sixth proposed change.
Notice and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2018-03682
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-23
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) invites public comment about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to reinstate an information collection. Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections.
Notice and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2018-03681
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-23
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The DOT invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from OMB. Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections.
Hino Motors, Ltd., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2018-03678
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-22
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Hino Motors Sales USA, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hino Motors, Ltd. (collectively referred to as ``Hino''), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2014-2018 Hino heavy duty trucks do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 101, Controls and Displays. Hino filed a noncompliance report dated December 11, 2017, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA on December 21, 2017, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
General Motors, LLC, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2018-03677
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-22
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
General Motors, LLC, (GM) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2015 GMC multipurpose passenger vehicles (MPV) do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment. GM has filed a noncompliance report dated November 5, 2014. GM also petitioned NHTSA on November 26, 2014, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
Request for Approval of a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2018-03515
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-21
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the OMB for review and comment. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on November 27, 2017.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2018-03344
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections. This document describes a collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2018-03028
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-14
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on October 20, 2017 (82 FR 48891). Two comments were received. The content of neither comment related to the proposed data collection.
Removing Regulatory Barriers for Vehicles With Automated Driving Systems
Document Number: 2018-02895
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-13
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA is announcing a public meeting as part of the Agency's effort to seek public comments to identify any regulatory barriers in the existing Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) to the testing, compliance certification, and compliance verification of vehicles with Automated Driving Systems (ADSs) and certain unconventional interior designs. The Agency published a Federal Register Notice of Request for Comments (RFC) titled Removing Regulatory Barriers for Vehicles with Automated Driving Systems on January 18, 2018, that included specific questions for which the Agency seeks comment (83 FR 2607, Docket No. NHTSA-2018-0009). NHTSA is holding this public meeting to present to the public a summary of the RFC and activities underway at NHTSA and across the industry regarding the identification and removal of barriers that might impede safe deployment of ADSs. This material is intended to better inform the public as they prepare comments in response to the RFC. Public comments are welcome at this meeting, but all should be oral, and any supporting presentations or materials should be submitted to the docket for consideration.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2017 UKANG FT-200 Trailers Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2018-02674
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-09
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces receipt by NHTSA of a petition for a decision that model year (MY) 2017 UKANG FT-200 trailers that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) are eligible for importation into the United States because they have safety features that comply with, or are capable of being altered to comply with, all such standards.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2006 Penman Lightweight GS Cargo Trailers Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2018-02673
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-09
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces receipt by NHTSA of a petition for a decision that model year (MY) 2006 Penman Lightweight GS cargo trailers that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) are eligible for importation into the United States because they have safety features that comply with, or are capable of being altered to comply with, all such standards.
Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Jaguar Land Rover North America LLC
Document Number: 2018-01687
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the Jaguar Land Rover North America LLC's, (Jaguar Land Rover) petition for exemption of the Range Rover Velar vehicle line in accordance with Exemption from Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard. This petition is granted because the agency has determined that the antitheft device to be placed on the line as standard equipment is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard (Theft Prevention Standard).
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108; Lamp, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment; Denial of Petition for Rulemaking
Document Number: 2018-01403
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-01-26
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document denies a petition for rulemaking submitted by Mr. William H. Thompson III requesting NHTSA amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment. Specifically, Mr. Thompson requested we revise the activation process for red and amber signal warning lamps on school buses to require a new intermediate step during which both colors are activated simultaneously and flash in an alternating pattern and that we decouple the process by which lamps transition to the red-only configuration from the opening of the bus entrance door. NHTSA is denying this petition because Mr. Thompson has not identified a safety need to justify making changes he requested, and Mr. Thompson did not provide persuasive quantitative data to show adopting his requested changes would result in a net benefit to safety.
Uniform Procedures for State Highway Safety Grant Programs
Document Number: 2018-01266
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-25
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule makes changes and clarifications to the revised uniform procedures implementing State highway safety grant programs in response to comments received on the interim final rule published May 23, 2016.
Sumitomo Rubber USA, LLC, Denial of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2018-00222
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-22
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Sumitomo Rubber USA, LLC (SRUSA), has determined that certain Sumitomo Kelly brand commercial truck tires do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 119, New Pneumatic Tires for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of more than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) and Motorcycles. SRUSA filed a noncompliance report dated January 3, 2017. SRUSA also petitioned NHTSA on January 31, 2017, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
Removing Regulatory Barriers for Vehicles With Automated Driving Systems
Document Number: 2018-00671
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-01-18
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA seeks public comments to identify any regulatory barriers in the existing Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) to the testing, compliance certification and compliance verification of motor vehicles with Automated Driving Systems (ADSs) and certain unconventional interior designs. NHTSA is focusing primarily, but not exclusively, on vehicles with ADSs that lack controls for a human driver; e.g., steering wheel, brake pedal or accelerator pedal. The absence of manual driving controls, and thus of a human driver, poses potential barriers to testing, compliance certification and compliance verification. For example, many of the FMVSS refer to the ``driver'' or ``driver's seating position'' in specifying where various vehicle features and systems need to be located so that they can be seen and/or used by a person sitting in that position. Further, the compliance test procedures of some FMVSS depend on the presence of such things as a human test driver who can follow instructions on test driving maneuvers or a steering wheel that can be used by an automated steering machine. NHTSA also seeks comments on the research that would be needed to determine how to amend the FMVSS in order to remove such barriers, while retaining those existing safety requirements that will be needed and appropriate for those vehicles. In all cases, the Agency's goal would be to ensure the maintenance of currently required levels of safety performance. These comments will aid the Agency in setting research priorities as well as inform its subsequent actions to lay a path for innovative vehicle designs and technologies that feature ADSs.
Notice and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2018-00519
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-16
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Department of Transportation (DOT) invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections.
General Motors, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2018-00221
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-10
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
General Motors, LLC (GM), has determined that the seat belt assemblies in certain model year (MY) 2017-2018 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy duty motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 209, Seat Belt Assemblies. GM filed a noncompliance report dated September 14, 2017, and amended it on September 22, 2017. GM also petitioned NHTSA on October 6, 2017, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
Final Decision That Certain Canadian-Certified Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2017-28391
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-03
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces a final decision by NHTSA that certain vehicles that do not comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS), but that are certified by their original manufacturer as complying with all applicable Canadian motor vehicle safety standards (CMVSS), are nevertheless eligible for importation into the United States. The vehicles in question either (1) are substantially similar to vehicles that were certified by their manufacturers as complying with the U.S. safety standards and are capable of being readily altered to conform to those standards, or (2) have safety features that comply with, or are capable of being altered to comply with, all U.S. safety standards.
Notice and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2017-28007
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Department of Transportation (DOT) invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections.