National Highway Traffic Safety Administration April 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 05-8454
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-27
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 collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Hankook Tire America Corp., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-8265
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-26
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Workhorse Custom Chassis, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-8264
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-26
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 05-8068
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-22
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. This document describes an existing collection of information previously approved by OMB. The authority to collect the information is expiring and NHTSA is seeking OMB approval to extend the collection of information for another three years.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2001-2005 Mercedes Benz Sprinter Trucks Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 05-8005
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-21
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 2001-2005 Mercedes Benz Sprinter trucks that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards, are eligible for importation into the United States because (1) 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, and (2) they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2002-2003 Hobby Wohnwagenwerk Exclusive 650 KMFE Trailers Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 05-8004
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-21
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 2002-2003 Hobby Wohnwagenwerk Exclusive 650 KMFE trailers that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards 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.
Consumer Information; Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards
Document Number: 05-7971
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-21
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards (UTQGS) contain detailed testing procedures for generating consumer information about the treadwear, traction, and temperature resistance of passenger car tires. To ensure the uniformity of treadwear grades, the grading procedures specify a 400-mile test course located near San Angelo, Texas. Two or four-vehicle convoys equipped with candidate tires travel along this course to evaluate the tire treadwear performance. Because of flooding now affecting several water crossings along a small portion of the test course, NHTSA is issuing this interim final rule to revise the specified treadwear test course route. This change will not compromise the reliability of the treadwear grades, and will not impose or relax any substantive requirements or burdens on manufacturers.
Petition To Modify an Exemption of a Previously Approved Antitheft Device; General Motors Corporation
Document Number: 05-7814
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-20
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On May 15, 1995, this agency granted in full General Motors Corporation's (GM) petition for exemption from the parts-marking requirements of the vehicle theft prevention standard for the Chevrolet Lumina and Monte Carlo vehicle line (see 60 FR 25938). On March 29, 1999, the agency granted in full GM's petition for modification of the previously approved antitheft device for the Chevrolet Lumina and Monte Carlo vehicle line. This notice (see 60 FR 25938) acknowledged GM's notification that the nameplate for its Chevrolet Lumina/Monte Carlo line would be changed to the Chevrolet Impala/Monte Carlo line beginning with model year (MY) 2000. This notice also grants in full GM's second petition to modify the exemption of the previously approved antitheft device for that line. NHTSA is granting GM's petition to modify the exemption because it has determined, based on substantial evidence, that the modified antitheft device described in GM's petition to be placed on the vehicle line as standard equipment, is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements.
Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Final Listing of Model Year 2006 High-Theft Vehicle Lines
Document Number: 05-7813
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-20
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule announces NHTSA's determination for model year (MY) 2006 high-theft vehicle lines that are subject to the parts- marking requirements of the Federal motor vehicle theft prevention standard, and high-theft MY 2006 lines that are exempted from the parts-marking requirements because the vehicles are equipped with antitheft devices determined to meet certain statutory criteria pursuant to the statute relating to motor vehicle theft prevention.
Les Entreprises Michel Corbeil Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-7698
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-18
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
DOT Chemical, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-7524
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-14
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Civilian Use of, and Requirements for, the Next Generation of GPS for Automotive Safety
Document Number: 05-7434
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-13
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is working closely with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) in modernizing the Global Positioning System (GPS). In this document, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is requesting comments and information to help us determine the civilian specifications for the next generation of the GPS (GPS III) based on future automotive safety needs that could be enhanced by a modernized GPS.
Insurance Cost Information Regulation
Document Number: 05-7207
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces publication by NHTSA of the 2005 text and data for the annual insurance cost information booklet that all car dealers must make available to prospective purchasers, pursuant to 49 CFR 582.4. This information is intended to assist prospective purchasers in comparing differences in passenger vehicle collision loss experience that could affect auto insurance costs.
Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 05-7205
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on December 10, 2004, Vol.69, No.237, Pages 71871-71872.
Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 05-7204
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on December 10, 2004, Vol.69, No.237, Pages 71871-71872.
Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 05-7203
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on December 10, 2004, Vol. 69, No. 237, Pages 71871-71872.
Petition To Modify an Exemption of a Previously Approved Antitheft Device; General Motors Corporation
Document Number: 05-7199
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice grants in full GM's second petition to modify the exemption of the previously approved antitheft device for the Cadillac DeVille vehicle line beginning with model year (MY) 2006. This notice also acknowledges GM's notification that the nameplate for the Cadillac DeVille vehicle line will be changed to Cadillac DTS beginning with the 2006 model year. NHTSA is granting GM's petition to modify the exemption because it has determined that, based on substantial evidence provided by GM, that the modified antitheft device described in GM's petition is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-making requirements.
Porsche Cars North America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-7198
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems; Controls and Displays
Document Number: 05-6741
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-08
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule establishes a new Federal motor vehicle safety standard (FMVSS) requiring installation of a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) capable of detecting when one or more of a vehicle's tires is significantly under-inflated. This final rule responds to a mandate in the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation (TREAD) Act. This final rule requires installation in all new light vehicles of a TPMS capable of detecting when one or more of the vehicle's tires, up to all four tires, is 25 percent or more below the manufacturer's recommended inflation pressure (placard pressure) or a minimum activation pressure specified in the standard, whichever is higher.
Motor Vehicle Safety; Disposition of Recalled Tires
Document Number: 05-6471
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-01
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document responds to the Rubber Manufacturers Association's (RMA) September 27, 2004 petition for reconsideration of the August 13, 2004 final rule addressing the disposal of recalled tires. RMA requested that NHTSA reconsider a statement in the preamble to the final rule that Section 7 of the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation (TREAD) Act prohibits the use of recalled tires in the construction of landfills. NHTSA has decided that the TREAD Act does not prohibit the use of recalled tires in landfill construction.