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Identification Requirements for Buses Manufactured in Two or More Stages
Document Number: 05-16324
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-18
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes to amend Part 567 to require that, in addition to the vehicle identification number, additional information be recorded on the certification label of each bus manufactured in two or more stages. The information would identify the bus body manufacturer and various vehicle attributes. This document also proposes to add a new Part 584 to require manufacturers of bus bodies for buses manufactured in two or more stages to obtain a manufacturer's identifier and to provide information to NHTSA about the bus bodies manufactured.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Controls, Telltales and Indicators
Document Number: 05-16325
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-17
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In this document, we update our standard regulating motor vehicle controls, telltales and indicators. The standard specifies requirements for the location, identification, and illumination of these items. This rule extends the standard's telltale and indicator requirements to vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 4,536 kg (10,000 pounds) and greater, updates the standard's requirements for multi-function controls and multi-task displays to make the requirements appropriate for advanced systems, and reorganizes the standard to make it easier to read. The standard requires, among other things, that certain controls, telltales and indicators be identified by specified symbols or words. While we proposed to expand the list of items for which specified identification is required, we decided, for purposes of this rule, to include only the items and identification previously specified in this standard or in another of our standards.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Low Speed Vehicles
Document Number: 05-16323
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-17
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule amends the definition of ``low-speed vehicle'' (LSV) in two ways. First, it eliminates the exclusion of trucks from that class of vehicles. Second, it limits the class of LSVs to those vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of less than 1,134 kilograms (2,500 pound).
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Theft Protection
Document Number: 05-16226
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-17
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Our safety standard on theft protection specifies vehicle performance requirements intended to reduce the incidence of crashes resulting from theft and accidental rollaway of motor vehicles. As a result of technological advances in the area of theft protection, the terminology used in the regulatory text of the Standard has become outdated and incompatible with key-locking systems that employ electronic codes to lock and unlock the vehicle, and to enable engine activation. This document proposes to amend and reorganize the regulatory text of the Standard so that it better correlates to modern theft protection technology and reflects the agency's interpretation of the existing requirements. The proposed requirements would not impose any new substantive requirements on vehicle manufacturers.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Bus Emergency Exits and Window Retention and Release
Document Number: 05-16016
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-12
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document responds to petitions for reconsideration of an April 19, 2002 final rule amending Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 217, ``Bus emergency exits and window retention and release.'' That final rule amended the standard to reduce the likelihood that wheelchair securement anchorages will be installed in locations that permit wheelchairs to be secured where they block access to emergency exit doors. Petitioners requested reconsideration of the final rule's use of transverse vertical and horizontal planes to define the area around the side and rear emergency exit doors where wheelchair anchorages may not be located. This request is granted. Petitioners also asked NHTSA to reconsider the ``DO NOT BLOCK'' warning label. This request is denied. This final rule applies to new school buses equipped with wheelchair securement anchorages. Nothing in this final rule requires school buses to be so equipped.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Occupant Crash Protection
Document Number: 05-15957
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document denies a petition for rulemaking to amend the definition of frontal air bag system in Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, ``Occupant crash protection.'' NHTSA has addressed this issue in a recent final rule dated November 19, 2003, and in an interpretation letter dated July 19, 2004.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Fuel System Integrity
Document Number: 05-15691
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-10
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document responds to a petition for reconsideration from DaimlerChrysler Corporation of a final rule relating to the agency's upgrade of rear and side impact tests in Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 301, Fuel System Integrity. Among other matters, that final rule provided manufacturers of vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 2,722 kilograms (6,000 pounds) an additional year of lead time to certify their vehicles to the amended side impact requirements, but did not provide for a phase-in of those requirements for those vehicles. On reconsideration, NHTSA is providing manufacturers of those vehicles a two year phase-in for the side impact requirements. Ninety percent of the vehicles manufactured on or after September 1, 2005 must meet the upgraded side impact requirements, with 100 percent of the vehicles manufactured on or after September 1, 2006 meeting the requirements.
Final Theft Data; Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard
Document Number: 05-15689
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document publishes the final data on thefts of model year (MY) 2003 passenger motor vehicles that occurred in calendar year (CY) 2003. The final 2003 theft data indicate a decrease in the vehicle theft rate experienced in CY/MY 2003. The final theft rate for MY 2003 passenger vehicles stolen in calendar year 2003 (1.84 thefts per thousand vehicles) decreased by 26.1 percent from the theft rate for CY/MY 2002 (2.49 thefts per thousand vehicles) when compared to the theft rate experienced in CY/MY 2002. Publication of these data fulfills NHTSA's statutory obligation to periodically obtain accurate and timely theft data and publish the information for review and comment.
Performance of Advanced Crash Avoidance Systems; Request for Information
Document Number: 05-15614
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-08
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA has received requests asking us to extend the comment period for the notice requesting information and expressions of interest in the research program on the performance of advanced crash avoidance systems. NHTSA is seeking information from all sources for its Advanced Crash Avoidance Technologies Program (ACAT). The ACAT program seeks to determine the safety impact of new and emerging technologies that are intended to help drivers avoid crashes, reduce their severity, and prevent injuries. To provide interested persons additional time to prepare comments, we are extending the end of the comment period from August 18, 2005, to September 30, 2005. This extension will allow interested persons additional time to provide information.
Service of Process on Foreign Manufacturers and Importers
Document Number: 05-15561
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-08
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule amends NHTSA's regulation on service of process on foreign manufacturers and importers to clarify existing regulatory requirements by rephrasing the regulation in a plain language, question and answer format and inserting an appendix containing a suggested designation form for use by foreign manufacturers and their agents. It also will enhance communications between foreign manufacturers and the agency by spelling out existing requirements for providing notice to NHTSA of changes in company name, address and product names, and changing the office to which foreign manufacturers must submit designation and related documents to reflect organizational changes occurring since the regulation was adopted.
Denial of Petition for Import Eligibility for 2003-2004 CF Moto CF125T-2 Motorcycles
Document Number: 05-15481
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-05
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Decision That Nonconforming 1997 Land Rover Defender 90 Multi-Purpose Passenger Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 05-15480
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-05
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces a decision by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that certain 1997 Land Rover Defender 90 multi-purpose passenger vehicles (MPVs) 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 and that were certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards (the U.S. certified version of the 1997 Land Rover Defender 90 MPV), and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 1997 Ford Mustang Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 05-15479
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-05
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 1997 Ford Mustang passenger cars 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 (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 2005 Harley Davidson FX, FL, and XL Motorcycles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 05-15478
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-05
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 2005 Harley Davidson FX, FL, and XL 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 (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.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Child Restraint Systems
Document Number: 05-15268
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-03
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On June 24, 2003, the agency published a final rule mandating, in part, the use of the Hybrid III 6-year-old test dummy in compliance testing under Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 213, Child restraint systems, beginning August 1, 2005. That same rule permitted optional use of the Hybrid III 6-year-old test dummy for compliance testing prior to August 1, 2005. A child restraint manufacturer filed a petition for rulemaking requesting that the date for mandatory use of the Hybrid III 6-year-old test dummy be delayed. The manufacturer stated that such a delay was necessary because of technical issues that have arisen through the use of this new test dummy. In response to this petition, we are permitting use of the Hybrid III 6-year-old test dummy or the Hybrid II 6-year-old test dummy for compliance testing under FMVSS No. 213 until August 1, 2008.
Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 05-15177
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-02
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 an Information Collection Request (ICR) in support of the New Car Assessment Program 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 May 11, 2005 [70 FR 24859, or U.S. DOT Docket Number NHTSA-2005-21068].
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2005 Mercedes Benz Type 463 Short Wheel Base Gelaendewagen Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 05-15064
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces receipt by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of two petitions for a decision that 2005 Mercedes Benz Type 463 Short Wheel Base (SWB) Gelaendewagen Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles (MPVs) 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.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-14982
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-14980
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-14978
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-14975
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Decision That Certain Nonconforming Motor Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 05-14974
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces decisions by NHTSA that certain motor vehicles not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards are eligible for importation into the United States because they are substantially similar to vehicles originally manufactured for importation into and/or sale in the United States and certified by their manufacturers as complying with the safety standards, and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards or because they have safety features that comply with, or are capable of being altered to comply with, all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards.
Procedures for Participating in and Receiving Data From the National Driver Register Problem Driver Pointer System
Document Number: 05-14971
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule amends the agency's National Driver Register (NDR) regulations to implement new reporting requirements mandated by the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 (MCSIA). MCSIA amended the NDR Act to require that a State, before issuing or renewing a motor vehicle operator's license, must verify an individual's eligibility to receive a license through informational checks of both the NDR and the Commercial Driver's License Information System (CDLIS). The final rule amends the NDR regulations to reflect this statutory change. The final rule also provides an updated listing of the NDR reporting codes in the Appendix to reflect the codes that should be implemented by participating States by September 30, 2005. The final rule clarifies that pointer records reported to the NDR must only regard individuals who have been convicted or whose license has been denied, canceled, revoked, or suspended for one of the offenses identified in the Appendix. Finally, the final rule adds a definition for the term ``employers or prospective employers of motor vehicle operators.''
ArvinMeritor, Inc., Denial of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-14863
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-27
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Continental Tire North America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-14856
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-27
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Child Restraint Systems
Document Number: 05-14591
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-25
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of a research report on child restraint labels. The research was conducted in July of 2003. This notice also announces that NHTSA does not plan to conduct further rulemaking on child restraint labels at this time.
Insurer Reporting Requirements; List of Insurers Required to File Reports
Document Number: 05-14139
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-25
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule amends regulations on insurer reporting requirements. The appendices list those passenger motor vehicle insurers that are required to file reports on their motor vehicle theft loss experiences. An insurer included in any of these appendices must file three copies of its report for the 2002 calendar year before October 25, 2005. If the passenger motor vehicle insurers remain listed, they must submit reports by each subsequent October 25.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Occupant Crash Protection
Document Number: 05-14245
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-20
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Our requirements for advanced air bags are being phased in during two stages, the first of which extends over a three-year period from September 1, 2003 to August 31, 2006. The phase-in provides special requirements for limited line manufacturers. These manufacturers are excluded from the first two years of the phase-in but must achieve 100 percent compliance for the third year, i.e., the production year beginning September 1, 2005. To address problems faced by Porsche, we are issuing this interim final rule revising the phase- in for limited line manufacturers so that 95 percent of a manufacturer's vehicles must comply with the advanced air bag requirements during this one-year period instead of 100 percent.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2003-2005 Mercedes Benz SL Class (230) Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 05-14143
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-19
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 2003-2005 Mercedes Benz SL Class (230) passenger cars 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 importation into and 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.
Bridgestone/Firestone North America Tire, LLC. Grant of Application for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-14140
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-19
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Toyota Motor North America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-14109
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-19
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-14108
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-19
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Performance of Advanced Crash Avoidance Systems; Request for Information
Document Number: 05-14107
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-19
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking information from all sources for its Advanced Crash Avoidance Technologies Program (ACAT). The ACAT program seeks to determine the safety impact of new and emerging technologies that are intended to help drivers avoid crashes, reduce the severity, and prevent injuries.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-14035
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Mercedes-Benz USA LLC, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-14034
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
DOT Chemical, Denial of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-14033
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-14032
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Platform Lifts for Motor Vehicles, Platform Lift Installations in Motor Vehicles
Document Number: 05-13960
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-15
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document responds to petitions for reconsideration of the October 1, 2004 final rule (69 FR 58843), which was in response to the initial petitions for reconsideration of the December 27, 2002 final rule (67 FR 79416) that established two new Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSSs); FMVSS No. 403, Platform lift systems for motor vehicles, and FMVSS No. 404, Platform lift installations in motor vehicles. The purpose of these standards is to prevent injuries and fatalities during lift operation. In the October 2004 final rule the agency clarified the applicability of the standards as well as amended the definitions of certain operational functions, the requirements for lift lighting on public lifts, the interlock requirements, compliance procedures for lifts that manually deploy/stow, the environmental resistance requirements, the edge guard requirements, the wheelchair test device specifications, and the location requirements for public lift controls. The agency received petitions for reconsideration of the October 2004 final rule from a school bus manufacturer, a lift interlock/control manufacturer, a vehicle association, a school bus technical council and a dealer's association. The agency is denying the petitioners' request to require interlocks be designed to prevent ``malicious'' release and to place responsibility for lighting requirements under FMVSS No. 403. The request to amend the lighting intensity requirements under FMVSS No. 404 will be addressed in a separate notice as a petition for rulemaking.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment
Document Number: 05-13959
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-15
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On February 12, 2003 NHTSA published a request for comments in the Federal Register (68 FR 7101) regarding Adaptive Frontal-lighting Systems (AFS). The agency noted the automotive industry was introducing Adaptive Frontal-lighting Systems that could actively change the intensity and direction of headlamp illumination in response to changes in vehicle speed or roadway geometry, such as providing more light to the left in a left-hand curve. The agency expressed concern that such headlighting systems may cause additional glare to oncoming drivers, change the easily recognizable and consistent appearance of oncoming vehicles, and have failure modes that may cause glare for long periods of time. The agency stated it was also interested in learning whether these adaptive systems can provide any demonstrated reduction in crash risk during nighttime driving. For reasons discussed in this document, the agency is withdrawing this rulemaking.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Occupant Crash Protection
Document Number: 05-13760
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-13
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA received a letter asking us to extend the comment period for the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to amend the Federal motor vehicle safety standard (FMVSS) for occupant crash protection. The agency has proposed to amend FMVSS No. 208, Occupant crash protection, by establishing a test procedure applicable to vehicles equipped with a child restraint anchorage system, commonly referred to as a ``LATCH'' system, in a front passenger seating position and that comply with advanced air bag requirements through the use of a suppression system. The proposed procedures specify a repeatable, reproducible, and realistic method of attaching child restraints to the LATCH system for the suppression test. To provide interested persons additional time to prepare comments, we are extending the end of the comment period from July 18, 2005, to August 17, 2005. This 30-day extension will allow vehicle manufacturers the appropriate opportunity to review a technical report cited in the NPRM in support of the agency's proposal, and provide more meaningful comments.
Trends in the Static Stability Factor of Passenger Cars, Light Trucks, and Vans Technical Report
Document Number: 05-13714
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-13
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces NHTSA's publication of a technical report evaluating the changes over time in static stability factor in passenger vehicles. The report's title is: Trends in the Static Stability Factor of Passenger Cars, Light Trucks, and Vans.
Anthropomorphic Test Devices; Hybrid III-10 Year Old Child Test Dummy
Document Number: 05-13659
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-13
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Today's NPRM proposes specifications and qualification requirements for the new test dummy that is representative of a 10- year-old child. NHTSA plans to use the new 10-year-old child test dummy to test child restraints under Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 213 and in other applications. The dummy has the capability to be placed in a slouched posture, which allows the evaluation of vehicle belt systems under real world occupant conditions.
Graco Children's Products Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-13655
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-12
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; General Motors Corporation
Document Number: 05-13654
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-12
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the petition of General Motors Corporation (GM) for an exemption of a high-theft line, the Chevrolet Cobalt, from the parts-marking requirements of the Federal Motor 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 Theft Prevention Standard.
Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; DaimlerChrysler
Document Number: 05-13652
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-12
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the petition of DaimlerChrysler Corporation, (DaimlerChrysler) for an exemption of a high-theft line, the Jeep Liberty, from the parts-marking requirements of the Federal Motor 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 Theft Prevention Standard.
Truck-Camper Loading; Correction
Document Number: 05-13651
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-12
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On July 12, 1996, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a final rule that rescinded Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 126, Truck-camper loading, and combined its provisions with 49 CFR 575.103, Truck-camper loading. When combining these two regulations, NHTSA inadvertently changed a cross reference so that it refers to only one of five information requirements, instead of all five as it had previously. This document corrects that error.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Glazing Materials
Document Number: 05-13248
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-12
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA published a final rule in July 2003 that updated the Federal motor vehicle safety standard on glazing materials. The agency received several petitions for reconsideration of the rule, and has published documents that have delayed the rule's effective date. Today's document completes the response to the petitions by amending provisions on shade band requirements; by providing a compliance option to certain aftermarket glazing materials; by delaying the compliance date of the rule for motor vehicle manufacturers by two months so that they can deplete glazing inventories; and by correcting several provisions of the rule.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 05-13509
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
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 one collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Spyker Automobielen B.V.; Grant of Application for a Temporary Exemption From Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards No. 108, and 208; and Part 581 Bumper Standard
Document Number: 05-13250
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-06
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice grants the Spyker Automobielen B.V. (``Spyker'') application for a temporary exemption from the requirements of S4.1.5.3 and S14 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, Occupant crash protection, and Part 581 Bumper Standard. This notice also partially grants the Spyker application for a temporary exemption from FMVSS No. 108, Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment. The exemptions apply to the Spyker C8 vehicle line. In accordance with 49 CFR Part 555, the basis for the grant is that compliance would cause substantial economic hardship to a manufacturer that has tried in good faith to comply with the standard.\1\ While the exemption from FMVSS No. 208 and Part 581 will be effective for a period of three years, the exemption from FMVSS No. 108 is limited to the first 10 Spyker C8 vehicles imported and sold in the United States.
Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports Defect and Noncompliance Notification
Document Number: 05-13249
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-06
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document responds to petitions for reconsideration of the June 23, 2004 dealer notification rule that amended several provisions of agency regulations on notifications by manufacturers of motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment to dealers and distributors when they or NHTSA decide that vehicles or equipment contain a defect related to motor vehicle safety or do not comply with a Federal motor vehicle safety standard.