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Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Transmission Shift Position Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect
Document Number: 05-13062
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document amends the starter interlock requirements of our safety standard on transmission shift position sequence, starter interlock, and transmission braking effect to clarify how the requirements apply to vehicles incorporating emerging technologies. The amendment is intended to facilitate the development of propulsion systems that conserve energy and reduce emissions by stopping the engine (internal combustion engine) when it is not needed. It is also intended to minimize the possibility of crashes in which a driver has mis-shifted into a forward or reverse gear and would be unprepared for the direction of motion by the vehicle when the engine restarts.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Hydraulic and Electric Brake Systems
Document Number: 05-12880
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document amends the Federal motor vehicle safety standard on hydraulic and electric brake systems to extend the current minimum performance requirements and associated test procedures for parking brake systems to all multipurpose passenger vehicles (MPVs), buses and trucks with gross vehicle weight ratings (GVWR) greater than 10,000 pounds (4,536 kilograms) equipped with hydraulic or electric brake systems. Currently, the only vehicles with GVWRs greater than 10,000 pounds to which the standard's parking brake requirements apply are school buses. The agency concludes that it is in the interest of safety to require all MPVs, buses and trucks with GVWRs over 10,000 pounds to have parking brakes that meet the performance requirements currently applicable to heavy school buses.
General Motors Corporation, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-12876
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Child Restraint Systems
Document Number: 05-12875
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 213, ``Child restraint systems,'' requires that the webbing of child restraints must not lose more than a specified percentage of its original breaking strength as a result of being exposed to certain adverse conditions. The standard currently does not specify a minimum breaking strength for the unexposed webbing. This document proposes such a minimum, as well as a minimum breaking strength requirement for the exposed webbing. It also makes clearer in the text of FMVSS No. 213 that the heavier of two weights specified in the standard is used to abrade the webbing used to attach child restraint systems to the child restraint anchorages located in a vehicle.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Designated Seating Positions and Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages
Document Number: 05-12240
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
We are proposing to amend the definition of ``designated seating position'' in the Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSSs), and to establish a new procedure for determining the number of designated seating positions on bench and split bench seats. This document also proposes to apply that procedure to all types of vehicles, regardless of weight, and eliminate the existing exclusion for temporary or folding jump seats. The proposed rule would also revise test procedures for seat belt anchorage requirements so that they are suitable for side-facing, temporary or folding jump seats. NHTSA's goal in proposing these amendments is to improve the objectivity of the ``designated seating position'' definition and thereby facilitate efforts of the agency to ensure that the number of designated seating positions and occupant restraint systems in a vehicle is representative of real world occupancy. The proposed rule would also revise the general incorporation by reference provision for the FMVSSs by providing a centralized index of all matters therein incorporated by reference.
Coupled Products, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-12115
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-21
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Vehicle Safety Hotline; Technical Amendment
Document Number: 05-12114
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-21
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document contains technical amendments to Part 571, Federal motor vehicle safety standards; Part 575, Consumer information; Part 577, Defect and noncompliance notification; and Part 582, Insurance cost information regulation. Specifically, we are updating the telephone number that should be used to reach NHTSA's Vehicle Safety Hotline, and adding our web address. This amendment updates the pertinent contact information without making any substantive changes to our regulations.
Two- and Three-Wheeled Vehicles
Document Number: 05-11764
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-15
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document sets forth a draft interpretation concerning whether certain two- and three-wheeled vehicles are ``motor vehicles'' and thus subject to the Federal motor vehicle safety standards and to other vehicle safety requirements. Physical characteristics previously relied upon by the agency are no longer reliable determinants of whether a two- or three-wheeled vehicle is a ``motor vehicle.'' Additionally, the vehicles that were the subject of past agency interpretations are no longer representative of the two- and three- wheeled vehicles on the market today. For these reasons, and because vehicle designs continue to change and proliferate, manufacturers, importers, and import specialists from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Customs) are requesting interpretations from NHTSA as to whether various two- and three-wheeled vehicles are ``motor vehicles.'' This document would address the issues raised in those types of requests.
Equistar Chemicals, LP, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-11428
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-09
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Les Entreprises Michel Corbeil Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-11427
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-09
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2005 Smart Car Passion, Pulse, and Pure (Coupe and Cabriolet) Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 05-11009
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-03
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 Smart Car Passion, Pulse, and Pure (coupe and cabriolet) 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 they have safety features that comply with, or are capable of being altered to comply with, all such standards.
Porsche Cars North America, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-10786
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-02
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Mercedes-Benz USA LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-10785
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-02
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Coupled Products, Inc., Grant of Appeal of Decision on Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-10784
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-02
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Bridgestone/Firestone North America Tire, LLC. Denial of Application for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-10722
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-31
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Insurer Reporting Requirements; Reports Under 49 U.S.C. on Section 33112(c)
Document Number: 05-10695
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-31
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces publication by NHTSA of the annual insurer report on motor vehicle theft for the 2000 reporting year. Section 33112(h) of Title 49 of the U.S. Code, requires this information to be compiled periodically and published by the agency in a form that will be helpful to the public, the law enforcement community, and Congress. As required by section 33112(c), this report provides information on theft and recovery of vehicles; rating rules and plans used by motor vehicle insurers to reduce premiums due to a reduction in motor vehicle thefts; and actions taken by insurers to assist in deterring thefts.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-10689
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-31
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-10688
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-31
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-10687
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-31
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Civil Penalties
Document Number: 05-10366
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-05-25
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes to increase the maximum aggregate civil penalties for violations of statutes and regulations administered by NHTSA pertaining to odometer tampering and disclosure requirements and for vehicle theft protection violations. This action would be taken pursuant to the Federal Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, which requires us to review and, as warranted, adjust penalties based on inflation at least every four years.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 1991 Mercedes Benz 560 SEL Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 05-10365
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-25
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 1991 Mercedes Benz 560 SEL 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.
Frontal New Car Assessment Program
Document Number: 05-10049
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-24
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation (TREAD) Act required that a safety rating for child restraints be established to provide practicable, readily understandable, and timely information to consumers. In addition, the TREAD Act directed the Secretary of Transportation to consider placing child restraints in the rear seat of vehicles crash-tested under NCAP. In response to this mandate, NHTSA established a consumer information program for add-on child restraints based on their ease of use, and announced that it would perform two pilot programs to gather additional information about other aspects of child passenger safety. One pilot program would subject child restraints to a 48 km/h (30 mph) sled test. This program focused on the protection provided by the child restraint. The second pilot program placed child restraints in the rear seat of vehicles in frontal NCAP tests. This program focused on the protection the vehicle provided to properly restrained children. Based on the data collected from both pilot programs, the agency has decided not to implement a dynamic child restraint system (CRS) rating based on sled tests, and to continue collecting data from NCAP frontal crash tests to resolve some outstanding technical issues and to gather additional data on the Hybrid III 6-year-old and 10-year-old child dummies. In addition, the agency will develop a better understanding of the real world data and its relationship to NCAP child results. The agency will make a decision on the merits of a vehicle child protection rating in conjunction with any possible revisions to the frontal testing program, which the agency is currently evaluating. Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all submissions received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the petition (or signing the petition, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000, (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477-78) or you may visit http://dms.dot.gov.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Denial of Petition for Rulemaking
Document Number: 05-10136
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-05-23
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Based on the agency's evaluation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) denies a petition for rulemaking from Mercedes-Benz to amend the Federal lighting standard to permit the use of optional use of stoplamps that would flash under higher levels of deceleration. Mercedes-Benz has not demonstrated that this manufacturer-installed option would result in reduced crashes. NHTSA is denying the petition because it would take away from NHTSA the ability to use a potentially valuable rear signal for a higher safety purpose sometime in the future. NHTSA concludes that it would require more in- depth information than provided on the safety benefit of any such change before it would initiate a rulemaking on what rear signal lamp performance changes are appropriate or necessary to reduce the incidence or rear-end crashes.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
Document Number: 05-9989
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-05-19
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document denies a petition from the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) to conduct rulemaking to amend the Federal motor vehicle safety standard on tire selection and rims to require manufacturers of new motor vehicles to establish a recommended cold inflation pressure (placard pressure) for their vehicles using a tire pressure reserve. The tire pressure reserve would be based on the minimum pressure the RMA believes is necessary to support the vehicle's maximum load at the activation pressure of the installed tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). The agency has decided to deny the petition because neither the RMA's nor the agency's data demonstrate a safety need for such a requirement.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Occupant Crash Protection
Document Number: 05-9924
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-05-19
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This NPRM would amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208, Occupant crash protection, by proposing test procedures applicable to vehicles that have 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. Beginning September 1, 2006, these vehicles must suppress the air bag in the presence of a child restraint system that is attached to the vehicle's LATCH system. The procedures proposed in this document specify a repeatable, reproducible, and realistic method of attaching child restraints to the LATCH system for the suppression test.
Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard
Document Number: 05-9708
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-19
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule responds to petitions for reconsideration of the agency's newly expanded parts marking requirements. The Anti Car Theft Act of 1992 required NHTSA to conduct a rulemaking to extend the parts marking requirements to below median theft rate passenger cars and multipurpose passenger vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 6,000 pounds or less, unless the Attorney General found that such a requirement would not substantially inhibit chop shop operations and motor vehicle thefts. The Attorney General did not make such a finding. Accordingly, in a final rule published in April 2004, NHTSA extended parts marking requirements to these vehicles. This document responds to petitions for reconsideration of the April 2004 final rule. Specifically, we are amending our procedures in order to begin processing parts marking exemption petitions prior to the effective date, and we are phasing-in the new requirements over a two-year period.
Subaru of America, Inc., Notice of Grant of Application for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-9919
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-18
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
ArvinMeritor, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-9741
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-17
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Morgan Motor Company Limited Grant of Application for a Temporary Exemption From Part 581 Bumper Standard
Document Number: 05-9707
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-16
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice grants the Morgan Motor Company Limited (``Morgan'') application for a temporary exemption from Part 581 Bumper Standard. 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\
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Tires
Document Number: 05-9706
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-16
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Federal motor vehicle safety standard (FMVSS) No. 109, New pneumatic tires, specifies performance requirements for certain types of passenger car tires. Three paragraphs of regulatory text related to tire testing procedures have been inadvertently removed through administrative error. This document corrects this inadvertent removal.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 05-9392
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-11
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.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 05-9391
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-11
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 reinstatement of previously approved collections. This document describes one collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Century Products, Inc.; Appeal of Denial of Application for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-9390
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Century Products, a Division of Graco Children's Products, Inc. (``Century Products'' and ``Graco''), of Macedonia, Ohio, has appealed a decision by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that denied Century Products' application that its noncompliance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 213, ``Child restraint systems,'' be deemed inconsequential as it relates to safety. This notice of receipt of Century Products' appeal is published in accordance with NHTSA regulations (49 CFR 556.5 and 556.7) and does not represent any agency decision or other exercise of judgment concerning the merits of the appeal. Dates: Comments must be received no later than June 10, 2005. Addresses: You may submit comments identified by the DOT DMS docket number assigned this notice and listed above, by any of the following methods: Web site: http://dms.dot.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the DOT electronic docket site. Fax: (202) 493-2251. Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL-401, Washington, DC 20590-001. Hand Delivery: Room PL-401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and docket number or Regulatory Identification Number (RIN) for this rulemaking. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http://dms.dot.gov, including any personal information provided. You may review DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477-78) or you may visit http://dms.dot.gov. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http://dms.dot.gov at any time or to Room PL- 401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 am and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. For Further Information Contact: For non-legal issues, you may contact Mike Huntley, Office of Crashworthiness Standards, at (202) 366-0029, and fax him at (202) 493-2739. For legal issues, you may contact Christopher Calamita, Office of Chief Counsel, at (202) 366-2992, and fax him at (202) 366-3820. You may send mail to these officials at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh St., SW., Washington, DC 20590. Supplementary Information: Paragraph S5.1.1 of FMVSS No. 213 states that when a child restraint system is tested in accordance with S6.1, it shall ``[e]xhibit no complete separation of any load bearing structural element and no partial separation exposing either surfaces with a radius of less than \1/4\ inch or surfaces with protrusions greater than \3/8\ inch above the immediate adjacent surrounding contactable surface of any structural element of the system.'' A ``contactable surface'' is defined in S4 as ``any child restraint system surface (other than that of a belt, belt buckle, or belt adjustment hardware) that may contact any part of the head or torso of the appropriate test dummy, specified in S7, when a child restraint system is tested in accordance with S6.1.'' Century Products determined that as many as 185,175 child restraints fail to comply with FMVSS No. 213, and filed appropriate reports pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, ``Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.'' Century Products also applied to be exempted from the notification and remedy requirements of 49 U.S.C. Chapter 301``Motor Vehicle Safety'' on the basis that the noncompliance is inconsequential to safety. Notice of receipt of the application was published in the Federal Register on May 17, 2002 (67 FR 35188). On October 24, 2003, NHTSA published a notice in the Federal Register denying Century Products' application (Docket No. NHTSA-02-12087, Notice 2; 68 FR 61037; October 24, 2003), stating in part:
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 05-9205
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-09
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 August 19, 2004 (69 FR 51544-51545).
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 05-9170
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-09
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice solicits public comments on continuation of the requirements for the collection of information on safety standards. 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 on seven Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSSs) and one regulation, for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. The information collection pertains to requirements that specify certain safety precautions regarding items of motor vehicle equipment must appear in the vehicle owner's manual.
IC Corporation, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-9169
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-09
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Vehicle Identification Number Requirements; Technical Amendment
Document Number: 05-9140
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-06
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document contains a technical amendment to the agency's Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) requirements. The amendment clarifies the definition of ``model year'' included in that regulation.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
Document Number: 05-9139
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-05-06
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document denies a petition for rulemaking submitted by the Fire Equipment Manufacturers Association (FEMA) to require all new light duty trucks to be equipped with fire extinguishers.
Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 05-9122
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-06
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 June 16, 2004 at Vol. 69, No. 115, p. 33693-94.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS); Small Business Impacts of Motor Vehicle Safety
Document Number: 05-8827
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-05-04
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) seeks comments on the economic impact of its regulations on small entities. As required by Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, we are attempting to identify rules that may have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. We also request comments on ways to make these regulations easier to read and understand. The focus of this notice is rules that specifically relate to passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, buses, trailers, incomplete vehicles, motorcycles, and motor vehicle equipment.
Graco Children's Products Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-8821
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-04
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
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.