National Highway Traffic Safety Administration March 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E6-4716
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-31
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 January 10, 2006 (71 FR 1583).
Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E6-4682
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-31
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 January 4, 2006.
Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E6-4379
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-27
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 22, 2005 (70 FR 76105).
Denial of Motor Vehicle Defect Petition
Document Number: E6-4309
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-24
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice sets forth the reasons for the denial of a petition submitted by Ms. Elyse Gerber to NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation (ODI), received October 13, 2005, under 49 U.S.C. 30162, requesting that the agency commence a proceeding to determine the existence of a defect related to motor vehicle safety with respect to electrical system shut down on model year (MY) 2000 Mercedes Benz E430 vehicles. After a review of the petition and other information, NHTSA has concluded that further expenditure of the agency's investigative resources on the issues raised by the petition does not appear to be warranted. The agency accordingly has denied the petition. The petition is hereinafter identified as DP05-007.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 06-2838
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-23
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 document with a 60-day comment period was published on November 29, 2005 [70 FR 71601].
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Steering Control Rearward Displacement
Document Number: 06-2836
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-03-23
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On July 28, 2004, NHTSA received a petition for rulemaking from Honda Motor Company Ltd. requesting that the agency amend the applicability of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 204, ``Steering control rearward displacement.'' Specifically, it petitioned to exempt vehicles that already comply with the unbelted frontal barrier crash requirements of FMVSS No. 208, ``Occupant crash protection.'' This notice denies this petition for rulemaking.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Occupant Crash Protection
Document Number: 06-2835
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-03-23
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document denies a petition for rulemaking submitted by Mr. James E. Hofferberth, to amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, ``Occupant crash protection,'' to require automobile manufacturers to place an advisory placard in all passenger automobiles manufactured with both inflatable restraints and seat belts, advising that the seat belts should not be used by pregnant women. We are denying the petition because the requested placard would provide advice that is contrary to the safety of both the mother and the unborn baby.
Continental Tire North America, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E6-4019
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-21
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Pacific Coast Retreaders, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E6-4018
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-21
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E6-3941
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-20
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 22, 2005 [FR Doc. E5-7716 Filed 12-21-05].
Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Motor Theft Prevention Standard; American Suzuki Motor Corporation
Document Number: E6-3533
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-13
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the petition of American Suzuki Motor Corporation, (Suzuki) in accordance with Sec. 543.9(c)(2) of 49 CFR part 543, Exemption from the Theft Prevention Standard, for the Suzuki XL-7 vehicle line. 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.
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E6-3412
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-10
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Decision That Nonconforming 2005 Mercedes Benz Type 463 Short Wheelbase Gelaendewagen Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: E6-3409
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-10
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces a decision by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that certain 2005 Mercedes Benz Type 463 short wheelbase Gelaendewagen multipurpose passenger vehicles 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.
Civil Penalties
Document Number: E6-3307
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-03-09
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes to increase the maximum aggregate civil penalties for violations of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act, as amended. 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. Additionally, this document proposes to codify statutory amendments to our penalty provisions and to make a technical correction to the text of the agency's penalty regulation.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Head Restraints
Document Number: 06-2108
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-09
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document responds, in part, to petitions for reconsideration of the December 2004 final rule amending our head restraints standard. The amended standard contains new requirements applicable to head restraints voluntarily installed in rear outboard designated seating positions. Because of the time constraints faced by vehicle manufacturers in certifying voluntarily installed rear outboard head restraints to the new requirements, we are bifurcating our response. This document addresses those issues we feel are most time sensitive. In particular, we are responding to those petitions asking the agency to delay the application of the new requirements to voluntarily installed rear outboard head restraints. This final rule delays the date on which the manufacturers must comply with the requirements applicable to head restraints voluntarily installed in rear outboard designated seating positions from September 1, 2008 until September 1, 2010. The remaining petitions for reconsideration will be addressed in a separate notice.
Decision That Nonconforming 2000-2001 Audi (8D) A4, S4, and RS4 Passenger Cars, Manufactured From September 1, 1999, Through August 31, 2001, for the European Market, Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: E6-3233
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-08
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces a decision by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that certain 2000-2001 Audi (8D) A4, S4, and RS4 passenger cars, manufactured from September 1, 1999, through August 31, 2001, for the European market, 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 2000-2001 Audi (8D) A4, and S4 passenger cars), and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 1995 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: E6-3231
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-08
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 1995 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 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 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.
Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E6-3220
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-08
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 5, 2005 [70 FR 272501]. This is a request for an extension of an existing collection.
Certification; Importation of Vehicles and Equipment Subject to Federal Safety, Bumper and Theft Prevention Standards; Registered Importers of Vehicles Not Originally Manufactured To Conform to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
Document Number: 06-2003
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-03
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document responds to two petitions for reconsideration of the October 4, 2005 final rule that amended regulations pertaining to the importation by registered importers of motor vehicles that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety, bumper, and theft prevention standards. The petitioners contend that certification to the Theft Prevention Standard can not be accomplished after the original manufacture of a vehicle and object to a provision in the rule that requires registered importers to certify that either the vehicle is not required to comply with the parts marking requirements of the Theft Prevention Standard or that the vehicle complies with those requirements as manufactured or as modified prior to importation. The agency is denying the petitions. This document also denies a petition for an emergency stay by one of the petitioners.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 06-1986
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-03
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 collection and the expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on July 11, 2005 (70 FR 39851-39852).
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: E6-3008
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-02
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 (PRA), 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.
Amendments to Highway Safety Program Guidelines
Document Number: E6-3007
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-02
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document extends the comment period for proposed amendments to six (6) highway safety guidelines published on February 9, 2006 (71 FR 6830). The comment due date was March 13, 2006. In a letter dated February 22, 2006, the Motorcycle Riders Foundation asked NHTSA for an extension of this due date. This document grants that request and extends the comment due date for the proposed highway safety guidelines to March 27, 2006.
Final Decision To Partially Rescind Decision That Nonconforming 1990-1999 Nissan GTS and GTR Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 06-1896
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-01
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces a final decision by NHTSA to partially rescind a prior decision by the agency that 1990-1999 Nissan GTS and GTR passenger cars not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) are eligible for importation into the United States. As a result of this decision, only Nissan R33 model GTS and GTR passenger cars manufactured between January 1996 and June 1998 are eligible for importation. All other model and model year vehicles admissible under the prior decision are no longer eligible for importation. As a consequence, the agency is rescinding vehicle eligibility number VCP-17, which covered vehicles admissible under the prior decision, and issuing vehicle eligibility number VCP-32 to cover only those model and model year Nissan GTS and GTR passenger cars that remain eligible for importation. The rescission will only bar the future importation of the model and model year Nissan GTS and GTR passenger cars that are no longer eligible for importation, and will not affect the status of vehicles that have already been lawfully imported under vehicle eligibility number VCP-17.