National Highway Traffic Safety Administration August 30, 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Seat Belt Assemblies
Document Number: E6-14479
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document responds to three petitions for reconsideration of our August 2005 final rule amending the Federal motor vehicle safety standard for seat belt assemblies. The amendments redefined and clarified certain requirements and established a new test methodology for emergency-locking retractors. The petitions for reconsideration requested that the agency adopt additional amendments. The petitions are granted in part and denied in part, and, through this document, we are amending the standard accordingly.
Guidelines for Impaired Driving Records Information Systems
Document Number: E6-14463
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice sets forth guidelines on the types and formats of data that States should collect relating to drivers who are arrested or convicted for violation of laws prohibiting the impaired operation of motor vehicles, as directed by Section 2007(c) of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU).
Annual List of Defect and Noncompliance Decisions Affecting Nonconforming Imported Vehicles
Document Number: E6-14459
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document contains a list of vehicles recalled by their manufacturers during Calendar Year 2005 (January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005) to correct a safety-related defect or a noncompliance with an applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standard (FMVSS). The listed vehicles are those that NHTSA has decided are substantially similar to vehicles imported into the United States that were not originally manufactured and certified to conform to all applicable FMVSS. The registered importers of those nonconforming vehicles are required to provide their owners with notification of, and a remedy for, the defects or noncompliances for which the listed vehicles were recalled.
Denial of Petition for Compliance Investigation
Document Number: E6-14458
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice sets forth the reasons for the denial of a petition submitted to NHTSA under 49 U.S.C. 30162 by Safety Analysis and Forensic Engineering. The petition requested that the agency commence an investigation into whether certain Ford Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer vehicles are in compliance with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 216, ``Roof crush resistance.'' After review of the petition and other information submitted by the petitioner and the vehicle manufacturer, NHTSA has concluded that further expenditure of the agency's investigative resources on the issue raised in the petition does not appear warranted. The agency has accordingly denied the petition.