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Petition for Exemption From the Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Ford Motor Company
Document Number: E6-14583
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-01
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the petition of Ford Motor Company, (Ford) in accordance with 49 CFR Part 543, Exemption from the Theft Prevention Standard, for the Five Hundred vehicle line beginning with model year (MY) 2007. 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.
Reporting of Early Warning Information
Document Number: E6-14580
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-09-01
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes amendments to certain provisions of the early warning reporting rule published pursuant to the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation (TREAD) Act. This document proposes to modify and clarify some of the manufacturers' reporting requirements under the rule. It would identify a subclass of field reports referred to as product evaluation reports and eliminate the requirement that manufacturers submit copies of them to the agency, revise the definition of fire, modify reporting relating to fuel systems on medium-heavy vehicles and buses, and limit the time period for required updates to a few data elements in reports of deaths and injuries.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Occupant Crash Protection
Document Number: 06-7225
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-31
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In this document, NHTSA is amending its safety standard on occupant crash protection to establish the same 56 km/h (35 mph) maximum speed for frontal barrier crash tests using belted 5th percentile adult female test dummies as we previously adopted for tests using belted 50th percentile adult male dummies. The agency is adopting this amendment to help improve crash protection for small statured occupants. The new requirement is phased-in in a manner similar to the phase-in for the 56 km/h (35 mph) maximum speed test requirement using the 50th percentile adult male dummy, but beginning 2 years later, i.e., September 1, 2009.
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.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Occupant Protection in Interior Impact
Document Number: E6-14259
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Our safety standard on occupant protection in interior impact requires, in part, that light vehicles provide head protection when an occupant's head strikes upper interior components, such as pillars, side rails, headers, and the roof during a crash. While these requirements already apply to most vehicles, the compliance date for altered vehicles and vehicles built in two or more stages is September 1, 2006. In April 2006, we responded to two petitions for rulemaking by proposing certain amendments to the head protection requirements as they apply to these vehicles. We also proposed to delay the compliance date of the requirements for these vehicles until September 1, 2008. Given the short period of time until the current September 1, 2006 compliance date, and as a partial step toward completing action on the April 2006 proposal, we are, by this final rule, delaying the compliance date for one year. This will give us time to fully analyze the comments and reach a decision on other aspects of the proposal, including the proposed additional delay in the compliance date.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Occupant Crash Protection
Document Number: E6-14256
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the current version of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, vehicles that are manufactured on or after September 1, 2006, are certified to the suppression requirements and have a child restraint anchorage system, commonly referred to as a Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children or ``LATCH'' system, in the right front passenger seating position must suppress the air bag for that position when a child restraint is installed at that position with the LATCH system. However, the standard does not yet specify detailed procedures for installing that type of child restraint in order to conduct the suppression test. In a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published May 19, 2005, NHTSA proposed the needed installation procedures and proposed an effective date for the final rule following the NPRM. The agency anticipated in the NPRM that a final rule would be issued by September 1, 2006, that provided sufficient leadtime for vehicles to meet the suppression requirements with LATCH-equipped child restraints. Because we have not completed our response to the comments to the NPRM, this final rule delays, for one year, the compliance date of the requirement for vehicles to meet the air bag suppression requirement with LATCH-equipped child restraints. This delay allows us additional time to publish our final action on the rulemaking.
SS II of America, Inc.; Receipt of Application for a Temporary Exemption From the Air Bag Requirements of FMVSS No. 208
Document Number: E6-14261
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures in 49 CFR part 555, SS II of America, Inc. (SS II) has petitioned the agency for a temporary exemption from the air bag requirements of FMVSS No. 208. The basis for the application is that compliance would cause substantial economic hardship to a manufacturer that has tried in good faith to comply with the standard.\1\
YES! Sportscars; Receipt of Application for a Temporary Exemption From the Advanced Air Bag Requirements of FMVSS No. 208
Document Number: E6-14252
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures in 49 CFR part 555, YES! Sportscars has petitioned the agency for a temporary exemption from certain advanced air bag requirements of FMVSS No. 208. The basis for the application is that compliance would cause substantial economic hardship to a manufacturer that has tried in good faith to comply with the standard.\1\
Koenigsegg Automotive AB; Receipt of Application for a Temporary Exemption From Headlamp Requirements of FMVSS No. 108; Advanced Air Bag Requirements of FMVSS No. 208; and Bumper Standard of Part 581
Document Number: E6-14247
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures in 49 CFR part 555, Koenigsegg Automotive AB (``Koenigsegg'') has petitioned the agency for a temporary exemption from certain head lighting requirements of FMVSS No. 108, advanced air bag requirements of FMVSS No. 208, and bumper standard requirements of 49 CFR part 581. The basis for the application is that compliance would cause substantial economic hardship to a manufacturer that has tried in good faith to comply with the standard.\1\
Event Data Recorders
Document Number: 06-7094
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule specifies uniform requirements for the accuracy, collection, storage, survivability, and retrievability of onboard motor vehicle crash event data in passenger cars and other light vehicles equipped with event data recorders (EDRs). This final rule responds to the growing practice in the motor vehicle industry of voluntarily installing EDRs in an increasing number of light vehicles. This final rule is intended to standardize the data obtained through EDRs so that such data may be put to the most effective future use and to ensure that EDR infrastructure develops in such a way as to speed medical assistance through providing a foundation for automatic crash notification (ACN). This final regulation: requires that the EDRs installed in light vehicles record a minimum set of specified data elements; standardizes the format in which those data are recorded; helps to ensure the crash survivability of an EDR and its data by requiring that the EDR function during and after the front and side vehicle crash tests specified in two Federal motor vehicle safety standards; and requires vehicle manufacturers to ensure the commercial availability of the tools necessary to enable crash investigators to retrieve data from the EDR. In addition, to ensure public awareness of EDRs, the regulation also requires vehicle manufacturers to include a standardized statement in the owner's manual indicating that the vehicle is equipped with an EDR and describing the functions and capabilities of EDRs. This final rule for standardization of EDR data will ensure that EDRs record, in a readily usable manner, the data necessary for ACN, effective crash investigations, and analysis of safety equipment performance. Standardization of EDR data will facilitate development of ACN, e-911, and similar systems, which could lead to future safety enhancements. In addition, analysis of EDR data can contribute to safer vehicle designs and a better understanding of the circumstances and causation of crashes and injuries.
Exemptions From Average Fuel Economy Standards; Passenger Automobile Average Fuel Economy Standards
Document Number: E6-13957
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-08-23
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This proposed decision responds to a petition filed by Spyker Automobielen B.V. (Spyker) requesting that it be exempted from the generally applicable average fuel economy standard of 27.5 miles per gallon (mpg) for model years 2006 and 2007, and that, for Spyker, lower alternative standards be established. In this document, NHTSA proposes that the requested exemption be granted to Spyker and that alternative standards of 18.9 mpg be established for MY's 2006 and 2007.
Continental Tire North America, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E6-13778
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-21
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Morgan Motor Company Limited; Receipt of Application for a Temporary Exemption From Air Bag Provisions of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208
Document Number: E6-13314
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-15
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures of 49 CFR Part 555, Morgan Motor Company, Limited (Morgan) has applied for a Temporary Exemption from the air bag requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, ``Occupant Crash Protection,'' for the Morgan ``traditional roadster.'' The basis of the application is that compliance would cause substantial economic hardship to a manufacturer that has tried in good faith to comply with the standard. We are publishing this notice of receipt of the application in accordance with the requirements of 49 U.S.C. 30113(b)(2), and have made no judgment on the merits of the application.
Denial of Petition Regarding 49 CFR Part 572, Subpart O, Hybrid III Fifth Percentile Small Adult Female Crash Test Dummy
Document Number: E6-12975
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-09
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document denies a petition submitted by First Technology Safety Systems (FTSS) on December 30, 2002. The petition asked the agency to revise drawing dimensions for the Hybrid III 5th Female (HIII-5F) chest jacket to reflect the physical part manufactured by FTSS. FTSS did not provide any data showing that these slight dimensional differences would affect the dummy's performance, nor did FTSS provide any justification for changing NHTSA's drawing specifications in CFR Section 49, Part 572 Subpart O drawings to FTSS's suggested specifications. Revising the Agency's drawing specifications to FTSS's suggested specifications appears to provide little to no benefit. Furthermore, FTSS did not claim they are unable to meet NHTSA's current drawing specifications. Accordingly, the agency finds no basis to revise the drawings as requested by FTSS.
Foreign Tire Sales, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E6-12879
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-08
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Fulmer Helmets, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E6-12878
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-08
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 1998 Bentley Azure (Left-Hand and Right-Hand Drive) Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: E6-12846
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-08
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 1998 Bentley Azure (left-hand and right-hand drive) 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.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2004 Mercedes Benz Maybach Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: E6-12845
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-08
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 2004 Mercedes Benz Maybach 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.
Announcing the Fifteenth Public Meeting of the Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network (CIREN)
Document Number: E6-12662
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-08-04
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the Fifteenth Public Meeting of members of the Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network. CIREN is a collaborative effort to conduct research on crashes and injuries at eight Level 1 Trauma Centers linked by a computer network. Researchers can review data and share expertise, which could lead to a better understanding of crash injury mechanisms and the design of safer vehicles. Seven presentations on current research based on CIREN cases will be presented. The agenda will be posted to the CIREN Web site http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/departments/nrd-50/ciren/CIREN.h tml three weeks prior to the meeting. Date and Time: The meeting is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20th, 2006. This meeting will be hosted by the Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) CIREN Center.
Schedule of Fees Authorized by 49 U.S.C. 30141
Document Number: E6-12497
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-03
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document adopts fees for Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 and until further notice, as authorized by 49 U.S.C. 30141, relating to the registration of importers and the importation of motor vehicles not certified as conforming to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). These fees are needed to maintain the registered importer (RI) program. We are decreasing the fees for the registration of a new RI from $830 to $677 and the annual fee for renewing an existing registration from $745 to $570. These fees include the costs of maintaining the RI program. The fee required to reimburse the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Customs) for conformance bond processing costs will increase from $9.30 to $9.77 per bond. We are also increasing the fees assessed against the importer of each vehicle covered by the decision to grant import eligibility. For vehicles determined eligible based on their substantial similarity to a U.S. certified vehicle, the fee is increased from $150 to $208. For vehicles determined eligible based on their capability of being modified to comply with all applicable FMVSS, the fee is increased from $150 to $208. In the event that a petitioner requests an inspection of a vehicle, the fee for such an inspection will remain $827 for vehicles that are the subject of either type of petition. The fee that an RI must pay as a processing cost for review of each conformity package that it submits to NHTSA will decrease to $13 from $18 per certificate. If the vehicle has been entered electronically with Customs through the Automated Broker Interface (ABI) and the registered importer has an e-mail address, the fee for processing the conformity package will continue to be $6, provided the fee is paid by credit card. However, if NHTSA finds that the information in the entry or the conformity package is incorrect, the processing fee will be $48, representing no change from the fee that is currently charged when there are one or more errors in the ABI entry or omissions in the statement of conformity.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: E6-11742
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-24
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Department of Transportation has submitted the following emergency processing public information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). This notice announces that the Information Collection Requested 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 its expected burden. Comments should be directed to the Office of Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725-17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention NHTSA Desk Officer.
Decision That Nonconforming 2002 Through 2004 Smart Car Fortwo Coupe and Cabriolet (Including Trim Levels Passion, Pulse and Pure) Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: E6-11634
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-21
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the decision by NHTSA that 2002 through 2004 Smart Car Fortwo Coupe and Cabriolet (including trim levels Passion, Pulse and Pure) passenger cars 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.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 1999-2006 Suzuki GXS1300R Motorcycles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: E6-11484
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-19
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 1999-2006 Suzuki GXS1300R 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 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.
Motorcyclist Safety Grant Program
Document Number: 06-6354
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-19
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule implements the Motorcyclist Safety grant program authorized under section 2010 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) for fiscal years 2006 through 2009. Eligibility for the section 2010 grants is based on six statutorily-specified grant criteria. To receive an initial section 2010 grant, a State must demonstrate compliance with at least one of the six grant criteria. To receive a grant in subsequent fiscal years, a State must demonstrate compliance with at least two of the six grant criteria. This final rule establishes the requirements a State must meet and the procedures it must follow to receive a section 2010 Motorcyclist Safety grant, beginning in fiscal year 2006.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
Document Number: E6-11136
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-07-14
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document denies a petition for rulemaking and defect determinations submitted by Mr. James E. Hofferberth to prevent the installation by States of seat belts in large school buses and declare school buses equipped with seat belts to be safety defects. After reviewing the petition, NHTSA concludes that there is no justification for changing its longstanding position that States may require seat belts at passenger seating positions in large public school buses. We also conclude that there is no basis to declare that school buses equipped with seat belts have safety-related defects, or to recall existing school buses installed with seat belts. The petitioner did not provide any data that NHTSA has not considered in the past.
Tire Identification and Recordkeeping; Correction
Document Number: E6-10893
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-12
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In order to facilitate notification to consumers of defective or nonconforming tires, our tire recordkeeping regulation sets forth, among other things, the methods by which independent tire dealers and distributors record, on standard registration forms, their names and addresses and the identification number of the tires sold to consumers, and provide these forms to the consumers for reporting their names to the tire manufacturers. One of the figures related to tire registration forms had been inadvertently deleted through an administrative error. This document corrects this inadvertent removal.
Automobili Lamborghini SpA; Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. and Bugatti Engineering GmbH; Group Lotus Plc; Morgan Motor Company Limited; Maserati Receipt of Applications for a Temporary Exemption From Advanced Air Bag Requirements of FMVSS No. 208
Document Number: E6-10892
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-12
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures in 49 CFR part 555, Automobili Lamborghini SpA (``Lamborghini''); Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. and Bugatti Engineering GmbH (collectively, ``Bugatti''); Group Lotus Plc (``Lotus''); Morgan Motor Company Limited (``Morgan''); and Maserati SpA (``Maserati'') have separately petitioned the agency for a Temporary Exemption from certain advanced air bag requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, Occupant crash protection. The basis for each application is that compliance would cause substantial economic hardship to a manufacturer that has tried in good faith to comply with the standard.\1\
Saleen, Inc.; Receipt of Application for a Temporary Exemption From Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208
Document Number: E6-10891
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-12
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures of 49 CFR part 555, Saleen, Inc. (Saleen) has applied for an extension of a Temporary Exemption from the automatic restraint requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, Occupant Crash Protection, and an additional exemption from the advanced air bag requirements of that standard, both for the Saleen S7. The basis of the application is that compliance would cause substantial economic hardship to a manufacturer that has tried in good faith to comply with the standard.\1\
Pilkington Glass of Canada Ltd., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E6-10763
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Highway Safety Programs; Model Specifications for Devices To Measure Breath Alcohol
Document Number: E6-10258
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice amends the Conforming Products List published in 2004 (69 FR 42237) for instruments that conform to the Model Specifications for Evidential Breath Testing Devices (58 FR 48705).
Toyota Motor North America, Inc., Denial of Appeal of Decision on Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E6-10179
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Proposed Guidelines for Impaired Driving Records Information Systems Section 2007(c) Implementing Guidelines
Document Number: 06-5844
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice sets forth proposed 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).
Decision That Certain Nonconforming Motor Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: E6-10061
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-27
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.
Vehicle Safety Hotline; Child Restraint Systems; Technical Amendment
Document Number: E6-9582
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-21
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On June 21, 2005, NHTSA published a final rule that made technical amendments to several regulations that reference NHTSA's Vehicle Safety Hotline telephone number. The rule updated the Hotline telephone number and added our Web address to the information that NHTSA requires manufacturers and dealers to provide consumers. The effective date for those amendments to Part 571, Federal motor vehicle safety standards, Part 575, Consumer information; and Part 582, Insurance cost information regulation, is June 21, 2006. This document withdraws the June 21, 2005 amendments to part 571, in response to a request from General Motors and other motor vehicle manufacturers to have the effective date coincide with the traditional September 1 vehicle model year changeover date, this document changes the effective date of the amendments to September 1, 2006.
Denial of Petition Regarding the Hybrid III 50th Percentile Adult Male Test Dummy
Document Number: E6-9453
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-16
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document denies a petition submitted by Denton ATD, Inc. (Denton) on October 8, 2004. The petition requested NHTSA to provide additional specifications for the head assembly. NHTSA has fully reviewed Denton's petition and has concluded that the recommended changes are neither needed nor would serve to improve occupant protection. This document discusses the issues raised by Denton in its petition, provides analysis of the petition, and presents the conclusion reached by the agency.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2006 Mercedes Benz Type 463 Short Wheel Base Gelaendewagen Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles Manufactured Before September 1, 2006 Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: E6-9399
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-16
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 2006 Mercedes Benz Type 463 Short Wheel Base (SWB) Gelaendewagen Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles (MPVs) manufactured before September 1, 2006 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.
General Motors Corporation, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E6-9279
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-14
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
American Honda Motor Company, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E6-9278
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-14
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Continental Tire North America, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E6-9244
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-14
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Volkswagen of America Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E6-8979
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-09
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Yokohama Tire Corporation, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E6-8878
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-08
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Child Restraint Systems
Document Number: E6-8727
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-07
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule establishes breaking strength requirements for child restraint webbing. Under today's final rule, new webbing that attaches a restraint to a vehicle is required to have a minimum breaking strength of 15,000 N. New restraint webbing used to restrain a child in a restraint is required to have a minimum breaking strength of 11,000 N. Today's final rule maintains the percent-of-strength requirements for webbing after it is exposed to specific environmental conditions that have been required under the child restraint system standard. Today's final rule also clarifies the weights used in the webbing abrasion test procedure. The requirements of this final rule increase the likelihood that the webbing of child restraint systems will sufficiently perform throughout the life of a child restraint.
Decision That Nonconforming 2003 Ferrari Spider and Coupe Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: E6-8543
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-02
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces a decision by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that certain 2003 Ferrari Spider and Coupe 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 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 2003 Ferrari Spider and Coupe passenger cars), and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Decision That Nonconforming 2002 Ferrari Spider and Coupe Passenger Cars Manufactured From September 1, 2002 Through December 31, 2002 Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: E6-8539
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-02
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces a decision by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that certain 2002 Ferrari Spider and Coupe passenger cars manufactured from September 1, 2002 through December 31, 2002 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 2002 Ferrari Spider and Coupe passenger car manufactured from September 1, 2002 through December 31, 2002), and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Denial of Motor Vehicle Defect Petition
Document Number: E6-8151
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-26
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice sets forth the reasons for the denial of a petition submitted by Mr. Brad Lamb to NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation (ODI), received December 2, 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 the parking brakes on: (1) Model year (MY) 1999-2003 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks; (2) MY 2002-2003 Cadillac Escalade and Chevrolet Avalanche sport-utility vehicles (SUV); and (3) MY 2000-2003 Chevrolet Suburban/Tahoe and GMC Yukon SUV. 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 DP05-009.
Nissan Motor Company and Nissan North America, Denial of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E6-7866
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-24
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Motorcyclist Safety Grant Program
Document Number: 06-4792
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-24
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This NPRM proposes implementing regulations for the Motorcyclist Safety grant program authorized under section 2010 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) for fiscal years 2006 through 2009. Eligibility for the section 2010 grants is based on 6 statutorily specified grant criteria. To be eligible to receive an initial section 2010 grant, a State must demonstrate compliance with at least 1 of the 6 grant criteria. To be eligible to receive a grant in subsequent fiscal years, a State must demonstrate compliance with at least 2 of the 6 grant criteria. This NPRM proposes minimum requirements a State must meet and procedures a State must follow to receive a section 2010 motorcyclist safety grant.