National Highway Traffic Safety Administration January 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Brain Injury Symposium Agenda
Document Number: E7-1491
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-31
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced a two day Brain Injury Symposium to be held in Washington, DC (Federal Register/Vol. 71, No. 217/ Thursday, November 9, 2006/ Notices). This notice supplements the agenda for the symposium (see the previous announcement for further information, NHTSA-2006-26249:1).
Highway Safety Programs; Conforming Products List of Screening Devices to Measure Alcohol in Bodily Fluids
Document Number: E7-1465
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-31
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This Notice amends and updates the list of devices that conform to the Model Specifications for Screening Devices to Measure Alcohol in Bodily Fluids.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 1996 BMW K75 Motorcycles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: E7-1189
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-26
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 1996 BMW K75 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 they have safety features that comply with, or are capable of being altered to comply with, all such standards.
Motor Vehicle and Carrier Safety Standards
Document Number: 07-326
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-26
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA and FMCSA solicit comments on separate, but similar petitions for rulemaking from the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and Road Safe America and a group of nine motor carriers, to require devices that would limit the speed of certain trucks and to prohibit owners and operators from adjusting the speed limiting devices. The agencies are soliciting public comments to supplement a review of the material presented by the petitioners, along with an evaluation of data or other relevant information the agencies may already have, in conducting a technical review of the petitions. After considering the technical review, and taking into account appropriate factors, the NHTSA Administrator will make a decision whether to grant or deny either or both of these petitions.
The New Car Assessment Program; Suggested Approaches for Enhancements
Document Number: E7-1130
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-25
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is holding a public hearing and is seeking comment on a report titled, ``The New Car Assessment Program Suggested Approaches for Future Program Enhancements.'' The report, published by NHTSA, outlines both near and long-term approaches that the agency is considering to further enhance its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) crashworthiness and crash avoidance activities to encourage additional safety improvements, and to provide consumers with relevant information that will aid them in their new vehicle purchasing decisions. NHTSA's objective with these approaches is to improve not only overall vehicle safety but the quality of the information that it provides to consumers, especially with the emergence of advanced technologies. This notice requests comments on the possible approaches contained in the report and any additional actions that could be taken to improve motor vehicle safety information for consumers. Additionally, this notice announces the agency's intent to hold a public hearing on its suggested approaches for enhancing the program.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Child Restraint Systems Child Restraint Anchorage Systems
Document Number: E7-1021
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-24
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA is having a public meeting to bring together a roundtable of child restraint and vehicle manufacturers, retailers, technicians, researchers and consumer groups to discuss ways to improve child safety through improving the design and increasing the use of child restraint systems. Through a combination of presentations by invited speakers and group discussions among roundtable attendees, the group will focus on the following topics at this meeting: improving Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) system designs, improving child side impact safety, and educating the public about LATCH. This notice announces the date, time and location of the meeting.
Identification Requirements for Buses Manufactured in Two or More Stages
Document Number: E7-654
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-19
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On August 18, 2005, NHTSA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) proposing to amend our certification regulation to require that, in addition to the vehicle identification number (VIN), a suffix that identified attributes about the bus body be recorded on the certification label of each bus manufactured in two or more stages. The NPRM also proposed a new regulation to require manufacturers of buses manufactured in two or more stages to obtain a manufacturer's identifier and to submit information to NHTSA about the bus bodies manufactured. NHTSA has identified an alternative approach to obtain accurate bus accident data for analysis and safety improvement that it believes is more efficient and less burdensome. Therefore, we are terminating this rulemaking.
American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E7-316
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-12
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Foreign Tire Sales, Inc., Denial of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E7-114
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-10
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Child Restraint Systems; Child Restraint Anchorage Systems; Child Restraint Use Survey-LATCH Use and Misuse
Document Number: E6-22529
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-04
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces NHTSA's publication of a report reviewing and evaluating its existing Safety Standard 213, Child Restraint Systems, and Safety Standard 225, Child Restraint Anchorage Systems. The reports' title is: Child Restraint Use SurveyLATCH Use and Misuse.
Petition for Exemption From the Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard: Mitsubishi Motors
Document Number: 06-9960
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-04
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the Mitsubishi Motors R&D of America (Mitsubishi) petition for exemption of the Mitsubishi Eclipse vehicle line in accordance with 49 CFR Part 543, Exemption from the Theft Prevention Standard. This petition is granted because the agency has determined that the antitheft device to be placed on the line as standard equipment is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements of the Theft Prevention Standard (49 CFR part 541). Mitsubishi requested confidential treatment for some of the information and attachments it submitted in support of its petition. In a letter dated June 26, 2006, the agency granted the petitioner's request for confidential treatment of most aspects of its petition.
Petition for Exemption From the Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; BMW
Document Number: 06-9959
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-04
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) petition for exemption of the X3 vehicle line in accordance with 49 CFR part 543, Exemption from the Theft Prevention Standard. This petition is granted because the agency has determined that the antitheft device to be placed on the line as standard equipment is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements of the Theft Prevention Standard (49 CFR part 541).
Petition for Exemption From the Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Nissan
Document Number: 06-9958
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-03
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the Nissan North America, Inc.'s (Nissan) petition for exemption of the Versa vehicle line in accordance with 49 CFR Part 543, Exemption from the Theft Prevention Standard. This petition is granted because the agency has determined that the antitheft device to be placed on the line as standard equipment is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements of the Theft Prevention Standard (49 CFR Part 541). Nissan requested confidential treatment for the information and attachments it submitted in support of its petition. In a letter dated November 2, 2006, the agency granted the petitioner's request for confidential treatment of most aspects of its petition.
Petition for Exemption from the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; DaimlerChrysler
Document Number: 06-9957
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-03
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the DaimlerChrysler Corporation's (DaimlerChrysler) petition for exemption of the Dodge Magnum vehicle line in accordance with 49 CFR Part 543, Exemption from the Theft Prevention Standard. This petition is granted because the agency has determined that the antitheft device to be placed on the line as standard equipment is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements of the Theft Prevention Standard (49 CFR Part 541).