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

Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements
Document Number: E7-5409
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-23
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.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 07-1385
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-21
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice solicits public comment 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 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 associated with 49 CFR Part 574, Tire Identification and Recordkeeping.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Side Impact Protection; Review: FMVSS 214 TTI(d) Improvements and Side Air Bags; Evaluation Report
Document Number: E7-4890
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-19
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces NHTSA's publication of a Technical Report reviewing and evaluating its existing Safety Standard 214, Side Impact Protection. The report's title is: An Evaluation of Side Impact ProtectionFMVSS 214 TTI(d) Improvements and Side Air Bags.
Corporate Average Fuel Economy-Request for Product Plan Information for Model Year 2007-2017 Passenger Cars and 2010-2017 Light Trucks
Document Number: E7-4765
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-03-15
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document corrects the dates and addresses captions in a request for comments published in the Federal Register of February 27, 2007 (72 FR 8664), regarding the acquisition of new and updated manufacturers' future product plans to aid in implementing the President's plan for reforming and increasing corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for passenger cars and further increasing the already reformed light truck standards. The DATES caption did not include the correct date for submission of light truck product plans, and the addresses caption did not include a complete docket number.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: E7-4584
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-14
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 Record Keeping Requirements, Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E7-4582
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-14
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, the agency must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB''). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatements of previously approved collections. In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice describes one collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards: New Pneumatic Tires for Vehicles Other Than Passenger Cars
Document Number: E7-4301
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-12
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document responds to a petition for rulemaking regarding Federal motor vehicle safety standard (FMVSS) No. 119, Pneumatic Tires for Vehicles Other Than Passenger Cars. Pacific Coast Retreaders (PCR), a distributor of new truck tires that are manufactured in China, petitioned the agency on February 1, 2006, to amend FMVSS No. 119, paragraph S5.1, Tire and rim matching information (b). Specifically, PCR petitioned the agency to accept tire load rating data for two bias ply truck tire sizes, 10-20 and 11-22.5, from the Chinese tire standardization organization Guo Biao 9744-1997 (GB 9744). NHTSA has determined that this petition is moot with regard to the 10-20 size tires because the maximum load rating labeled on these tires, in the single and dual wheel configurations, meets the requirements of FMVSS No. 119. With regard to the 11-22.5 size tires, the agency denies the request by the petitioner that FMVSS No. 119, paragraph S5.1(b) be amended to include the GB 9744 maximum load rating for this single tire size. The agency does not consider amending the standard to include the specifications of a tire standardization organization for one tire size.
Denial of Motor Vehicle Defect Petition
Document Number: E7-4214
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-09
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice sets forth the reasons for the denial of a petition (Defect Petition DP06-003) submitted on August 24, 2006 by Mr. William B. Jeffers III of Garner, North Carolina to NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation (ODI), requesting that the agency commence a proceeding to determine the existence of a defect related to motor vehicle safety in model year (MY) 2002 to 2006 Toyota Camry and Camry Solara vehicles (the ``subject vehicles'') for incidents relating to vehicle engine surging. After reviewing the concerns raised by the Petitioner and other information, NHTSA has concluded that further expenditure of the agency's investigative resources on the issues raised by the petition is not warranted. The agency, accordingly, has denied the petition.
Announcing the Sixteenth Public Meeting of the Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network (CIREN)
Document Number: E7-4209
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-09
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the Sixteenth 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 across the United States linked by a computer network. Researchers can review data and share expertise, which may lead to a better understanding of crash injury mechanisms and the design of safer vehicles. Eight 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.html three weeks prior to the meeting.
Hankook Tire Co., Ltd.; Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E7-3927
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-07
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Hankook Tire Co., Ltd.; Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E7-3926
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-07
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Hankook Tire Co., Ltd.; Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E7-3925
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-07
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2004 Volkswagen Passat Sedan and Wagon Model Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: E7-3817
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-06
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 Volkswagen Passat sedan and wagon model 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 (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.
The New Car Assessment Program; Suggested Approaches for Enhancements
Document Number: E7-3814
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-06
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation