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

Tesla Motors, Inc.; Receipt of Application for a Temporary Exemption From the Advanced Air Bag Requirements of FMVSS No. 208
Document Number: E7-14694
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures in 49 CFR Part 555, Tesla Motors, Inc. (Tesla Motors) 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\
Statistical Analysis of the Effectiveness of Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Systems-Final Report
Document Number: E7-14627
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces NHTSA's publication of a Technical Report evaluating the effectiveness of Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Systems. The report's title is: Statistical Analysis of the Effectiveness of Electronic Stability Control (ESC) SystemsFinal Report.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Occupant Crash Protection
Document Number: E7-13565
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-24
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule establishes specific test procedures for installing child restraints to a child restraint anchorage system, commonly referred to as a ``LATCH'' system, in a front passenger seating position in vehicles certified to meet advanced air bag requirements through the use of a suppression system or a low risk deployment (LRD) system.\1\ The test procedures ensure that the child restraints are installed in a repeatable and reproducible manner.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: E7-14094
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-20
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.
Petition for Exemption From the Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Mercedes-Benz
Document Number: E7-14093
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-20
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.'s, (MBUSA) petition for exemption of the C-Line Chassis 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).
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: E7-14026
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-20
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.
Petition for Exemption From the Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Hyundia-Kia America Technical Center, Inc.
Document Number: E7-13948
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-19
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the petition of Hyundai-Kia Motors Corporation (Hyundai) in accordance with 543.9(c)(2) of 49 CFR Part 543, Exemption from the Theft Prevention Standard, for the Hyundai Azera vehicle line beginning with model year (MY) 2008. 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.
Meeting on the Use of Alcohol Ignition Interlocks for Reducing Impaired Driving Recidivism
Document Number: E7-13729
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-16
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting regarding the use of ignition interlocks for convicted impaired driving offenders. The purpose of this meeting is to provide an opportunity for judges, court personnel, treatment professionals and others to discuss issues relating to the use of ignition interlocks by impaired driving offenders, including but not limited to: (1) Technological issues; (2) legal issues; (3) current barriers to the use of ignition interlocks and (4) issues relating to training and education.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems
Document Number: 07-3382
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-12
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document responds in part to petitions for reconsideration of our statutorily-mandated rulemaking establishing a new Federal motor vehicle safety standard (FMVSS) requiring installation in new light vehicles of a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) capable of detecting when one or more of a vehicle's tires is significantly under-inflated. We established the standard in a final rule published in April 2005. We responded to petitions for reconsideration of that final rule in a final rule published in September 2005. This final rule responds to the petition for reconsideration of our September 2005 final rule submitted by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, which raised a number of technical issues pertaining to the combined low tire pressure/TPMS malfunction indicator lamp. (The agency will respond subsequently in a separate notice to a second petition for reconsideration submitted by ETV Corporation Pty Limited.) We are granting the Alliance's petition, and through this document, we are amending the standard accordingly. We anticipate that today's amendments, which are of a minor technical nature, will not necessitate redesign of current TPMSs nor appreciably change the costs of compliance with the safety standard.