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Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Brake Hoses
Document Number: E7-19474
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-09
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document, together with a companion final rule; technical amendments; response to petitions; published in today's edition of the Federal Register, addresses issues raised in petitions received in response to a December 2004 final rule that updated the Federal motor vehicle safety standard on brake hoses, and a related petition for rulemaking. In that rule, we incorporated updated versions of substantive specifications of several Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Recommended Practices relating to hydraulic brake hoses, vacuum brake hoses, air brake hoses, plastic air brake tubing, and end fittings. In this NPRM, we respond to some issues raised in the petitions and propose a number of amendments to the brake hose rule in response to the petitions. In the companion document, we deny several of the petitions and also correct typographical errors in, and inadvertent omissions from, the December 20, 2004 final rule.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Brake Hoses
Document Number: E7-19467
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-09
Agency: Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
This document, together with a companion notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published in today's edition of the Federal Register, responds to petitions for reconsideration of a December 2004 final rule that updated the Federal motor vehicle safety standard on brake hoses, and to a related petition for rulemaking. In that rule, we incorporated updated versions of substantive specifications of several Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Recommended Practices relating to hydraulic brake hoses, vacuum brake hoses, air brake hoses, plastic air brake tubing, and end fittings. In this document, we deny several of the petitions and explain why. We also correct typographical errors in, and inadvertent omissions from, the December 20, 2004 final rule. In the companion NPRM, we respond to additional issues raised in the petitions, and propose a number of amendments to the brake hose rule in response to the petitions.
Ford Motor Company, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E7-19606
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-04
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Mazda North American Operations, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E7-19604
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-04
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
DaimlerChrysler Corporation, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E7-19602
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-04
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Controls, Telltales and Indicators
Document Number: E7-19365
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-04
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In an August 2005 final rule, we updated our standard regulating motor vehicle controls, telltales and indicators. The standard specifies requirements for the location, identification, and illumination of these items. In May 2006, we published a response to four petitions for reconsideration, including one asking us to reconsider a requirement for color contrast between identifiers and their backgrounds. We denied this petition for reconsideration. We received another petition for reconsideration from the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (the Alliance) of the color contrast requirement, specifically for the horn control identifier. In this document, we grant the Alliance's petition in part. We propose to amend the standard to provide that an identifier is not required if the horn control is placed in the middle of the steering wheel. If the horn control is placed elsewhere in the motor vehicle, the control would be required to be identified by the specified horn symbol in a color that stands out clearly against the background.
Vehicle Identification Number Requirements
Document Number: E7-18925
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-10-02
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Based on concerns that the supply of unique available Vehicle Identification Numbers is diminishing, NHTSA is proposing to amend the agency's Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) regulation. The amendment would ensure that there will be a sufficient number of unique manufacturer identifiers and VINs for the current 17-character VIN system to use for at least another 30 years. This NPRM also proposes other changes to the VIN requirements, such as proposing to require that certain vehicle characteristics of low speed vehicles (LSVs) must be reflected in the VIN of LSVs. This rulemaking also responds to a petition for rulemaking from SAE International (SAE).
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 07-4796
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-02
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 Record Keeping Requirements
Document Number: E7-19122
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
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, relating to confidential business information.
List of Nonconforming Vehicles Decided To Be Eligible for Importation
Document Number: E7-19118
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document revises the list of vehicles not originally manufactured to conform to the Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) that NHTSA has decided to be eligible for importation. This list is contained in an appendix to the agency's regulations that prescribe procedures for import eligibility decisions. The list has been revised to add all vehicles that NHTSA has decided to be eligible for importation since October 1, 2006, and to remove all previously listed vehicles that are now more than 25 years old and need no longer comply with all applicable FMVSS to be lawfully imported. NHTSA is required by statute to publish this list annually in the Federal Register.
Final Decision That Certain Nonconforming Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: E7-19114
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces a final decision by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that certain vehicles that do not comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards, but that are certified by their original manufacturer as complying with all applicable Canadian motor vehicle safety standards, are eligible for importation into the United States. The vehicles in question either (1) are substantially similar to vehicles that were certified by their manufacturers as complying with the U.S. safety standards and are capable of being readily altered to conform to those standards, or (2) have safety features that comply with, or are capable of being altered to comply with, all U.S. safety standards.
Civil Penalties
Document Number: E7-19019
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-26
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes to increase the maximum aggregate civil penalties for violations of the odometer tampering and disclosure requirements and certain administrative provisions of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act. This action would be taken pursuant to the Federal Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, which requires us to review and, as warranted, adjust penalties based on inflation at least every four years.
Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Final Listing of 2008 Light Duty Truck Lines Subject to the Requirements of This Standard and Exempted Vehicle Lines for Model Year 2008
Document Number: E7-18971
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-26
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule announces NHTSA's determination that no new model year (MY) 2008 light duty truck lines are subject to the parts- marking requirements of the Federal motor vehicle theft prevention standard because they have been determined by the agency to be high- theft or that they have a majority of interchangeable parts with those of a passenger motor vehicle line. This final rule also identifies those vehicle lines that are exempted from the parts-marking requirements because the vehicles are equipped with antitheft devices determined to meet certain statutory criteria pursuant to the statute relating to motor vehicle theft prevention.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Occupant Crash Protection
Document Number: E7-18716
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-25
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA is proposing to amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, ``Occupant crash protection,'' to update the child restraint systems (CRSs) listed in Appendix A of the standard. The CRSs in Appendix A are used by NHTSA to test advanced air bag suppression or low risk deployment systems, to ensure that the air bag systems pose no reasonable safety risk to infants and small children in the real world. The amendments proposed today would replace some CRSs listed in Appendix A with CRSs that are more representative of the CRS fleet currently on the market. The agency proposes to delete six existing CRSs and to add five new CRSs. Since the appendix has not been revised since 2003, NHTSA also seeks comment on whether seven other CRSs in the appendix should be replaced with CRSs with essentially the same features but more recently produced.
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements
Document Number: E7-18393
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-19
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; BMW
Document Number: 07-4501
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-13
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 Carline 1 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).
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Occupant Protection in Interior Impact; Side Impact Protection; Fuel System Integrity; Electric-Powered Vehicles: Electrolyte Spillage and Electrical Shock Protection; Side Impact Phase-In Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 07-4360
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule incorporates a dynamic pole test into Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 214, ``Side impact protection.'' To meet the test, vehicle manufacturers will need to assure head and improved chest protection in side crashes. It will lead to the installation of new technologies, such as side curtain air bags and torso side air bags, which are capable of improving head and thorax protection to occupants of vehicles that crash into poles and trees and vehicles that are laterally struck by a higher-riding vehicle. The side air bag systems installed to meet the requirements of this final rule will also reduce fatalities and injuries caused by partial ejections through side windows. Vehicles will be tested with two new, scientifically advanced test dummies representing a wide range of occupants, from mid-size males to small females. A test dummy known as the ES-2re will represent mid-size adult male occupants. A test dummy known as the SID-IIs will represent smaller stature occupants. The SID-IIs is the size of a 5th percentile adult female. This final rule also enhances FMVSS No. 214's moving deformable barrier (MDB) test. The current 50th percentile male dummy in the front seat of tested vehicles will be replaced with the more biofidelic ES- 2re. In the rear seat, the new 5th percentile female SID-IIs dummy will be used, thus improving protection to a greater segment of occupants seated in rear seating positions. The ``Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU),'' was enacted in August 2005. Section 10302 of the Act directed the agency ``to complete a rulemaking proceeding under chapter 301 of title 49, United States Code, to establish a standard designed to enhance passenger motor vehicle occupant protection, in all seating positions, in side impact crashes.'' In accordance with Sec. 10302, the side impact air bags installed in front seats and vehicle changes made to rear seats will enhance, substantially, passenger motor vehicle occupant protection in side impacts.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E7-17144
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-05
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) 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 the expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on March 14, 2007 (72 FR 11931-11932).
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Occupant Protection in Interior Impact
Document Number: 07-4324
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-05
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, 2007. 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. In this document, after carefully considering both the safety benefits of the upper interior protection requirements and practicability concerns relating to vehicles built in two or more stages and certain altered vehicles, we are amending the standard to limit these requirements to only the front seating positions of those vehicles. In addition, we are excluding from the requirements a narrow group of multi-stage vehicles delivered to the final stage manufacturer without an occupant compartment. Finally, we have decided to delay the compliance date of the head impact protection requirements as they apply to final stage manufacturers and alterers until September 1, 2009.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Denial of Petition for Rulemaking
Document Number: E7-17374
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Based on the agency's evaluation, the NHTSA denies a petition for rulemaking from Ricon Corporation (Ricon) to amend S6.1/S7.4 (threshold warning signal requirement and related test procedure), S6.10.2.3 (anti-stow interlock requirement) and S6.10.2.7/S7.6 (occupied inner roll stop interlock requirement and related test procedure) of FMVSS No. 403. The NHTSA believes that the rulemaking is unnecessary because granting the proposed amendments would not result in a substantial increase in the effectiveness and safety benefit of the requirements and related test procedures. The NHTSA also believes that the current requirements and test procedures are appropriate and objective ways of ensuring compliance.
Insurer Reporting Requirements; List of Insurers Required to File Reports
Document Number: E7-17149
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule amends regulations on insurer reporting requirements. The appendices list those passenger motor vehicle insurers that are required to file reports on their motor vehicle theft loss experiences. An insurer included in any of these appendices must file three copies of its report for the 2004 calendar year before October 25, 2007. If the passenger motor vehicle insurers remain listed, they must submit reports by each subsequent October 25.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Tires
Document Number: E7-16934
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In June 2003, NHTSA published a final rule establishing upgraded tire performance requirements for new tires for use on vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less. In January 2006, NHTSA published a final rule; response to petitions for reconsideration, which modified certain performance requirements to better address snow tires and certain specialty tires. This document responds to a petition for reconsideration of the January 2006 rule. After carefully considering the issues raised, the agency is denying the petition. We are also making a number of technical corrections in several tire-related Federal safety standards.
Britax Child Safety, Inc.; Denial of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E7-16408
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-21
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard
Document Number: E7-16125
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-17
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On May 19, 2005, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a final rule; response to petitions for reconsideration of a final rule published on April 6, 2004. As part of that final rule, we added a new part 545 containing the reporting requirements for the phase-in to the amendments to part 541. We inadvertently incorrectly cited some cross-references in the regulatory text of part 545. This document corrects those errors.
Public Comment on Educational Messages To Improve Use of Child Restraint Systems
Document Number: 07-4022
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-17
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA is working with representatives of the child restraint and automobile manufacturers and child passenger safety advocacy groups to identify common awareness messages that could be used by manufacturers, advocates and others to inform parents or caregivers about the importance of correct use of the Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) system. This notice presents proposed messages and solicits public comment on their suitability.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Occupant Crash Protection
Document Number: E7-16139
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document denies a petition for expedited rulemaking submitted by the Smart Vision group to amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, ``Occupant Crash Protection.'' The petition requested that the agency add a test procedure for the Dynamic Automatic Suppression System (DASS) option under the advanced air bag options in accordance with Part 552, Subpart B.
Bentley Motors, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E7-16127
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: E7-16108
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document corrects the mailing addresses and the completeness of the notice published on June 21, 2007 (72 FR 34348) for the Paperwork Reduction Action of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., OMB Control Number 2127-0573).
Sidump'r Trailer Company, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E7-16093
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Reliance Trailer Company, LLC; Receipt of Application for a Temporary Exemption From Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 224
Document Number: E7-15836
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-14
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures of 49 CFR Part 555, Reliance Trailer Company, LLC (Reliance) has applied for a Temporary Exemption from Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 224, Rear impact protection for three years. 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.
Notice of Tentative Decision That Certain Nonconforming Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: E7-15829
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-14
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice requests comments on a tentative decision by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that certain vehicles that do not comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards, but that are certified by their original manufacturer as complying with all applicable Canadian motor vehicle safety standards, are eligible for importation into the United States. The vehicles in question either (1) Are substantially similar to vehicles that were certified by their manufacturers as complying with the U.S. safety standards and are capable of being readily altered to conform to those standards, or (2) have safety features that comply with, or are capable of being altered to comply with, all U.S. safety standards.
New Car Assessment Program (NCAP); Safety Labeling
Document Number: E7-15743
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-13
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
A provision of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users requires new passenger vehicles to be labeled with safety rating information published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration under its New Car Assessment Program. NHTSA was required to issue regulations to ensure that the labeling requirements ``are implemented by September 1, 2007.'' In September 2006, we published a final rule to fulfill that mandate. We received petitions for reconsideration of the final rule. Today's document responds to those petitions and makes technical amendments clarifying certain details of the presentation of the information on the labels.
Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E7-15739
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-13
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) 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. A Federal Register Notice soliciting public comment on the ICR, with a 60-day comment period, was published on May 15, 2007 at 72 FR 27354.
Grote Industries, LLC; Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E7-15613
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-10
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Braun Corporation; Denial of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E7-15611
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-10
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Decision That Nonconforming 1994 and 1996 Left-Hand and Right-Hand Drive Jeep Cherokee Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: E7-15249
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-07
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces a decision by NHTSA that certain 1994 and 1996 LHD and RHD Jeep Cherokee MPVs 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 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 1994 and 1995 LHD and RHD Jeep Cherokee MPVs), and (2) they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
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.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2004 Hyundai XG350 Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: E7-12575
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-28
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 Hyundai XG350 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 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.
Decision That Certain Nonconforming Motor Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: E7-12545
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-28
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 (FMVSS) 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 FMVSS.
Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E7-12464
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) 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 collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on March 23, 2007 [72 FR 13856].
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Door Locks and Door Retention Components
Document Number: C7-517
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-27
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Board of Visitors, United States Military Academy (USMA)
Document Number: C7-3000
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-27
Agency: Antitrust Division, Department of Justice, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Department of the Army, Department of Transportation, Management and Budget Office, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Defense, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Army Department