Notice of Renewal of Charter for the National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (NEMSAC)
The Secretary of Transportation announces renewal of the National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council to provide advice and recommendations regarding emergency medical services (EMS) matters to the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and through NHTSA to the Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services. The NHTSA's Office of EMS serves as sponsor of the Advisory Council for the Secretary. The purpose of this notice is to inform interested parties of the renewal of NEMSAC and invite public participation in meetings of the Advisory Council.
Technical Report on the Maintenance and Repair Expenses to the ABS and Underride Guard on Heavy Tractors and Trailers
This notice announces the publication by NHTSA of an analysis of the costs to repair and maintain the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) and Underride Guard (URG) on heavy tractors and trailers. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards 121 and 105 mandate antilock braking systems (ABS) on all air-braked vehicles and hydraulic-braked trucks and buses with a GVWR of 10,000 pounds or greater. FMVSS Nos. 223 and 224 require underride guards (URG) meeting a strength test on trailers with a GVWR of 10,000 pounds or greater.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2008 Harley Davidson FX, FL, XL and VR Series Motorcycles Are Eligible for Importation
This document announces receipt by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a petition for a decision that 2008 Harley Davidson FX, FL, XL and VR Series 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 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.
Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Motor Theft Prevention Standard; Porsche
This document grants in full the petition of Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche) for an exemption in accordance with Sec. 543.9(c)(2) of 49 CFR Part 543, Exemption from the Theft Prevention Standard, for the Porsche Panamera vehicle line beginning with model year (MY) 2010. 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.
Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
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 January 16, 2009 (74 FR 3134). The agency received no comments. This is a request for an extension of an existing collection.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for New Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), NHTSA plans to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the potential environmental impacts of the agency's Corporate Average Fuel Economy program for passenger automobiles (referred to herein as ``passenger cars'') and nonpassenger automobiles (referred to herein as ``light trucks''). The EIS will consider the potential environmental impacts of new fuel economy standards for model year 2012-2016 passenger cars and light trucks that NHTSA will be proposing pursuant to the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.
Amendments to Highway Safety Program Guidelines
Section 402 of title 23 of the United States Code requires the Secretary of Transportation to promulgate uniform guidelines for State highway safety programs.