National Highway Traffic Safety Administration May 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2006 Ferrari 599 Passenger Cars Manufactured Before September 1, 2006 Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: E9-12154
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-26
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 2006 Ferrari 599 passenger cars manufactured before September 1, 2006 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 2006 Ferrari 599 passenger cars manufactured before September 1, 2006,) and (2) they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Notice of Technical Workshops and Demonstrations (One or Two Days During the Week of June 22, 2009)
Document Number: E9-11839
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-21
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces that NHTSA will hold two compliance test program workshops to discuss and demonstrate the Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance (OVSC) Laboratory Test Procedures (TPs) for the agency's Federal motor vehicle safety standard (FMVSS) No. 216a, Roof crush resistance, and 49 CFR part 537, Automotive Fuel Economy Reports, vehicle foot print determination. Vehicle manufacturers and other interested persons who wish to participate in either of the workshops are asked to pre-register (the number of attendees may need to be limited due to space constraints) and are invited to submit test procedure related technical issues to be considered for discussion during the workshops. Attendance requires registration and is free.
Pilkington North America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E9-11720
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-20
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (NEMSAC); Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E9-11659
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-19
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The NHTSA announces a meeting of NEMSAC to be held in the Metropolitan Washington, DC area. This notice announces the date, time and location of the meeting, which will be open to the public. The purpose of NEMSAC is to provide a nationally recognized council of emergency medical services representatives and consumers to provide advice and recommendations regarding Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to the U.S. DOT's NHTSA.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-11658
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-19
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 the 60-day comment period was published on October 3, 2008. No comments were received in response.
Meeting Notice-Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services
Document Number: E9-11656
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-19
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA announces a meeting of the Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services (FICEMS) to be held in Washington, DC area. This notice announces the date, time and location of the meeting, which will be open to the public.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements: Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-11204
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-14
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 Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-11147
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-13
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.
American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E9-11021
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-12
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Roof Crush Resistance; Phase-In Reporting Requirements
Document Number: E9-10431
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-12
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
As part of a comprehensive plan for reducing the risk of rollover crashes and the risk of death and serious injury in those crashes, this final rule upgrades the agency's safety standard on roof crush resistance in several ways.
Technical Report on the Effectiveness of Amber Rear Turn Signals for Reducing Rear Impacts
Document Number: E9-10858
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This purpose of this report is to determine the effect of rear turn signal color on the likelihood of being involved in a rear-end crash. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108 allows rear turn signals to be either red or amber in color. The primary conclusion is that amber rear turn signals are 5.3% more effective than red rear turn signals at preventing involvement in crashes where a careful driver would typically use the turn signals. The result is shown to be statistically significant and consistent with other published analyses on the influence of rear turn signal color.
Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-10598
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-07
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 November 18, 2008 (73 FR 68495).
Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements, Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-10596
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-07
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 an Information Collection Request (ICR) in support of the New Car Assessment Program 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 9, 2009 74 FR 44, pages 10122 and 10123, or U.S. DOT Docket Number NHTSA-2009-0032.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Occupant Crash Protection
Document Number: E9-10098
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-05-04
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document denies a petition for rulemaking submitted by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (the Alliance) requesting that the agency amend the provisions of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, ``Occupant crash protection,'' that apply to the selection of child restraint systems for testing advanced air bag systems. Among other things, the Alliance requested that the agency commit to amending the list of child restraints in Appendix A of FMVSS No. 208 every three years and allow manufacturers the option of certifying vehicles to any edition of Appendix A for five model years after the edition first becomes effective. We are denying these requests because they are not conducive to maintaining the appendix, do not ensure child restraints are representative of the current fleet for testing with advanced air bag systems, and are unnecessarily restrictive.