Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; New Pneumatic and Certain Specialty Tires
This NPRM proposes to amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 109, New pneumatic and certain specialty tires, to change the test pressure for the physical dimensions test for T-type tires (temporary use spare tires) from 52 pounds per square inch (psi) to 60 psi. A 60-psi test pressure for the physical dimensions test would marginally increase the stringency of the test while harmonizing FMVSS No. 109 with international and voluntary consensus standards. This NPRM responds to a petition for rulemaking from the Tire & Rim Association.
Notice of Cancellation of Public Hearing to Determine Whether Transportation Collaborative, Inc. (TCI) Has Met Notification and Remedy Requirements
NHTSA is issuing this notice to cancel a public hearing scheduled for October 23, 2009, at 10 a.m. This public hearing was originally announced in a notice published in the Federal Register, 74 FR 48624, on September 23, 2009.
Technical Report on Fatalities in Frontal Crashes Despite Seat Belts and Air Bags
This notice announces NHTSA's publication of a Technical Report reviewing and evaluating the performance in frontal crashes of air-bag-equipped, late-model passenger cars, pickup trucks, SUVs and vans and the protection they offer to drivers and front-seat passengers who wear seat belts. The report's title is: Fatalities in Frontal Crashes Despite Seat Belts and Air Bags.
Anthropomorphic Test Devices; Hybrid III 6-Year-Old Child Test Dummy
Today's NPRM proposes two changes to the agency's specifications for the Hybrid III six-year-old child dummy. In Part 1 of this NPRM, to improve the durability of the dummy's femurs, we propose changes to the design of and material used for the femur assembly. In Part 2, the drawing for the abdomen insert would be corrected so that the abdominal insert dimensions on the drawing reflect the actual part. Part 2 of this rulemaking commenced in response to a petition for rulemaking submitted by Denton ATD (Denton) and First Technology Safety Systems (FTSS). This document declines the petitioners' suggestion to investigate tolerances for vinyl and rubber components of the dummy and to specify the expected time frame each part would meet the tolerances.
National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council to the Secretary of Transportation
NHTSA is soliciting applications for appointment or reappointment DOT's NEMSAC. The purpose of NEMSAC is to serve as a nationally recognized council of emergency medical services (EMS) representatives and consumers to provide advice and recommendations regarding EMS to DOT and its modal administration, NHTSA, and through NHTSA to the Federal Interagency Committee on EMS (FICEMS).
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping 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 March 12, 2009 (74 FR 10804).
Notice 1 Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2009 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 2009 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.