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

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Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Air Brake Systems
Document Number: E9-20387
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-25
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document makes permanent an existing requirement that trailers with antilock brake systems (ABS) be equipped with an external malfunction indicator lamp. The indicator lamp requirement, which is included in the Federal motor vehicle safety standard that governs air- braked vehicles, was originally scheduled to sunset on March 1, 2009, but had previously been extended to September 1, 2009. The agency had established a sunset date for this requirement in light of the increasing numbers of post-2001 tractors which have an in-cab trailer ABS malfunction lamp, making the external trailer lamp redundant. We are making the requirement permanent in light of additional safety purposes served by the external lamp, including: it not only warns the driver of a malfunctioning trailer ABS, but, unlike the in-cab lamps, indicates which trailer in double and trailer applications has a malfunction, and it assists Federal and State roadside inspectors and maintenance personnel in identifying a malfunctioning trailer ABS. This rulemaking was conducted in response to petitions from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 114, Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention
Document Number: E9-20384
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-25
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA is proposing to place a requirement in the Federal motor vehicle safety standards that certain motor vehicles with an automatic transmission that includes a ``park'' position manufactured for sale after September 1, 2010 be equipped with a brake transmission shift interlock. This interlock will require that the service brake pedal be depressed before the transmission can be shifted out of ``park,'' and will function in any starting system key position.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2003-2006 Mercedes Benz C-Class (W203 Chassis) Passenger Cars Manufactured Before September 1, 2006 Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: E9-20262
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-24
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 2003-2006 Mercedes Benz C-Class (W203 chassis) 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 2003-2006 Mercedes Benz C-Class (W203 chassis) passenger cars manufactured before September 1, 2006), and (2) they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108; Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment
Document Number: E9-20258
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-24
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document responds to a petition for rulemaking regarding the Federal motor vehicle safety standard for lighting. The Groupe de Travail ``Bruxelles 1952'' (GTB) and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Lighting Committee requested that new specifications be added for optional lower beam and upper beam headlamp patterns on the basis they would increase harmonization with European requirements. After completing a technical review of the petition, NHTSA is denying this petition. The agency notes the petitioners did not provide data to demonstrate that the requested new optional specifications would provide safety benefits comparable to those of the existing standard or that cost savings would be realized without compromising safety. Additionally, NHTSA is pursuing a more comprehensive review of the lighting standard and is currently studying the feasibility of many
Beall Corporation; Grant of Application for a Temporary Exemption From FMVSS No. 224
Document Number: E9-19956
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-20
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with 49 CFR part 555, this notice grants the Beall Corporation's application for a temporary exemption from the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (``FMVSS'') No. 224, ``Rear Impact Protection.'' The exemption applies to the company's dump body trailers. The basis for the grant is that compliance would cause substantial economic hardship to a manufacturer that has tried in good faith to comply with the standard. The exemption is effective for three years.
Insurer Reporting Requirements; List of Insurers Required To File Reports
Document Number: E9-19587
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-17
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes to amend Appendices A, B and C of 49 CFR Part 544, 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 would be required to file three copies of its report for the 2006 calendar year before October 25, 2009. If the passenger motor vehicle insurers remain listed, they must submit reports by each subsequent October 25. We are proposing to add and remove several insurers from relevant appendices.
Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Motor Theft Prevention Standard; Toyota
Document Number: E9-19585
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-17
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the petition of Toyota Motor North America, Inc's., (Toyota) petition for an exemption of the Camry 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).
List of Nonconforming Vehicles Decided To Be Eligible for Importation
Document Number: E9-19497
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-14
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 published 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, 2008, 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.
Delegations of Authority
Document Number: E9-19480
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-14
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document amends NHTSA's delegations of authority. The amendment effectuates an adjustment that will enable NHTSA to achieve its mission more effectively and efficiently.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Controls, Telltales and Indicators
Document Number: E9-19396
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-13
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.
Think Technology AS; Grant of Application for a Temporary Exemption From the Advanced Air Bag Requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208
Document Number: E9-19380
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-12
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants the Think Technology AS (Think) application for a temporary exemption from certain advanced air bag requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, Occupant Crash Protection. The exemption applies to the Think City EV vehicle line. In accordance with 49 CFR Part 555, the basis for the grant is that the exemption would make the development or field evaluation of a low-emission vehicle easier and would not unreasonably lower the safety or impact protection level of that vehicle. The exemption is effective from February 1, 2010 through January 31, 2012.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: E9-19029
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-10
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 (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.
Requirements and Procedures for Consumer Assistance To Recycle and Save Program
Document Number: E9-18835
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-05
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule amends the regulation implementing the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save (CARS) Program, published on July 29, 2009 in the Federal Register, under the CARS Act (Pub. L. 111- 32). The rule clarifies the insurance eligibility requirements for trade-in vehicles under the CARS program. The rule makes substantive changes and a conforming amendment related to the timing for disabling trade-in vehicle engines. The rule also makes a technical amendment to the requirements and procedures for identifying salvage auctions and disposal facilities. Finally, we provide a clarification related to the insurance requirement under the CARS Act.
E-911 Grant Program
Document Number: E9-18726
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-05
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 (PRA), Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatements of previously approved collections before seeking OMB approval. This document provides notice of OMB's approval of the information collection and the assignment of a control number for the E-911 grant program.
Insurer Reporting Requirements; Reports Under 49 U.S.C. on Section 33112(c)
Document Number: E9-18566
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-04
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces publication by NHTSA of the annual insurer report on motor vehicle theft for the 2003 reporting year. Section 33112(h) of Title 49 of the U.S. Code, requires this information to be compiled periodically and published by the agency in a form that will be helpful to the public, the law enforcement community, and Congress. As required by section 33112(c), this report provides information on theft and recovery of vehicles; rating rules and plans used by motor vehicle insurers to reduce premiums due to a reduction in motor vehicle thefts; and actions taken by insurers to assist in deterring thefts.
Auto Temp, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E9-18253
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-31
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Bentley Motors, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E9-18145
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Requirements and Procedures for Consumer Assistance To Recycle and Save Program
Document Number: E9-17994
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule sets forth requirements and procedures for the voluntary vehicle trade-in and purchase/lease program under the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act of 2009. This program helps consumers pay for a new, more fuel efficient car or truck from a participating dealer when they trade in a less fuel efficient car or truck. The rule establishes a process by which dealers can register in order to participate in the program and establishes the criteria this agency will use to determine which disposal facilities are eligible to receive and either crush or shred the trade-in vehicles. It also sets forth the criteria that trade-in vehicles and new vehicles must meet in order for purchases and leases to qualify for assistance under this program and establishes the requirements that must be met by consumers, dealers, disposal facilities and others. Finally, the rule sets forth enforcement procedures and provisions for punishing fraud and other violations of the program requirements.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Door Locks and Door Retention Components, Correction
Document Number: E9-17918
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA published in the Federal Register of July 20, 2009, a document delaying the compliance date of the sliding door provisions of a February 6, 2007 final rule. The regulatory text adopted by that document contained errors. This document corrects those errors.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records Notice
Document Number: E9-17791
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-27
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA intends to establish a system of records under the Privacy Act of 1974 as part of its Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save program (CARS program), which implements the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act of 2009 (CARS Act). The system of records will contain personally identifiable information (PII) about individual car purchasers/lessees and may contain PII about a limited number of sole proprietor automobile salvage auctions and disposal facilities participating in the CARS Program, which is a temporary program covering eligible automobile purchases/leases occurring between July 1, 2009 and November 1, 2009. The system of records is more thoroughly detailed below and in the Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) that NHTSA will include in the docket for the CARS final rule at http:// www.regulations.gov, being published in the Federal Register on or about July 24, 2009 and on the DOT Privacy Web site at http:// www.dot.gov/privacy.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Air Brake Systems
Document Number: E9-17533
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-27
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document amends the Federal motor vehicle safety standard on air brake systems to improve the stopping distance performance of truck tractors. The rule requires the vast majority of new heavy truck tractors to achieve a 30 percent reduction in stopping distance compared to currently required levels. For these heavy truck tractors (approximately 99 percent of the fleet), the amended standard requires those vehicles to stop in not more than 250 feet when loaded to their gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and tested at a speed of 60 miles per hour (mph). For a small number of very heavy severe service tractors, the stopping distance requirement will be 310 feet under these same conditions. In addition, this final rule requires that all heavy truck tractors must stop within 235 feet when loaded to their ``lightly loaded vehicle weight'' (LLVW).
Petition for Exemption from the Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Mercedes-Benz
Document Number: E9-17557
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-23
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 SLK Class Line Chassis (SLK- Class) 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).
Ferrari S.p.A and Ferrari North America, Inc.; Grant of Application for Extension of a Temporary Exemption From the Advanced Air Bag Requirements of FMVSS No. 208
Document Number: E9-17384
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-22
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice grants the Ferrari S.p.A and Ferrari North America, Inc. application for extension of a temporary exemption from some requirements of FMVSS No. 208, Occupant Crash Protection. The exemption applies to the F430 vehicle line. In accordance with 49 CFR part 555, the basis for the grant is that compliance would cause substantial economic hardship to a low-volume manufacturer that has tried in good faith to comply with the standard, and the exemption would have a negligible impact on motor vehicle safety. The exemption is effective through August 31, 2009.
Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-17230
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-21
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 May 14, 2009 [FR Doc. 2009- 0096, Vol. 74, No. 92, Pages 22800-22801].
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: E9-17113
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-20
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 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.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Door Locks and Door Retention Components
Document Number: E9-17078
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-20
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule delays the compliance date of the sliding door provisions of a February 6, 2007 final rule, from September 1, 2009 to September 1, 2010. The February 6, 2007, final rule amended the Federal motor vehicle safety standard on door locks and door retention components to add and update requirements and test procedures and to harmonize with the world's first global technical regulation for motor vehicles. NHTSA received four petitions for reconsideration of that final rule, including two that requested a delay in the effective date of the sliding door provisions of the rule, and others which raised concerns about some of the new test requirements and procedures. To accommodate manufacturers' design and production cycles while allowing the agency more time to analyze the petitions in regards to other issues, the agency is delaying the compliance date of the sliding door provisions of S4.2.2 until September 1, 2010.
Medical Coaches, Inc.; Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E9-16954
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-16
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-16585
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-13
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 collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on February 19, 2009 [FR Doc. 2009-0037, Vol. 74, No. 32, Pages 7737-7738].
Consumer Assistance To Recycle and Save Act of 2009
Document Number: E9-15604
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-07-02
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
To inform consumers, dealers, and other interested persons about the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act of 2009 (CARS Act or the Act), this agency is publishing a brief summary of the Act's key features in question and answer format. The Act establishes a new program under which the government will provide $3,500 or $4,500 to help consumers purchase or lease a new, more fuel efficient car, van, sport utility vehicle or pickup truck from a participating dealer when they trade in an old, less fuel efficient vehicle. This notice also describes the steps that the agency is taking to enable it to meet its twin responsibilities under the Act: establishing an effective program for promptly making money available under the CARS Act for eligible purchases and leases, and exercising due diligence in guarding against the possibility of fraud.
Vehicle Safety Rulemaking and Research Priority Plan 2009-2011
Document Number: E9-15523
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-07-01
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The purpose of this request for comments is to solicit and acquire public comment on the NHTSA's ``Vehicle Safety Rulemaking and Research Priority Plan 2009-2011.'' The plan is not an exhaustive list. Only programs and projects that are priorities or will take significant agency resources are listed. Furthermore, NHTSA's enforcement, data collection, and analysis programsvital elements in achieving NHTSA's goalshave their own set of priorities that are not listed here. Each of these programs supports NHTSA's rulemaking and research priorities by providing necessary safety data, economic analysis, expertise on test procedures, and technical issues gleaned from enforcement experience. The plan is an internal management tool as well as a means to communicate to the public NHTSA's highest priorities to meet the Nation's motor vehicle safety challenges. Among them are programs and projects involving rollover crashes, children (both inside as well as just near vehicles), motorcoaches and fuel economy that must meet Congressional mandates or Secretarial commitments. NHTSA is also currently in the process of developing a longer-term motor vehicle safety strategic plan that would encompass the period 2012 to 2020., and will be announced in a separate Federal Register notice.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108; Lamp, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment
Document Number: E9-15314
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document denies a petition for rulemaking submitted by General Motors on December 20, 2001. The petitioner requested that the agency amend the Federal motor vehicle safety standard (FMVSS) on lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment to require the installation of daytime running lamps on passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, and buses that have a gross vehicle weight rating under 4,536 kilograms (10,000 lbs). NHTSA has reviewed the petition and performed an extensive analysis of real world crash data. Based on the results of our study we were unable to find solid evidence of an overall safety benefit associated with daytime running lamps and are therefore denying the petition for rulemaking. The agency maintains its neutral position with respect to the safety benefits from the use of daytime running lamps.
Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Final Listing of 2010 Light Duty Truck Lines Subject to the Requirements of This Standard and Exempted Vehicle Lines for Model Year 2010
Document Number: E9-14371
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-24
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule announces NHTSA's determination that there are no new model year (MY) 2010 light duty truck lines 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 because they have a majority of interchangeable parts with those of a passenger motor vehicle line. This final rule also identifies those vehicle lines that have been granted an exemption from the parts-marking requirements because the vehicles are equipped with antitheft devices determined to meet certain statutory criteria.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-14681
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-23
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 12, 2009 (74 FR 10804).
Anthropomorphic Test Devices; SID-IIs Side Impact Crash Test Dummy; 5th Percentile Adult Female
Document Number: E9-13605
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-23
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule responds to petitions for reconsideration of a December 14, 2006 final rule establishing a new small adult female side impact crash test dummy, called the ``SID-IIs'' test dummy. The petitions were submitted by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, First Technology Safety Systems, and Denton ATD. In response to the petitions, among other things today's final rule modifies the iliac performance criteria to allow a new material formulation and design to be used for the iliac wing of the dummy's pelvis, defines a time period in which accelerations are measured in the thorax with arm and pelvis acetabulum tests, slightly modifies some of the test procedures used in the qualification tests (e.g., by slightly lowering the impact speed of the impactor in two tests and by increasing the recovery time for the pelvis-iliac and pelvis-acetabulum tests), adjusts the performance corridors for the various impact tests of the dummy, and revises parts of the drawing package and the user's manual for the dummy.
Tire Fuel Efficiency Consumer Information Program
Document Number: E9-14496
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-22
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes a broad new consumer information program for replacement tires to inform consumers about the effect of tires on fuel efficiency, safety, and durability. This consumer information program would implement a national tire fuel efficiency rating system for replacement tires, with the information provided to consumers at the point of sale and online. Fuel efficiency ratings are expected to inform consumers so that they will be better informed about replacement tire performance. This consumer information program seeks to enhance energy security and reduce costs by improving fuel economy. Information would also be provided about safety and durability.
Petition for Exemption From the Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Nissan
Document Number: E9-14253
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-17
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the Nissan North America, Inc.'s (Nissan) petition for an exemption of the Murano 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). Nissan requested confidential treatment for the information and attachments it submitted in support of its petition. The agency
Civil Penalties
Document Number: E9-13933
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-15
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes to increase the maximum civil penalty amounts for violations of motor vehicle safety requirements involving school buses, bumper standards, consumer information requirements, odometer tampering and disclosure requirements, and vehicle theft protection requirements. 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.
Bumper Standard; Petition for Rulemaking
Document Number: E9-13531
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-15
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On July 1, 2008, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) petitioned the agency to amend the existing bumper standard, to require compliance by light trucks, vans, and sport utility vehicles (SUVs), which NHTSA often refers to collectively as LTVs. The agency had already begun re-evaluating the bumper standard in anticipation of the vote on a Global Technical Regulation on pedestrian safety. NHTSA requests comments and information to assist the agency in determining whether to grant or deny the IIHS petition.
Preliminary Theft Data; Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard
Document Number: E9-13530
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-06-10
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document requests comments on data about passenger motor vehicle thefts that occurred in calendar year (CY) 2007 including theft rates for existing passenger motor vehicle lines manufactured in model year (MY) 2007. The preliminary theft data indicate that the vehicle theft rate for CY/MY 2007 vehicles (1.86 thefts per thousand vehicles) decreased by 10.6 percent from the theft rate for CY/MY 2006 vehicles (2.08 thefts per thousand vehicles).
E-911 Grant Program
Document Number: E9-13206
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This joint Final Rule implements the E-911 grant program authorized under the Ensuring Needed Help Arrives Near Callers Employing 911 (ENHANCE 911) Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108-494, codified at 47 U.S.C. 942). The Act authorizes grants for the implementation and operation of Phase II enhanced 911 services and for migration to an IP- enabled emergency network. To qualify for a grant, an applicant must submit a State 911 plan and project budget, designate an E-911 coordinator, and certify, among other things, that the State and other taxing jurisdictions within the State have not diverted E-911 charges for any other purpose within 180 days preceding the application date. This Final Rule establishes the requirements an applicant must meet and the procedures it must follow to receive an E-911 grant.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: E9-13076
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-04
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.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2006 Porsche Cayenne Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles Manufactured Prior to September 1, 2006 Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: E9-12842
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-03
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 Porsche Cayenne multipurpose passenger vehicles (MPVs) manufactured prior to 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 2006 Porsche Cayenne MPV manufactured prior to September 1, 2006), and (2) they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2006 BMW M3 Passenger Cars Manufactured Before September 1, 2006 Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: E9-12841
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-03
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 BMW M3 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 BMW M3 passenger cars manufactured before September 1, 2006) and (2) they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E9-12749
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-02
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 24, 2009 [Volume 74, No. 55, Page 12455].
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.